## Welcome to my class!

Success in Mathematics depends mainly in your effort and dedication. Just like developing ability in a sport or talent, diligent practice is the key to learning Mathematics. You will need to dedicate time everyday to do your homework and/or study for tests.

*Do your homework on the same day it is assigned to you.*## Materials Needed:

* A 2-inch binder with paper and the following dividers: ·

~ WARM UPS ·

~ CLASS NOTES

- HOMEWORK ·

~ TESTS AND QUIZZES

* Mechanical pencils

* Scientific graphing calculator for work at home.

TI-84 plus calculators will be used in the classroom. Each student will be assigned one calculator for use only in the classroom and he/she is responsible for this calculator. If he/she damages or loses it, the student must replace the school’s calculator.

~ WARM UPS ·

~ CLASS NOTES

- HOMEWORK ·

~ TESTS AND QUIZZES

* Mechanical pencils

* Scientific graphing calculator for work at home.

TI-84 plus calculators will be used in the classroom. Each student will be assigned one calculator for use only in the classroom and he/she is responsible for this calculator. If he/she damages or loses it, the student must replace the school’s calculator.

## Grading Rules:

Major Assignments: 50%

Quizzes: 30%

Assignments: 20%

YOUR TEXTBOOK ONLINE:

HOMEWORK HELP ONLINE:

Title: Precalculus Problems and solutions

Objective: To enhance the understanding of different concepts in Precalculus and do some additional practice.

Website:

Description: This website has the different important topics covered in Precalculus, explains them, provides some practice problems

and gives the solutions.

*http://www.garlandisdschools.net/uploaded/high_schools/nfhs/documents/StudentEdition.pdf**http://www.slader.com/textbook/9780030416477-precalculus-a-graphing-approach/10/*HOMEWORK HELP ONLINE:

Title: Precalculus Problems and solutions

Objective: To enhance the understanding of different concepts in Precalculus and do some additional practice.

Website:

**https://www.math.ucdavis.edu/~marx/precalculus.html**Description: This website has the different important topics covered in Precalculus, explains them, provides some practice problems

and gives the solutions.

## Make Up Work

All make-up work for excused absences will have to be done within the time allowed. No late homework is accepted .

PRIVATE TUTORING SOURCES: List of private tutors.

PRIVATE TUTORING SOURCES: List of private tutors.

Helpful Precalculus Websites:

TRIGONOMETRY VIDEOS:

VIDEO 1 -

VIDEO 2 -

VIDEO 3 -

VIDEO 4 -

VIDEO 5 - MATHEATRE - Unit Circle Trigonometry - Song - Sing along!!!

VIDEO 5 -

VIDEO 6 -

VIDEO 7 - QUIZ TO PRACTICE

VIDEO 8 - GAME TO PRACTICE THE ANGLES OF THE UNIT CIRCLE IN RADIANS

OTHER SOURCES FOR HELP:

http://www.khanacademy.org/exercisedashboard

http://www.coolmath.com/precalculus-review-calculus-intro/index.html

scidiv.bellevuecollege.edu/math/precalc.html

http://www.themathpage.com/aprecalc/precalculus.htm

http://mrraysmathclass.weebly.com/homework-solutions.html

TRIGONOMETRY VIDEOS:

VIDEO 1 -

__SOHCAHTOA__(This video will help you understand the use of the trigonometric ratios)VIDEO 2 -

__HISTORY OF TRIGONOMETRY__(This video will take you on a historical tour about the development of trigonometry)VIDEO 3 -

__TRI____GONOMETRY - WHAT IS IT?__(This video will demonstrate the possible applications of trigonometry)VIDEO 4 -

__TRIGONOMETRY: UNIT CIRCLE__(This video will help you understand the structure of the Unit Circle)VIDEO 5 - MATHEATRE - Unit Circle Trigonometry - Song - Sing along!!!

