Entry from US English dictionary
A course in mathematics that prepares a student for calculus.
- College Board research shows that students who took demanding courses, such as precalculus, calculus, and physics attained significantly higher average SAT scores that those students who did not take rigorous courses.
- Many who once visualized that they would be taking calculus shortly afterward instead make precalculus into their final mathematics course.
- They attribute the increases for math scores to an increased percentage of SAC takers enrolled in advanced math and science course work, such as chemistry, physics, precalculus and calculus.
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