This course will begin by reviewing and extending concepts introduced in geometry including proportions, similar triangles, trigonometric ratios, law of sines and law of cosines. These concepts will be extended through the unit circle to angles greater than ninety degrees and to negative angles. The trigonometric ratios will be considered as functions and used to model periodic phenomena. The trigonometric identities will be used to simplify and verify expressions and equations. Throughout the course authentic applications will be taken from surveying, navigation, construction, manufacturing, and other technical fields.
Advanced level students will expand the college prep level concepts and master more advanced topics. Students will require higher level problem solving skills and will be challenged to reason and explain in writing connections made between the mathematical concepts studied. This course will also expand on concepts introduced in Algebra 2 including rational functions and prepare students for Precalculus with a deeper understanding of the unit circle.