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Veritas Academy

25Q240

A Renzulli School of Learning

35-01 Union Street, Flushing, New York 11354

Cheryl Quatrano, Principal

www.theveritasacademy.com cquatrano@schools.nyc.gov

Course Syllabus

Course Title: Precalculus

Course Code: MPS21

Course Vision: This course is intended deepen algebra, geometric and trigonometric skills to more complex mathematics and applications. Students will extend and analyze their knowledgebase of mathematics, utilizing skills acquired in Algebra II. Facility of these concepts is especially important for the college-bound students to explore challenging topics in depth. Problem solving and critical thinking skills utilized in Precaluclus are valuable tools that can be taken to and applied in other disciplines.

Course Objectives: In this course students are expected to expand and strengthen their algebra skills, as we integrate real-world situations into our daily math curriculum. Students will engage in cooperative group work, partner collaboration or individual work to learn and apply the principals of Algebra II while implementing skills such as creativity, innovation, communication, logical thinking and problem solving.

Topics:

Chapter P- Fundamental Concepts of Algebra I&II

Chapter 1- Functions and Graphs

Chapter 2- Polynomial and Rational Functions

Chapter 3- Exponential and Logarithmic Functions

Chapter 4- Trigonometric Functions

Chapter 5- Analytic Trigonometry

Chapter 6- Additional Topics in Trigonometry

Chapter 7- Systems of Equations and Inequalities

Chapter 9- Conic Sections and Analytic Geometry

Chapter 10- Sequences, Induction, and Probability

Chapter 11- Induction to Calculus

Assignments:

Homework will be assigned on a nightly basis and will be checked the next day. Homework will typically be checked for completion and that the student put an HONEST EFFORT towards completion. The student should expect about 30-45 minutes of homework per night, but this can vary based on the assignment.

Quizzes will be given throughout each chapter based on teacher discretiontypically on a weekly basis.

A Unit Test can be given at the end of each chapter.

Individual and group projects which correspond to the current content will be given throughout each quarter.

The weekly warm-ups and exit questions will be collected and are worth 10 points for the week towards classwork and participation. Points will be lost for unexcused absences.

CCLS Assessments: N/A

Grading

School-wide Math Grading Policy

20% Homework

15% Classwork/Participation

15%Midterms/Finals

50% Assessments/Projects

Attendance and Make-Up Assignments Policy

Attendance will be taken at the beginning of every class period. Unexcused attendance is considered towards the students participation grade, as it is necessary to be in class in order to participate. It is the students responsibility to make up a missed homework or assignments due to an unexcused absence.

Students are expected to turn in assignments on time. Late assignments will be given partial credit and missing assignments will be a zero. Assignments with an M on Engradepro can be made up for partial credit.

Supplies and Materials:

Students must come to class daily with:

Workbook

Pencils (no ink please!)

A notebook OR a math section in a binder

Texas Instrument Calculator (TI-83, TI-84, plus models) is recommended

Standards

http://www.engageny.org/resource/new-york-state-p-12-common-core-learning-standards-for-mathematics

Resources/Bibliography/Web-Pages

My Staff Page will be updated with any relevant announcements or assignments

**Plagiarism

Veritas Academy is committed to ensuring quality and integrity in all its academic and evaluative activities. A learning environment that promotes high academic standards is beneficial to students and faculty alike. Academic dishonesty such as cheating and plagiarism is in opposition to the values and mission of the institution and will not be tolerated.

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Very advanced

Very personal

Very scholarly

Veritas!