Precalculus

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Students: How to do well in Math.

Classes, Homework and Tests

Date Theme Homework Due
11/19 Precalculus 3.1-3.3 Test Read and take notes Ch. 3.4 11/20
11/18 Test practice game. Study! Precalculus 3.1-3.3 Test Outline 11/19
11/5 Precalculus 2.5-2.7 Test Read and take notes Ch. 2.8 11/6
11/4 Test practice game. Study! Precalculus 2.5-2.7 Test Outline 11/5
10/22 Precalculus 2.1-2.4 Test Read and take notes Ch. 2.5. 10/23
10/21 Test practice game. Study! Precalculus 2.1-2.4 Test Outline 10/20
10/18 Homework Review P. 175 Ex: 1-18. 10/21
10/16 Complex Numbers Ch. 2.4 Ex: 1-12, 25, 33, 36, 37, 43, 55, 56, 63, 73, 77. 10/17
10/9 Graphs of Polynomial Functions Ch. 2.2 ex 37, 59, 61, 67, 75, 87, 89.
Read and take notes Ch. 2.3.
10/10
10/8 Ch. 2.2 ex 1-24, 29, 31 finish class assignment 10/9
10/7 Quadratic Functions Ch. 2.1 Ex. 1-4, 11, 23, 31, 38, 39, 65, 67.
Read and take notes Ch. 2.2.
10/8
10/4 Precalculus 1.4-1.7 Test Read and take notes Ch. 2.1. 10/7
10/3 Test practice game. Study some more! Get an A! 10/4
10/2 Homework Review Study! Precalculus 1.4-1.7 Test Outline 10/3
10/1 Linear Models and Scatter Plots Ch. 1.7 Ex. 1-4, 7-10, 15, 16, 17, 18. 10/2
9/30 P.86 Chapter Test exercises 1-19.
9/20 Precalculus 1.1-1.3 Test Read and take notes Ch. 1.4. 9/23
9/19 Test practice game. Study some more! Start with an A! 9/20
9/18 Homework Review Study! Precalculus 1.1-1.3 Test Outline 9/19
9/17 1.3 Graphs of Functions (continued) Ch. 1.3 Ex. 55, 60, 67-70, 73, 74, 81, 82. 9/18
9/16 1.3 Graphs of Functions Ch. 1.3 Ex. 1, 9-13, 19-26, 35-37. 9/17
9/13 1.2 Functions (continued) Ch. 1.2 Ex. 24-27, 33, 34, 40, 59, 60, 62, 66, 78. 9/16
9/12 1.2 Functions (continued) Ch. 1.2 Ex. All the checked questions from 55 to 77. Read and take notes Ch. 1.3. 9/13
9/11 1.2 Functions Ch. 1.2 Ex. 1-14 and all the checked questions from 23 to 39. 9/12
9/10 1.1 Lines in the Plane Ch. 1.1 Ex. 1-6 and all the checked questions from 15 to 81.
Read and take notes on Ch. 1.2.
9/11
9/9 Summer review work TEST.
9/6 Review Summer review work.
9/4-5 Welcome! Sign Syllabus sheets.
Cover textbook.
Summer work assignments.
9/5

Calculator Help

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Student Requirements

In The Classroom

Students will be considered unprepared and given a misdemeanor if they:

  • Are not ready to take notes (you must have paper and pencil or pen.)
  • Do not have a textbook or cannot share a textbook without my assistance.
  • Do not have a working calculator or cannot share one without my assistance. (You cannot share calculators on tests.)
  • Are not seated and ready to work when the bell rings: notebooks should be open, homework out, etc.

Notebook

The notebook should be a binder with three sections:

  • Class notes.
  • Homework.
  • Returned tests for the term.

Here is the Notebook Rubric for grading when they are collected.

All these requirements are so that YOU can justify that you've done the work to earn the grade, in case I make a mistake or you think you deserve a better grade.

Textbook

Students must cover their textbooks, and are responsible for returning them in good condition.

Calculator

You are required to have a TI-83 or TI-84 series calculator. These are the kinds of calculators allowed on standardized tests, and I will not help you with other sorts of calculators.

Homework

Department policy is +2 points added to your grade for all homework complete on time. -1 if you are missing 3, -2 missing 4, etc.

Tests

School policy is that you have three school days after returning from an excused absence to make up tests. It is up to you to schedule the make-up test.

Schedule

Rough pacing guide:

  • T1: to be determined...
  • T2: to be determined...
  • T3: to be determined...
  • T4: to be determined...
  • T5: to be determined...

Quotations

Lazarus Long, a character in Robert Heinlein's "Time Enough For Love":

Anyone who cannot cope with mathematics is not fully human. At best he is a tolerable subhuman who has learned to wear shoes, bathe and not make messes in the house.
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