What should I review for pre-calculus?

<p>It's been two long years since I've taken any math. I'm going to take pre-calculus next fall at my CC. My current summer schedule is not too intense so I'm planning to review before fall semester rolls around.</p>

<p>Any ideas on what I should go over?</p>

<p>functions graphing, trig identities, polar coordinates,conic, series</p>

<p>Do you need to know geometry in precalc? My college requires a "college geometry" class in addition to trig as precalc prereqs.</p>

<p>What's this got to do with UC transfers lol.</p>

<p>^ pre-cal is UC transferable, and if you didn't test into calculus and are a science or math major you would need to take it.</p>

<p>As for prep, just practice your algebra. Pre-calc (or at my school College Algebra + Trig) is just a little more advanced algebra with some trig. I took pre-calc a year ago and it was my first algebraic math class in 3 years and it wasn't bad at all (I got an A), all the stuff you've learned before comes back pretty quick.</p>

<p>Thanks for the advice, UCeric2010. I found some of my old algebra review books and I'm going to start looking over them.</p>

<p>Im in the same situation except im taking it during summer. Have to start in 2 weeks and Im freaked out. I took Trig in spring and struggled to piece together some decent algebra skills to pass. Hopefully things get easier since its a summer class for me. But id recommend just that... reviewing algebra I and II since Precalc is basically algebra 3</p>

<p>peterr86 said "functions graphing, trig identities, polar coordinates,conic, series"</p>

<p>Do that. I'd say trig is one of the most important things you will need to know for pre-calc through calc 3. Graphing is also huge in pre-calc.</p>