**Onekama Consolidated School**
**2008 – 2009**
**Precalculus ~ Room 346**
**Syllabus and Summary**
BALDNER’S CLASSROOM EXPECTATIONS:
On time and ready to work
Prepared with tools (pencil, paper, notebook, text,
scientific calculator, journal) and a good attitude
Please leave food, beverages, all electronics, and any
other distracters in your locker or at home
Be respectful
Insubordination of any sort will not be
tolerated and will result in immediate RTC procedures.
CLASS TIME:
*Problem of the Day* (2-3 minutes) ~ Each day as
the student enters the room there will be a mathematics problem on
the front marker board. The students should copy this problem into
their Math Journal and solve the problem to the best of their
ability. Each problem will be aligned with the current Michigan High
School Content Expectations and will give the students an
opportunity for practice and discussion. The students should keep
these *Problems of the Day* separate from classroom notes and
ever ready to turn in for assessment.
*Collect/correct homework* (2-10 minutes) ~
Homework will be assigned each day and will be turned in at the
start of class the next day. We may correct some or all of this as a
group; often students will turn in their work for teacher
assessment.
*Introduction to the new lesson* (10-20 minutes)
~ Lecture, discussion, notes, examples, anecdotes, interactive
learning, …
*Guided Practice* (10-20 minutes) ~ Students
practice new problems while classroom help is available.
*Independent Practice* (30-45 minutes) ~ Students
practice new problems as well as review problems from the text (__University
of Chicago Mathematics Project – Precalculus and Discreet
Mathematics__, Scott, Foresman and Company, 1992)
GRADES:
Course grades will be determined by combining
the scores from each of five areas: Homework, Quizzes, Tests, Math’s
Journal, Participation.
*Homework* ~ daily opportunities for points
*Quizzes* ~ may be announced or unannounced;
usually covering material recently read by the student and problems
recently encountered by the student
*Tests* ~ two or three per marking period; always
announced at least a week in advance and covering more material (a
whole chapter) than a quiz
*Mathematics Journal* ~ journal entries will
include each *Problem of the Day* as well as regular writing
exercises
*Participation* ~ students earn daily points for
preparedness, participation in classroom discussions and events,
helpfulness, and attitude; students involved in the RTC process
forfeit all *Participation* points for that day
CONTENT:
Students will study the following topics during
the year:
Logic
Graphs of functions
Sequences and limits
Operators on and composition of functions
Integers and Polynomial
Rational relations and functions
Trigonometric relations and identities
Recursive and Explicit formulas
Polar coordinates
Complex Numbers
The Derivative
Combinatorics
Graphs, paths, and circuits
Vectors
The Definite Integral
NOTE TO PARENTS:
I am blessed to be here in Onekama and
appreciate the opportunity to work with your sons and daughters in
the classroom. I look forward to meeting all of you and to a
wonderful school year. Please feel free to stop in and visit any
time; if you ever have questions you can call (231) 889-4251 x301 or
email
dbaldner@manistee.org.
Mr.
Baldner's Index Page for 2008-2009
www.onekama.k12.mi.us
September 2008 |