VIDEO 5 -

__How to fill out the Unit Circle and easily reproduce it.__(This video is one way to practice the Unit Circle)VIDEO 6 -

__Tricks For Memorizing The Unit Circle Chart__VIDEO 7 - QUIZ TO PRACTICE

VIDEO 8 - GAME TO PRACTICE THE ANGLES OF THE UNIT CIRCLE IN RADIANS

OTHER SOURCES FOR HELP:

http://www.khanacademy.org/exercisedashboard

http://www.coolmath.com/precalculus-review-calculus-intro/index.html

scidiv.bellevuecollege.edu/math/precalc.html

http://www.themathpage.com/aprecalc/precalculus.htm

http://mrraysmathclass.weebly.com/homework-solutions.html

## Homework and Take-Home Quiz Rules:

Homework and Take-Home Quiz Rules Homework will be checked periodically throughout the nine weeks. The homework must be in the corresponding Homework Section of your binder. The following scale will be used:

POINT SCALE FOR GRADING HOMEWORK

All Take Home Quizzes will be due ON OR BEFORE A SET DATE. A LATE (next class period) TAKE HOME QUIZ WILL LOSE 50 POINTS. TAKE HOME QUIZZES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED

In order to dissuade students from just copying someone else’s work, there will be questions on the major exams related to the Take Home Quiz.

Since two or three chapters will generally be covered each nine weeks, there will be two or three major exams per nine weeks period. Approximately 80% of each major exam will cover basic skills and examples from your textbook. The remaining part will cover critical thinking skills; “C” type problems from your book and one question covering a basic concept from the Take Home Quiz.

POINT SCALE FOR GRADING HOMEWORK

- I. Grading Procedure Only:
- a) Procedure on all problems 100
- b) Procedure on 70% of the problems 70
- c) Procedure on 50% of the problems 50
- d) No procedure 0
- II. Grading Procedure and Correctness of three selected Problems:
- Procedure 70% and Correctness 30% (3 problems-10 points each).
- a) Procedure on 100% of homework Minus 10 points for each incorrect of the three selected problems. Possible grades 100, 90, 80, 70.
- b) Procedure on 70% of homework Minus 10 points for each incorrect of the three selected problems. Possible grades 70, 60, 50, 40.
- c) Procedure on 50% of homework Minus 10 points for each incorrect of the three selected problems. Possible grades 50, 40, 30, 20.
- d) No procedure or answers only. Grade Zero.

All Take Home Quizzes will be due ON OR BEFORE A SET DATE. A LATE (next class period) TAKE HOME QUIZ WILL LOSE 50 POINTS. TAKE HOME QUIZZES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED

__AFTER__THE FOLLOWING CLASS PERIOD. Remember – you have at least one week before the deadline.In order to dissuade students from just copying someone else’s work, there will be questions on the major exams related to the Take Home Quiz.

Since two or three chapters will generally be covered each nine weeks, there will be two or three major exams per nine weeks period. Approximately 80% of each major exam will cover basic skills and examples from your textbook. The remaining part will cover critical thinking skills; “C” type problems from your book and one question covering a basic concept from the Take Home Quiz.

## Class Rules

1. Be respectful. Act like ladies and gentlemen at all times. Take care of restroom needs during breaks between classes, and during lunchtime.

2. Bring book, pencils, paper, and HOMEWORK everyday. Keep book covered at all times.

3. Listen to and follow teacher’s instructions. This is essential for your success in learning. Be attentive to classroom activities; personal notes will be collected and used at teacher’s discretion.

4. Leave your seat and talk only with your teacher’s permission. Be in your seat when the tardy bell rings.

5. Follow all other school rules in the Student Handbook.

2. Bring book, pencils, paper, and HOMEWORK everyday. Keep book covered at all times.

3. Listen to and follow teacher’s instructions. This is essential for your success in learning. Be attentive to classroom activities; personal notes will be collected and used at teacher’s discretion.

4. Leave your seat and talk only with your teacher’s permission. Be in your seat when the tardy bell rings.

5. Follow all other school rules in the Student Handbook.

## Consequences

First Warning: Teacher corrects infraction in class.

Second Warning: Student/teacher conference.

Third Warning: Phone call to parent or parent/teacher conference.

4+ Warnings: Office referral and U in conduct.

Severe infractions, such as verbal or physical assault, possession of a weapon or drugs, fighting, etc., will result in immediate removal of the student from the class and office referral.

Second Warning: Student/teacher conference.

Third Warning: Phone call to parent or parent/teacher conference.

4+ Warnings: Office referral and U in conduct.

Severe infractions, such as verbal or physical assault, possession of a weapon or drugs, fighting, etc., will result in immediate removal of the student from the class and office referral.

## Remember:

If you fail to prepare, you are preparing to fail. A positive attitude toward learning and respecting the rights of others should make consequences unnecessary.

## Exemptions

*You will be*

__exempt__from the Final Exam if:*Your grade is 90 or above*

__and__have 3 or fewer absences.