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Honors Precalculus 2013-2014 Mrs. Zawadzki Room 364 Email: czawadzki@cuyhts.org Text: “Precalculus, A Graphing Approach” by Holt Publishing Objectives: A. Students will expand their knowledge of functions and the relationships of functions through identification of domain, range, zeros, inverses, symmetry, graphs, and algebraic rules of functions. B. Students will perform arithmetic operations of complex numbers, as well as graphically represent, then model and create new functions in other systems using complex numbers. C. Students will be able to recognize, graph and apply polynomial equations by using the Remainder and Factor Theorems, Descartes Rule of Signs and the Rational Root Theorem and then create new functions. D. Students will understand trigonometric relationships and functions by using inverse trigonometric functions, trigonometric ratios, graphical representations and identities then apply to real world events. E. Students will study and use the laws of exponents and logarithms and apply to solving logarithmic functions in real-life situations. F. Students will represent and model vector quantities, perform operations on vectors, as well as perform operations on matrices and matrix applications. G. Students will translate between the geometric description and the equation of the conic section. Students will then apply conic section equations to real world applications. H. Students will begin to use a study of limits and their applications to Calculus. I. Students use computer applications and technology, TI-83/TI-84 plus calculator, to graph all of the above objectives. Students will be able to identify, construct and decode graphs. Classroom Expectations: #1. Students are expected to come to class on time, prepared and ready to work. #2. Students are expected to follow directions the first time they are given. If they do not understand, they are to raise their hand to be recognized. THERE SHALL NOT BE ANY SHOUTING OUT OF ANSWERS OR COMMENTS. #3. Students are to respect each other and their property. There shall not be any derogatory comments made towards another. #4. Students are expected to be responsible for their work – making sure all assignments are turned in on time and in the proper location. #5. Students are not permitted to eat or drink in the classroom. Failure to follow any of the above classroom expectations will lead to detentions. Repeated violations will lead to conference with parents, and removal to the principal. Honors Precalculus Needs: Graphing Calculator – TI-83/TI-84 plus Pencils Three-Ring Binder with pockets Notebook Graph Paper Box of Kleenex Assignments/Homework Policy: Students are expected to complete homework to be turned in the next day of class at the beginning of the period. (unless otherwise specified) The homework must be headed with name, date, section of the homework, and the problems assigned. The homework must be done NEATLY and in PENCIL. Late work will be accepted only one day late, and the student will receive partial credit at that time. Any assignments turned in later than one day late will not receive any credit!! ***Students need to be prepared to present the problems on the board the next day.*** ***Copying of homework will result in an automatic 0.*** Absences: Make-up work for absent students will follow the same guidelines as outlined in the student handbook. Long-term absences will be handled on an individual basis, and discussed with me to establish an acceptable timetable. **If absent the day of a test, you are expected to make it up the day you return, unless it is a long-term absence.** Assessment: Students will be evaluated this semester through various forms of assessment: Homework Assignments Quizzes Tests Projects (15% of grade) (35% of grade) (45% of grade) (5% of grade) Webpage: I have a webpage that is available to all students through the www.cuyhts.org website. This webpage will have links to chapter notes, and any worksheets done in class. Weekly Quiz; Student will be taking a short-sided assessment consisting of 3-4 questions from the weeks worth of lessons. They will be given the first 15 minutes of class every Friday. Weekly progress will be available to students and parents on Progress Book. Extra Credit: All students will be given the opportunity to earn extra credit points throughout the semester. However, the extra credit offered will not exceed one full letter grade of the student’s grade for the quarter. Grading Scale (also in Student Handbook) 100-95% A 81-78% 94-93% A77-75% 92-91% B+ 74-72% 90-87% B 71-68% 86-85% B67-65% 84-82% C+ 64- 0% C CD+ D DF Midterm/Final Exam: In addition to test throughout each quarter, students will take a midterm and final exam for this course. The Midterm will be held in the middle of January, and will cover material covered through the first semester of the course. The final exam will be held the first week of June and will cover material from the 2nd semester. Honors Precalculus Syllabus (Tentative) Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 9 Week 10 Week 11 Week 12 Week 13 Week 14 Week 15 Week 16 Week 17 Week 18 Chapter 1 Number Patterns Chapter 1 Number Patterns Chapter 2 Equations and Inequalities Chapter 2 Equations and Inequalities Chapter 3 Functions and Graphs Chapter 3 Functions and Graphs Chapter 3 Functions and Graphs Chapter 4 Polynomial and Rational Functions Chapter 4 Polynomial and Rational Functions Chapter 5 Exponential and Logarithmic Functions Chapter 5 Exponential and Logarithmic Functions Chapter 5/6 Exponential/Logarithmic Trigonometry Chapter 6 Trigonometry Chapter 7 Trigonometric Graphs Chapter 7 Trigonometric Graphs Chapter 8 Solving Trigonometric Equations Chapter 8 Solving Trigonometric Equations/Review Review Student’s Signature: ___________________________________________________ Parent’s Signature: ___________________________________________________