Gig Harbor High School Mathematics: Gostin
This is a semester course in analytic trigonometry. Topics to be covered include: Right triangle ratios, solving and
graphing trigonometric functions and trigonometric inverse functions, identities, vectors and polar and rectangular
coordinates. The course develops concepts from the concrete to the abstract with relevant applications from diverse
fields to reinforce the fact that trigonometry is a useful topic. Less emphasis is on drill and more on concept
development and understanding.
The objectives of the class are…
To develop an understanding and mastery of trigonometric concepts.
To improve problem solving and reasoning skills and the ability to communicate mathematical reasoning
through written and verbal expression.
To make mathematical connections
To learn to work in collaboration as well as independently.
As per school policy:
a) An absence must be excused within 24 hours or it is considered unexcused
b) After 10 minutes into a class period a student who comes in is considered absent and not tardy
Absences (for any reason) do not excuse you from doing the assignments because all assignments are
posted daily on my web page. Either go to the GHHS website under teacher websites or go directly to
http://peninsula.swiftclassroom.com/ghhs/rgostin/index.php. (Good idea to bookmark the page.)
You can’t think when you’re hungry. Please bring healthy snacks. No Junk Food!. Good food feeds the
brain. (And please be kind enough to leave no mess.)
No hats please. School dress code is enforced. Take the time to read it.
The school policy is for cell phones to be turned off during class time.
First infraction: Warning
Second infraction: Parent is called and notified that the phone will be taken from the student if it is used in the
classroom a third time (this includes sending or receiving text messages).
Making the Grade:
Assessments are 80% of your grade. If for any reason you miss an assessment, expect to do a makeup
on the day you return to class.
Assessment preparation work is 20% of your grade. This includes all in class and out of class assignments. You
will turn several assignments in at one time.
Random problems will be picked from each assignment for you to correct. As with the assessment reflections, you
will need to answer the reflection questions for each problem missed. All assignments are gone over in class before
they are handed in so you have an opportunity to make sure your problems are accurate before they are corrected.
You may also come in before class for help.
Please email me with any concerns or questions; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please sign and return the following page.
I have read the syllabus for Mrs. Gostin’s Trigonometry class and agree to
comply with the standards outlined.
I have read the syllabus for Mrs. Gostin’s Trigonometry class and understand
that my student will comply with the standards outlined.