Day 
Date 
Section & Lecture Notes 
Assignment 
1 
Week 1 6Jan 
CHAPTER P : 6 DAYS Homework : 198 problems P.1 Algebraic Expressions, Math Models, Real Numbers P.2 Exponents and Scientific Notation P.3 Radicals and Rational Exponents 
Course Handout & Policy Intro to Course  DANG! Each assignment to be turned in must include:
Notes: 1.For each range specified by "" complete only odd Exercises. 2. For each range specified by "..." complete only everyotherodd Exercise.
p.17 113, 1723, 29, 37, 59, 8795, 103123, 131 [31 problems; Note1: "" means odd Exercises] p.30 1,5,9,...,103, 117, 131, 143 [30 problems; Note2: "..." means everyother odd Exercise] p.45 1...107, 118 [27 problems] 
2 
P.4 Polynomials 
p.56 111, 1735, 61,93,103,107 [20 problems]


3 
P.5 Factoring Polynomials p.6 Rational Expressions 
p.68 1...69, 93,95,115,117 [22 problems] p.84 1...65, 77,79,91 [20 problems] 

4 
P.7 Equations p.8 Modeling with Equations 
p.105 1...25, 49, 55...111, 131,141 [25 problems] p.122 1,9,15,23,53 [5 problems] 

5 
Week 2 13Jan 
P.9 Linear Inequalities and Absolute Value Inequalities

p.137 15...63, 99,101,103,107,109,115 [19 problems]

6 

Updated Test ChP  20 points 

7 
CHAPTER 1 : 9 DAYS Homework: 160 problems 1.1 Graphs and Graphing Utilities 
p.158 1...53, 85 [15 problems]


8 
1.2 Basics of Functions and Their Graphs

p.176 1...89 [23 problems]


9 
1.3 More on Functions and Their Graphs

p.195 5...49, 55...75, 97, 105 [20 problems]


Week 3 20Jan No school 

10 

1.4 Linear Functions and Slope 1.5 More on Slope 
p.213 1...69, 83,85,87,91 [22 problems] p.225 1...29 [8 problems] 
11 

1.6 Transformations of Functions 
p.241 1...37, 57...113 [24 problems]

12 

1.7 Combinations of Functions; Composite Functions 
p.258 13...65, 91,93,95,101 [18 problems]

13 

1.8 Inverse Functions

p.269 1...61, 67,77 [18 problems]

14 
Week 4 27Jan 
1.9 Distance and Midpoint Formulas; Circles 
p.280 1,5,9,19,27,33,37,41,43,53,67,71 [12 problems]

15 

Updated Test Ch1  144 points 

16 

CHAPTER 2 : 12+5 DAYS 2.12.5 Homework: 78 problems 2.62.7 Homework: 42 problems 2.1 Complex Numbers 
p.314 1...61 [16 problems]

17 
2.2 Quadratic Functions 
p.330 1...53, 57,63,65 [16 problems]


18 

workday


19 
Week 5 3Feb 
2.3 Polynomial Functions and Graphs 
p.348 1...53, 59,73,75,99 [17 problems]

20 


workday 
21 

2.4 Dividing Polynomials 
p.363 5...41, 49,55 [12 problems]

22 

workday


23 

workday


24 
Week 6 10Feb 
2.5 Zeros of Polynomial Functions 
p.377 1...53, 61,79, 91 [17 problems]

25 

workday


26 

worksheet : review homework check 

27 

Updated Test Ch2.12.5  92 points 

28 

2.6 Rational Functions and Graphs 
p.398 1...85, 99,101,107 [25 problems]

Week 7 17Feb No school 

29 
2.7 Polynomial and Rational Inequalities 2.8 Modeling with Variation [not covered] 
p.412 1...53, 71,77,109 [17 problems] 

30 

workday


31 

worksheet : review homework check 

32 

Updated Test Ch2 part 2  64 points [2.2] 

33 
Week 8 24Feb 
CHAPTER 3 : 10 DAYS Homework: 125 problems 3.1 Exponential Functions 
p.448 1...53, 55,65,67,71,73,75 [20 problems] 
34 

