Welcome to Pre-Calculus We will be covering Chapters 5 – 8 and 11 – 13 in the text Pre-Calculus 4th Edition Sullivan & Sullivan. These chapters are posted on Canvas, you have the option of signing out a textbook. Topics we’ll cover: Trigonometry, parametric equations, vectors, polar coordinates, limits, data analysis, sequences, series, probability, statistics, Introduction to Calculus
Supplies: Laptop, TI-84 Graphing calculator, a 3 ring binder with loose leaf paper, pencils.
How to succeed Take detailed notes, read the textbook and study the examples. Write out complete solutions to your homework. After completing textbook exercises check your solutions in the back of the book. Don’t wait until the day before an exam to get help.
Classroom Treat everyone the way that you want to be treated. You’ll be working in groups often, plan on making new friends and helping your classmates. We’re all capable of teaching, if you’re able to explain a new concept to a classmate then you’ve shown mastery of the topic. If you’re absent then you’re responsible for any work missed. Check canvas, if for some reason your assignment is not posted then email me. If you miss an assessment then you are required to take it the day you return to school. If you have a planned absence (field trip, college visit, vacation) on the day of an assessment then you’re required to take the assessment before leaving.
Grading:Your grade will calculated each term using a points system. Tests, quizzes, homework and projects will be factored into your grade. You should expect 3 - 4 and 1 – 2 quizzes each term. Terms will be weighted 22% and there will be a final exam given in June weighted 12%.
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