This course will take a more detailed examination into topics discussed in 243 Algebra II and then introduces topics essential to the understanding of trigonometry. In Algebra, topics include linear equations, quadratic equations, polynomial equations, logarithms, exponentials, rational equations and conics. Trigonometry topics will include the trigonometric ratios and functions, right triangle trigonometry, use of the unit circle, graphing trigonometric functions, and solving trigonometric equations. A calculator is required. The math faculty recommends the TI 34 series calculator.