Pre-Calculus

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

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

Term I

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

Textbook

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

Fall 2017
On Campus

Course Date: Sept. 18 - Nov. 22 (No Class Oct. 9)

Day & Time: Monday and Wednesday, 5:30pm - 8:00pm

Instructor: Joe MacDonald

Course Fee: $495


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.

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

Textbook

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

Winter 2018
On Campus

Course Dates: Jan. 24 - Mar. 28 (No class Feb. 19, Mar. 12 & 14)

Day & Time: Monday and Wednesday   5:30pm - 8:30pm

Instructor: Joe MacDonald

Course Fee: $495