Course Syllabus

Precalculus ACP                                                                                                                     2019-2020

Instructor: Ms. Alex Wohler                                                               Wellesley High School, Room 450

Email: wohlera@wellesleyps.org

 

Course Expectations:

Be PREPARED…

  • Come to class on time each day with your binder/notebook, pencil(s) and calculator.
  • Take out your homework when you sit down.

Be ENGAGED…

  • Take notes daily in class.
  • Complete homework every night as assigned.
  • Be attentive and courteous when your classmates or teacher are speaking.
  • Show all work in solutions. This is helpful when doing homework problems, worksheets, not just on assessments. Writing out the process steps as a part of solutions helps learning. When written explanations are required for solution, complete sentences are to be used.

Be PROACTIVE…

  • Ask one classmate and check your notes before you ask the teacher for help
  • ASK questions if concepts or ideas are not understood. No topic related question is too unimportant to ask. Remember, the only bad question is the one not asked.
  • Seek extra help. Ask when you don’t understand something. Don’t wait until “nothing makes sense”. You can find me in room 450. I am available before and after school on most days but please let me know before to make sure I’m there.
  • Use the Math Lab in room 427 (computer lab room 452 during block 1). There are teachers there to help you with any questions you have! J
  • Check answers and work on Canvas.

Be PROMPT…

  • Come to class on time each day
  • Turn in assignments on their date due, during class. If you are absent, it is your responsibility to make up any missed assignments, quizzes, and/or tests as well as obtaining any handouts or missed notes from someone who was present. Please tell me in advance when you want to meet with me to discuss your make-up work.

Materials: Graphing Calculator – recommend a TI-83 (+) or TI – 84 (+/ Silver / Color)

                   (Graphing) Notebook – recommend a 3 ring binder to keep organized

                   Pencil – always recommended for math classes

                   The primary book we will use is the Precalculus Fourth Edition by Sullivan and Sullivan

 

Course Outline:

Major Topics Covered (Order is subject to change)

  • Rational Functions
  • Exponents/Logarithms
  • Angular and Linear Speed
  • Trigonometric Functions
  • Analytic Trigonometry
  • Graphing Rational Functions
  • Polynomial Functions
  • Limits
  • Piecewise Functions
  • Sequences and Series

Evaluation:

 Each term grade will be graded as follows:

  • Assessments – 45 % of the grade
  • Cumulative – 30% of the grade
  • Open-Note Homework Quizzes – 10 % of the grade
  • Flex – 15% of the grade – is either the average of the assessments or the cumulative, whichever is higher.

The terms will be weighted as follows:

  • Term 1: 22%
  • Term 2: 22%
  • Term 3: 22%
  • Term 4: 22%
  • Final: 12%

Homework:

Homework will be logged and accounted for individually. It is important to complete homework to solidify understanding – we will go over questions as they arise. Additionally homework may be used for the open-note homework quizzes.

 

I look forward to working with each and every one of you this year!

 

                                                                                                Ms. Wohler

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