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					                           HYMAN G. RICKOVER NAVAL ACADEMY
                                   COURSE SYLLABUS
                                      Calculus 2009-10

Instructor:    Mr. Kohl
               773-534-2890
               kkohl@cps.edu

I.      Course: Calculus

II.     Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra 2

III.    Course Description:

        Calculus begins with an overview of the subject to find the reasons behind its study.
        Since functions are the basis for calculus, the study begins with multiple representations
        of functions. Limits and derivatives follow, where limits are approached from
        descriptive, graphical, numerical, and algebraic points of view. Basic functions are then
        differentiated and derivatives are computed in applied situations. Finally, integrals will
        be studied including the area and distance problems. Throughout the course, graphing
        calculators will be utilized.

IV.     This course fulfills the course standards as required by the State of Illinois; namely;
           8. Use functions including exponential, polynomial, rational, parametric,
               logarithmic, and trigonometric to describe numerical relationships.
               Use polynomial, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions to model
               situations.
               Formulate and solve nonlinear equations and systems including problems
               involving inverse variation and exponential and logarithmic growth and decay.


V.      Outline of Topics:

1. Functions and models

2. Limits and Derivatives

3. Differentiation Rules

4. Applications of Differentiation

5. Integrals

6. Applied Integrals

VII.    Methods of Instruction:
              Lecture, group work, and active participation in class problem solving.

VIII.   Course Practices Required.
Note: This syllabus follows all Rickover Naval Academy rules and guidelines as outlined in
       the Cadet Handbook and addenda as well as the following rules

A.    Weekly schedule
        1. A weekly schedule will be posted in the classroom so students know the
            upcoming schedule.

B.    Materials
         1. Textbook – Calculus; Early Trancendentals
         2. Calculus notebook
         3. Pencils (mechanical is best), eraser.
         4. Calculator

C.    The Daily Class Requirement
         1. Always come to class on time.
         2. Always come prepared for class
                a) Have all your materials
                b) Have your assignments completed prior to entry into class.
         3. Listen attentively to the teacher
         4. Always take notes. Copy everything from the whiteboard or overhead.
         5. Absolutely no food is allowed in class. Drinks with sealable caps are acceptable.
         6. Strict adherence to the code of conduct as mandated in the cadet handbook.

D.    Participation
          1. Homework is the most important form of participation
          2. Participation includes board work, oral presentation, helping classmates during
              group work.
          3. Non-participation includes repeated tardiness, rudeness, or disrespect for teacher
              or peers, lack of cooperation, lack of materials, lack of preparation, talking during
              lecture or explanation of problems, and playing games on the calculator during
              lecture.
          4. Non-participation can result in appropriate consequences.
          5. Doing work from another class or working with non-math items will not be
              tolerated. If the cadet is found to be doing other work from another class or
              working with non-math items, then the work or the items will be confiscated and
              will only be returned to the parent or legal guardian.
          6. Everyone must be respectful of each other. This means if someone is speaking,
              remain quiet and listen to the point being made.

E.    Homework
        1. Homework must be complete with answers and full work shown. Homework not
           done in this fashion will be considered to be incomplete and the student will
           receive no credit while being asked to stay after school.
        2. Write out the problem and show all work.
        3. Do your best on every assignment. This means trying every problem.
        4. Odd problems must be checked for correctness prior to your entry into class. The
           cadet will check the answers either with an answer sheet provided by the teacher
           or with the answers in the back of the book.
           5. Work must be corrected.

F.     Test/Exams/Quizzes
          1. Calculators and writing instruments are required at all tests/exams/quizzes. If the
              student does not have a calculator present with them at the time of the test, the
              student will check the appropriate box on the test form and proceed with the test.
          2. If a student is absent for any test, then they receive a zero until the absence is
              officially excused by the attendance clerk in the computer. The makeup test will
              be graded answer only.
          3. For quizzes, it is a zero until the absence is officially excused by the attendance
              clerk in the computer, at which time the zero is changed to exempt.

G.     Classroom rules
              This class follows all Rickover Naval Academy rules and guidelines as outlined in
              the Cadet Handbook and addenda as well as the following rules:

H.     Media recording of classes
              Permission is not given to photograph, video record, audio record, or draw artists
              renderings of the teacher, the class, or individual students. Any such recordings
              will be reported to the dean for disciplinary action according to the Student Code
              of Conduct.

