Pre-Calculus 20

Course Description

This course is intended for students who are considering further study in higher-level mathematics. This is a preparation course for Pre-Calculus 30 and Calculus 30. Learners will refine the mathematical understanding and critical thinking skills required by post-secondary programs that further dive into theoretical calculus.

Topics in this course include absolute value, radicals, trigonometry, rational expressions and equations, factoring, quadratic functions, quadratic equations, linear and quadratic inequalities, sequences and series, and reciprocal functions.

Units of Study

  • Sequences and Series
  • Trigonometry
  • Quadratic Functions and Equations
  • Radical Expressions and Equations
  • Rational Expression and Equations
  • Absolute Value Functions and Reciprocal Functions
  • Systems of Equations
  • Linear and Quadratic Inequalities

Course Materials

Supplied by the DLC

E-text: Pre-Calculus 11 - McGraw-Hill Ryerson

Obtained by Student

Graphing technology (apps and online sources suggested in the course)
Scientific calculator

Suggested Career Pathways

  • Engineer
  • Financial Analyst
  • Stock Broker
  • Optometrist
  • Computer Programmer


Foundations of Mathematics and Pre-Calculus 10

Delivery Method

Online Asynchronous


This course requires a midterm and a final exam to be supervised by a proctor

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