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LC Math 3 Advanced P - MA5039

MA5039 LC Math 3 Advanced P
UC/CSU Approval Pending
LCHS Honors Credit and Honors Credit for University Admissions Purposes 
10 units (2 semesters)

Prerequisite: Recommended Grade of a B or higher in LC Math 2 Advanced
Daily Homework: 60 minutes

This is the third course in an accelerated three-year common core based college preparatory math sequence. The course will be composed of topics relating to Algebra II, Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus, and Statistics. As an advanced course, it will approach these topics with a relatively high level of rigor and extend beyond learning that occurs in LC Math 3. Successful completion of LC Math 3 Advanced positions students to reach advanced math classes, including Calculus, by the senior year. 
The main purpose of LC Math 3 Advanced is to formalize and extend students’ algebraic experiences from earlier courses. The critical areas of instruction focus on the following key areas: (1) working with inverse functions and related equations, (2) understanding and solving exponential equations with logarithms, (3) working with rational functions and related equations, (4) understanding circular trigonometry, (5) using other trigonometric functions such as tangent secant, etc., (6) working with applied matrices and polar functions and (7) applying statistics to real world problems. The Standards for Mathematical Practice will play a prominent role in the course, with students continually developing their ability to reason and argue. Students will solve complex problems, and use tools such as graphing calculators and appropriate technology.