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 over ZOOM. All class sessions are archived for review by the students or if the student is unable to attend for any reason. Students will receive a secure invitation from the instructor to attend class sessions. The student will be able to download a set of Guided Notes from the Moodle for each chapter. These will assist our work together and help to make connections between the readings, the class discussions and the homework. Homework will be assigned and discussed during class time. ALL quizzes and tests will be posted on the Moodle and will be available to be downloaded by the student when the student and their parent are both notified by email. They are to be competed 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. Progress reports will be sent out to the student and parent on a regular basis.
Course Website: Pre-Calculus with Trigonometry
Instructor: Art Mabbott
Starts: August 31, 2020
Ends: June 11, 2021
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 textbook is required:Pre-Calculus with Trigonometry: Concepts and Applications [Edition 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 textbook is required:TI-NSpire Calculator (Either the NUMERIC OR CAS VERSION)
ISBN: ASIN: B000QSZD44
Best sources: Scholars Online Bookstore or local electronics supplier
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Classes start August 31, 2020. Enroll by August 20 to attend orientation to avoid late enrollment fees.