Mr. Meinzen - PreCalculus

"Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm." Winston Churchill

 

3rd Quarter Syllabus

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:

  1. Your Full Name
  2. Assignment Title (as listed in column to left)
  3. Date, Course Name. and Hour

Notes:

1.For each range specified by "-" complete only odd Exercises.

2. For each range specified by "..." complete only every-other-odd Exercise.

 

p.17 1-13, 17-23, 29, 37, 59, 87-95, 103-123, 131 [31 problems; Note1: "-" means odd Exercises]

p.30 1,5,9,...,103, 117, 131, 143 [30 problems; Note2: "..." means every-other odd Exercise]

p.45 1...107, 118 [27 problems]

2

 

P.4 Polynomials

p.56 1-11, 17-35, 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
[P.1] [P.1]
[P.2]
[P.4]
[P.5] [P.5]
[P.7] [P.7]
[P.9] [P.9]
[???]

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
[1.1] [1.1]
[1.2] [1.2] [1.2] [1.2] [1.2] [1.2] [1.2]
[1.3] [1.3] [1.3] [1.3] [1.3] [1.3] [1.3] [1.3] [1.3] [1.3] [1.3] [1.3]
[1.3] [1.4] [1.4] [1.4]
[1.5] [1.5] [1.5] [1.5]
[1.6] [1.6] [1.6] [1.6] [1.6] [1.6] [1.6] [1.6]
[1.7] [1.7] [1.7] [1.7] [1.7] [1.7] [1.7] [1.7] [1.7] [1.7] [1.7]
[1.8] [1.8] [1.8] [1.8] [1.8] [1.8] [1.8] [1.8]
[1.9] [1.9] [1.9]

16

 

CHAPTER 2 : 12+5 DAYS

2.1-2.5 Homework: 78 problems

2.6-2.7 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 Ch2.1-2.5 - 92 points
[???][???]
[2.1]
[2.2]
[2.3] [2.3]
[2.4] [2.4] [2.4] [2.4] [2.4]
[2.5] [2.5] [2.5] [2.5] [2.5]

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]
[2.3] [2.3] [2.3]
[2.4]
[2.5] [2.5] [2.5]
[2.6] [2.6] [2.6] [2.6] [2.6] [2.6] [2.6] [2.6]
[2.7]

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]
[3.2] [3.2] [3.2] [3.2] [3.2]
[3.3] [3.3] [3.3] [3.3] [3.3] [3.3] [3.3] [3.3] [3.3]
[3.4] [3.4] [3.4] [3.4] [3.4] [3.4]
[3.5] [3.5] [3.5] [3.5]

 

 


4th Quarter Syllabus

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]
[7.2] [7.2] [7.2]
[7.3]
[7.4] [7.4] [7.4]
[7.5] [7.5] [7.5] [7.5]
[7.6]

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???]
[8.3] [8.3] [8.3] [8.3] [8.3] [8.3] [8.3] [8.3]
[8.4] [8.4] [8.4] [8.4] [8.4]
[8.5] [8.5] [8.5] [8.5] [8.5] [8.5] [8.5] [8.5] [8.5] [8.5] [8.5 HW page946] [8.5 HW page946] [8.5] [8.5]

 

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
[10.1][10.1][10.1][10.1][10.1]
[10.2][10.2][10.2][10.2][10.2][10.2][10.2]
[10.3][10.3][10.3][10.3][10.3][10.3][10.3]
[10.5][10.5][10.5][10.5][10.5][10.5][10.5]

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

[???][???]
[2.6]
[10.1][10.1]
[11.1] [11.1] [11.1] [11.1] [11.1] [11.1] [11.1]
[11.2] [11.2] [11.2] [11.2]
[11.3]
[11.4] [11.4] [11.4]

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

 

 

 

3rd Quarter Transition

New Textbook Sections & Topics

2015-16 Assessments [A] [Eberlin]

2019-20 re-formatted Assessments [Meinzen]

2015-16 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

 

 

 

 

 

2015-16 Test Ch P [A] - Eberlin Questions to new Textbook Sections

[P.4]
[P.5][P.5]
[P.7]
[P.9]
[1.1] [1.1]
[1.4] [1.4] [1.4] [1.4]
[1.5] [1.5] [1.5]
[1.6] [1.6]
[1.9] [1.9] [1.9]
[2.6]
[2.7]

Missing on old ChP test

[P.1] [on old Ch2 test]

[P.2] [on old Ch2 Part 2 test]

[P.3]

[P.6]
[P.8]


 

Updated 2019-20 Test ChP
[P.1] [P.1]
[P.2]
[P.4]
[P.5] [P.5]
[P.7] [P.7]
[P.9] [P.9]
[???]

