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WILSON HIGH SCHOOL INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE SCHOOL FOUNDED IN 1869 L O N G - R A N G E P L A N Name: Doris Sears Social Security #: ***-**-5606 Contract Level: Email Address: dsears@fsd1.org Home or Cell Phone Number: 843-667-4122 Date Submitted: 8-20-2011 Teaching Assignment(s): Precalculus CP, Algebra 2CP, Precalculus H, MYP German 4 Class Schedule and Planning Period(s) for the Year: 2009 - 2010 Class Days Times Precalculus CP 1st semester 1st Block Algebra 2CP 1st semester 2nd Block Planning 1st semester 3rd Block Precalculus H 1st semester 4th Block Precalculus CP 2nd semester 1st Block Algebra 2CP 2nd semester 2nd Block Planning 2nd semester 3rd Block MYP German 2nd semester 4th Block General Background Information of Students (Including sources): Learning about my students and setting high expectations: 1. Index Card: On the first day of class all students find an index card with their name at their assigned seat. Students fill the card out with address, phone number, birth date, any health or other information about them that I need to know. On the back of the index card they record their class schedule for the semester. From the index cards I prepare a birthday calendar to display their names in class during the month of their birthday. Their birthday note serves as a free homework pass during the semester. 2. Journal entries: All students write short journal entries several times each week. On Mondays these entries ask about weekend events, which give me a lot of insight into my students’ living situations and feelings. The writing also gives me a relatively accurate assessment of each student’s ability level and preparation for the course. Math students will communicate information as part of real world problems. 3. Informal class discussions: All students share what they have learned in previous German and Mathematics courses. 4. Student Data: A record of pertinent student data will be obtained from the school via Power School and maintained for assessment evaluation and feedback. WILSON HIGH SCHOOL INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE SCHOOL FOUNDED IN 1869 Long-Range Learning and Developmental Goals for Students: The common goals for all levels of Mathematics are that the students gain proficiency in: 1. Solving problems as related to the Curriculum Alignment Document in algebraic, graphical, verbal and representational modes. 2. Using technology to support mathematical problem solving. 3. Connecting mathematical knowledge to prior learning and applying definitions of a more abstract, collegiate form. All objectives are tied to the South Carolina Mathematics Standards. The common goals for all levels of German are that the students gain proficiency in: 1. Conducting dialogues in German on a variety of every-day topics. 2. Responding in German to oral stimuli as given by teacher, listening CDs, video, TV, etc. 3. Answering questions in German about reading passages from a variety of texts. 4. Writing essays, interpretative writings, etc. of varying length on a variety of themes related to every-day topics. 5. Forming sentences with correct grammatical structures. All objectives are tied to the Foreign Language Standards for South Carolina. Units of instruction to be taught in each subject or preparation, (Including sequence and timelines; including federal, state and district curriculum requirements; including requirements on the use of technology; and including how the diverse needs of learners will be addressed through technology): Instructional Strategies: a) Problem solving skills: Work real world math problems. Form sentences with correct grammatical structures. b) Independent learning: Respond to text passages, compose essays, work math problems. c) Active learning and collaborative learning: Conduct dialogues with classmates, solve math problems cooperatively. d) Different learning styles: a variety of activities, such as listening to recordings, prepare PowerPoint presentations, write journal entries, etc. Different rates of learning: a)Teacher transitions