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Honors Pre-Calculus Information

Mr. Campbell

Grading Scale, Policies, & Procedures

Grading Policy:

Quarter grades are based on the following:

·         60% Tests

·         30% Quizzes

·         10% Homework

 

Semester grades are based on the following:

·         40% 1st Quarter

·         40% 2nd Quarter

·         20% Semester Test

 

Grading Scale:

A letter grade will be assigned in accordance with the following scale:

90-100%  A 80-89%  B 70-79%  C 60-69%  D 0-59%  F

 

Homework:

Homework is given on a regular basis and is an important part of this course. Assignments will be collected randomly throughout each quarter. Not all assignments will be collected. If you are absent on a homework collection day, you will be expected to hand in your assignments on the day you return.

 

Late Work:

  • All tests and quizzes must be made up within five school days after returning from an extended absence. You’ll receive half-credit on any test or quiz that is not made up within this time limit.
  • If you are absent the day before a test or quiz is given, you are required to make it up on the first or second day that you return.
  • If you are only absent on the day a test or quiz is given, you are required to take it on the day that you return.
  • Homework will be accepted for full credit on collection days only. You’ll receive half-credit on any homework assignment turned in after this time limit. (Discuss a time extension with me if an emergency arises)

 

Classroom Expectations:

  1. Be Responsible
  • Have your notebook, pen, pencil, paper, and book in class everyday.
  • Take notes every day and keep your notes organized in a notebook or 3-ring binder.
  • If you are absent, you are responsible for asking another student if you may copy their notes from the days that you missed.
  1. Be Involved.
  • Do your homework daily.
  • TRY!
  • Ask questions if you need help.
  1. Be Respectful
  • No profanity or disrespectful language.
  • You do not have the right to interfere in your classmates’ education.
  • Please be sure to turn off and put away any cell phones, iPods, etc… before class begins.
  1. Be a Graduate
  • Take pride in your work.
  • Set a goal and go for it.
  • Pass this class.

Specifics:

  • I am available for extra help before school and after 6th period until 2:50. If you need extra help, please talk to me and we can arrange a time to meet. You must be working in class daily to qualify for extra help.
  • Cell phones, iPods, iPads, etc… are not allowed on tests and quizzes.
  • I do not offer any extra credit during any time of the year. Please remember this as we approach the end of each semester.

Course Description:

Honors Pre-Calculus is the third class in the sequence for honors students and emphasizes strong    development of the ideas of Advanced Algebra and Pre-Calculus. The course advances students’ algebraic, geometric, and statistical thinking. Students from Honors Math II or Algebra II may take this class. Students who are successful with this class should take Calculus for their next mathematics class.

 

  • The following topics will be covered throughout the 1st Semester. These correspond with chapters 1 through 5:

 

Algebra Review Topics:

  • Writing and Graphing Linear Equations – slope-intercept and point-slope form
  • Writing Equations of Parallel and Perpendicular lines – using the slope and y-intercept
  • Graphing Linear Inequalities – using slope-intercept form

 

Algebra Topics:

  • Composition and Inverses of Functions (where the inverse exists)
  • Rational Functions – graphing and identifying limits
  • Rational Equations and Inequalities – solving equations and decomposing fractions
  • Factoring and Solving Polynomial Equations – polynomial long division and synthetic division

 

       Advanced Functions:

  • Complex Numbers – graphing, simplifying complex numbers
  • Exponential Equations – solving equations
  • Logarithmic Equations – solving equations, applications such as time value of money

 

       Trigonometry Topics:

  • Unit Circle and Special Angle Trigonometric Values – sine, cosine, tangent, secant, cosecant, cotangent
  • Trig Identities & Equations – verifying identities and finding exact trig values
  • Solving Trig Equations – using identities
  • Graphs of Trig Functions – including transformations
  • Modeling Harmonic Functions – sinusoidal functions

 

  • The following topics will be covered throughout the 2nd Semester. These correspond with chapters 6 through 11.

 

Advanced Trigonometry Topics:

  • Vectors – dot and cross products, resultants, vector applications, navigation problems
  • Law of Cosines, Law of Sines – including ambiguous case
  • Parametric Equations – modeling motion

 

Matrix Topics:

  • Adding, Subtracting, and Multiplying Matrices
  • Evaluating Determinants and finding Multiplicative Inverses with and without technology
  • Solving 2 dimensional and 3 dimensional systems – using inverses and Reduced Row Echelon form

 

Analytic Geometry:

  • Circles, Parabolas, Hyperbolas, and Ellipses – Determine the standard and general forms of their equations
  • Rectangular Forms of Conics – Recognize conic sections in their rectangular form by their equations
  • Transformation of Conics – Find equations of conics that have been translated
  • Polar Coordinates – graphing, converting between polar and rectangular form

 

       Discrete Mathematics:

  • Arithmetic and Geometric Sequences and Series – infinite series
  • Sigma Notation – finding the nth term
  • Introduction to Limits – convergent and divergent series
  • Binomial Theorem – expanding binomials, connections to Pascal’s triangle

 

  • Precalculus with Limits by Larson will be the textbook used throughout the course. Supplemental materials will also be used to reinforce student learning.

