AP Precalculus is the newest AP Course and was offered for the first time in the 2023-2024 school year. We’re excited to announce that Calc Medic has a __FULL curriculum__ of EFFL lessons for __every topic__ of the course!

If your school is thinking about offering AP Precalc, here’s all the must-know information:

#### Who’s eligible to take the course?

Students who have completed Geometry and Algebra 2, or Integrated Math 3

Suitable for students who take Algebra 1 in 8th

*or*9th grade

#### What credit do students receive for taking AP Precalculus?

Counts as a math credit (college algebra equivalent) at many colleges and universities, including the majority of public institutions

At highly selective schools, Precalculus is not considered a college class and thus students can not earn college credit for AP Precalculus. Nevertheless, students taking this course will be well prepared for AP Calculus or a Calculus course at their college or university, as well as other math and science courses.

#### What's the big idea of the course? Functions!

Modeling with functions

Multiple representations of functions

Functions revealing a dynamic relationship between two variables

Symbolic manipulation of functions and algebraic equivalence

#### How is the course organized?

There are 4 units of study but

**only units 1-3 are tested on the AP Precalculus Exam**and required by colleges for entrance into Calculus I.The 4 units represent large areas of study, and the topics included in each unit represent a suggested sequence and list the essential knowledge students are expected to master. The topics do not represent individual lessons.

The course is designed to be taught in 140 45-minute class periods.

#### What is the structure of the exam?

40 Multiple Choice Questions

28 non-calculator (80 minutes)

12 calculator (40 minutes)

4 Free-Response Questions

2 calculator (30 minutes)

2 non-calculator (30 minutes)

The exam is 3 hours long.

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