students from one activity to another. Students, who finish early, start on a part of the following activity. Students are also encouraged to read in their German novel if they are finished early with an activity. Students may make up missed assignments. b) Instructional strategies are modified if they do not engage a certain group of students. Materials are adjusted if the material is too difficult or easy for a group of students or is too far removed from the students’ interest. WILSON HIGH SCHOOL INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE SCHOOL FOUNDED IN 1869 Expectations and Requirements Precalculus CP/Honors Mrs. D. Sears 1. Students are expected to be in their classroom with materials ready to begin instruction when the bell rings. 2. Students are expected to talk during class only with the teacher’s permission. 3. Students are expected to remain in their seats until the teacher dismisses class. 4. Students are expected to follow school rules. Infractions of any of the stated rules result in an oral reprimand. Repeated infractions require a note, phone call or e-mail to the parents from the teacher and subsequent school disciplinary procedures. Class Requirements and Procedures All students need to have a 3-ring binder and a thin spiral notebook (to be kept in the binder) for homework. A TI-83 or TI-84 graphing calculator is recommended. Books and notebooks will be brought to class every day. The notebook is to be kept in sequential order and will be randomly checked by the teacher. Homework will be assigned and checked during every class period. In addition students work on a daily check up of 4 or 5 problems from the homework which is turned in, checked and recorded every day. Once a week the check up grade is recorded as a Homework grade in Power school. Grading system: All tests and quizzes are announced in advance and students will average 20 short written tests or quizzes per nine weeks. This gives the student’s grade an even balance. Tests and quizzes count 50%, class work, journal, projects, homework 30% and nine-week exams 20% of the nine-week grade. The ‘Second Chance’ policy will be followed, giving students a chance to make up work that does not meet the standard for a C to bring the grade up. Tutoring sessions will be available before and after school on Mondays, Wednesday s and Thursdays. I am looking forward to a great year with your student. Please contact me at 664-8440 or e-mail me at Dsears@fsd1.org if you have any questions concerning your son/daughter’s progress or set up an appointment with the guidance department to meet me in person. . Mrs. D. Sears Student name ___________________________________________ Parent signature_______________________________________ Date ______________ WILSON HIGH SCHOOL INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE SCHOOL FOUNDED IN 1869 Precalculus CP/Honors 2011-2012 Mrs. D. Sears Materials: Students will need a three-ring binder and a graphing calculator. A graphing calculator will be used almost daily during instruction. A TI-84 Plus Graphing Calculator is recommended for your student. This calculator will definitely be needed in all subsequent mathematics classes until your student graduates. Homework policy 2011 - 2012: Homework is assigned and checked every day. A class roster is used where homework and date are identified and a check mark placed next to the students' names as I go around the room and scan the work. During this time the students work on a daily check up of 4 or 5 problems from the homework. This is turned in, checked and assigned up to 4 or 5 points which are recorded every day. After 5 or more days the points are added up and multiplied to give a top grade of 100. This grade is recorded as a Homework grade in Power school. Second Chance Policy: Students will have an opportunity to make up failing/incomplete tests and major assignments within 5 days and will receive a grade no higher than 77 or the higher grade of the original work and the remake. Grading Policy: All tests and quizzes are announced in advance and students will average 20 short written tests or quizzes