Precalculus Exams and Projects
 
This page provides exams for each unit of the Precalculus manual for the classroom - all exams for the manual are available as free downloads. Solutions show the thought process for a solution and not just the answer.
 
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OVERVIEW
 
My exams take several forms: quizzes, exams, and take-home exams. Quizzes and exams differ in terms of quantity of problems, time given, and point value. Take-home exams are what they seem to be - students are given the exam, take it home to complete, and bring it back the next day. I take a risk when giving such an exam - the risk being that students will talk about the problems and get help on problems they cannot do. Students are warned of the consequences of blatantly copying from someone else. However, between you and me, I am not tremendously upset if students end up talking and even arguing about problems. The fact that they are discussing math is, to me, a positive sign, and the point value of a take-home exam is not so great that it will dramatically improve the average of a student. I am fully aware of the dangers of a take-home exam but there is no way I can stop students from talking. I give these exams infrequently, mostly to gain a bit of time (an in-class exam takes up an entire day), but I also like to give students a way to raise their averages a bit.
 
I am one of those teachers who return exams the next day and students appreciate the quick feedback. I look at an exam as a learning experience and a way for them to gauge how well students have mastered information. Still, going over exams can take a great deal of time, time that is at a premium in a Precalculus course. To that end, I give a solution key to the students for every exam. We will still go over problems that the class in general had trouble with but students are asked to compare their exams to the solution key to understand their errors. The solution key is just that - not just a set of answers but the process used to solve each problem.
 
Occasionally, I will give a practice test a day or two before in similar format to the actual exam. Students use this to determine whether or not they understand the material.
 
Whether or not I give a practice test, the quizzes and exams are quite similar to the manual the students have. There are few tricks nor problems asking students to be clever. I want the students to be able to do the basic problems in Precalc, finding roots, graphing functions, etc. as well as the basic applications of each.
 
You are free to use any or all of these exams. You can come up with the answers yourself or purchase the full set of solutions.

DOWNLOADS

 

Unit 1
Radian and Degree Measurement
(PreCalc Unit 1 Exam.pdf)
One exam for the entire unit
Unit 2
The Trigonometric Functions
(PreCalc Unit 2 Exam.pdf)
One exam for the entire unit
Unit 3
Right Angle Trigonometry
(PreCalc Unit 3 Quiz 1.pdf)
(PreCalc Unit 3 Quiz 2.pdf)
(PreCalc Unit 3 Project.pdf)
Two quizzes for unit and a project
Unit 4
Graphs of Trigonometric Functions
(PreCalc Unit 4 Quiz.pdf)
(PreCalc Unit 4 Exam.pdf)
An exam and a quiz for the unit
Unit 5
Analytical Trigonometry
(PreCalc Unit 5 Quiz.pdf)
(PreCalc Unit 5 Exam.pdf)
An exam and a quiz for the unit
Unit 6
Solving Oblique Triangles
(PreCalc Unit 6 Quiz 1.pdf)
(PreCalc Unit 6 Quiz 2.pdf)
(PreCalc Unit 6 Take home.pdf)
Two quizzes and a take-home exam for unit
Midterm
Midterm covering trig section of the course
(PreCalc Midterm Review.pdf)
(PreCalc Midterm Practice.pdf)
(PreCalc Midterm.pdf)
A full review for the preceding 6 units as well as a short multiple choice practice exam (with answers) and, a 50 question multiple choice exam
Unit 7
Graphs and Graphing Utilities
(PreCalc Unit 7 Practice.pdf)
(PreCalc Unit 7 Exam A.pdf)
(PreCalc Unit 7 Exam B.pdf)
A practice exam (solutions included) and two exams for the unit
Unit 8
Polynomial and Rational Functions
(PreCalc Unit 8 Practice.pdf)
(PreCalc Unit 8 Quiz 1.pdf)
(PreCalc Unit 8 Quiz 2.pdf)
(PreCalc Unit 8 Quiz 3.pdf)
A practice exam (solutions included) and three quizzes for the unit
Unit 9
Exponentials and Logarithmic (PreCalc Unit 9 Quiz 1.pdf)
(PreCalc Unit 9 Quiz 2.pdf)
(PreCalc Unit 9 Project.pdf)
2 quizzes and a project for the unit
Unit 10
Parametric and Polar Equations
(PreCalc Unit 10 Quiz 1.pdf)
(PreCalc Unit 10 Quiz 2.pdf)
2 quizzes for the unit
Unit 11
Additional Topics in Trigonometry
(PreCalc Unit 11 Quiz 1.pdf)
(PreCalc Unit 11 Quiz 2.pdf)
2 quizzes for the unit
Unit 12
Topics in Analytic Geometry 
(PreCalc Unit 12 Quiz 1.pdf)
(PreCalc Unit 12 Quiz 2.pdf)
2 quizzes for the unit
Final
Final exam covering the non-trig section of the course.
(PreCalc Final Review.pdf)
(PrecCalc Final Practice.pdf)
(PreCalc Final.pdf)
A full review for the last section of this course, a 25 question practice test (with answers) and a 60 question multiple choice exam

 

 

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