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Course Description

 This course is an 8-week online self-paced delivery model. It is recommended that students spend an average of 15 learning hours per week on this course work.


Pre-calculus Math has been designed for the majority of students either requiring Pre-calculus to gain admittance to the Dalhousie B.Sc. program or as a preparation for Calculus 1000. This course provides a more in-depth coverage of math concepts than found in the accelerated 1 term class and adds a review of relevant 11 and 12 material, as well as a study of area under a curve. Students who have been away from math for 2 or more years, or have a heavy schedule, will find this course a better fit than the accelerated Math 0010.00. 

Course Outline

Course Topics Include: 

  • a review of exponents, radicals and scientific notation
  • multiplying and factoring algebraic expressions
  • solving quadratic, radical, rational, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric equations
  • solving quadratic and rational inequalities
  • functions and their inverses
  • using transformations to graph quadratic, radical, absolute value, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions
  • using calculus methods to graph polynomial and rational functions
  • using limits to find slopes of tangents and areas under curves
  • the power rule
  • maximum/minimum problems
  • combinations of functions 

What You Will Learn

Throughout the course, algebra, and applied geometric problem-solving skills needed for calculus are emphasized.
 

Notes

There is no laboratory work. Evaluation will be based on engagement/discussions, a midterm, and final exam. A detailed course outline will be provided on the first day of the course.

* University Prep courses are non-credit preparatory courses. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that each course they enrol in is accepted at other post-secondary institutions, beyond Dalhousie University.

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The Faculty of OLCD recommends an intermediate level of English language proficiency for the most effective learning and participation in our online and face-to-face courses. A list of minimum recommended scores on some common English tests can be found on our website. If you have questions about your English language proficiency and ability to succeed in this course, please contact openlearning@dal.ca.

Prerequisites

Grade 11 and 12 math or equivalent. We encourage you to complete our complimentary math diagnostic. This will assist us to identify your current math strengths.

Recommended For

Students either requiring Pre-calculus to gain admittance to the Dalhousie B.Sc. program or as a preparation for Calculus 1000.

Testimonials

"I had a great time completing this course and would definitely recommend it to others! First of all, the self-paced online system of this course made it really convenient and fun. I did not have to worry about missing out on any lectures. The professor also had a great way of teaching math. It helped me get a good grasp of math, which will benefit me during my undergraduate studies at Dal.

~ Sneh Rivoncar
Summer 2023 student

I thought Math was not for me, but this course helped me prove otherwise! It was absolutely wonderful! Mr. Brown was such an amazing teacher and I'm grateful to him for helping me succeed! I highly recommend this course!

~ Hope Beckman
Summer 2023 student

I would definitely recommend this course to others. It's a great way to meet the requirements needed, is very easy to use, and allows you to learn at your own pace. Many options are given for lessons, so you can learn in ways that are best suited for you. I appreciate the flexibility of having many days available for test or quiz completion, which is great for those with busy schedules. 

~ Samantha Mason
Winter 2024 student

"I highly recommend it! I do not want it to end. This course's contents are fun and useful, combined with the supportive and helpful staff. Beneficial for both university preparation and knowledge refreshment, you can't go wrong with taking this course.

~ Piratat  Wongsawasdi
Winter 2024 student

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Section Title
Math 0011.00: Pre-Calculus Plus
Type
Online - Self-Paced
Dates
Jul 02, 2024 to Aug 23, 2024
Total Learning Hours
120.0
Instruction Delivery Method(s)
Course Fee(s)
Fee non-credit $775.00
Section Notes

An e-textbook is required to be purchased for this course through the DAL Bookstore. Information on how to purchase and set up an e-textbook will be provided in a separate email once registration and course payment has been processed.

Section Title
Math 0011.00: Pre-Calculus Plus
Type
Online - Self-Paced
Dates
Sep 16, 2024 to Nov 08, 2024
Total Learning Hours
120.0
Instruction Delivery Method(s)
Course Fee(s)
Fee non-credit $775.00
Section Notes

An e-textbook is required to be purchased for this course through the DAL Bookstore. Information on how to purchase and set up an e-textbook will be provided in a separate email once registration and course payment has been processed.

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