per nine weeks. This gives the student’s grade an even balance. Tests and quizzes count 50%, class work 30%, and nine-week exams 20% of the nine-week grade. Up to three Homework bonus points can be awarded and added to the class work/test grade at the end of each quarter Extra Help: Before or after school help is available on most days. I strongly urge students to see me immediately if they had problems with an assignment. Most students would only have to stay for a few minutes to get the help they need.. In the afternoon I am usually available until 4:00 – 4:30 pm. If students would like to work in a group in my room before or after school, they are definitely encouraged to meet with me. I encourage my students to work individually and then evaluate answers as a whole group. During individual work I am available for questions and will clarify problems for the entire class, if two or more students have the same problem. Please encourage your student to refrain from talking during individual work. Conversations during individual work discourage students from trying to think deeper on their own. Contact information: Please contact me at DSears@fsd1.org or schedule a conference with the guidance department at 843-664-8440 if I can be of help to you or your student. Thank you for allowing me to work with your student during the 2009-2010 school year. Mrs. Doris Sears Mathematics Teacher WILSON HIGH SCHOOL INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE SCHOOL FOUNDED IN 1869 Precalculus CP SUGGESTED SUPPLEMENTS: Real World Math CBL/CBR, Texas Instruments TEXT: PreCalculus: Mathematics for Calculus, 4th edition (CP) Thomson Learning/ Brooks Cole Publishing, 2002 GOALS: · Students should be able to use the fundamental concepts of algebra, trigonometry, and analytic geometry. · Students should be able to show how algebra and trigonometry can be used to model real life problems. · Students should be able to graph, identify, and explain the general characteristics of quadratic, polynomial, trigonometric, exponential, logarithmic, radical, power, and rational relations and functions. · Students should be able to express mathematical ideas and concepts using the rule of four: verbal, analytical, graphical, and numerical. · Students should be able to use technology to help solve problems, experiment, interpret results, and verify conclusions PRECALCULUS COLLEGE PREP RESOURCES: · Graphing Calculators · Overhead calculator or TI Presenter · VCR · Optional (Data projector) Practice Masters in Algebra using the TI-89 by DavidLawrence, Pencil Point Press, INC. · A Watchful Cup Never Cools, Key Curriculum Press · Parametrics and Polars for Everyone, Venture Publishing · PreCalculus, By Wayne Bentley, McGraw Instructional Fair, TS Denison · Algebra 2, By Chad Helgeson, Instructional Fair, TS Denison · Precalculus and Trigonometry Explorations, By Paul Foerster, Key Curriculum Press, INC. Websites: http://education.ti.com http://www.nctm.org/high/index.asp http://mathforum.org http://www.apcentral.collegeboard.com/pre-ap http://www.sosmath.com/index.html http://archives.math.utk.edu/topics/precalculus.html http://occawlonline.pearsoned.com/bookbind/pubbooks/demana_a wl/chapter1/deluxe.html WILSON HIGH SCHOOL INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE SCHOOL FOUNDED IN 1869 Precalculus CP Suggested Timeline with Correlation to District Syllabus and State Standards Timeline Stewart, Redlin, Watson Precalculus – R= Review 2007 Done Mathematics for Calculus, 4th Edition. T = Required Standard Y/N O= optional Covered Unit 1 9-1 Parabolas. T PC 1.2,6.6 10 days Supplement: graphing circles and writing T PC 6.1,6.2 equations of circles. Supplement: calculate points where a line T PC 6.3 intersects a circle 9-2 Ellipses. T PC 1.2,6.4 9-3 Hyperbolas. T PC 1.2,6.5 9-4 Shifted Conics. T PC6.4,6.5,6.6 9-5 Rotation of Axes. Unit 2 2-1 What is a Function? R PC 1.1 11 days 2-2 Graphs of Functions. T PC2.1,2.5,2.6 3.1 2-3 Applied Functions: Variation 2-4 Average Rate of Change: Increasing and T PC 2.7 Decreasing Functions. 