Precalculus – Course Syllabus
Bullitt East High School
Mrs. Kristy Tinelli
BEHS 869-6400 Room 333
Text: Larson Hostetler Precalculus
*** Replacement cost of textbook is $50
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra II
Course Description: This course is intended for students who plan to take AP Calculus in high
school or a Calculus course in college. It includes the following topics: functions and their inverses,
graphs and their applications including polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, circular,
trigonometric, absolute value and natural number. Additional topics include analytic geometry, polar
and 3-dimensional graphing, complex numbers and mathematical induction.
Course Goal: Precalculus is designed to provide a firm foundation in algebra which is necessary for
success in college-level mathematics. This course provides an opportunity for students to utilize real-
life data and situations, solve problems using algebraic and graphing models, and enhance
understanding of mathematical concepts.
Functions and Their Graphs Systems of Equations/Inequalities
Polynomial Functions Matrices/Determinants
Exponential/Logarithmic Functions Sequences and Probability
Trigonometry Analytical Geometry
Criteria included for evaluation and determination of grade: Using BEHS grading scale
Nine weeks grade = number of points earned
number of possible points
Semester grade = 90% Average of 2 nine weeks grades, 10% Final
Possible points are generally made up of the following:
Daily assignments = 10 – 20
Quizzes = 50 – 100
Tests = 100 – 200
Math Journal = 150
Open response questions = TBD
Projects/Activities = TBD
Midterm/Final = 300
Rules of Class:
Be respectful of all class and staff members.
Attend class and be on time. Tardies will be handled according to the school-wide tardy
Be prepared and ready to learn when the bell rings.
Follow directions and school rules – no eating/drinking in the classroom, bottled water is
Have homework prepared in pencil with ALL work shown for credit.
Listen, take notes, ask questions, and work cooperatively is assigned groups.
When absent, assume responsibility to complete missed assignments.
Make up tests, quizzes and assignments according to policy.
Materials Needed for Class:
1. A graphing calculator TI-83/84+ is strongly recommended
2. Large spiral notebook (college ruled) or 3-ring binder
3. Composition notebook (Math Journal)
4. Opitional donations: paper towels, Kleenex, hand sanitizer
The faculty and administration reserve the right to change the class syllabus as deemed necessary.
Requirements shall be modified to accommodate students who qualify for specially designed instruction.
Please review the syllabus, sign and return no later than Friday, August 13, 2010.
I have read and understand the requirements for the Precalculus course.
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