3.2 Logarithmic Functions 
p.463 1...97, 113,117,119 [28 problems]

35 

3.3 Properties of Logarithms 
p.475 1...101, 103,125,131 [29 problems]

36 

workday/worksheet


37 

3.4 Exponential and Logarithmic Eequations

p.488 1...113, 125,129,133 [32 problems]

38 
Week 9 2Mar 
workday/worksheet


39 
3.5 Exponetial Growth and Decay, Model Data

p.505 1...53, 71,73 [16 problems]


40 
workday 

41 
worksheet : review homework check 

42 
6Mar End of 3rd Qtr 
Updated Test Ch3  127 points [3.1] [3.1] [3.1] [3.1] 
Day 
Date 
Section 
Assignment 
1 
Week 10 9Mar 
CHAPTER 7 : 11 DAYS Homework: 60 problems 7.1 Systems of Linear Equations in 2 Variables 
p.818 1...65, 77 [18 problems] 
2 
7.2 Systems of Linear Equations in 3 Variables 
p.829 1...41 [11 problems] 

3 
7.3 Partial Fractions 
p.841 1...33, 49 [10 problems] 

4 
7.4 Systems of Nonlinear Equations in 2 Variables 
p.850 1...37, 55,61,63,77 [13 problems] 

5 
Week 11 16Mar 
7.5 Systems of Inequalities 
p.862 1...65, 77,83,85 [20 problems] 
6 

workday 

7 

7.6 Linear Programming 
p.871 1...21 [6 problems] 
8 


workday 
9 

group quiz 

10 
Week 12 23Mar 
worksheet : review homework check 

11 


Updated Test Ch7  106 points [7.1] [7.1] [7.1] 
12 


13 

CHAPTER 8 : 7 DAYS Homework: 56 problems 8.1 Matrix Solutions to Linear Systems ???8.2 Inconsistent and Dependent Systems and Applications 
p.892 1...37, 45,57,58 [13 problems] ???p.902 1,25,29 [3 problems] 
14 

8.3 Matrix Operations and Applications 
p.917 1...45, 51,53,55,61,63 [17 problems] 
15 
Week 13 30Mar 
8.4 Multiplicative Inverses of Matrices and Matrix Equations 
p.932 1...41, 51,77 [13 problems] 
16 

8.5 Determinants and Cramer's Rule 
p.945 1...37, 49,51,53 [13 problems] 
17 

workday 

18 

worksheet : review homework check 

19 

Updated Test Ch8  104 points [8.1] [8.1???] 

Week 14 6Apr No school 


No school 

No school 

No school 

No school 

Week 15 13Apr No school 


20 

CHAPTER 10 : 10 DAYS Homework: 70 problems 10.1 Sequences and Summation Notation 
p.1048 1...65, 71 [18 problems] 
21 

10.2 Arithmetic Sequences 
p.1059 1...49, 61,65,69 [16 problems] 
22 

10.3 Geometric Sequences and Series ???10.4 Mathematical Induction 
p.1073 1...53, 65,69,73,77,79,83,85,110 [22 problems] 
23 

workday 

24 
Week 16 20Apr 
workday 

25 

group quiz 

26 

10.5 Binomial Theorem ???10.6 Counting Principle, Permutations, and Combinations ???10.7 Probability 
p.1092 1...49, 57 [14 problems] 
27 

worksheet 


No school 

worksheet : review homework check 
28 
Week 17 27Apr 
Updated Test Ch10  109 points 

29 

CHAPTER 11 : 12 DAYS Homework: 42 problems 11.1 Finding Limits Using Tables and Graphs 
p.1137 1...53, 59,61,65,67,71 [19 problems] 
30 


review 
31 

11.2 Finding Limits Using Properties of Limits ???11.3 Limits and Continuity 
p.1153 1...49, 59 [14 problems] ???p.1160 5,11,17,23,43 [5 problems] 
32 

11.4 Introduction to Derivatives. 
p.1174 1...21, 39,45,77 [9 problems] 
33 
Week 18 4May 

worksheet 
34 

Trio Quiz Senior last grade 

35 
Senior  Review 

36 
Senior  Day 1 Final Exam??? 

37 
Senior  Day 2 Final Exam??? 

38 
Week 19 11May 

workday 
39 

workday 

40 

Updated Quiz Ch11  65 points [???][???] 

