Pre-Calculus

Combined, Pre-Calculus Term I and Pre-Calculus Term II will meet SMU's admission requirement for the Sobey School of Business, Engineering and Science programs, and fulfill the admission requirement to most post secondary institutions. 

Please note that class dates and times are subject to change.

Term I

Spring 2018

Course Date
May 7 - Jun 18 (No Class May 21)

Day & Time: Mon/Wed, 5-9 p.m.

Instructor: Joe MacDonald

Course Fee: $495

Course Outline

  • Elementary set theory and the real number system

  • Factorization, inequalities, absolute values and interval notation

  • Techniques of solving a variety of equations and inequalities in a single variable

  • The Cartesian Plane and representation of ordered pairs of real numbers

  • Elements of analytic geometry

  • Relations, functions, and graphs with emphasis on the polynomial, exponential, logarithmic functions

  • Polynomial and rational equations

There is no required textbook for this course. Students will be provided with a course workbook that will contain all the required material. 

Term II

This course continues the development of math skills required for Calculus I in the Bachelor of Science Program.  Pre-requisite Pre-Calculus Term I.

Summer 2018

Course Date
Jun 25 - Aug 8
(No classes Jul 2 & Aug 8)

Day & Time
Mon/Wed, 5-9 p.m.

Instructor: TBD

Course Fee: $495

Course Outline

  • Trigonometry, inverse trigonometric functions
  • Complex numbers and mathematical induction
  • Matrices, determinants and system of equations
  • Systems of inequalities and Sequences of Series
  • Permutations, combinations, and the binomial theorem

There is no required textbook for this course. Students will be provided with a course workbook that will contain all the required material.