Course: Pre-Calculus with Trigonometry

V Pre-Calculus with Trigonometry • Offering for 2017 • Grade 11 or above • Mathematics Sequence
* Primary Instructor
Art Mabbott
* Sections
[Enrolled students will be notified if teacher schedules change between course posting at the time enrollment opens and the scheduled start of classes. Please see Tuition and Fees for refund policy.]
Section 1 Instructor: Art Mabbott
Classes meet from September 5, 2017 to June 1, 2018
Monday 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM ET • Wednesday 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM ET • Friday 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM ET
Enrollment Policy: Midyear Transfer Allowed
Tuition: $500.00

* Website
Please review more extensive materials at the teacher's Pre-Calculus with Trigonometry website.
* Description
Pre-Calculus, is the bridge course to Calculus. We will integrate rigorous real world mathematical scenarios with technology - Calculator and Dynamic Software. We will cement the concept that variables really vary. Beyond the traditional topics, we will be able to study concepts such as harmonic analysis of complex wave patterns and logistic functions for restricted populations growth. We will examine problems from multiple perspectives - graphical, tabular, functional, and situational. And we will revisit one of our tools from Geometry to assist us in our analysis of complex functions. Class sessions will take place using a virtual white board (WIZIQ). All class sessions are archived for review by the students or if the student is unable to attend for any reason. Students will need to register with WIZIQ prior to their first class session and will receive a secure invitation from the instructor to attend class sessions. Homework will be assigned and discussed during the class time. Only quizzes and tests will be sent to each student (as well as their parents) as both .docx & .pdf documents and returned to the instructor for evaluation. Students will have an opportunity to correct all assessments to show mastery. It is the responsibility of the parents to supervise their student while completing each assessment. The evaluations will be returned to both the student and parent.
* Meetings
This course meets 3 times per week for discussion and review of assigned homework.
* Homework
Homework assignments will be posted on a monthly calendar that will reflect the discussions and progress during our on-line time.
* Prerequisites
Algebra I, Geometry, and Advanced Algebra
* Recommended background
No special background required.
* Instructor's Notes
Mr. Mabbott expects his students to reach mastery of all skills learned. Therefore the students will be asked to rework all assessments until such time that they can demonstrate mastery at 100%. One-on-one support in addition to regular class meetings will provided as needed.
V Textbooks and Materials
* Pre-Calculus with Trigonometry: Concepts and Applications (Edition: 2)
Paul A. Foerster
This text is required.
ISBN: 1559537884
Publisher's website: Pre-Calculus with Trigonometry: Concepts and Applications
Best sources: Scholars Online Bookstore
Other information: This text brings an effective & modern approach to the learning of advanced mathematics.
* TI-NSpire Calculator (Either the NUMERIC OR CAS VERSION)

This text is required.
ISBN: ASIN: B000QSZD44
Best sources: Scholars Online Bookstore or local electronics supplier
* The Geometer's Sketchpad - Student Edition (Edition: 4)
Nick Jakiw
This text is recommended; purchase and use is optional.
ISBN: 1604400943
Publisher's website: The Geometer's Sketchpad - Student Edition
Best sources: Scholars Online Bookstore or Key Curriculum Press (1-800-995-MATH)
Other information: ISBN 13: 978-1-60440-094-6

The latest version (5) of the software is available for download to licensed users of Geometer's Sketchpad for from Dyanmic Geometry. Check this site to determine your current version and follow the instructions to update if you wish.


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