41 
Review 

42 
Review 

43 
Week 20 18May 
Review 

44 
Final Exams


45 
Final Exams


46 
21May End of 4th Qtr End of Sem 
Final Exams

New Textbook Sections & Topics 
201516 Assessments [A] [Eberlin] 
201920 reformatted Assessments [Meinzen] 
201516 Final Exam mapped to new Textbook Sections 
New Textbook Topics [bold are topics on old Syllabus] P.1 Algebraic Expressions, Math Models, Real Numbers P.2 Exponents and Scientific Notation P.3 Radicals and Rational Exponents P.4 Polynomials P.5 Factoring Polynomials P.6 Rational Expressions P.7 Equations P.8 Modeling with Equations P.9 Linear Inequalities and Absolute Value Inequalities

201516 Test Ch P [A]  Eberlin Questions to new Textbook Sections [P.4] Missing on old ChP test [P.1] [on old Ch2 test] [P.2] [on old Ch2 Part 2 test] [P.3] [P.6]

Updated 201920 Test ChP 
201516 Final Exam ChPCh3 to new Textbook Sections [P.5] 
New Textbook Topics [bold are topics on old Syllabus] 1.1 Graphs and Graphing Utilities [implied] 1.2 Basics of Functions and Their Graphs 1.3 More on Functions and Their Graphs 1.4 Linear Functions and Slope [on old ChP Test] 1.5 More on Slope [on old ChP Test] 1.6 Transformations of Functions 1.7 Combinations of Functions; Composite Functions 1.8 Inverse Functions 1.9 Distance and Midpoint Formulas; Circles [on old ChP test] 
201617 Test Ch1 [A] Eberlin Questions to new Textbook Sections [P.9] // [1.1] implied [1.6] [1.6] [1.6] [1.6] [1.6] [1.6] Missing on old Ch1 test [1.4] [on old ChP test] [1.5] [on old ChP test] 
Updated 01920 Test Ch1

201516 Final Exam ChPCh3 to new Textbook Sections // [1.1] implied [1.2] [1.2] [1.2] [1.2] [1.2] [1.2] [1.2] [1.2]

New Textbook Topics [bold are topics on old Syllabus] 2.1 Complex Numbers 2.2 Quadratic Functions 2.3 Polynomial Functions and Graphs 2.4 Dividing Polynomials 2.5 Zeros of Polynomial Functions 2.6 Rational Functions and Graphs 2.7 Polynomial and Rational Inequalities [in Ch P test] 
201516 Test Ch2.12.5 [A] Eberlin Questions to new Textbook Sections [???][???] 201516 Test Ch2 Part 2 [A] Eberlin Questions to new Textbook [???] Missing on old Ch2 Part 2 test [2.7] [on old ChP test] 
Updated 201920 Test Ch2.12.5

201516 Final Exam ChPCh3 to new Textbook Sections [2.2] Missing on Old Final [2.1] // plot points on complex plane

New Textbook Topics [bold are topics on old Syllabus] 3.1 Exponential Functions 3.2 Logarithmic Functions 3.3 Properties of Logarithms 3.4 Exponential and Logarithmic Eequations 3.5 Exponetial Growth and Decay, Model Data 
201516 Test Ch 3 [A] Eberlin Questions to new Textbook Sections [3.1] [3.1] [3.1] [3.1] 
Updated 201920 Test Ch3 
201516 Final Exam ChPCh3 to new Textbook Sections [3.1] [3.1] [3.1] [3.1] Missing on Old Final [3.5] // modeling of exponential and logarithmic functions

