PreCalculus

PreCalculus

PreCalculus

Syllabus and Course Outline

Mr. Lindner

Course Objective

PreCalculus will prepare students for Calculus. Family of functions, logarithms and exponential functions, trigonometry, and important algebra concepts will be mastered.  Although designed to prepare students for entry level Calculus, this class will also prepare students for entry into any college level course.

 

Grading Policy

Tests –                                  40% of grade

Notebook-                          40% of grade

Homework Quizzes -       20% of grade

 

TextbookAlgebra and Trigonometry

 

 

Class Materials – must have by second week of class

·        1 ½” 3-ring binder

·        dividers

·        LOOSELEAF PAPER –deductions will be made for spiral paper

·        Hole reinforcements (optional but helpful)

·        TI – 84+ graphing calculator (school provides but would help you to purchase your own before college)

 

Structure of Notebook

  1. Sections of the Notebook

                 The notebook will be divided into the following sections,in this                        order:

    1. Assignment Page – 3 columns (Date Assigned, Assignment, Date Completed)
    2. Problem of the Day
    3. Notes
    4. Homework
    5. Tests/Quizzes
  1. REQUIRED NOTEBOOK MATERIALS

·        1 ½” 3-ring binder

·        dividers

·        LOOSELEAF PAPER –deductions will be made for spiral paper

·        Hole reinforcements (optional but helpful)

 

 

 

 

  1. Notebook Requirements
    1. Everything must be dated – assignments, problems of the day, notes, homework, and tests and quizzes. Dates for problems of the day and notes are to be in the LEFT MARGIN AREA.
    2. Everything must bein order by date, front to back. That means your most recent work should always bein the back of that section.
    3. In your problem of the day and notes section,do not start a new page each day. Instead, start where you left off the day before,even if it is on the back of the page. You are expected to use the front and back of your paper. This prevents your notebook from getting full and cluttered.
    4. Every homework assignment should be dated and have the assignment written at the top of the page. The date must be clearly visible.
    5. All tests are to be corrected on a separate sheet of paper, labeled “Test Corrections” at the top of the page.  The page goes immediately after the test in the test section. You are to correctly rework any problem you missed any points on, including steps.
    6. Pages cannot be falling out, use the hole reinforcements to help with this. The notebook must beneat and organized. You will be graded on the neatness and organization of the notebook.
    7. All steps and work must be shown. Points will be deducted if assignments and problem of the days only have an answer with no steps.
    8. Work hard to make this notebook look good – it is 40% OF YOUR GRADE!!
Final Exam Monday, May 20th, 2013!!
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