Precalculus 2020/2021


We all know that the classroom learning model is changing rapidly and no one knows what the average school day will look like in a week or a month or a year. We all must adapt to the circumstances. I will be setting up the curriculum as if the entire course will be taught remotely. From there we will adapt to whatever directives we are given. The remote content will be posted allowing students to keep up with the lessons when they miss school days or have connectivity issues.

Expectations: I will be posting notes, assignments, and messages here as well as on the calendar page and by email. Students are responsible for and expected to check their school email and my class page and/or my calendar page on the school website daily. There may be virtual class meetings using one of the common platforms.

Virtual Office Hours: 8AM - Noon (subject to change)

In the classroom: When we are in the classroom, the following rules apply:

1. Arrive on time, ready to learn.
2. Keep hands, feet, objects, and inappropriate comments to yourself.
3. Use electronic devices appropriately.

                                              Supply List

Three ring binder
note paper
graph paper
dry erase markers
straight edge
graphing calculator TI 83/84 or equivalent

Grade Recovery: Whether the assignment is digital or on paper, students are allowed and encouraged to resubmit assignments to improve their grade. The final score of a resubmitted assignment will usually be the average of the low and high score. 

"Precalculus provides an honors-level study of trigonometry, advanced functions, analytic geometry, and data analysis in preparation for calculus." (NCDPI)

Prerequisits-If you are taking Precalculus, you should already have an understanding of:

Linear, Quadratic, Cubic, Exponential, Rational, Absolute Value, Functions
Describing Functions Graphically, Algebraically, Verbally
Domain and Range (Input, Output, Independent, Dependent Variables)
Translations of Functions
Systems of Equations
Trigonometric Ratios
Logic and Deductive Reasoning


*I reserve the right to change the course rules and expectations as circumstances dictate.