NC Math 3 is a required course for the Future Ready Core Diploma. It progresses from the standards studied in NC Math 1 and NC Math 2. In addition to these standards, NC Math 3 extends its focus to more complex functions such as: logarithmic, rational, polynomial, absolute value, piecewise, and an introduction to trigonometric functions. The geometry focus of NC Math 3 will be circles and to continue the study of triangles from NC Math 2; geometric modeling will be used to connect analytic geometry, algebra, functions, and geometric measurement to modeling. The use of sample data to represent population will be the main focus of the statistics topics. Emphasis will be placed on higher order thinking skills that impact practical and increasingly complex applications in a problem-centered, connected approach. Starting this year, Math 3 will have an End of Course test.