Jill Burnside has a Bachelor's of Science degree in petroleum engineering from Texas A&M University (whoop!). Her training and experience have given her a love for math and science and a desire to help students pursue them with excellence. She has been teaching mathematics at PREP since 2007. She and her husband have three children, live in Katy, and are active members of Kingsland Baptist Church.
A tuition discount of 10% will be applied if tuition is paid in full at the beginning of the year ($630).
Please note that this math class meets on both Tuesdays and Thursdays, at different times each day. Your registration here will enroll your student in both days of class.
In Pre-Calculus, we will continue to explore algebra topics in more depth, including number systems, graphs, functions, polynomial functions, and rational functions. Systems of equations will be stressed. We will also continue to work with exponential and logarithmic functions. Trigonometric functions will be introduced in the spring semester and studied in depth, continuing with analytic trigonometry and appropriate applications. Students who do well in this class should be prepared to test into a college-level calculus course.
A teacher recommendation is required to take this class. A family interview may be required as well.
A graphing calculator will be used in this class; the TI84 is recommended. The text must be purchased before class begins. A student workbook must also be purchased. A summer assignment will be given to be completed before the first day of class. Spiral notebooks, graph paper, graphing tools, and pencils and erasers will also be used.
A $10 late fee will be incurred for tuition payments received after the 10th of each month. A drop fee of two month's tuition will be assessed if a student drops the class after September.
The textbook information for this class is:
Advanced Mathematics, Precalculus with Discrete Mathematics and Data Analysis
Publisher: Mcdougal Littell/Houghton Mifflin (1994)
Author: Richard Brown
The student workbook for this class is:
Student Resource Guide for Study and Review
Publisher: McDougal Littell/Houghton Mifflin (1994)