Dual Enrollment Pre-Calculus and Trigonometry
2014 – 2015
Mrs. Connie S. Fragoso
Course Description:
This Pre-Calculus course is a Dual-Enrollment course, partnered with Truett-McConnell College. The course is a preparation for
calculus, including an intensive study of algebraic, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions and their graphs. Critical
thinking and mathematic connections will be emphasized. The prerequisite for this course is Algebra II, and a mastery of content
from Geometry and Algebra I.
Student Objectives:
Fall Semester: Trigonometry
 Trigonometric Functions
o Right Triangles
o Unit Circle
 Graphing Trigonometric Functions
 Trigonometry Identities and Equations
 Vectors and Parametric Equations
 Polar Coordinates and Complex Numbers
Spring Semester: Dual Enrollment PreCalculus
 Linear Relationships and Functions
 Systems
 Nature of Graphs
 Polynomials and Rational Numbers
 Exponential and Logarithmic Equations
 Trigonometry Identities and Equations
 Law of Sines and Cosines
 Sequences and Series
Class Rules:
1. Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength.
2. Love your neighbor as you love yourself.
Follow the Honor Code of Landmark Christian School.
Follow the policies in the student handbook.
Be in your seat and prepared for class when the bell rings.
Book with cover
 Straight edge
3 ring binder (1” or larger)
 Working Graphic Calculator (TI-nSpire or TI-84 or
Graph Paper
Sharpened pencils (No work in ink will be
Trigonometry Textbook: Advanced Mathematical Concepts, Glencoe/McGraw-Hill, 2001. ISBN: 0-02-834175-9
Pre-Calculus Textbook: Sisson, Paul. Precalculus (1st ed.), Charleston: Hawkes Learning Systems, 2006. ISBN: 0-918091-92-6
Homework Policy:
Homework is a learning opportunity. The purpose of homework is not only for the practice but also for discovering areas of
weakness. Once the area of weakness has been identified, we can reinforce, review and reteach as necessary. Therefore, it is
important to attempt every homework assignment independently. It is acceptable to discuss the homework with others; however,
blatant copying of any portion (work or answers alone) of the homework is considered an Honor Code Violation.
Homework will be given frequently and checked using random homework quizzes.
Homework assignments can be found in the SMART Notebook documents which can be downloaded through the class portal of the
Landmark website.
Grading Procedures:
You will be graded on a variety of assessments including class assignments and activities, homework quizzes, quizzes, major tests,
projects and the final exams. In case of a planned absence, assignments are due prior to the absence. All other notes and assignments
must be attained by the responsibility of the student. If you miss a test (or quiz), you will be required to make arrangements with me
on your first day back. If you do not make arrangements on that first day, you will be required to make up the test during the next
tutorial period (either before or after school at the teacher’s discretion.)
Tests: A test worth 100 points will be given at the end of each unit. Those test dates will be on the calendar of the class portal of the
Landmark website.
Quizzes: A short quiz work 24-30 points will be given in weeks that do not have a test scheduled.
Homework: Homework will be assigned most nights. It will be listed on the first page of the notes for that day, which can be found
on the class portal of the Landmark website. Homework may be collected or it may be assessed with a homework check quiz.
Homework, either daily collection or multi-homework quiz, will be approximately 20 points.
Class Activities: A class activity is a cooperative learning activity worth approximately 25 points. It usually requires corporate
involvement and is difficulty to make up or replicate outside of the class.
Projects: A project is a multi-day assignment that usually requires work outside of the class period. Some projects are individual
while others may be group work. A project is usually 120 – 150 points, based on the extent of the work required.
Late Work:
Punctuality is critical. Being on time, being prepared and meeting deadlines are invaluable traits. Major assignments such as projects
and performance tasks are due at the beginning of class and will not be accepted late at all. Other graded assignments such as
homework and classwork will be accepted on the next day for a penalty of up to 20%.
Missed Work:
In cases of excused absences or excused tardies, it is the responsibility of the student to get the assignments. If a student misses class
on the day of a test or quiz, they should be prepared to take that test or quiz upon their return. Students are expected to take the
initiative to consult with their teacher upon their return. If a student misses class on the day homework is due, that assignment is due
the day they return.
Tests, quizzes and assignments missed as a result of an unexcused absence or check out may be made up, but the points earned on
the make-up work will be reduced by 20%.
Students approved for early dismissal are responsible to turn in assignments due that day. If a test is to be missed,
arrangements must be made with the teacher before the student checks out.
Email Communication:
The most efficient method of contacting me is through email. My email address is . Sometimes there are
sensitive issues to discuss and we can use email to set up a personal conference.
Honor and Integrity:
 I expect every student to behave in a manner pleasing to Christ.
 I expect every student to behave responsibly, to recognize the worth of each individual and to demonstrate
mutual respect for one another.
 I expect every student to follow the rules and policies as laid out by the school administration and teacher.
Trigonometry and Truett-McConnell Dual Enrollment PreCalculus
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