Precalculus                          Boone County H.S. Room 214

Instructor: Mr. Greg McQueary                  The best way to contact me is via email at

Textbook: Precalculus With Limits: A Graphing Approach


All students are expected to bring materials to class each day. Have your books open,ready to begin class when the bell sounds.

Materials should include the following textbook, graph paper,lined paper,graphing calculator and straight edge. Students are expected to use pencil on tests and quizzes.

Remember you elected  to take this course, and you will be responsible for your learning. If you study on a consistent basis, then you should learn precalculus this semester. I will facilitate your learning,but will not do the work for you. In order to master most mathematical concepts or processes, practice is required.  Homework is assigned almost every night to give you opportunities to practice.  You should do the homework with the idea of engaging the concepts and doing the assignment well, not just to get it done.  You should keep your homework and class notes in a notebook of some kind.

Tests and projects will constitute 50%, quizzes 30% and homework and participation 20% of the quarter grade.

The following are specific responsibilities:

  •       No cell phones allowed in class.  Phones must be put away when the bell rings.  Phones will be confiscated if in evidence.
  •       The only drinks allowed in class are clear water in a clear bottle. If medical reasons dictate you have something else, please have nurse email me.
  •       Hand sanitizer is allowed in my classroom.  Third block may need it since we break for lunch in this class.

Please feel free to seek outside assistance from peers, me or former teachers if needed.

  • Chapter 4 Trigonometric Functions
4.1 Radian and Degree Measure
4.2 Trigonometric Functions: The Unit Circle
4.3 Right Triangle Trigonometry
4.4 Trigonometric Functions of Any Angle
4.5 Graphs of Sine and Cosine Functions
4.6 Graphs of Other Trigonometric Functions
4.7 Inverse Trigonometric Functions
4.8 Applications and Models
  • Chapter 5 Analytic Trigonometry
5.1 Using Fundamental Identities
5.2 Verifying Trigonometric Identities
5.3 Solving Trigonometric Equations
5.4 Sum and Difference Formulas
5.5 Multiple-Angle and Product-to-Sum Formulas
  • Chapter 6 Additional Topics in Trigonometry
6.1 Law of Sines
6.2 Law of Cosines
6.3 Vectors in the Plane
6.4 Vectors and Dot Products
6.5 Trigonometric Form of a Complex Number
  • Chapter 7 Linear Systems and Matrices
7.1 Solving Systems of Equations
7.2 Systems of Linear Equations in Two Variables
7.3 Multivariable Linear Systems
7.4 Matrices and Systems of Equations
7.5 Operations with Matrices
7.6 The Inverse of a Square Matrix
7.7 The Determinant of a Square Matrix
7.8 Applications of Matrices and Determinants
    • Chapter 9 Topics in Analytic Geometry
    9.1 Introduction to Conics: Parabolas
    9.2 Ellipses
    9.3 Hyperbolas
    9.4 Rotation of Conics
    9.5 Parametric Equations
    9.6 Polar Coordinates
    9.7 Graphs of Polar Equations
    9.8 Polar Equations of Conics
    • Chapter 11 Limits and an Introduction to Calculus
    11.1 Introduction to Limits
    11.2 Techniques for Evaluating Limits
    11.3 The Tangent Line Problem
    11.4 Limits at Infinity and Limits of Sequences
    11.5 The Area Problem