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16/17 Pre-Calculus honors syllabus

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> Contact Information

Cynthia Anderson                                                                                                     

E-mail: cynthia.anderson@fcps.org                                                  

Phone: 240-236-7504

> Introduction

Honors courses are designed for students who consistently exceed the objectives and expectations of the essential curriculum, both in terms of content knowledge and application.  Coursework includes an emphasis on abstract material and requires extensive independent work, self-discipline, and commitment to meet rigorous expectations and timelines.  Successful completion of Honors coursework will prepare students for post-high school education.

We continue to reinforce the Core Learning Goals from Algebra and Geometry, as well as, the Skills for success—to work effectively with others, think critically and strategically to solve problems, and use technology to justify our solutions.

> Course Objectives

  • Functions and Their Graphs

  • Polynomial and Rational Functions

  • Exponential and Logarithmic Functions

  • Trigonometry

  • Analytic Trigonometry

  • Solving Oblique Triangles

  • Arithmetic and Geometric Sequences and Series

  • Topics in Analytic Geometry

  • Introduction to Limits

> Grading Policy

Category                                             Weight

Tests, Quiz, classwork                         90%

Homework                                         10%

TAC Grade Grades: Explain to students and parents how to retrieve TAC grades here. Regularly monitor your progress online via our grading website. (https://hac.fcps.org)

Make-up Work: Please see me before or after class to get the work you missed in your absence.  

Late Work:

O Homework must be completed on the night it is assigned to be an effective learning tool.  Therefore, late work will not be accepted.

o Absent policy, he/she should make arrangement with the teacher to make-up tests and assignments.  Failure to do so will result in 0% for the missing work.

Academic Dishonesty: Students may not give or receive unauthorized aid on any assignment. Students will be held to the expectations and actions included in the MHS Honor Code found on the MHS Website.

> Tutoring

Tutoring is available Monday through Thursday during Knights Quest time.  Arrangements can be made at https://goo.gl/forms/eMirCfiY0EtMWwxf1  

> Instructional Materials

o    Notebook

o    Graphing Calculator (TI-83, TI-83 plus, TI-84)

o    Loose leaf paper

o    Pencils, Pencils, Pencils!!

o   Dry erase markers

o  Graph Paper

> Classroom Procedures

o    Warm-up (daily)

o    Check Homework (daily)

o    Notes/Guided Practice/Class Practice (daily)

o    Test (end of Unit)

> Bell Schedule [Regular day]

  • Period 1: 7:30-8:50

  • Period 2: 8:55-10:15

  • KnightsQuest: 10:20-10:55

  • Period 3: 11:00-12:50 (includes Lunch)

  • Period 4: 12:55-2:15

> Student Expectations

o READY:

Focused and alert | Bring required materials | Assigned work completed | Be in your assigned seat when the bell rings

o RESPECTFUL:

Observe classroom safety guidelines | Honor commonalities and celebrate differences | Support and encourage classmates | Use appropriate language at appropriate times

o RELENTLESS:

Complete all assignments on time and with integrity | Give your best effort | Be open to feedback and capitalize on opportunities to improve

> Discipline Procedure

  • Warning/conference with student

  • Phone call to parent/guardian

  • Teacher detention

  • Office referral

Please consider joining your class’s remind.  Text 81010 with the message @pd2mhs

Please sign the attached agreement form and keep this syllabus document for your record

 

> Contact Information

Cynthia Anderson                                                                                                     

E-mail: cynthia.anderson@fcps.org                                                  

Phone: 240-236-7504

> Introduction

Honors courses are designed for students who consistently exceed the objectives and expectations of the essential curriculum, both in terms of content knowledge and application.  Coursework includes an emphasis on abstract material and requires extensive independent work, self-discipline, and commitment to meet rigorous expectations and timelines.  Successful completion of Honors coursework will prepare students for post-high school education.

We continue to reinforce the Core Learning Goals from Algebra and Geometry, as well as, the Skills for success—to work effectively with others, think critically and strategically to solve problems, and use technology to justify our solutions.

> Course Objectives

  • Functions and Their Graphs

  • Polynomial and Rational Functions

  • Exponential and Logarithmic Functions

  • Trigonometry

  • Analytic Trigonometry

  • Solving Oblique Triangles

  • Arithmetic and Geometric Sequences and Series

  • Topics in Analytic Geometry

  • Introduction to Limits

> Grading Policy

Category                                             Weight

Tests, Quiz, classwork                         90%

Homework                                         10%

TAC Grade Grades: Explain to students and parents how to retrieve TAC grades here. Regularly monitor your progress online via our grading website. (https://hac.fcps.org)

Make-up Work: Please see me before or after class to get the work you missed in your absence.  

Late Work:

O Homework must be completed on the night it is assigned to be an effective learning tool.  Therefore, late work will not be accepted.

o Absent policy, he/she should make arrangement with the teacher to make-up tests and assignments.  Failure to do so will result in 0% for the missing work.

Academic Dishonesty: Students may not give or receive unauthorized aid on any assignment. Students will be held to the expectations and actions included in the MHS Honor Code found on the MHS Website.

> Tutoring

Tutoring is available Monday through Thursday during Knights Quest time.  Arrangements can be made at https://goo.gl/forms/eMirCfiY0EtMWwxf1  

> Instructional Materials

o    Notebook

o    Graphing Calculator (TI-83, TI-83 plus, TI-84)

o    Loose leaf paper

o    Pencils, Pencils, Pencils!!

o   Dry erase markers

o  Graph Paper

> Classroom Procedures

o    Warm-up (daily)

o    Check Homework (daily)

o    Notes/Guided Practice/Class Practice (daily)

o    Test (end of Unit)

> Bell Schedule [Regular day]

  • Period 1: 7:30-8:50

  • Period 2: 8:55-10:15

  • KnightsQuest: 10:20-10:55

  • Period 3: 11:00-12:50 (includes Lunch)

  • Period 4: 12:55-2:15

> Student Expectations

o READY:

Focused and alert | Bring required materials | Assigned work completed | Be in your assigned seat when the bell rings

o RESPECTFUL:

Observe classroom safety guidelines | Honor commonalities and celebrate differences | Support and encourage classmates | Use appropriate language at appropriate times

o RELENTLESS:

Complete all assignments on time and with integrity | Give your best effort | Be open to feedback and capitalize on opportunities to improve

> Discipline Procedure

  • Warning/conference with student

  • Phone call to parent/guardian

  • Teacher detention

  • Office referral

Please consider joining your class’s remind.  Text 81010 with the message @pd2mhs

Please sign the attached agreement form and keep this syllabus document for your record


 


 

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