Syllabus: Honors Precalculus
Instructor: Mr. Ollio Room: 316
Units of Study: Chapter 7: Trigonometric Functions
Chapter 8: Trigonometric equations and applications
Chapter 9: Triangle trigonometry
Chapter 10: Trigonometric identities and equations
Chapter 11: Polar coordinates and complex numbers
Chapter 12: Vectors and applications
Chapter 13 Sequences and series
Chapter 5: Exponents and Logarithms
Chapter 19: Limits and rational functions
Chapter 20: Introduction to Calculus
Quizzes (1-2 per chapter) 40%
Projects/other assignments vary
Homework: Homework is a learning experience and mistakes are to be expected, but the work must be done for learning to take place. Randomly selected problems will be graded for correctness, BUT the majority of your grade will be based on honest effort and completeness (all assignments must be complete or nearly complete with supporting work shown; homework IS NOT a list of answers!).
Google classroom: various assignments, solutions and extra material will be uploaded to google classroom
Quizzes: You will have a numerous quizzes during the marking period that will assess your progress of the content learned thus far in the chapter
Tests: In-class tests will be comprehensive, and will cover material from one chapter. The tests will probe the depth and thoroughness of your understanding of the content.
1. Students who miss a test or quiz will be responsible to take a make-up test/quiz within the time frame based on the number of days absent
Calculators: Students will be making use of the TI-84 graphing calculator in the classroom.
I highly recommend students have their own TI-83 or TI-84 graphing calculator for use at home. A classroom set is available for school use only.
Comments: I urge you to seek extra help the moment you feel uncomfortable with any material presented. My office hours are Wednesday after school, mornings Monday-Friday, Period 7 during the day, or upon request.
Options next year:
A. If honors track then AB/BC calculus
B. CP Calculus
C. Last math class AP Statistics