Gateway Regional High School

Course Information

                              Honors Pre-Calculus - Grades 11 - 12  


Julie Wenner


Phone Number

856-848-8200 ext. 509

Course Website            Code:  ucz0it

Course Description

This course is a fast-paced course that allows students opportunities to take responsibility for learning.

This course is comprised of the following major concepts or ‘Big Ideas’: (1) mastering functions and

solving advanced equations; (2) trigonometry (triangular and circular); (3) applications of matrices; (4) discrete mathematics; (5) concepts of calculus.  While knowledge of content is being developed,  students are engaged in hands-on and cooperative activities that encourage mathematical reasoning,

problem solving, communicating and making connections. Through these activities students utilize

technology such as graphing calculators, computers, and calculator based lab equipment. In addition, they are encouraged to think more critically through activities that will involve investigations, exploration, and discovery. Finally, evaluation appears in several formats: pencil and paper tests, performance tasks, and long- and short-term projects.


Course Expectations and Assessments


60% Tests and Major Projects

30% Quizzes and Smaller Projects

10% Classwork and Support Grade

Course Policies


Homework is assigned each day and should take approximately 15 minutes.  Although homework does not calculate into your grade, it is ESSENTIAL to your success in this class.  In order to be eligible to Retest, you must have 80% of the homework assignments completed on time.  Otherwise, you will not be allowed to Retest.

Required and Recommended Materials 

Notebook (Spiral with Folder or Binder)


TI-83 Calculator ($100) One is given to use during class.


        PREPS: Periods 1 and 6

After school (2:37pm) most days

Some Helpful Websites:

YouTube – Enter topic we are studying

Khan Academy - See Google Classroom Page

SAT Help: Khan Academy

Classroom Behavioral Expectations and Rewards/Consequences

Be Kind and Respect each other.

No Cell Phones during lesson.

Snacks and Drinks are fine if you clean up after yourself.