# Course Description and Classroom Policies

```Long Branch High School
12th Grade AP Calculus
Course Description and Classroom Policies
Mr. Raleigh Woodruff
Overview of the course: Calculus is an advanced mathematical course that concentrates on an
analysis of functions, graphs, limits, derivatives, applications of derivatives, integrals and
application of integrals. Emphasis is placed on career related applications of calculus content.
Mathematical concepts to be learned:
♦ Linear, Quadratic, Polynomial, Even, Odd, and Higher Order Functions
♦ Symmetry of a Graph
♦ Linear, Quadratic, and Trigonometric Regressions
♦ Limits and Their Properties
♦ Continuity
♦ Differentiation
♦ Integrals
♦ Riemann Sums
♦ Logarithmic and Exponential Functions
♦ L’Hopital’s Rule
♦ Career Based Applications of Content
Grading Policy: Remember, students earn their grades. The students’ grades are calculated
quarterly using the following distribution:
5% Homework
15% Formative Assessments (Quizzes, Mathematical Writing and Reflections)
85% Summative Assessments (Tests, Section Projects)
*Some quizzes given in class will not be announced beforehand. These quizzes are designed to
assess student understanding, preparedness, and responsibility. All academic material on these
quizzes will have been presented and discussed in class prior to the distribution of the quiz.
Student Portfolio or Three Ring Binder: All students will be required to have their own three
ring binder, which will serve as their portfolio, by September 11th, 2012. The three ring binger
must be at least 1.5 inches wide.
Textbooks: All students are required to cover the textbook issued to them. Students are not
permitted to use another student’s textbook for any reason. Lost or stolen textbooks must be
replaced by the student at full retail price.
Assignment of Letter Grades: The assignment of letter grades is based on student achievement
and follows the table below as described by the Long Branch High School Student Handbook.
Percent
97- 100
92-96
88-91
84-87
81-83
77-80
71-76
70
Below 70
Outstanding
Excellent
Very Good
Good
Satisfactory/Fair
Fair
Poor
Minimum Grade for Credit
Failure
A+
A
B+
B
C+
C
D
D
F
Preparedness: Successful learning cannot take place without the necessary tools. Therefore, all
students are asked to come prepared to class and bring all the necessary materials requested by
the teacher. A lack of doing so will result in a 1% reduction in the student’s quarter grade for
every day they come to class unprepared.
Late Assignments: No late work will be accepted. Consideration will be given for absences and
other exceptional circumstances under the discretion of the teacher.
Cheating: Cheating is not tolerated. If a students is found to be cheating on tests, on projects, or
on homework they will receive a score of zero for that particular assignment and a conference
may be scheduled with the student, administrators, and parents/guardians.
Calculators: The use of calculators in the classroom is permitted. It is recommended that each
student own a graphing calculator (TI-89 preferred) or have access to the use of one for this
course.
Students: By signing below, you agree that you understand all of the policies and procedures
outlined in this course description.
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Student’s Signature
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Date
Parents: Parents/Guardians, by signing below, you agree that you understand the policies,
procedures, and expectations of your child/dependent as a student in my class. You also give
your permission for Mr. Woodruff to contact you by phone or in person with any concerns or
recognition regarding the progress, behavior, and achievements of your child/dependent.
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Parent’s/Guardian’s Signature
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Date
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