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Regular, Honors & AP Precalculus | Live & Self-Paced | 24-25

Blue Tent Precalculus

Our live online Precalculus, Honors Precalculus, and AP Precalculus classes are designed to engage and challenge students as they prepare for college-level math. Precalculus and Honors Precalculus classes are offered in both a live and self-paced format. AP Precalculus is offered as a live class only.

  • Live Classes: Students meet live with their instructor and classmates for 60-75 minutes once a week. These live sessions provide a review of topics found in the weekly lessons, additional examples offered by the instructor for practice, small-group collaboration, and plenty of time for questions.

  • Self-Paced Classes (Precalc & Honors Precalc only): Students cover the same material as the live class, but all instruction is delivered by teacher-produced videos.

  • Optional Study Halls for Live & Self-Paced Precalc and Honors Precalc: In addition to the live classes, the instructor will offer a weekly study hall. The study hall is available to all students, including those taking the self-paced class and can be utilized in two ways: 

    • Individual questions. Students can drop in to a Zoom study hall at any time to ask questions.

    • Homework time. Students can log in to a Zoom study hall--keeping microphones muted and videos on or off--to work on their math homework. They can then unmute to get immediate help when questions arise.

  • Optional One-on-One Calendar Bookings for AP Precalculus: Students or parents can set up meetings throughout each week to meet one-on-one with the instructor.

Precalculus with Honors Option | Class Details

  • Class Options:

    • Live Precalculus with an Honors Option | Traditional, full-year live classes

    • Self-Paced Precalculus with an Honors Option | Available to begin any time after June 1 and must be completed within 12 months

  • Tuition & Fees:

    • Live Class Tuition: $700

    • Self-Paced Class Tuition: $400

    • Digital Resources Fee: $65 (includes the class ebook)

    • See all required class resources HERE.

  • Instructor: Ashley Porter

  • Live Class Dates: August 19, 2024-May 11, 2025

  • Weekly Live Classes: Tuesdays @ 3-4:15 p.m. Eastern

  • Optional Live Study Hall: Thursdays @ 6-8:30 p.m. Eastern

  • Grade Level: 10th and up (15+) | Successfully completed Geometry & Algebra 2 or Integrated Math 2

  • Live Class Size: 15

  • See our FAQ for:

    • age/grade guidelines, prerequisites, and class fit recommendations

    • a complete list of days, times, and breaks

    • a list of CA charter schools where this course is a-g approved

  • Format:

    • Students share an interactive online classroom and meet live on Zoom.

    • Students who attend live classes are expected to keep their webcams on and actively participate. 

    • Live classes will be recorded for those who miss classes or prefer to watch later.

  • Average weekly time estimate, including recorded and live instruction:

    • Precalculus 6-7 hours

    • Honors Precalculus: 6-8 hours

  • All Blue Tent live math classes are NCAA approved.

AP Precalculus | Class Details

  • Live AP Precalculus | Traditional, full-year live classes

  • Tuition & Fees:

    • AP Precalculus Tuition: $725

    • Digital Resources Fee: $65 (includes the class ebook)

    • See all required class resources HERE.

  • Instructor: Emily Hinman

  • Live Class Dates: August 19, 2024-May 2025 (AP Exam)

  • Weekly Live Classes: Fridays @ 11 a.m-12 p.m. Eastern

  • Individual One-On-One Booking Times HERE 

  • Grade Level: 10th and up (15+) | Successfully completed Geometry & Algebra 2 or Integrated Math 2

  • Class Size: 15

  • See our FAQ for a complete list of days, times, and breaks

  • Format:

    • Students share an interactive online classroom and meet live on Zoom.

    • Students who attend live classes are expected to keep their webcams on and actively participate. 

    • Live classes will be recorded for those who miss classes or prefer to watch later.

  • Average weekly time estimate, including recorded and live instruction: ​7-8 hours

  • All Blue Tent live math classes are NCAA-approved.