New Textbook Sections & Topics 
201516 Assessments [A] [Eberlin] 
201920 reformatted Assessments [Meinzen] 
201516 Final Exam mapped to new Textbook Sections 
New Textbook Topics [bold are topics on old Syllabus] 7.1 Systems of Linear Equations in 2 Variables 7.2 Systems of Linear Equations in 3 Variables 7.3 Partial Fractions 7.4 Systems of Inequalities 7.6 Linear Programming 
201516 Test Ch 7 [A] Eberlin Questions to new Textbook Sections [7.1] [7.1] [7.1] 
Updated 201920 Test Ch7 
Old Final Exam Ch79,12 to new Textbook Sections [???][???][???]
Missing on Old Final 
New Textbook Topics [bold are topics on old Syllabus] 8.1 Matrix Solutions to Linear Systems 8.2 Inconsistent and Dependent Systems and Applications 8.3 Matrix Operations and Applications 8.4 Multiplicative Inverses of Matrices and Matrix Equations 8.5 Determinants and Cramer's Rule 
201516 Test Ch 8 [A] Eberlin Questions to new Textbook Sections [8.1] [8.1???] 
Updated 201920 Test Ch8 
Old Final Exam Ch79,12 to new Textbook Sections [8.1] [8.1]

New Textbook Topics [bold are topics on old Syllabus] 10.1 Sequences and Summation Notation 10.2 Arithmetic Sequences 10.3 Geometric Sequences and Series 10.4 Mathematical Induction 10.5 Binomial Theorem 10.6 Counting Principle, Permutations, and Combinations 10.7 Probability 
201516 Test Ch 9 [A] Eberlin Questions to new Textbook Sections [10.1][10.1][10.1][10.1][10.1] 
Updated 201920 Test Ch10 
Old Final Exam Ch79,12 to new Textbook Sections
[10.2] [10.2] [10.2] [10.2] // [10.1] is implied Missing on Old Final 
New Textbook Topics [bold are topics on old Syllabus] 11.1 Finding Limits Using Tables and Graphs 11.2 Finding Limits Using Properties of Limits 11.3 Limits and Continuity 11.4 Introduction to Derivatives. 
201516 Quiz Ch 12.112.4 [A] Eberlin Questions to new Textbook Sections [???][???] // limits at infinity 
Updated 20120 Test Ch11 
Old Final Exam Ch79,12 to new Textbook Sections [11.2] // [11.1] is implied 
Classroom Policy
Text & Resource Requirements

Blitzer PreCalculus, 6th ed.
ISBN 13: 9780134470078
Bob Blitzer, Pearson, 2018

Graphing calculator such as a TI83 or TI84 (any version).

Notebook(s) for notes and homework. Each homework problem must include 

copy of the original problem,

copy of correct solution [often from back of textbook], and

include steps that connect the problem with the solution (with explanation/justification as appropriate).

Grading
 Semester Scores are calculated using the following table:
Semester Score Component  Weight 

3rd Quarter Score  40% 
4th Quarter Score  40% 
Semester Final Exam  20% 
 Quarter Scores will be calculated on a straight point basis. That said, each assessment will fall under one of 3 categories.
Category  Weight (approximate) 

Daily Work / Project / Labs  30% 
Quizzes  20% 
Tests  50% 
 Notes:
 Late assignments will given a score of zero (0)...except for unplanned excused absences which will be scored as specified in the student handbook.
 Scores will NOT be rounded up.
 Bonus work or bonus points are NOT part of the course score and will be included ONLY at the discretion of the teacher.
 Students should not EXPECT bonus points or bonus work...even if it is listed on the syllabus.
 Scores will be primarily based on individual ability, understanding, and accomplishment.
 Quarter and Semester GRADES will be calculated from corresponding scores based on the following table:
Percentage Scale  Grade Letter 

