Students in this course develop their ability to investigate a problem mathematically and hone their proof-writing skills by exploring such topics as trigonometric functions, theories of polynomial equations, logarithmic and exponential functions, inverse functions, complex numbers, DeMoivre’s theorem, polar coordinates, vectors in three dimensions, probability, combinatorics, linear algebra, and mathematical induction. The pace is very fast. Because the class frequently takes the form of a Socratic dialogue with questions asked and solutions offered by both teacher and students, it is imperative that students have or develop the courage to write down and share their ideas.
Satisfactory performance in the first two mods of this course fulfills the prerequisite for any of the calculus courses offered at George School. The third mod is a prerequisite for IB HL Math: Analysis and a variety of other advanced courses.
Min-Max Credit Hours: 2.0-3.0