IX.    Approximate pace of course (subject to change):

Pace of the course will be consistent with the coverage of the topics
Semester 1
       Quarter 1: Chapter 1
       Quarter 2: Chapter 2-3

Semester 2
      Quarter 3: Chapter 4-5
      Quarter 4: Chapter 6

X.     Types and Methods of Evaluation: Grading rubric

Types of evaluation will include homework, calculus notebook checks, pop-quizzes, cumulative
tests, and final exams.

           1. Final exams
              Time: Near the end of every semester
              Value: 20% of Grade

               There will be final exams given at the times mentioned above. If a formula sheet
               is allowed, then the teacher will provide a study formula sheet prior to the test for
               review. The teacher will provide a new formula sheet (exactly the same as the
               study formula sheet) on the day of the test to be used during the test. The study
               formula sheet can not be used for tests. Final exams must be taken on the day
               they are scheduled. If a cadet misses a test due to an excused absence, then the
               cadet must follow the procedure outlined in the cadet handbook. A cadet who
   missed the exam due to an unexcused absence will receive a grade no higher than
   a D for the final exam. A makeup exam may be different from the test given to
   the class in both length and difficulty. A student found cheating in any way
   during a final exam will receive a course grade of F.

2. Homework
   Time: Prior to the beginning of class the day the homework is due
   Value: 3 points

   All homework must be completed prior to entering the class on the school day
   after it has been assigned. In order to receive credit for homework, the cadet must
   complete the homework showing all necessary and required steps in a neat and
   logical manner such that the teacher can follow the steps without oral
   representation from the cadet. Students that do not have the homework in class
   the day it is due will be assigned to homework lab. During homework lab,
   students will complete the home that was not completed. Students who attend the
   homework lab and complete the homework assignment that caused the homework
   lab detention will receive no more than 2 points for the homework. Students who
   do not attend an assigned homework lab will receive the consequences outlined in
   the cadet handbook. If a cadet misses homework due to an excused absence, then
   a zero is placed in the grade book for that homework and the cadet has until
   Friday of the next week to make up the missing homework or the zero is
   permanent. An unexcused absence will result in a zero for missed homework. A
   function is not an excuse to miss homework on the day it is due and a student
   must have the homework the day it is assigned or receive a homework lab.

3. Equipment Inspection
   Time: Per Weekly Schedule
   Value: Variable

   Since it is essential for cadets to have their materials in class in order for them to
   properly participate, equipment checks are carried out. Equipment consists of a
   calculus notebook, the student’s math book.

4. Cumulative Tests
   Time: Per Weekly Schedule (approximately every two lessons)
   Value: One point per step

   Tests will be approximately every two lessons. Since tests are cumulative, cadets
   can expect several similar problems from previous tests to be on the current test.
   Tests can vary in point value and amount of time they take depending on length.
   If the cadet missed a test due to an excused absence, then the test is made up the
   day that the cadet returns to class. If the cadet missed the test due to an
   unexcused absence, the cadet receives a zero for the test grade. Tests will be
   retained by the teacher. Students on a function the day of a test will make up the
   test the next school day. Each quarter, the lowest test score will be dropped.

5. Pop Quizzes
   Time: Random
   Value: Dependent on length

   Pop quizzes generally contain one to four (but can be more) questions. To receive
   credit the cadets must show all their work in a legible, logical, and orderly manner
   requiring no oral representation. The lowest pop quiz score will be dropped. You
   cannot make up a pop quiz. A pop quiz missed due to a function or an excused
   absence will not be counted against the cadet. A pop quiz missed due to an
   unexcused absence will earn a grade of zero.

6. Calculus Notebooks
   Time: Per weekly schedule


   Students are required to keep a three-ring calculus notebook used only for this
   class. They are to be kept in a manner demonstrated in class. The calculus
   notebooks will be checked from time to time. No credit will be given if the
   calculus notebook does not contain the syllabus. Students missing a calculus
   notebook check with an unexcused absence will have a zero for their calculus
   notebook check. Students missing a calculus notebook check with an excused
   absence or a function must present their calculus notebook on the day they return
   during lunch to be checked by the instructor or they will receive a zero.

