This is our flagship summer course; we typically run several sections. Since Advanced Functions is a pre-or co-requisite for Calculus and Vectors (MCV4U), many students choose to take this course in the summer preceding their Grade 12 year. This reduces their mathematics course load and prepares them for success in Calculus and Vectors, a required course for university study in science, engineering, and most commerce/business programs. Students report that taking Advanced Functions at Crescent School in the summer before Grade 12 prepares them extremely well for further study in mathematics.
This course extends students' experience with functions. Students will investigate the properties of polynomial, rational, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions; broaden their understanding of rates of change; and develop facility in applying these concepts and skills. Students will also refine their use of the mathematical processes necessary for success in senior mathematics.
Prerequisite: Functions, Grade 11, (MCR3U) University Preparation (Crescent Students may not use this as a pre-requisite for AP Calculus, MCV4U-1)