Mrs. Meyer

2016-2017

Pre Calculus

Textbook: Precalculus: A Graphing Approach (third edition) by Larson, Hostetler, and Edwards, 2001. $150.00

1. COURSE DESCRIPTION:

In this course you will expand your knowledge of the following functions: polynomial, rational, trigonometric, exponential, logarithmic, piecewise, and absolute value. For each type of function you will be able to evaluate, graph, define domain and range, and determine inverses and compositions of functions. There will be an emphasis on evaluating and graphing the six trigonometric functions using right triangle and unit circle methods. You will learn concepts of vector position, direction, and orientation to solve real world applications such as navigation, force, work, and energy.

2. COURSE REQUIREMENTS:

Your marking period grade well be determined by daily assignments, notebook grades, weekly quizzes, and chapter tests.

Participation in class is a must! Your attention in class will directly influence your level of understanding and therefore your grade. Math is not a spectator sport!!

3. GRADING POLICY:

Your homework grade will be determined by using graded daily assignments and notebook grades. Daily assignments will be graded on a scale of 0-10 based on the quality of the effort shown, not on the number of correct problems. Homework is a practice time not a testing time. Notebooks will be graded throughout each quarter.

Your marking period grade will be determined in the following manner:

60 % tests 30% quizzes 10% homework

The following scale will then be used:

A 93-100 B+ 87-89 C+ 77-79 D+ 67-69

A- 90-92 B 83-86 C 73-76 D 63-66

B- 80-82 C- 70-72 D- 60-62

Each semester grade will be calculated in this way:

Each quarter grade is 40%

The exam grade is 20%

* *To pass this course, two of the three grades above must be passing. Additionally, you must earn at least a .53 g.p.a. (on a 4 point scale) to earn credit in this course.

4. FEEDBACK:

All assignments will be returned in a timely manner, with a grade and appropriate comments.

All quizzes and tests will be returned in a reasonable amount of time with correct answers given orally or in writing.

Progress should be monitored on MiStar.

5. MAKE UP WORK:

Work missed due to an absence must be made up in the number of days absent. Late work will be accepted up to one day after its due date. Half credit will be the maximum points possible on late work unless it is turned in with a homework pass. Homework passes will be given for 5 assignments per quarter and must be used to receive full credit on completed late assignments.

Assignments will be posted on www.mrsmeyerphs.weebly.com.

All tests and quizzes must be made up on the day of your return. If you miss more than the day of the test or quiz, arrangements must be made with me for make-up.

6. EXTRA HELP:

Help sessions will be available on Mondays and Wednesdays after school until 3:15 and in the mornings at 7:10. Please never hesitate to ask for help!!

7. CLASSROOM EXPECTATIONS:

We will be following the “3 C ‘s Policy” this year. Character, Commitment, and Courtesy will be stressed at all times. All Student Handbook policies will be followed in class as well.

8. SPECIAL MATERIALS:

Recommended: Graphing calculator,TI-83 Plus

3 ring binder or spiral notebook (to be used for Pre Calculus only)

2016-2017

Pre Calculus

Textbook: Precalculus: A Graphing Approach (third edition) by Larson, Hostetler, and Edwards, 2001. $150.00

1. COURSE DESCRIPTION:

In this course you will expand your knowledge of the following functions: polynomial, rational, trigonometric, exponential, logarithmic, piecewise, and absolute value. For each type of function you will be able to evaluate, graph, define domain and range, and determine inverses and compositions of functions. There will be an emphasis on evaluating and graphing the six trigonometric functions using right triangle and unit circle methods. You will learn concepts of vector position, direction, and orientation to solve real world applications such as navigation, force, work, and energy.

2. COURSE REQUIREMENTS:

Your marking period grade well be determined by daily assignments, notebook grades, weekly quizzes, and chapter tests.

Participation in class is a must! Your attention in class will directly influence your level of understanding and therefore your grade. Math is not a spectator sport!!

3. GRADING POLICY:

Your homework grade will be determined by using graded daily assignments and notebook grades. Daily assignments will be graded on a scale of 0-10 based on the quality of the effort shown, not on the number of correct problems. Homework is a practice time not a testing time. Notebooks will be graded throughout each quarter.

Your marking period grade will be determined in the following manner:

60 % tests 30% quizzes 10% homework

The following scale will then be used:

A 93-100 B+ 87-89 C+ 77-79 D+ 67-69

A- 90-92 B 83-86 C 73-76 D 63-66

B- 80-82 C- 70-72 D- 60-62

Each semester grade will be calculated in this way:

Each quarter grade is 40%

The exam grade is 20%

* *To pass this course, two of the three grades above must be passing. Additionally, you must earn at least a .53 g.p.a. (on a 4 point scale) to earn credit in this course.

4. FEEDBACK:

All assignments will be returned in a timely manner, with a grade and appropriate comments.

All quizzes and tests will be returned in a reasonable amount of time with correct answers given orally or in writing.

Progress should be monitored on MiStar.

5. MAKE UP WORK:

Work missed due to an absence must be made up in the number of days absent. Late work will be accepted up to one day after its due date. Half credit will be the maximum points possible on late work unless it is turned in with a homework pass. Homework passes will be given for 5 assignments per quarter and must be used to receive full credit on completed late assignments.

Assignments will be posted on www.mrsmeyerphs.weebly.com.

All tests and quizzes must be made up on the day of your return. If you miss more than the day of the test or quiz, arrangements must be made with me for make-up.

6. EXTRA HELP:

Help sessions will be available on Mondays and Wednesdays after school until 3:15 and in the mornings at 7:10. Please never hesitate to ask for help!!

7. CLASSROOM EXPECTATIONS:

We will be following the “3 C ‘s Policy” this year. Character, Commitment, and Courtesy will be stressed at all times. All Student Handbook policies will be followed in class as well.

8. SPECIAL MATERIALS:

Recommended: Graphing calculator,TI-83 Plus

3 ring binder or spiral notebook (to be used for Pre Calculus only)