Pre-Calculus

This course covers topics that traditionally follow an advanced algebra course and are arranged in two broad components: Component 1 covers elementary functions.  These include polynomial, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric (circular) functions and their combinations. A section covers sequences, series and combinatorial problems, and eventually moves into differential.  Component 2 contains a treatment of plane geometry including vectors. The usual work with lines and planes is presented along with concepts dealing with conic sections, other coordinate systems, and parametric representation of curves and surfaces.  Prerequisites: Algebra and trigonometry (either completed or taken simultaneously); student must be extremely motivated and a team worker.

About Expand Your Mind

For Rising 8th-12th Grade Students

A Unique Experience on a College Campus

Expand Your Mind brings together talented students from across the Twin Cities, the nation, and the world for intensive learning and discovery during two 2-week summer sessions. Located on the beautiful campus of Macalester College, EYM challenges students academically while developing leadership skills, instilling self-confidence, and fostering lifelong friendships among like-minded peers.

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