2-5 Transformations of Functions. T PC2.2,2.3,2.5 3.1 2-6 Extreme Values of Functions. T PC 2.4,2.7 2-7 Modeling with Functions. T PC 1.3,1.6, 2.4,3.5 2-8 Combining Functions. T PC 1.5 2-9 One-to-One Functions and their Inverses. T PC 1.5,1.6 2.5,2.8,2.9 Unit 3 3-1 Polynomial Functions and Their Graphs. T PC1.1,2.1,2.2 8 days 2.5,3.1 3-2 Dividing Polynomials. R 3-3 Real Zeros of Polynomials. T PC1.4,1.7,2.4 2.7,3.2,3.3, 3.6,3.7 3-4 Complex Numbers. T PC2.4,2.7,3.3 3-5 Complex Zeros and The Fundamental T PC1.4,1.5,1.7 Theorem of Algebra. 2.4,2.7,3.3, 3.5,3.6,3.7 Supplement: Solving polynomial inequalities T PC 3.10,3.11 both algebraically and graphically Unit 4 3-6 Rational Functions. T PC2.1,2.2,2.5 6 days 2.6,2.7,3.4 Supplement: rational equations and T PC 3.8,3.9 inequalities (Use 1.4 here as well as supplemental material) Unit 5 4-1 Exponential Functions. T PC2.1,2.2,2.4 8 days 2.5,2.6,2.7 4.1,4.3,4.6 4-2 Logarithmic Functions. T PC2.1,2.2,2.4 2.5,2.6,2.7, 2.8,2.9,4.4, 4.5 WILSON HIGH SCHOOL INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE SCHOOL FOUNDED IN 1869 4-3 Laws of Logarithms. T PC1.5,2.4,4.7 Stewart, Redlin, Watson Precalculus – R= Review 2007 Done Mathematics for Calculus, 4th Edition. T = Required Standard Y/N O= optional Covered 4-4 Exponential and Logarithmic Equations. T PC1.7,2.4,4.7 ,4.8,4.9,4.10, 4.11 Supplement: solving expressions with rational T PC 4.5 exponents Supplement: Solve exponential and logarithmic T PC 4.9,4.11 equations graphically 4-5 Modeling with Exponential and T PC1.3,1.4,1.6 Logarithmic functions. 1.7,2.4,4.6,4. Supplement Lab – Real World Math w/CBL 8,4.9,4.10, Activity #7 or #12 4.11 Unit 6 5-1 The Unit Circle. T PC1.1,1.5,1.6 12 days Supplement – Wrapping function 5-2 Trigonometric Functions of Real T PC Numbers. 1.5,1.7,2.45.6 5-3 Trigonometric Graphs. T PC 1.5,1.6,1.7,2. 1,2.3,2.5,2.6, 2.7,5.4,5.5 Discovery project page 442 supplement T PC 5.7 5-4 More Trigonometric Graphs. T PC1.2,1.3,1.6 ,2.1,2.2,2.3,2. 5,2.6,2.7,5.4, 5.5 FOCUS on Modeling Harmonic Motion page T PC 5.7 455 Unit 7 6-1 Angle Measure. T PC1.1,1.5,1.6 7 days , 5.1,5.2 6-2 Trigonometry of Right Triangles. T PC1.5,2.4,5.6 , 5.8, 5.15 6-3 Trigonometric Functions of Angles. T PC1.7,2.4,5.6 ,5.15 Unit 8 6-4 The Law of Sines. T PC2.4,5.6,5.9 7 days ,5.12 6-5 The Law of Cosines. T PC2.4,5.6,5.9 ,5.12 Supplement – Area of Triangles – Heron’s T Formula along with others. Unit 9 7-1 Trigonometric Identities. T PC 1.5,5.14 9 days 7-2 Addition and Subtraction Formulas. T PC 5.14 7-3 Double-Angle, Half-Angle, and Product- T PC 5.14 Sum Formulas. 7-4 Inverse Trigonometric Functions. T PC 1.5,2.4,2.8, 2.9,5.13 7-5 Trigonometric Equations. T PC 2.4,5.6, 5.10,5.11 7-6 Trigonometric Form of Complex Numbers; DeMoivre’s Theorem. WILSON HIGH SCHOOL INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE SCHOOL FOUNDED IN 1869 7-7 Vectors. O 7-8 The Dot Product. O 8-1 Systems of Equations. 8-2 Systems of Linear Equations in Two Variables. 8-3 Systems of Linear Equations in Several Variables. 8-4 Systems of Linear Equations: Matrices. 8-5 The Algebra of Matrices. 8-6 Inverses of Matrices and Matrix Equations. 8-7 Determinants and Cramer’s Rule. 8-8 Systems of Inequalities. 8-9 Partial Fractions. 9-6 Polar Coordinates. T PC 5.3 Unit 10 9-7 Polar Equations of Conics. 3 days 9-8 Parametric Equations. O FOCUS on Modeling of projectile motion 10-1 Sequences and Summation Notation. O 10-2 Arithmetic Sequences. O 10-3 Geometric Sequences. O SUPPLEMENT – Convergent and Divergent O Sequences 10-4 Annuities and Installment Buying. O 10-5 Mathematical Induction. O 10-6 The Binomial Theorem. O 11-1 Counting Principles. 11-2 Permutations and Combinations. 11-3 Probability. 11-4 Expected Value. 12-1 Finding Limits Numerically and Graphically. 12-2 Finding Limits Algebraically. 12-3 Tangent Lines and Derivatives. 12-4 Limits at Infinity; Limits of Sequences 12-5 Areas WILSON HIGH SCHOOL INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE SCHOOL FOUNDED IN 1869 Expectations and Requirements Algebra 2 CP Mrs. D. Sears 1. Students are expected to be in their classroom with materials ready to begin instruction when the bell rings. 