2015-16 Final Exam ChP-Ch3 to new Textbook Sections

[P.5]
[P.7] [P.7] [P.7] [P.7]
[P.9]


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]

2016-17 Test Ch1 [A]- Eberlin Questions to new Textbook Sections

[P.9]

// [1.1] implied
[1.2] [1.2] [1.2] [1.2]
[1.3] [1.3] [1.3] [1.3] [1.3] [1.3] [1.3] [1.3] [1.3]

[1.6] [1.6] [1.6] [1.6] [1.6] [1.6]
[1.7] [1.7] [1.7] [1.7] [1.7] [1.7] [1.7] [1.7] [1.7] [1.7] [1.7]
[1.8] [1.8] [1.8] [1.8] [1.8] [1.8] [1.8] [1.8]

Missing on old Ch1 test

[1.4] [on old ChP test]

[1.5] [on old ChP test]

Updated 019-20 Test Ch1
[1.1] [1.1]
[1.2] [1.2] [1.2] [1.2] [1.2] [1.2] [1.2]
[1.3] [1.3] [1.3] [1.3] [1.3] [1.3] [1.3] [1.3] [1.3] [1.3] [1.3] [1.3][1.3]
[1.4] [1.4] [1.4]
[1.5] [1.5] [1.5] [1.5]
[1.6] [1.6] [1.6] [1.6] [1.6] [1.6] 1.6 1.6 [1.7] [1.7] [1.7] [1.7] [1.7] [1.7] [1.7] [1.7] [1.7] [1.7] [1.7]
[1.8] [1.8] [1.8] [1.8] [1.8] [1.8] [1.8] [1.8]
[1.9] [1.9] [1.9]

 

2015-16 Final Exam ChP-Ch3 to new Textbook Sections

// [1.1] implied

[1.2] [1.2] [1.2] [1.2] [1.2] [1.2] [1.2] [1.2]
[1.3] [1.3] [1.3]
[1.4] [1.4]
[1.5]
[1.6] [1.6] [1.6] [1.6] [1.6]
[1.7]
[1.8]
[1.9] [1.9]



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]

2015-16 Test Ch2.1-2.5 [A]- Eberlin Questions to new Textbook Sections

[???][???]
[P.1][P.1]
[2.1]
[2.2]
[2.3] [2.3]
[2.4] [2.4] [2.4] [2.4] [2.4]
[2.5] [2.5] [2.5] [2.5] [2.5]

2015-16 Test Ch2 Part 2 [A]- Eberlin Questions to new Textbook

[???]
[P.2]
[2.2]
[2.3] [2.3] [2.3]
[2.4]
[2.5] [2.5] [2.5]
[2.6] [2.6] [2.6] [2.6] [2.6] [2.6] [2.6]

Missing on old Ch2 Part 2 test

[2.7] [on old ChP test]

Updated 2019-20 Test Ch2.1-2.5
[???][???]
[2.1]
[2.2]
[2.3] [2.3]
[2.4] [2.4] [2.4] [2.4] [2.4]
[2.5] [2.5] [2.5] [2.5] [2.5]


Updated 2019-20 Test Ch2 part 2
[2.2]
[2.3] [2.3] [2.3]
[2.4]
[2.5] [2.5] [2.5][2.6] [2.6] [2.6] [2.6] [2.6] [2.6] [2.6] 2.6
[2.7]

2015-16 Final Exam ChP-Ch3 to new Textbook Sections

[2.2]
[2.3]
[2.4]
[2.5]
[2.6] [2.6] [2.6] [2.6] [2.6] [2.6] [2.6] [2.6]
[2.7]

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

2015-16 Test Ch 3 [A]- Eberlin Questions to new Textbook Sections

[3.1] [3.1] [3.1] [3.1]
[3.2] [3.2] [3.2] [3.2] [3.2]
[3.3] [3.3] [3.3] [3.3] [3.3] [3.3] [3.3] [3.3] [3.3]
[3.4] [3.4] [3.4] [3.4] [3.4] [3.4]
[3.5] [3.5] [3.5] [3.5]

Updated 2019-20 Test Ch3
[3.1] [3.1] [3.1] [3.1]
[3.2] [3.2] [3.2] [3.2] [3.2]
[3.3] [3.3] [3.3] [3.3] [3.3] [3.3] [3.3] [3.3] [3.3]
[3.4] [3.4] [3.4] [3.4] [3.4] [3.4]
[3.5] [3.5] [3.5] [3.5]

2015-16 Final Exam ChP-Ch3 to new Textbook Sections

[3.1] [3.1] [3.1] [3.1]
[3.2] [3.2]
[3.3] [3.3] [3.3]
[3.4]

Missing on Old Final

[3.5] // modeling of exponential and logarithmic functions

 



4rd Quarter Transition

New Textbook Sections & Topics

2015-16 Assessments [A] [Eberlin]

