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Course Description

This course is an 8-week asynchronous 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 he/she enrols in is accepted at other post-secondary institutions, beyond Dalhousie University.

For more University Prep courses, click here.

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

"This class (with Jerry Amiro) taught me a lot in such a short time frame. I feel prepared for my first year calculus course.

~ Danielle Jones

I found the course exceptional. My professor (Frank Brown) was beyond helpful and very thorough with his teaching. One thing during the course I found stood out for me was the fact be proved what he was doing to ensure our understanding of such concepts.

~ Carter MacKeen

It was a wonderful and smooth course which prepared me for Calculus in just four months.

~ A. Anwar
 

"Mr. Brown was an excellent teacher in this course. He was extremely knowledgeable in all topics and units, and taught the course to students in an engaging way that was easy to understand. He is a very amiable person and treats every student with kindness and respect. I thoroughly enjoyed taking this course and with having Mr. Brown as my teacher.

~ Cecilia Glenham

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Section Title
Math 0011.00: Pre-Calculus Plus
Type
Online - Self-Paced
Dates
Sep 19, 2022 to Nov 11, 2022
Type
Class - Face-to-Face
Days
Wednesday
Time
5:00PM to 7:00PM
Dates
Sep 21, 2022 to Nov 09, 2022
Schedule and Location
Total Learning Hours
120.0
Location
Instruction Delivery Method(s)
Course Fee(s)
Fee non-credit $775.00
Instructors
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.

HyFlex combines the terms “hybrid” and “flexible.” Hybrid learning refers to learning that integrates complementary face-to-face (synchronous) and on-line learning (asynchronous) experiences. In our UPrep HyFlex Weekly TUTORIALS, students can choose from one of 2 participation paths: 

- Participate in face-to-face synchronous class sessions in-person (in a classroom at the Mona Campbell building) OR

- Participate via video conference (TEAMS OR COLLABORATE)

There will be approximately 15 hours of asynchronous content per week that you can complete on your own schedule.

Section Title
Math 0011.00: Pre-Calculus Plus
Type
Online - Self-Paced
Dates
Jan 16, 2023 to Mar 10, 2023
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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