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    Pre-AP PreCalculus

    Syllabus 2022-2023

    Ms. Lewis

    Email Address: rlewis6@bhm.k12.al.us

    Room 117M


    “Whatever your difficulties in mathematics, I can assure you mine are far greater.”

    -Albert Einstein


    Welcome to Pre-AP PreCalculus! I am looking forward to a successful year with each and every student. As a teacher, it is my goal to equip students not only in mathematics, but also to become strong leaders in our global community.

    Course Overview:  Precalculus is a course designed for students who have successfully completed the Algebra II with Trigonometry course. This course is considered to be a prerequisite for success in calculus and college mathematics. Algebraic, graphical, numerical, and verbal analyses are incorporated during investigations of the Precalculus content standards. Parametric equations, polar relations, vector operations, conic sections, and limits are introduced. Content for this course also includes an expanded study of polynomial and rational functions, trigonometric functions, and logarithmic and exponential functions.  Application-based problem solving is an integral part of the course. Instruction should include appropriate use of technology to facilitate continued development of students’ higher-order thinking skills.

    Text:  PreCalculus: Graphical, Numerical, Algebraic. Eighth Edition- Demana, Waits, Foley, Kennedy

    Supplies:  Textbook, binder with dividers, graph paper and loose-leaf paper, pencils, colored pencils, post-it notes, and a graphing calculator.                            

    Grading Policy: Grades will be comprised of bellworks, homework/classwork, quizzes, class participation, and tests/exams.  Bellwork problems will be given to students daily to assess knowledge of material. Students will document problems, work, and solution in their notebooks. Bellworks can be graded immediately or at the end of every unit. Homework/classwork will be assigned daily and due by the following class meeting, unless otherwise specified by the teacher. If no homework is turned in, this will result in a grade of 0. Quizzes will be given as a formative assessment throughout a unit. These quizzes may be announced or unannounced. Unit tests/exams serve as a comprehensive measure of a students’ mastery of skills and concepts at the end of each unit. Students will be informed a week in advance of an upcoming test/exam.

    Grading Scale: This class will follow a standard grading scale of

                  A: 90-100            B: 80-89              C: 70-79              D: 60-69              F: 0-59

    • Tests 40%
    • Classwork 50%
    • Homework 10%

    Make-Up Work:  Students will only be allowed to make up missed assignments if their absence from class is excused. Students are responsible for receiving any missed assignments from the teacher. The student will be given three days to make-up any missed assignments unless other arrangements have been made with the teacher.


    Course Outline:

                  Unit 1: Trigonometric Functions

    Unit 2: Vectors and Parametrics

    Unit 3: Complex and Polar

    Unit 4: Conics

    Unit 5: Statistics and Probability

    Unit 6: Functions

    Unit 7: Position, Velocity, and Acceleration

    Unit 8: Exponential and Logarithmic Functions

    Unit 9: Rational Functions

    Unit 10: Limits and Derivatives

    Tutoring:  Tutoring right now will be as needed, once we’re back in the building, I won’t offer tutoring personally because I will be driving the school bus.

    Students’ Responsibilities:

    To respect everyone (Teacher, students, guest, etc.).

    To bring all class materials (books, pencils, paper, notebook, and calculator) daily.

    To participate in class activities until dismissed by the teacher.

    To take care of all personal needs (restroom, locker, and etc.) before class.

    To arrange to make up all missed work the first day back from an absence.

    To respect the rights and property of others.

    To understand that all school rules apply in class.

    To be on time for class.


    It is my sincere desire for all my students to have the opportunity to learn, thrive, and experience the joy of mathematics. I cannot wait for an exciting year together!






    Pre-AP PreCalculus Student Information Sheet


    Student Information

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