2019-20 re-formatted Assessments [Meinzen]

2015-16 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

2015-16 Test Ch 7 [A]- Eberlin Questions to new Textbook Sections

[7.1] [7.1] [7.1]
[7.2] [7.2] [7.2]
[7.3]
[7.4] [7.4] [7.4]
[7.5] [7.5] [7.5] [7.5]
[7.6]

Updated 2019-20 Test Ch7
[7.1] [7.1] [7.1]
[7.2] [7.2] [7.2]
[7.3]
[7.4] [7.4] [7.4]
[7.5] [7.5] [7.5] [7.5]
[7.6]


Old Final Exam Ch7-9,12 to new Textbook Sections

[???][???][???]
[7.1] [7.1]
[7.2]
[7.4]
[7.5] [7.5]

 

Missing on Old Final
[7.3] // partial fraction decomposition
[7.6] // linear programming

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

2015-16 Test Ch 8 [A]- Eberlin Questions to new Textbook Sections

[8.1] [8.1???]
[8.3] [8.3] [8.3] [8.3] [8.3] [8.3] [8.3] [8.3]
[8.4] [8.4] [8.4] [8.4] [8.4]
[8.5] [8.5] [8.5] [8.5] [8.5] [8.5] [8.5] [8.5] [8.5] [8.5] [8.5 HW page946] [8.5 HW page946] [8.5] [8.5]

Updated 2019-20 Test Ch8
[8.1] [8.1???]
[8.3] [8.3] [8.3] [8.3] [8.3] [8.3] [8.3] [8.3]
[8.4] [8.4] [8.4] [8.4] [8.4]
[8.5] [8.5] [8.5] [8.5] [8.5] [8.5] [8.5] [8.5] [8.5] [8.5] [8.5 HW page946] [8.5 HW page946] [8.5] [8.5]

Old Final Exam Ch7-9,12 to new Textbook Sections

[8.1] [8.1]
[8.3] [8.3] [8.3]
[8.4]
[8.5] [8.5]


Missing on Old Final
[8.2] // collinear pts or inconsistent/dependent linear systems

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

2015-16 Test Ch 9 [A]- Eberlin Questions to new Textbook Sections

[10.1][10.1][10.1][10.1][10.1]
[10.2][10.2][10.2][10.2][10.2][10.2][10.2]
[10.3][10.3][10.3][10.3][10.3][10.3][10.3]
[10.5][10.5][10.5][10.5][10.5][10.5][10.5]

Updated 2019-20 Test Ch10
[10.1][10.1][10.1][10.1][10.1]
[10.2][10.2][10.2][10.2][10.2][10.2][10.2]
[10.3][10.3][10.3][10.3][10.3][10.3][10.3]
[10.5][10.5][10.5][10.5][10.5][10.5][10.5]

Old Final Exam Ch7-9,12 to new Textbook Sections

[10.2] [10.2] [10.2] [10.2] // [10.1] is implied
[10.3] [10.3] [10.3]
[10.5] [10.5] [10.5]

Missing on Old Final
[10.???] // infinite series (infinite sums) not in new Textbook

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.

2015-16 Quiz Ch 12.1-12.4 [A]- Eberlin Questions to new Textbook Sections

[???][???] // limits at infinity
[2.6]
[10.1][10.1] // integrated with [11.1] questions
[11.1] [11.1] [11.1] [11.1] [11.1] [11.1] [11.1]
[11.2] [11.2] [11.2] [11.2]
[11.3]
[11.4] [11.4] [11.4]

Updated 201-20 Test Ch11
[???][???]
[2.6]
[10.1][10.1]
[11.1] [11.1] [11.1] [11.1] [11.1] [11.1] [11.1]
[11.2] [11.2] [11.2] [11.2]
[11.3]
[11.4] [11.4] [11.4]

Old Final Exam Ch7-9,12 to new Textbook Sections

[11.2] // [11.1] is implied
[11.4]

 

 

 

Classroom Policy

Text & Resource Requirements

  • Blitzer PreCalculus, 6th ed.

    ISBN 13: 978-0-13-447007-8

    Bob Blitzer, Pearson, 2018

  • Graphing calculator such as a TI-83 or TI-84 (any version).

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

    1. copy of the original problem,

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

    3. 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 hand-write 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, don’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.
  • 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 mini-detention")
      • After school detention & parents/guardians contacted (called or e-mailed)
      • 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, after-school 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 odd-numbered Friday is popcorn-during-lecture day)

Signature

  • In general, I provide daily information on this website and I contact parents/guardians/students via the email address that is registered with the district. However, please let me know if you wish to be contacted by other means on this form. After you have read over this classroom policy, please sign below, and return to me to be put on file. This is your first assignment.
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