A Comment From a Former Student
As far as I know I have been through pre cal and calculus in post secondary school and it's different. Mr K., as strict or fast paced as he may seem, is teaching all of you very well as he is preparing you for the future. I know he has been a great help in my future studies. He has been able to explain things in different ways unlike my new profs who use the book/text only as a reference and do things like completing squares to find roots; which wasn't taught to me in university but was taught in high school and has made life easier.
Also as much as you may think it is stupid to remember the cosine song I wish I could remember it as it would have gained me an extra 10% in post secondary. Also don't ever forget that a log is an exponent. It may seem stupid or useless but it helped me get that extra 10% needed to get a B+ in math. When you are in doubt a log is still an exponent.
This is written from a past student of Mr. K. and he is doing his best and succeeding in preparing you for post secondary. (I wish I would have tried harder). Also, don't mind my English as that wasn't my focus so it may be poor.
Good luck and assignments vs final mark are very close together.
Happy New Year! ;-)