2. Students are expected to talk during class only with the teacher’s permission. 3. Students are expected to remain in their seats until the teacher dismisses class. 4. Students are expected to follow school rules. Infractions of any of the stated rules result in an oral reprimand. Repeated infractions require a note, phone call or e-mail to the parents from the teacher and subsequent school disciplinary procedures. Class Requirements and Procedures All students need to have a 3-ring binder and a thin spiral notebook (to be kept in the binder) for homework. A TI-83 or TI-84 graphing calculator is recommended. Books and notebooks will be brought to class every day. The notebook is to be kept in sequential order and will be randomly checked by the teacher. Homework is assigned and checked every day. In addition students work on a daily check up of 4 or 5 problems from the homework which is turned in, checked and recorded every day. Once a week the check up grade is recorded as a Homework grade in Power school. Grading system: All tests and quizzes are announced in advance and students will average 20 short written tests or quizzes per nine weeks. This gives the student’s grade an even balance. Tests and quizzes count 50%, class work, journal, projects, homework 30% and nine-week exams 20% of the nine-week grade. The ‘Second Chance’ policy will be followed, giving students a chance to make up work that does not meet the standard for a C to bring the grade up. Tutoring sessions will be available before and after school on Mondays, Wednesday s and Thursdays. I am looking forward to a great year with your student. Please contact me at 664-8440 or e-mail me at Dsears@fsd1.org if you have any questions concerning your son/daughter’s progress or set up an appointment with the guidance department to meet me in person. . Mrs. D. Sears Student name ___________________________________________ Parent signature_______________________________________ Date ______________ WILSON HIGH SCHOOL INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE SCHOOL FOUNDED IN 1869 Algebra 2CP 2011 - 2012: Mrs. D. Sears Materials: Students will need a three-ring binder and a graphing calculator. A graphing calculator will be used almost daily during instruction. Please purchase a TI-84 Plus Graphing Calculator for your student. This calculator will definitely be needed in all subsequent mathematics classes until your student graduates. Homework policy 2011 - 2012: Homework is assigned and checked every day. A class roster is used where homework and date are identified and a check mark placed next to the students' names as I go around the room and scan the work. During this time the students work on a daily check up of 4 or 5 problems from the homework. This is turned in, checked and assigned up to 4 or 5 points which are recorded every day. After 5 or more days the points are added up and multiplied to give a top grade of 100. This grade is recorded as a Homework grade in Power school. Second Chance Policy: Students will have an opportunity to make up failing/incomplete tests and major assignments within 5 days and will receive a grade no higher than 77 or the higher grade of the original work and the remake. Grading Policy: All tests and quizzes are announced in advance and students will average 20 short written tests or quizzes per nine weeks. This gives the student’s grade an even balance. Tests and quizzes count 50%, class work 30%, and nine-week exams 20% of the nine-week grade. Up to three Homework bonus points can be awarded and added to the class work/test grade at the end of each quarter Extra Help: Before or after school help is available on most days. I strongly urge students to see me immediately if they had problems with an assignment. Most students would only have to stay for a few minutes to get the help they need.. In the afternoon I am usually available until 4:00 – 4:30 pm. If students would like to work in a group in my room before or after school, they are definitely encouraged to meet with me. I encourage my students to work individually and then evaluate answers as a whole group. During individual work I am available