This rigorous course builds upon the concepts and skills mastered in previous Algebra classes and aims to facilitate a deep understanding of mathematics. This course endeavors to improve students’ ability to analyze and solve sophisticated mathematical problems. Students develop their quantitative, reasoning, algebraic, and graphical skills. This course is designed to prepare students for college-level work in mathematics, particularly calculus courses, exploring in detail the concepts and technical skills necessary for analyzing the behavior of functions and their properties. Polynomial, rational, exponential, trigonometric, and logarithmic functions are discussed from an algebraic, numerical, graphical, and application point of view. In addition to functions, a number of other stand-alone concepts are also covered. More advanced and appropriate use of the graphing calculator are also taught. (Full year, 1 credit)