100%  88%  A 
87.99%  76%  B 
75.99%  64%  C 
69.99%  52%  D 
51.99%  1%  F 
0.99%  0%  Incomplete 
BYOD Policy :
 Phones and/or uncovered cameras are NOT allowed in the classroom.
 Students who intentionally or unintentionally compromise the privacy of any other student or compromise academic integrity or validity of a test or quiz by their behavior will receive a zero and, possibly, a referral for further consequences. This includes having a camera (i.e. smartphone/BYOD device) out while ANY assessment is in the classroom.
 For example, a student who turns in their test and then takes out their smartphone (i.e. camera) to listen to music while other students are still working on their tests will receive a zero on their test. As well, a student taking pictures of teacher's notes on the board will not retain/learn of concepts and may be invading the privacy of other students (white boards are highly reflective). Generally, if the teacher is taking the time to handwrite notes on the board, then students should put in the effort to copy the notes.
Responsibilities & Expectations
Advice from previous year's students to future students

Answers to: If you could start the course over again, what advice would you give yourself?

Answers to: What was your favorite part of the course?

Answers to: What was the hardest/least favorite part of the course?
 Student Responsibilities...
 ...while in class:
 In Seat & Ready to Go when bell stops (i.e. books, sharpened pencils, paper)
 Respectful of Teacher and each other (i.e. raise your hand, donâ€™t talk while teacher is talking, no rudeness or bad language, etc.)
 The two most important ingredients for success in this class are practice and attendance.
 No eating or drinking in class, 2 bathroom/drinking trips per Semester.
 Remember that, for every hour spent in class, 2 hours of outside class work (homework/projects) are typical for an AP course (i.e. 5 hours in class per week + 10 hours at home)
 ...while absent:
 Read the textbook and look at examples prior to returning.
 Obtain the assignment from the calendar, webpage, or a peer.
 Do the assignment or, at a minimum, have the homework problem written out along with answers (from back of book or peer).
 Obtain notes from a peer or teacher.
 Arrange to come in before or after school for assistance from the teacher.
 Grades will be as per school policy (see student handbook):
 for excused absences, you have the same number of days as you were absent to make up missing assignments/quizzes/tests.
 for unexecused absences, you will receive 80% or 50% of the earned grade based on the number of unexcused absences.
 any assignment/quiz/test not made up in the appropriate amount of time will be a zero.
 ...while in class:
 Teacher Responsibilities...
 Demonstrate mastery of mathematical content & educational pedagogy, professional and courteous behavior, and provide a timely & updated syllabus.
 Maintain a classroom atmosphere that is safe and conducive to the education of ALL students.
 Maintain discipline by ensuring students are respectful to each other and their teacher. Refer to the student handbook for any questions.
 If problems occur in the class, the discipline plan, in general, is:
 Verbal warning (may include "1 minute after class delayed dismissal" or "15 minute after school minidetention")
 After school detention & parents/guardians contacted (called or emailed)
 Referral to the administrator
 Be available before and after school [unless a meeting is scheduled] in the classroom or in the math office (Room A310) for extra help. However, a student often needs to schedule time to meet outside of the normal class period.
 I can be reached at jmeinzen@ecusd7.org
 As well, I strongly encourage students and parents to contact me as soon as possible if there are any questions or concerns. Most issues can be quickly resolved through timely communication.
 Parent Responsibilities...
 Keep track of your child's progress (grade) on a regular basis.
 Ask your child to SHOW you his/her homework completion on a weekly basis!
 you do NOT have to understand the homework!
 you do NOT have to help with the homework!
 you DO have to verify your child is completing the homework!
 Contact the teacher when you have any concerns as soon as possible.
Survey Assignment
 What is your best learning environment (given the classroom we have)?
 What learning/teaching style do you think is most effective for you?
 What resources do you use to best understand the concepts? (examples: textbook, teacher, family, afterschool tutoring, specific website, etc.)?
 What do you not want your teacher to do that would make you not want to learn this material?
 If you could start a realistic classroom tradition, what would it be? (example: every oddnumbered Friday is popcornduringlecture day)
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Course Resources
 Notes & Other Lectures
 worksheets  Kuta Software provides additional practice with answers
 website  Wolfram Alpha provides technical solutions to a variety of math problems
 Coursework on a variety of universitylevel topics courtesy of Academic Earth