for questions and will clarify problems for the entire class, if two or more students have the same problem. Please encourage your student to refrain from talking during individual work. Conversations during individual work discourage students from trying to think deeper on their own. Contact information: Please contact me at DSears@fsd1.org or schedule a conference with the guidance department at 843-664-8440 if I can be of help to you or your student. Thank you for allowing me to work with your student during the 2009-2010 school year. Mrs. Doris Sears Mathematics Teacher WILSON HIGH SCHOOL INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE SCHOOL FOUNDED IN 1869 Algebra 2CP: 2011 - 2012 Mrs. D. Sears Algebra II CP Suggested Timeline with Correlation to District Syllabus and State Standards Timeline McDougal- Littell Algebra 2 R= Review 2007 Done T = Required Standards Y/N Covered Combine 1.1 Real Numbers and Number Operations with chap 2 1.2 Algebraic Expressions and Models 1.3 Solving Linear Equations 1.4 Rewriting Equations and Formulas R 1.5 Problem Solving Using Algebraic Models 1.6 Solving Linear Inequalities 1.7 Solving Absolute Value Equations and T Inequalities 7 Days 2.1 Functions and Their Graphs T 2.2 Slope and Rate of Change 2.3 Quick Graphs of Linear Equations 2.4 Writing Equations of Lines 2.5 Correlation and Best-Fitting Lines 2.6 Linear Inequalities in Two Variables 2.7 Piecewise Functions T IA-2.9, IA-2.10 2.8 Absolute Value Functions T 7 Days 3.1 Solving Linear Systems by Graphing R 3.2 Solving Linear Systems Algebraically R 3.3 Graphing and Solving Systems of Linear T IA-1.5, Inequalities IA-2.1, IA-2.2 IA-2.3 3.4 Linear Programming T IA-1.3,1.4, IA-1.6, IA-2.4 3.5 Graphing Linear Equations in Three O Variables 3.6 Solving Systems of Linear Equations in O Three Variables 0 Days 4.1 Matrix Operations O 4.2 Multiplying Matrices O 4.3 Determinants and Cramer’s Rules O 4.4 Identity and Inverse Matrices O 4.5 Solving Systems Using Inverse Matrices O Chapter 4 extension augmented matrices O Optional to 5.1 Graphing Quadratic Functions T cover chap 6 first - 15 days 5.2 Solving Quadratic Functions by Factoring T IA-3.3 5.3 Solving Quadratic Equations by Finding T IA-3.3 Square Roots 5.4 Complex Numbers T IA-3.1, IA-3.2 5.5 Completing the Square T IA-3.3 WILSON HIGH SCHOOL INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE SCHOOL FOUNDED IN 1869 5.6 The Quadratic Formula and the Discriminant T IA-3.3, IA-3.4 5.7 Graphing and Solving Quadratic Inequalities T Timeline McDougal- Littell Algebra 2 R= Review 2007 Done T= Standards Y/N Required Covered 5.8 Modeling with Quadratic Functions T IA-1.2,1.3 IA-3.5, IA-3.6 9 Days 6.1 Using Properties of Exponents R 6.2 Evaluating and Graphing Polynomial R Functions 6.3 Adding, Subtracting, and Multiplying T IA-2.5, Polynomials IA-4.1 6.4 Factoring and Solving Polynomial Equations T IA-4.3 6.5 The Remainder and Factor Theorems T (synthetic IA-4.2 division) 6.6 Finding Rational Zeros T IA-4.2 6.7 Using the Fundamental Theorem of Algebra T IA-4.3 6.8 Analyzing Graphs of Polynomial Functions 6.9 Modeling with Polynomial Functions T IA-1.3,4.4 7 Days 7.1 nth roots and Rational Expressions T IA-4.12 7.2 Properties of Rational Exponents T IA-4.5, IA-4.7 7.3 Power Functions and Function Operations T IA-2.6 7.4 Inverse Operations O 7.5 Graphing Square Root and Cube Root T IA-2.8 Functions 7.6 Solving Radical Equations T IA-4.9 7.7 Statistics and Statistical Graphs 10 Days 8.1 Exponential Growth T IA-4.14 8.2 Exponential Decay T IA-4.14 8.3 The number e T IA-4.6, IA-4.13 8.4 Logarithmic Functions T IA-4.6, IA-4.13 8.5 Properties of Logarithms T IA-4.6 8.6 Solving Exponential and Logarithmic T IA-4.10, Equations IA-4.11 8.7 Modeling with Exponential and Power T IA-1.3,4.7 Functions 8.8 Logistic Growth Functions 7 Days 9.1 Inverse and Joint Variation O 9.2 Graphing Simple Rational Functions T IA-2.9 9.3 Graphing General Rational Functions T IA-2.9 9.4 Multiplying and Dividing Rational T IA-4.8 Expressions 9.5 Addition, Subtraction, and Complex T IA-4.8 Fractions 9.6 Solving Rational Equations T IA-4.12 8 Days 10.1 The