Pre-Calculus Semester 1 Course Syllabus
Prerequisite: C or above in Algebra 2B
Pre-Calculus is a course designed to expand on the concepts from Algebra 2 so that students can be prepared to study calculus in high school or college. The topics to be covered include analyzing gunctions, inequalitites, polynomials, exponential functions, logarithms, and rational functions. Students should be prepared to work hard, take notes, ask questions, and seek extra help when needed.
1. Students are expected to be in class every day, ready and prepared to complete the tasks of the day.
2. Students are expected to stay in their assigned seats ~ sharpening pencils and throwing away trash is to be done when teacher is not involved in classroom instruction.
3. Students are expected to raise their hand at an appropriate time for permission to use the restroom.
4. Students are expected to start planned activities promptly.
5. Students are expected to keep all electronic devices away and silent while in class, unless directed by teacher otherwise.
6. Students are expected to do their own work, unless group work is specified, cheating will not be tolerated.
7. Students are expected to begin their homework if there is time left at the end of a lesson.
The Course Curriculum Includes:
Chapter 1: Relations, Functions, and Graphs
Chapter 2: More on Functions
Chapter 3: Quadratic Functions and Operations on Functions
Chapter 4: Polynomial and Rational Functions
Chapter 5: Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
Grades will be calculated using a weighted average in the following manner:
Homework/Classwork and Projects 10%
Final Exam 15%
A test will be given about every three weeks and quizzes will be given periodically throughout the chapter. Tests and quizzes will be announced ahead of time in class and on my website.
Students can expect to be assigned homework every day (including weekends). Homework is expected to be completed by the beginning of class on the next class meeting. Make sure that you show all of your work. Full credit will not be given for homework that has answers only. Students are also expected to check the answers to their homework as they do it so that they can come to class prepared to ask questions. Late homework will be accepted for full credit until the day of the chapter test. After that, it will not be accepted, unless stated otherwise by the teacher.
If you are absent, it is your responsibility to find out what the expected make-up work is and to copy down the notes and warm-ups that you missed. All missing work is due within 2 days of the absence. If you are absent the day of a test, you will take a make-up test the day you return. Students who are TRUANT on the day of a test will earn a zero and will not be allowed to make it up. Absence on a review day does not excuse a student from taking a test on the regular test day. Therefore, students are encouraged to exchange phone numbers with one another and to check my website regularly so that they can get missed assignments and/or important information.
You can get homework assignments, worksheets, and information about upcoming quizzes and tests from my website. I try to update the homework assignments everyday and grades are updated on Infinite Campus regularly.
It is important to me that everyone learns what I am teaching so that they can be successful. You can request a pass to see me for help during our CAT30 time. In addition, I am usually available during lunch and after school.
Students will need a scientific calculator for their homework, quizzes, and tests. Students do not need to have a graphing calculator.
Please feel free to contact me if you have questions and/or concerns.
Mrs. Leslie Owens
(951)695-4200 ext. 708
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Print and Sign Syllabus (8/14)
p. 14 #9-13 odd, 17, 19, 29-41 odd (8/15)
p. 16 #49-69 every other odd (8/19)
p. 16 #73-81 odd (8/20)
p. 29 #13-17 odd, 33-39 odd (slope only), 41a, 42a, 49-52, 60-62 (8/21)
p. 43 #11-23 odd, 65, 73-77 odd, 89 (only use -6 and 2c), 103, 107 (8/22)
p. 59 #35-45 odd, 57, 65-69 odd, 70, 83, 85 (8/23)
p. 75 #11-21 odd, 29-47 odd (solve ALL algebraically) (8/26)
p. 849 #53 AND p. 948 #4-10 (8/27)
Chapter 1 Test Review Worksheet (8/28-8/29)
p. 114 #19-32 (9/3)
p. 115 #33-39 odd, 41-45 all (9/4)
p. 144 #7-25 odd, 26 (9/6)
p. 144 #27-53 odd (9/9)
p. 131 #7, 15, 27, 29, 31-34 all (9/11)
p. 132 #63-73 odd, 97-102 all AND p. 190 #12-16 all (9/12)
Chapter 2 Quiz Review Worksheet (9/16-9/17)