PreCalculus Syllabus


Syllabus 2014-2015




60% Major Assignments: Tests, Reports, Projects

40% Minor Assignments: Classwork, Homework, Quizzes, Binders

**see district grading policy for specifications**


Required Materials:                                                Expectations:        

  • Loose leaf paper/Folder or Binder                 *Be on time and prepared to learn
  • Stay on task until bell rings                              *take notes daily
  • Use pencils on hmwk /quiz/test                       *NO cheating
  • Show all work                                                  * sharpen pencils before class starts
  • No food or drink except water                        *NO late work
  • Respect classmates and schools property        * ask for missed work if absent
  • Batteries/Hand sanitizer/ Tissues                    *Follow School Rules


Daily supplies:


  1. Paper2. Pencils/pens3. Binder/5 dividers

4. Calculator


Tutoring:  Monday and Wednesday 4:00-4:30 or by appointment



Course Schedule:

This is tentative and subject to change.


1-1 Rectangular Coordinates

1-2 Graphs of Equations

1-3 Linear Equations in two variables

1-4 Functions

1-5 Analyzing Graphs of Functions

Test  #1

1-6 Parent Functions

1-7 Transformation of Functions

1-8 Composite Functions

1-9 Inverse Functions

Test #2 cummulative


2-1 Quadratic Functions and Models

2-2 Polynomial Functions of Higher order

2-3 Polynomial and Synthetic Division

2-4 Complex Numbers

2-5 Zeros of Polynomial Functions

2-6 Rational Functions

2-7 Non-linear Inequalities

Test #3


3-1 Exponential Functions

3-2 Logarithmic Functions and Their Graphs

3-3 Properties of Logarithms

3-4 Exponential and Logarithmic Equations

3-5 Exponential and logarithmic models

Test #4


4-1 Radian and Degree Measure

4-2 The Unit Circle

4-3 Right Triangle Trigonometry

4-4 trigonometric Functions of any Angle

Test 35

4-5 Graphs of Sine and Cosine

4-6 Graphs of other Trigonometric functions

4-7 Inverse Trigonometric Functions

Test #6


5-1 Using Fundamental Identities

5-2 Verifying Trigonometric Identities

5-3 Solving Trigonometric Equations


6-1 Law of Sines

6-2 Law of Cosines

6-3 Vectors in the Plane

Test #7


7-1 Linear and Non-Linear System of Equations

7-2 Two variable Linear Systems

7-3 Multivariable Linear Systems

Test 38


12-1 Introduction to Limits

12-2 Techniques for Evaluating Limits

12-3The Tangent Line Problem

12-4 Limits at Infinity and limits of Sequences

Test #9



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