Distance and Midpoint Formulas 10.2 Parabolas T WILSON HIGH SCHOOL INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE SCHOOL FOUNDED IN 1869 10.3 Circles T IA-1.1, IA-5.1, IA-5.2 10.4 Ellipses T IA-5.3, IA-5.4 Timeline McDougal- Littell Algebra 2 R= Review 2007 Done T= Standards Y/N Required Covered 10.5 Hyperbolas T IA-5.6, IA-5.7 10.6 Graphing and Classifying Conics T IA-5.7 10.7 Solving Quadratic Systems T IA-2.11 8 days 11.1 An introduction to Sequence and Series T IA-6.1, IA-6.5 11.2 Arithmetic Sequences and Series T IA-6.2, IA-6.3 IA-6.4 11.3 Geometric Sequences and Series T IA-6.2, IA-6.3 IA-6.4 11.4 Infinite Geometric Series 11.5 Recursive Rules for Sequences T IA-6.7, IA-6.8 IA-6.9 WILSON HIGH SCHOOL INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE SCHOOL FOUNDED IN 1869 MYP German 4: This course is designed to develop the students’ skills in understanding, speaking, reading and writing the German language. The course follows the objectives outlined in the IB syllabus through the use of a wide range of oral and print material. The lessons will be entirely in German. All work units in this first year of study in the IB Diploma Programme are designed to address the competencies outlined by the International Baccalaureate Organization which involve: Language: handling the language system accurately (grammar, syntax, etc.) Cultural Interaction: selecting language appropriate to a particular cultural and social context. Message: understanding ideas and how they are organized in order to communicate them appropriately. I. Goals: I. Goals: Students will be able to use the German Language when discussing the following topics: Leisure activities Communication German history Family Music Work related topics Stereotypes Units of Study: Unit 1: Freizeit (Leisure) Unit 2: Kommunikation (communication) Unit 3: Deutschland im 21. Jahrhundert (Germany in the 21st century) Unit 4: Familie (family) Unit 5: Musik (music) Unit 6: Die Welt der Arbeit (work related topics) Unit 7: Stereotypen (stereotypes) II. Instructional Materials: Kaleidoskop (Houghton/Mifflin) Komm mit! (Holt/Rhinehart/Winston) Wechselspiel (Langenscheidt) WILSON HIGH SCHOOL INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE SCHOOL FOUNDED IN 1869 Description of Major Assessments to Monitor Students Progress (Including criteria and schedules): Precalculus CP/H: Teacher-made end of course exam Algebra 2CP: District-wide common assessment MYP German 4: AATG National German Exam (external moderation) Description of the Procedures Used to Assign Students Grades: Classroom assessment: All classes are assessed with weekly quizzes, including oral and listening quizzes, and bi-weekly unit tests, as well as graded class work assignments. At least one project is assigned during the course. Homework: Homework will be assigned and checked daily. Students need to complete homework assignments in a spiral notebook, which is kept inside their 3-ring binder. The homework notebook will be checked daily and graded weekly. Journal: Journal entries are assessed at the end of each grading period and count as part of the course grade. Modification of Assessments: Assessments are modified if the majority of the students have been actively engaged in an activity and still do not meet the objective. Students who have a failing grade on a test have a chance to correct mistakes according to the school’s ‘Second Chance’ policy. Occasionally the objective may be retested with a different format. Description of the System Used to Maintain a Record of the Students’ Progress: Standardized test scores (National German Exam results) are kept on file. All student grades are recorded in the Grade Record book provided by Florence School District One, the PowerSchool electronic record system. Tests and quizzes are kept in a student folder in the classroom for access by parents and administrators. Student Journals are kept in the classroom and are used by each student for sequential courses. Plan for Staying Abreast of Current and Emerging Technologies: In July 2008 I took an TI-nspire 3-day workshop in Denver, CO and received a TI-nspire