7. In-class work
   Time: Varies
   Value: 0 – 100 points

   From time to time the teacher will require work that must be turned in by the end
   of the class period in order to receive credit. Completed work with either be
   turned in to the teacher or the class leader who will give the work to a designated
   math teacher.

8. Accommodations for Students with disabilities

   Students with special needs will be accommodated by giving them extra time on
   assessments, written notes, or formula sheets or any other accommodation
   required by the IEP.

9. Grading and Grading Scale

   The method of computing a quarter grade is a total point method with the
   following grading scale:
          Grading Scale
                 A       90% ----100%
                 B       80% ----89%
                 C       70% ----79%
                 D       60% ----69%
                 F       Less than 60%

   Semester grades:
               1st semester grades are 40% of the 1st quarter and 2nd quarter grades along with
               20% for the semester’s final exam. 2nd semester grades are 40% of the 3rd quarter
               and 4th quarter grades along with 20% for that semester’s final exam.

           10. Missed classes

               It is the student’s responsibility to bring themselves up to date on all material.
               Students who missed a class/classes and find themselves in need of remediation
               must obtain the remediation either with a classmate, on their own time, or in the
               homework lab. Due to the nature of the math curriculum, no remediation will be
               available during class time. Students missing class due to a function are required
               to turn in the homework that they missed on the day it is due, and any missed
               instruction necessary for the completion of the homework can be found after
               school in the homework lab or with a classmate. Students who are absent have
               until the Friday of the following week to turn in the homework.

XI.    Extra Help:

From time to time it can happen that a concept or procedure is not clear after it has been taught in
class. It is essential to attempt, to the best of your ability, to find help prior to the next class.
First, try contacting a fellow cadet outside of class to explain the concept or procedure. Second,
try a brother, sister or parent to help explain. Third, if the first two methods did not work, do not
hesitate to contact Mr. Fogel, Mr. Kohl, Ms. Dumais, or Mr. Soohov. Mr. Fogel, Mr. Kohl, Ms.
Dumais, or Mr. Soohov barring any prior commitments, are available after school, to those
students who have their class notes, according to their tutoring schedule. If there still is
difficulty with a concept or procedure, extra work or peer tutoring will be arranged.
Tutoring will only be available for one hour a day and will cover material from that day’s lesson.
Students who are absent on a day will also be helped for the absent day’s lesson.
Students are encouraged to work during tutor lab with other students. The teacher who is
tutoring will make every effort to address everyone’s questions. However, due to limited time
available, some questions may not be answered. Tutoring is for questions on the homework not
answered in class.
Failing grade policy and procedure:

Teachers will call home for students who are failing a class or in danger of failing. The
following policy and procedure will be followed by all teachers at Rickover.

(A) Week 3: Print out progress report. If a failing student does not return the progress report with a
guardian signature, then a phone call home will be made.

(B) Week 7: Print out progress report. If a failing student does not return the progress report with a
guardian signature, then a phone call home will be made.

(C) Week 9: Teachers will make a phone call to all failing students, inviting guardians to conference with
teacher during report-card pick-up.

The following dates are the MONDAYS of which teachers will print out progress reports and distribute
them to students. Parent/Guardian signatures should be returned on Tuesday/Wednesday, after which
teachers will follow-up with phone calls.

     Quarter 1 (9 weeks: ENDS Nov. 6)                               Quarter 2
(A) September 21                                   (A) November 30
(B) October 5                                      (B) January 4
(C) October 26 (Report Card Pick Up: Nov. 19)      (C) January 18
                                                                END OF SEMESTER: January 29
     Quarter 3 (9 weeks: ENDS April 9)                              Quarter 4
(A) February 15                                    (A) April 26*
(B) March 18                                       (B) May 24
(C) March 22 (Report Card Pick Up: April 22)       (C) May 31
                                                                  END OF SEMESTER: June 18



I HAVE READ THE POLICY AND PROCEDURE LISTED ABOVE AND I
WILL CONTACT RICKOVER NAVAL ACADEMY AT 773-594-2890 IF I
HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS.

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