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.
Course Website: Pre-Calculus with Trigonometry
Instructor: Art Mabbott
Starts: September 3, 2019
Ends: June 8, 2020
Monday 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM ET • Wednesday 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM ET • Friday 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM ET
Algebra I, Geometry, and Advanced Algebra
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.
Textbooks and Materials
This item is required:Pre-Calculus with Trigonometry: Concepts and Applications [Edition or Version: 2], Authors: Paul A. Foerster
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.
This item is required:TI-NSpire Calculator (Either the NUMERIC OR CAS VERSION)
ISBN: ASIN: B000QSZD44
Best sources: Scholars Online Bookstore or local electronics supplier
This item is recommended but not required and its use is optional:The Geometer's Sketchpad - Student Edition [Edition or Version: 4], Authors: Nick Jakiw
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.