handheld calculator and software to be installed on computers at Wilson High school. This software will be used in the Algebra 2CP and Precalculus CP/H classes. During the fall semester 2008 I attended a graduate course through Florence School District 1: Creating Classroom Activities on the smart board. During this course I learned to create weekly smart board activities for all of my classes. During Fall 2011 I plan to take an ‘iPad activities in the classroom’ course through Florence School District 1 and plan to explore the feasibility of using iPads in Mathematics and German instruction. Plan for Ordering and Obtaining Special Materials and Resources: Texas Instruments has sent a TI-nspire educators resource packet. I am ordering an Elmo overhead projector in order to facilitate use of print materials on the projection screen. All classes will benefit from the www.quia.com web activities. WILSON HIGH SCHOOL INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE SCHOOL FOUNDED IN 1869 Rules for Students Behavior in the Classroom: a) Classroom Expectations 1. Students are expected to be in their classroom with materials ready to begin instruction when the bell rings. 2. Students are expected to talk during class only with the teacher’s permission. 3. Students are expected to remain in their seats until the teacher dismisses class. 4. Students are expected to follow school rules. Infractions of any of the stated rules result in an oral reprimand. Repeated infractions require a note, e-mail or phone call to the parents from the teacher and subsequent school disciplinary procedures. Incentives in form of bonus point coupons for tests, as well as occasional edible treats are given b) Communicating Rules to students: A handout with Expectations, course requirements and grading procedures is sent home with all students with a request for the parents’ signature. In class this handout is discussed with all students. Classroom rules are also posted in the classroom. Wilson High School requires that a Discipline code test be administered during the first week of classes. Description of Consequences for Violating Class Rules: Infractions of any of the stated rules result in an oral reprimand. Repeated infractions require a note, e-mail or phone call to the parents from the teacher and subsequent school disciplinary procedures. Incentives in form of bonus point coupons for tests, as well as occasional edible treats are given Description of Procedures to Carry Out Non-Instructional Activities: Students copy a series of questions concerning classroom procedures from an overhead transparency. These questions are discussed with input from me on how procedures are handled. Procedures are given in positive terms (ask permission to go to the pencil sharpener, waste basket etc., be quiet when someone is on the intercom). Restroom procedures: Students are expected to use the restroom between classes, without being tardy to class. If a student feels he/she will be tardy, the student is to be in the classroom when the bell rings and may ask for a restroom pass after all students have begun their first class assignment. The teacher does not sign passes during the class changes. On the day following discussion of classroom procedures students take a quiz on these procedures to be filed for later reference if needed. Plan for Communicating with Parents or Guardians Throughout the Year: Parents are invited to Open House classroom visitation where course expectations are discussed. All students take home a letter with course outlines and expectations and have their parents sign the letter. Phone calls to parents and e-mails are also utilized to give positive feedback or express concerns. Parents can access student grades anytime through Power School. Plan for Revising Long Range Plan When Necessary: Weekly lesson plans are continuously monitored and adjusted. This may cause the long-range plan to be adjusted as well. After each unit of study, an evaluation is made to see if less time will be spent on certain topics where duplication may occur, thereby adhering to the time line in the long-range plan.