Course Syllabus

Advanced College Prep Pre-‐Calculus 2019 - 2020

Mrs.Haig Room 432/ Mr. Dankner

haigl@wellesleyps.org            danknerr@wellesleyps.org

 

Topics to be Covered (we may cover more depending on time):

 

Rational Expressions               Angles                         Unit Circle                   Trigonometric Functions                                      Analytic Trigonometry                           Trigonometric Equations               Applications of Trig Functions                                                      Graphing Trigonometric Functions

Limits                                            Sequences & Series                              Rational Functions                         Exponential and Logarithmic Functions             

 

Materials to Bring to Class:

Pencils

Graphing Calculator

Pre-Calculus Notebook: this may be a three ring binder, with dividers, or you may choose to keep an organized folder for handouts and worksheets along with a notebook to provide sections for notes and homework.

*Food & drinks will not be permitted during class. Water is acceptable, nothing else.*

 

Expectations:  

Students must take responsibility for their actions.  This includes homework, class work, behavior, & results of assessments and projects.

Students are expected to finish homework assignments each night.  Students must complete homework showing all work.  A homework paper with only answers will receive a grade of zero. Students must participate during class. If a student has forgotten or is not familiar with background material it is up to the student to fill in these gaps independently.  Students must be in class on time and prepared.  Students are expected to take notes on material presented in class.

 

This class is a college prep class and students will be expected to do substantial amounts of work independently.

 

Students will show respect for all people and property in the classroom.

 

If a student misses an assessment, the student should report to my classroom to take it during block 1 the day the student returns to school.  If the student has a class during block 1, he/she should e-mail me the day before he/she returns to make arrangements.

See student handbook.

If a student is having difficulty it is the student’s responsibility to seek out help.  I will try to be available before and after school as much as possible.  The math lab is available during many blocks including block one.

Consequences

If a student does not meet my expectations that are listed above the following actions will be taken (depending on the situation’s seriousness).

  1. Discuss the problem with the student outside of class.
  2. Discuss the problem with parent / guardian.
  3. Refer the problem to the school administration.

Academic Integrity 

A student that submits work as his or her own that did not originate with him/her is cheating.  This includes copying, getting help or using notes on tests, quizzes or other types of evaluation.  Using a calculator program to store notes or using a calculator program that was not given to you by me is cheating.  Students may work cooperatively on homework.  That means students can work together and all participate in getting solutions.  It is cheating to copy someone’s homework or have someone do the homework for you. If a student is found to be cheating, even on part of an evaluation or homework a grade of zero will be given for the entire evaluation or homework.  If a student is unclear about whether a situation will be considered cheating the student should see me.

 

Cell Phones, electronics and any devices that can connect to the internet

These items are not needed for the class and may not be used.  Cell phones must be parked in the area provided for the duration of class.

Homework:

  • Homework is very important part of learning the concepts we cover. Homework helps you and me determine how well the concept is understood.
  • Homework will be assigned nightly. Copy down the assignment each day in class. It will also be posted on Canvas.
  • Homework is due and is checked at the beginning of class.
  • Attempt all problems. Areas that you found difficult or were unable to solve should be marked with specific questions. This will help you be efficient and effective during class discussions.

 

I understand that very occasionally a student may not be able to complete a homework assignment.  The student should bring the completed work the next day for 90% credit.  After more than one day the student will receive a zero for the assignment.

 

Attendance:

If a student is absent it is that student’s responsibility to find out what class work, quiz, test, homework or other material was missed and to make arrangements to make up the work.  If a student is absent the day before a test or quiz they still are required to take the test or quiz with the class as usual.  See student handbook.

Tardy Policy

Students are expected to be on time to class. After the third time a student is tardy the student will be given a class cut.  See student handbook.

Extra Help:

I am available at 7:45 each day  in room 452. If you have obligations block one please let me know and we can check the math lab schedule or we can arrange for you to work with another ACP Pre‐Calculus teacher.

****There will be days that I will have meetings, I will post a sign each week so you will know ahead of time.

 

Term Grades:

Quarter Grades will be calculated as follows:

 

(1) Homework/Unannounced Open-Notes Quizzes: 10%

(2) End of Term Cumulative Assessment: 30%

(3) Assessments throughout the term (excluding the End of Term Assessment): 50%

(4) Higher of (2) and (3): 10%

 

There is no extra credit offered.  Students should focus on mastering regular credit work.

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