# MAGNET PRECALCULUS

## The Textbook

Although officially titled “Magnet Accelerated Mathematics III” according to the Georgia Performance Standards, I have renamed it to reflect what it really is: precalculus.

The textbook I use is by Michael Sullivan and Michael Sullivan III, called Precalculus: Enhanced with Graphing Utilities, fourth edition. When the magnet school began, I was the first precalculus teacher (then the course was called “analysis”). It was up to me to pick the book, and I chose the second edition of their book Precalculus: Graphing and Data Analysis. That book was phased out in favor of the current title, which is just as good. I was impressed with the examples and the easiness of the reading, as well as the helpful graphing calculator hints and instructions. The fourth edition continues to be impressive.

## The syllabus

The course syllabus makes reference to the textbook chapter and sections.

Including all course names (“analysis”, “precalculus”, “accelerated math III”), the 12-13 school year was the seventh year I have taught some variation of precalculus since the 01-02 school year. I now no longer teach this course.