Learning List recently reviewed Edgenuity’s PreCalculus course for Texas high schools. Content addresses the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) and is appropriate for blended learning and/or self-paced instructional environments. Video-based lessons focus on developing students’ understanding of the concepts in algebra, trigonometry, and geometry that are the foundation for the study of calculus. [Read more…]
Content is presented in video-based lectures with accompanying whiteboard notes and demonstrations. Each lesson begins with an interactive warm-up that frames the lesson topic, establishes learning goals, connects to prior learning, and introduces new vocabulary and concepts. Lectures are broken into short, manageable sections. Videos are closed captioned and include transcripts to support ELLs and students with hearing impairments. Lectures provide direct instruction, opportunities for guided and independent practice, and include embedded questions and learning tasks.
Many lessons in PreCalculus include hands-on “Lab” activities that allow students to explore new concepts. Lab activities use ExploreLearning’s Gizmos. Gizmos are online interactive mathematics simulations that may be used with classroom presentation technology, such as an interactive whiteboard.
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* The content in this section is provided by or adapted from Edgenuity.
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