2022-2023 College Catalog
Dec 01, 2023

# MATH 1223 - Pre-Calculus*

3 Credits
Introduces students to the study of algebraic and trigonometric functions, graphing, and problem solving in preparation for MATH 2214 Calculus I*  and MATH 2204 Applied Calculus . A graphing calculator is required and the TI-84 is recommended. Pre-Calculus may replace either MATH 1123 College Algebra*  or MATH 1213 Math Reasoning*  as the general education math requirement in the state of Arkansas. Must be taken concurrently with LAD 9082 Pre-Calculus Review 2  for a total of five contact hours. This course is intended for students majoring in the following degrees:
• Chemistry, AS-STEM for Transfer to SAU at NPC BS in Chemistry, Pre-Health Professional-Biochemistry
• Computer Science - General, AS-STEM for Transfer to SAU at NPC BS in Computer Science-General
• Computer Science - Computer Gaming & Animation Design, AS-STEM for Transfer to SAU BS in Computer Science - Computer Gaming & Animation Design
• Computer Science - Cybersecurity & Privacy, AS-STEM for Transfer to SAU BS in Computer Science -Cybersecurity & Privacy

Prerequisite: Appropriate placement score  , minimum Math ACT score of 21, or successful completion with a grade of “C” or better in MATH 1123 College Algebra*

Corequisite: LAD 9082 Pre-Calculus Review 2 . Withdrawal from either class results in withdrawal from both

Course Level Objectives
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

1. Determine characteristics and behaviors of algebraic and trigonometric functions. (GEO 3)
2. Perform basic algebraic and trigonometric function operations and compositions. (GEO 3)
3. Sketch graphs of algebraic and trigonometric functions and their transformations. (GEO 3)
4. Apply algebraic and/or trigonometric techniques to the solution of equations and inequalities. (GEO 2, 3)
5. Solve systems of equations and their related applications by using matrix techniques. (GEO 3)
6. Verify trigonometric identities. (GEO 2, 3)
7. Analyze and solve real world problems with algebraic and trigonometric methods interpreting the results using the correct context. (GEO 1, 2, 3)
8. Use technology to collaborate, solve problems, represent data, and present solutions. (GEO 1, 4)

ACTS Equivalent Course Number: MATH 1305

Latest Update Effective: Spring 2022

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