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					                                  Precalculus – Course Syllabus
                                    Mathematics Department
                                     Bullitt East High School

Mrs. Kristy Tinelli
BEHS 869-6400 Room 333
Email: kristy.Tinelli@bullitt.kyschools.us
Website: http://www.blogs.bullittschools.org/kristytinelli

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.

Course Content

          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
         policy.
        Be prepared and ready to learn when the bell rings.
        Follow directions and school rules – no eating/drinking in the classroom, bottled water is
         allowed.
        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.


Student Name ________________________________ Block _____


Student Signature __________________________________________ Date _______________


Parent/Guardian Signature ___________________________________ Date _______________

				
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