Pre-Calculus Course Information
This course is designed to provide a comprehensive study of functions, which are the basis of calculus and other higher mathematics courses. The students will study the properties and graphs of trigonometric, polynomial, rational, inverse, exponential and logarithmic functions. Students will explore conic sections, vectors, sequences, and series.
Please read the important information regarding this class. Thank you for your time and I look forward to a great year!
CALENDAR: A calendar will be provided in Google Classroom and in the classroom. Information about my class can also be found on the district website under Alvin High School then the faculty tab.
Lysol/Clorox type wipes
2 packs of Pencils
Colored Pencils or Markers
Clear Tape or Glue
Pack of highlighters (variety of colors)
ASSIGNMENTS: Students will use the classroom as a place to develop, explore, and learn. Reviews will be completed during class and are to be taken home to use as a study tool. We will work bell to bell. A typical class will begin with a warm up, followed with the lesson/notes, and then have a collaborative/independent assignment to complete.
MAKE UP WORK: Every student will be responsible to complete his/her missing assignments. You can refer to Skyward to see what assignments you are missing and can attend tutorials if needed.
GOOGLE MEET EXPECTATIONS
- Students must log in on time and remain in class for the full class period or at the teacher’s discretion.
- Students will mute their microphone and make sure their camera is on (dressed and background is appropriate).
- Students will participate in the chat and respect the classroom.
CLASSROOM EXPECTATIONS AND PROCEDURES
- Be PROMPT. Be on time.
- Be PREPARED. Bring all materials and necessary work every day.
- Be PRODUCTIVE. Maximize learning time by staying on task, following directions, and remaining seated unless you have been given permission to get up.
- Be POLITE. Be nice or neutral to everyone. Swearing, teasing, talking back, and bullying WILL NOT be tolerated. Respect yourself, your classmates, your teacher, and your classroom. Keep your hands, feet, and objects to yourself.
- Be PATIENT. Wait respectfully and calmly for your turn. Listen and stay seated when someone is talking.
Attendance is a NECESSITY! Students will be required to fill out a “Daily Check-In” form for attendance tracking. Absences are not to exceed the 90% attendance rule. Missing even one day can put a child behind. Please encourage your child to be in class every day and to be on time. However, I understand that emergencies do occur and will do my best to keep each student on schedule. Coming to tutorials is the best option in cases such as this.
GRADING AND LATE WORK POLICY
Alvin High School will follow the District Grading Guidelines.
30% Major Grade and 70% Daily Grade
Students are encouraged to attend tutorials whenever necessary. During tutorials, students may receive help on a topic that he/she does not understand, make up assignments missed during an absence or school activity, get help correcting a failed test, or do other make-up work. Tutorial schedules are posted in classrooms, online, and in hallways throughout the math department.
Mondays 3:10– 3:40 PM
Tuesdays 3:10– 3:40 PM
Wednesdays 3:10– 3:40 PM
“NOT SEEN, NOT HEARD, NOT TAKEN!”
In this class, we will use electronic devices only when authorized by the teacher. However, please understand that these devices will be used for instructional purposes only and any student observed to be using them otherwise during class, will be subject to having their device confiscated and turned in to the main office for a $15 recovery fee. Phones should be kept in backpacks at all times, including earbuds, iPads, Smart watches, etc. If they are seen or heard during a time when they are not allowed out, they will be taken and turned into the office.
Students – You can access your grades online via SKYWARD. You do not need to ask what your grade is. It is readily available for you to view at any time. If you can check Twitter and Facebook, you can check your grade.
Parents - Through the Alvin ISD website, you can access SKYWARD, our district wide gradebook. You can see all your child’s grades in real time, and sign up to receive email notifications regarding low grades and missing assignments. This is an invaluable resource that will enable you to stay on top of your student’s grades all year long. Please contact me with any concerns you may have.
Every student MUST sign-up for google classroom as this will be the main form of communication for important materials and assignments. Parents it is OPTIONAL for you to join but highly encouraged. Also, parents, can you ensure that your child is able to download apps such Google Classroom, Google slides, Google drive, or any educational tool we may use in class must be also accessible on a student’s device when feasible.
I am excited about building a relationship with you this year and hope that together we can put you in the best position to be successful for this 2020-2021 school year.