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Prepare your students to meet the challenges of honors algebra with Precalculus from McGraw-Hill. User-friendly and flexible, this program features a comprehensive textbook as well as robust digital solutions to fit the needs of your classroom.

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A variety of exercise sets and step-by-step worked examples help bolster student learning, while strategic callouts like Tip Boxes and Points of Interest boost confidence. Precalculus also includes modeling and applications that help students relate mathematical concepts to their everyday lives. With five types of graded exercises like Concept Connections and Problem Recognition, this program is your powerful, new companion for improving student performance in honors algebra!
• Chapter R: Review of Prerequisites
• Chapter 1: Functions and Relations
• Chapter 2: Polynomial and Rational Functions
• Chapter 3: Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
• Chapter 4: Trigonometric Functions
• Chapter 5: Analytic Trigonometry
• Chapter 6: Applications of Trigonometric Functions
• Chapter 7: Trigonometry Applied to Rectangular and Polar Coordinate Systems and Vectors
• Chapter 8: Systems of Equations and Inequalities
• Chapter 9: Matrices and Determinants and Applications
• Chapter 10: Analytic Geometry
• Chapter 11: Sequences, Series, Induction, and Probability
• Chapter 12: Preview of Calculus

Julie Miller is from Daytona State College where she has taught developmental and upper-level mathematics courses for 20 years. Prior to her work at DSC, she worked as a software engineer for General Electric in the area of flight and radar simulation. Julie earned a bachelor of science in applied mathematics from Union College in Schenectady, New York, and a master of science in mathematics from the University of Florida. In addition to this textbook, she has authored textbooks in developmental mathematics, trigonometry, and precalculus, as well as several short works of fiction and nonfiction for young readers.

"My father is a medical researcher, and I got hooked on math and science when I was young and would visit his laboratory. I remember doing simple calculations with him and using graph paper to plot data points for his experiments. He would then tell me what the peaks and features in the graph meant in the context of his experiment. I think that applications and hands-on experience made math come alive for me, and I’d like to see math come alive for my students.

Donna Gerken is a professor at Miami Dade College where she has taught developmental courses, honors classes, and upper-level mathematics classes for decades. Throughout her career she has been actively involved with many projects at Miami Dade including those on computer learning, curriculum design, and the use of technology in the classroom. Donna’s bachelor of science in mathematics and master of science in mathematics are both from the University of Miami.

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