 

  • Graphing calculators will be used throughout the course, where applicable.

Honors Pre-Calculus Assignments

For the week of 9/2/19:

9/2: No School

9/3: True-False Worksheet

9/4: Pg. 11 / 25, 53, 63-71 Odd, 93

9/5: Pg. 24 / 7-15, 23-33 Odd, 43, 47, 55-65 Odd

9/6: Pg. 37 / 7-17, 31-39, 61-65 Odd

For the week of 9/9/19:

9/9: Pg. 47 / 11-17, 23-45 Odd, 51

9/10: Review – Pg. 82 / 9, 17, 29, 31, 33, 43, 57, 67, 71, 75, 99

9/11: Chapter 1 Quiz (1.1-1.4)

9/12: Pg. 56 / 19-25, 41-47 Odd, 51

9/13: Pg. 67 / 7-29 Odd

For the week of 9/16/19:

9/16: Pg. 77 / 19, 21, 22

9/17: ACT Aspire for Sophomores

9/18: Review – Pg. 86 / 1-20 All (skip 6)

9/19: Chapter 1 Test (1.1-1.7)

9/20: Pg. 96 / 17-23, 31-35, 39-43 Odd

For the week of 9/23/19:

9/23: Pg. 109 / 9-22 All, 29, 31, 37-43 Odd (a only)

9/24: Pg. 110 / 49-57 Odd, 69, 71, 77, 79

9/25: Pg. 124 / 11-17, 23-29 Odd

9/26: Pg. 125 / 45, 47, 53, 61, 63, 67

9/27: Pg. 133 / 21-25, 35-39 Odd, 53, 55

For the week of 9/30/19:

9/30: Review – Pg. 170 / 5, 9, 11, 15, 27, 43, 51, 57, 63, 65, 69

10/1: Chapter 2 Quiz (2.1-2.3)

10/2: Pg. 140 / 11-19, 41-53 Odd, 57, 59

10/3: Pg. 147 / 7, 9, 11-16 All, 17-29 Odd

10/4: Pg. 148 / 37-45 Odd

For the week of 10/7/19:

10/7: Pg. 157 / 9-21 Odd, 49, 51, 53

10/8: Pg. 158 / 65-71 Odd

10/9: Pg. 165 / 17, 18, 19

10/10: Review – Pg. 175 / 1-23 All

10/11: Chapter 2 Test (2.1-2.8)

For the week of 10/14/19:

10/14: Pg. 189 / 9-13, 21-31 Odd, 65

10/15: Pg. 190 / 67-73 Odd, 78

10/16: Pg. 199 / 7-21, 31-39, 45-49 Odd, 51-54 All

10/17: No School

10/18: No School

 

 

Technical Math Information

 

Mr. Campbell

Grading Scale, Policies, & Procedures

Grading Policy:

Quarter grades are based on the following:

·         60% Tests

·         30% Quizzes

·         10% Homework

 

Semester grades are based on the following:

·         40% 1st Quarter

·         40% 2nd Quarter

·         20% Semester Test

 

Grading Scale:

A letter grade will be assigned in accordance with the following scale:

90-100%  A 80-89%   B 70-79%   C 60-69%   D 0-59%    F

 

Homework:

Homework is given on a regular basis and is an important part of this course. Assignments will be collected randomly throughout each quarter. Not all assignments will be collected. If you are absent on a homework collection day, you will be expected to hand in your assignments on the day you return.

 

Late Work:

  • All tests and quizzes must be made up within five school days after returning from an extended absence. You’ll receive half-credit on any test or quiz that is not made up within this time limit.
  • If you are absent the day before a test or quiz is given, you are required to make it up on the first or second day that you return.
  • If you are only absent on the day a test or quiz is given, you are required to take it on the day that you return.
  • Homework will be accepted for full credit on collection days only. You’ll receive half-credit on any homework assignment turned in after this time limit. (Discuss a time extension with me if an emergency arises)

 

Classroom Expectations:

  1. Be Responsible
  • Have your notebook, pen, pencil, paper, and book in class everyday.
  • Take notes every day and keep your notes organized in a notebook or 3-ring binder.
  • If you are absent, you are responsible for asking another student if you may copy their notes from the days that you missed.
  1. Be Involved.
  • Do your homework daily.
  • TRY!
  • Ask questions if you need help.
  1. Be Respectful
  • No profanity or disrespectful language.
  • You do not have the right to interfere in your classmates’ education.
  • Please be sure to turn off and put away any cell phones, iPods, etc… before class begins.
  1. Be a Graduate
  • Take pride in your work.
  • Set a goal and go for it.
  • Pass this class.

Specifics:

  • I am available for extra help before school and after 6th period until 2:50. If you need extra help, please talk to me and we can arrange a time to meet. You must be working in class daily to qualify for extra help.
  • Cell phones, iPods, iPads, etc… are not allowed on tests and quizzes.
  • I do not offer any extra credit during any time of the year. Please remember this as we approach the end of each semester.

