Gateway Regional High School

Course Information

Pre-Calculus - Grades 11 - 12  

Teacher

Julie Wenner

Email

jwenner@gatewayhs.com

Phone Number

856-848-8200 ext. 509

Course Website

https://classroom.google.com            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’: Algebra Readiness: Graphs, Equations and Inequalities, Functions and Their Graphs, Polynomial Functions, Rational Functions, Exponential Functions, Logarithmic Functions, Trigonometric Functions, and Analytic Trigonometry.

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

GRADING POLICY

60% Tests and Major Projects

30% Quizzes and Smaller Projects

10% Homework/Classwork

Course Policies

HOMEWORK EXPECTATIONS

Homework is assigned each day and should take approximately 15 minutes. Homework is ESSENTIAL to your success in this class!  Independent practice of topics we are learning helps to solidify your understanding and increase achievement.  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)

Pencil

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

Assistance

        PREPS: Periods 1 and 3 in Room 416

        LUNCH: B Lunch Duty and C lunch in room 416

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.