  • This AP Precalculus class complies with the AP course audit and has been approved by the College Board.

Choose Precalculus, Honors Precalculus, or AP Precalculus?

Precalculus: 

  • This class is for students who wish to further their understanding of Algebra 2 and Trigonometry without the additional topics needed for Calculus.

  • The class begins with an extensive Algebra 2 review.

  • It will move at a pace that will allow students to dive deep and master each skill before moving on to a new unit.

  • The class will cover all major topics within the class textbook as well as a unit on Probability & Statistics.

  • This class is designed for students who are looking to satisfy an additional math credit but are not planning to take Calculus as their next math class.

 

Honors Precalculus: 

  • This class is for students who want a deep understanding of Algebra 2 and Trigonometry, and their applications in Calculus

  • The class begins with a quick Algebra 2 review.

  • It will cover all major topics within the class textbook as well as additional topics that are fundamental to Calculus. 

  • This class is designed to provide the foundation needed for students to successfully pursue AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, or a college-level Calculus class in the future.

AP Precalculus: 

  • This class is designed for students who wish to study Precalculus following the framework laid out by the College Board.

  • The class begins with an extensive Algebra 2 review.

  • It will move at a pace that will allow students to dive deep and master each skill before moving on to a new unit.

  • The class will cover all major topics within the first three units of the College Board's Course and Exam Description (CED) for AP Precalculus,

  • This class is designed to provide the foundation needed to successfully take the AP Precalculus exam.

 

Foundational Elements

Precalculus, Honors Precalculus, and AP Precalculus include weekly instructional videos in addition to the live classes. Resources and requirements will vary, but a typical week might include some of the following:

  • Multiple short videos, guided notes, and practice problems on concepts being covered each week

  • Homework sets assigned and completed within WebAssign, providing immediate feedback.

  • Regular "checkpoint quizzes" to test understanding of terms and concepts

  • Quizzes and chapter tests that assess students' mastery of topics

  • Games (similar to Kahoot and Jeopardy), where students solve puzzles/riddles in live class review weeks

  • Real-life applications--encouraging critical thinking and applying math concepts to the real world. 

Students receive individual weekly feedback and assistance on submitted work.

Core and Supplemental Resources

The digital resources fee for Precalculus, Honors Precalculus, and AP Precalculus includes some of the following:

  • Precalculus & Honors Precalculus: an ebook of Precalculus (10e) by Ron Larson

    • This well-regarded textbook offers both an algebraic and graphical approach to topics in functions, trigonometry, matrices, probability, and analytical geometry.

    • Each section engages students in explorations of problem solving, strengthens critical-thinking skills through technology and study tips, and develops why precalculus is important through real-life applications.

    • This interactive ebook is equipped with embedded videos from Cengage Learning. The ebook allows students to bookmark pages and concepts they feel are important to review. 

  • AP Precalculus: an ebook of Precalculus: Graphical, Numerical, Algebraic (AP Edition, 11e) by Franklin D. Demana

    • ​This 2024 AP edition is currently the only Precalculus text specifically organized around the College Board's four-unit structure of the AP Precalculus Course and Exam Description (CED). It covers all foundational Precalculus concepts while also adding in specific AP® Precalc topics, such as rate of change and change in tandem, and matrix functions and semi-log plots--and extending coverage of other topics such as parametric equations. 

    • This ebook has audio capability; it can read pages aloud to a student if that is desired.​

  • WebAssign (for Precalc & Honors Precalc): a platform widely used by colleges and universities across the country.

    • Students completing practice problems in WebAssign receive immediate results.

    • The platform is connected to the class ebook, so students can access links that send them directly to the place in their ebook where instruction and examples are provided.

Students will be interacting with their classmates and instructor during live sessions. Through live and recorded instruction, interactive resources, and an active and available class instructor, these classes are designed to help students to efficiently and successfully learn Precalculus, and also enjoy it.

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