Precalculus Syllabus

Precalculus  Syllabus

OBJECTIVE: The primary objectives in this course are to help students truly understand the fundamental concepts of algebra, trigonometry, and analytic geometry, to foreshadow important ideas of calculus, and to show how algebra and trigonometry can be used to model real-life problems.


RESOURCES: Our study will include but not be limited to the text PRECALCULUS- Graphical, Numerical, and Algebraic. Books must be covered throughout the school year. By combining conceptual group activities with the appropriate use of technology and standard “pencil and paper” analytical techniques this course provides a balanced approach to the study and implementation of precalculus. Graphing calculators will be issued, and a three-ring binder is required to keep handouts and work organized.


GRADING POLICY: Since practice is the best way to master a skill, in-class work days paired with homework will be stressed in this course. The fourth zero in a marking period on homework will result in an after-school detention per the homework policy in the student handbook. Your grade will be based on points earned on hand-in problems, in-class activities and assignments, quizzes, and tests. A cumulative final exam will be given at the end of each semester. Since your grade reflects what you, not what your peers, have learned, cheating will not be tolerated. If you are caught cheating on homework or an evaluation you will receive a zero for that grade. The grading scale is as follows:      93-100% is an A, 85-92% is a B, 77-84% is a C, 70-76% is a D, and below 70% is failing. It is your responsibility to monitor your grade in this course on the Sapphire Portal.


Hand-in assignments, quizzes, and tests must be taken in pencil!


GETTING HELP: It is very important that you do not fall behind in this course as new skills build on previously learned skills. If you need help at any time, please schedule an appointment for individual instruction.


ABSENCES AND MAKING UP WORK: If you are in school any part of the day but will not be in class you must see to turn in assignments due that day and get the assignment for the following day. If you will be missing class for a field trip, sports, band, or chorus you are expected to get your work in advance and to get the notes so that you can come to class prepared the following day. If you are absent from school, you will have the same number of days to make-up work that you were absent. If you are absent on the day of a quiz/test or the day before a quiz/test that was announced in advance, you must take the quiz/test the day you return. Assignments will be posted on the Sapphire Community Portal Class Page daily so that you can easily access them from home if you are not in class.




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