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    Trigonometry and Pre-calculus

    What is the difference between a trig course and trig as taught in a pre-calculus course? If there is no difference, then why repeat trig concepts in a pre-calculus course?
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    It's six of one and a half-dozen of the other. Your repetitions could be because a) they want to review, or b) the courses aren't coordinated very well.
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    I guess we need a little bit of both.
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    One difference is that a precalculus/calculus course likes to work in terms of radians while a trig/geometry course likes to work in terms of degrees.
    Last edited by wonderboy1953; October 23rd 2010 at 11:03 AM. Reason: grammar
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