Learning Recommendations: This course is designed for students that successfully completed Algebra 2 and are interested in a math-based career path and/or want to challenge themselves in the area of math and/or want to show math-based rigor on the high school transcript (AP/IB).

Fees: A fee ($200 in 2020-21) will be assessed for Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors who want to earn college credit through Bellevue College.  College credit is optional.

General Description: This course is an in-depth study of rational, polynomial, logarithmic, exponential and trigonometric functions.


  • Parent functions and transformations
  • Periodic functions
  • Inverse trigonometric functions
  • Applications of trigonometric and circular functions
  • Trigonometric properties, identities and parametric equations
  • Triangle trigonometry
  • Properties of linear, exponential, power, logarithmic, and logistic functions
  • Probability and counting principles
  • Conic sections
  • Sequences and series
  • Polynomial and rational functions

Strategies: Students will learn through a combination of:

  • Direct instruction
  • Small group investigations and teacher-led investigations

Equipment to be provided by student: Graphing Calculator required, TI-Nspire (Not CAS) is recommended


Washington State Technology Standards addressed in this course include: