Precalculus Syllabus

2017-2018 Instructor Information

Instructor Email Office Location & Hours

Amanda Alexander

aalexander@kiheicharter.org

mrsalexanderkcs.weebly.com

F 2:45-3:45 pm

TTh 8:30-9:30 am

General Information

Description

This course is designed to cover topics in Algebra ranging from polynomial, rational, logarithmic and exponential functions to conic sections, vectors and matrices. It is also designed to cover topics in discrete math, probability, sequences and series. Trigonometry concepts such as Law of Sines and Cosines will be introduced. Students will then begin learning calculus concepts such as limits, derivatives, and integrals. This class is important for any student planning to take a college pre-calculus or calculus class.

Expectations and Goals

Throughout the course, you will meet the following goals:

Communicate effectively using graphic, numeric, symbolic, and verbal representations

Compare and connect the structure of the polynomial system and the system of integers

Use the coordinate plane to extend equations to model linear and quadratic phenomena

Synthesize and generalize what you have learned about a variety of equations

Relate visual data displays and summary statistics to different types of data, including probability distributions

Throughout the course, you are expected to spend approximately 5–7 hours per week on the following activities:• Interactive lessons that include a mixture of instructional videos and tasks • Assignments in which you apply and extend learning in each lesson • Assessments, including quizzes, tests, and cumulative exams

Course Materials

Required Materials

It is your responsibility to come to class prepared daily with the following materials and points will be allocated for these materials:

Graphing calculator

Three Ring Binder

Lined and graph paper

Four color pen and pencils

Communication

I will communicate with you regularly through classroom discussions, email, chat, and Weebly. You will also communicate with classmates, either via online tools or face to face, as you collaborate on projects, ask and answer questions in your peer group, and develop your speaking and listening skills.

Scope and Sequence

When you log into Weebly, you can view the entire course map—an interactive scope and sequence of all topics you willstudy. The units of study are summarized below:

Unit 1: Introduction to Functions and Graphs

Unit 2: Linear Functions and Equations

Unit 3: Quadratic Functions and Equations

Unit 4: Nonlinear Functions and Equations

Unit 5: Exponential and Logarithmic Functions

Unit 6: Trigonometric Functions

Unit 7: Trigonometric Identities and Equations

Unit 8: Further Topics in Trigonometry

Unit 9: Systems of Equations and Inequalities

Unit 10: Conic Sections

Unit 11: Further Topics in Algebra

Grading

To receive credit for this course, you must obtain a grade of 70% or higher. All grades will be updated on Power School by Sunday 9pm of each week.

Weighting: 50% Assessment, 25% Homework/Classwork, 25% 21st Century Skills

Scale:90-100% A

80-89.9% B

70-79.9% C

60-69.9% I (remediation is possible by teacher discretion-student does not receive credit and must retake the credit)

Below 60% F (student does not receive credit and must retake the credit)

NO LATE WORK WILL BE ACCEPTED!

Excused Absences

Students who have excused absences have the amount of days absent to turn in the work that they missed. If students miss a day of school, it is the students responsibility to check Weebly and/or email me to make up missing work.

Parents MUST email aalexander@kiheicharter.org with the following statement to ensure awareness of course expectations:

"I,

2017-2018 Instructor Information

Instructor Email Office Location & Hours

Amanda Alexander

aalexander@kiheicharter.org

mrsalexanderkcs.weebly.com

F 2:45-3:45 pm

TTh 8:30-9:30 am

General Information

Description

This course is designed to cover topics in Algebra ranging from polynomial, rational, logarithmic and exponential functions to conic sections, vectors and matrices. It is also designed to cover topics in discrete math, probability, sequences and series. Trigonometry concepts such as Law of Sines and Cosines will be introduced. Students will then begin learning calculus concepts such as limits, derivatives, and integrals. This class is important for any student planning to take a college pre-calculus or calculus class.

Expectations and Goals

Throughout the course, you will meet the following goals:

Communicate effectively using graphic, numeric, symbolic, and verbal representations

Compare and connect the structure of the polynomial system and the system of integers

Use the coordinate plane to extend equations to model linear and quadratic phenomena

Synthesize and generalize what you have learned about a variety of equations

Relate visual data displays and summary statistics to different types of data, including probability distributions

Throughout the course, you are expected to spend approximately 5–7 hours per week on the following activities:• Interactive lessons that include a mixture of instructional videos and tasks • Assignments in which you apply and extend learning in each lesson • Assessments, including quizzes, tests, and cumulative exams

Course Materials

Required Materials

It is your responsibility to come to class prepared daily with the following materials and points will be allocated for these materials:

Graphing calculator

Three Ring Binder

Lined and graph paper

Four color pen and pencils

Communication

I will communicate with you regularly through classroom discussions, email, chat, and Weebly. You will also communicate with classmates, either via online tools or face to face, as you collaborate on projects, ask and answer questions in your peer group, and develop your speaking and listening skills.

Scope and Sequence

When you log into Weebly, you can view the entire course map—an interactive scope and sequence of all topics you willstudy. The units of study are summarized below:

Unit 1: Introduction to Functions and Graphs

Unit 2: Linear Functions and Equations

Unit 3: Quadratic Functions and Equations

Unit 4: Nonlinear Functions and Equations

Unit 5: Exponential and Logarithmic Functions

Unit 6: Trigonometric Functions

Unit 7: Trigonometric Identities and Equations

Unit 8: Further Topics in Trigonometry

Unit 9: Systems of Equations and Inequalities

Unit 10: Conic Sections

Unit 11: Further Topics in Algebra

Grading

To receive credit for this course, you must obtain a grade of 70% or higher. All grades will be updated on Power School by Sunday 9pm of each week.

Weighting: 50% Assessment, 25% Homework/Classwork, 25% 21st Century Skills

Scale:90-100% A

80-89.9% B

70-79.9% C

60-69.9% I (remediation is possible by teacher discretion-student does not receive credit and must retake the credit)

Below 60% F (student does not receive credit and must retake the credit)

NO LATE WORK WILL BE ACCEPTED!

Excused Absences

Students who have excused absences have the amount of days absent to turn in the work that they missed. If students miss a day of school, it is the students responsibility to check Weebly and/or email me to make up missing work.

**YOUR FIRST ASSIGNMENT**Parents MUST email aalexander@kiheicharter.org with the following statement to ensure awareness of course expectations:

"I,

__, have read and understand the requirements that my child,__**parent name**__, is responsible for this year in Precalculus."__**child's name**