Course Description:

This course provides the practical mathematics skills needed in a variety of trade and technical areas.  Topics we will study include fractions, decimals, ratios, proportions, formulas, and word problems.  Topics studied are metric and standard American measurement systems and measuring tools, linear equations, developing applied skills in practical geometry, solid figures, and basic trigonometry.  Students may obtain college credit for successful completion of this course, but must meet a qualifying score on an entrance exam and pay a fee to do so.  This class adheres to the course standards at Helena College as closely as possible.

 

Course Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the understanding of basic math operations using numbering systems, fractions, decimals, ratios, and percentages;
  • Perform calculations proficiently with electronic calculators and to mentally approximate problem solutions;
  • Use math to solve problems in the workplace; Apply math to communicate ideas and solutions.

 

The following topics will be covered throughout the 1st Semester

Arithmetic Review and Chapters 4, 5, and 6:

  • Basic Arithmetic: Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of whole numbers, fractions, decimals, and integers without calculators.
  • Working with a variety of word/application problems involving decimals and fractions.
  • Ratios and proportions: Set up and solve proportions from applicable ratios and word problems.
  • Measurement: Reading a variety of measuring tools including tape measure accurate to 16th of an inch, various styles of calipers to the 1000th of an inch, protractors to the nearest degree, and various meters to an appropriate place value based on context. Read and use appropriate accuracy and precision in measurements and calculations.
  • Conversions and unit analysis: use a unit analysis approach to convert measurements within English units (example #in à #ft), within the metric system (example #L à #gal), between the English and metric systems, including compound units (example #m/s à #mi/hr).
  • Pre-Algebra: Add, subtract, multiply, and divide signed numbers. Define/use exponents and roots. Evaluate expressions using the order of operations.

The following topics will be covered throughout the 2nd Semester.

Chapters 7, 8, 9, 10 and Comprehensive Final Exam Preparation:

  • Algebra: Evaluate/solve trade based formulas for any variable (ex: V = IR).
  • Calculate area, perimeter, volume, and surface area of various 2 and 3 dimensional figures.
    1. Ex: Area/perimeter of a triangle.
    2. Ex: volume/surface area of a triangular prism.
  • Triangle Trigonometry: use the Pythagorean Theorem, right triangle ratios, inverse right triangle ratios, the Law of Sines, and the Law of Cosines to solve for unknown sides or angles of any triangle.
  • Calculate roof pitch, area, and perimeter to determine materials order and cost for both a gable and a hip roof. Apply key concepts learned in the Geometry and Trigonometry chapters.

 

  • Text: Mathematics for the Trades, A Guided Approach (Tenth Edition) by Robert A. Carmen and Hal M. Saunders.

 

  • A scientific calculator is required. We have Texas Instrument TI-30X IIS model calculators available for use in class or for check out at home.

Technical Math Assignments

For the week of 9/2/19:

9/2: No School

9/3: Speed Multiplication Table

9/4: Chapter 1 Preview Worksheet

9/5: Pg. 15 / D – 2, 8, 14, 15 & Pg. 26 / C – 4, 6, 8, 12, 14

9/6: Pg. 37 / C – 3, 8, 11, 22

For the week of 9/9/19:

9/9: Pg. 49 / D – 4-7 All, 10

9/10: Pg. 54 / A – 2-24 Even, 40. B – 2, 5, 8

9/11: Chapter 1 Quiz

9/12: Chapter 2 Preview Worksheet

9/13: Pg. 81 / F – 4, 6, 9, 10, 11

For the week of 9/16/19:

9/16: Pg. 86 / A – 1-15 Odd. C – 1, 3, 5

9/17: Ruler Activity

9/18: Pg. 93 / A – 7-23 Odd. B – 2, 5, 8

9/19: Pg. 109 / A – 1-30 (Addition Only)

9/20: Pg. 109 / A – 1-30 (Subtraction Only)

For the week of 9/23/19:

9/23: Pg. 109 / C – 1, 12, 15, 16, 20, 22

9/24: Computer Desk Dimensions Worksheet

9/25: Review – Pg. 113 / A, B, C – Multiples of 3 & Ruler Quiz.

9/26: Chapter 2 Quiz

9/27: Pg. 130 / A, B – Every 4th Problem

For the week of 9/30/19:

9/30: Chapter 3 Preview Worksheet

10/1: Pg. 131 / C – 1, 3, 13, 17, 19

10/2: Pg. 148 / A – 11, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30, 33, 34

10/3: Pg. 149 / E – 3, 6, 11, 15, 17, 22, 29

10/4: Pg. 148 / C – 4-17 All

For the week of 10/7/19:

10/7: Pg. 162 / A, B – Multiples of 3

10/8: Pg. 163 / C – 3, 8, 10, 13

10/9: Chapter 3 Quiz (3.1-3.3)

10/10: Review – Chapter 1-3 Test Review Worksheet

10/11: Review – Chapter 1-3 Test Review Worksheet

For the week of 10/14/19:

10/14: Cabinet Worksheet

10/15: Chapter 1-3 Test

10/16: Pg. 192 / A-1-3 All, B-7-17 Odd

10/17: No School

10/18: No School

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • October 15, 2019

    Technical Math - Chapter 1, 2, 3 Test

  • October 17, 2019 - October 18, 2019

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