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Trigonometry/Analytical Geometry Honors

2013-2014

rvirmani@pausd.org

Welcome to Trig Analyt! The following information will help
you understand how this course is organized, how you will be evaluated, and how
you can be successful in this class.

__Course
Topics__

We will
spend the first third of the year covering functions including linear,
quadratic, polynomial, exponential, and logarithmic ones. You'll remember
you touched on some of these topics last year so, yes, there will be some
review. The second third of the year will be spent on Trigonometry. You
were exposed to the Sine, Cosine and Tangent functions last year as they
related to a right triangle. We'll expand greatly upon this and
eventually see how trig functions can be used to model everyday motion such as
riding on a Ferris Wheel. Finally, the last third of the year will be
spent on Analytic Geometry and Statistics. In case you hadn't
guessed, this will be a challenging, rigorous course, but with hard work and
perseverance, you can be successful.

__Needs for class____ __

Binder/Notebook to keep notes and keep handouts. ** **

A calculator is mandatory for this class. The officially
recommended model by the Gunn Math Department is the TI-84 Plus or Nspire CX CAS by Texas
Instruments. We'll be using the calculator from the first day of class. Other calculators are
probably OK (check with me) but my lessons will use the 84 Plus and the Nspire CX CAS.

__Grades__

Grades will reflect
the points you accumulate in each of the following categories during the
quarter/semester. The approximate
breakdown is as follows:

Tests 55%

Quizzes 15%

Homework 15%

Final Exam 15%

Each test is worth 100 points and
each quiz is approximately 30 points.

Letter grades are assigned on the
usual scale: A 90-100, B 80-89, C 70-79, D 60-69, F 59 and below.
Plusses and Minuses are the top and bottom 3% of each letter range.

**Homework**** **

Homework is a
significant part of your learning. You
should expect homework assigned every night and most weekends (with
exceptions). All assignments must be
done in pencil, and you must show **all**
of your work for full credit! __NO CREDIT__ will be given for a
list of answers. Assignments will be graded to reflect accuracy, effort, and
completeness. Homework will not be accepted after the completion of the chapter.

**Please label each homework assignment with page numbers and problem numbers**

Homework will be collected at the end of each
chapter on the day of the test. They should be stapled together in order with
the assignment sheet on top. Each homework assignment is worth 2 points
each. To receive full credit, you must have attempted and shown your work
on ALL the assigned problems. If you don't understand a problem, refer to
your class notes and examples from the chapter.

__Absences__

·
*Illness**:* You must email me on the day you’re you are ill. You are
responsible for checking the website, learning the material, and if needed finding
a time to meet with me to ask questions.

·
*Other absences* (field trips, sports, vacation, religious holiday): For
these types of absences, please notify me either in person or by
e-mail. It is your responsibility to make up the material you will be
missing in class.

·
*Make up Tests/Quizzes*: If you are absent on the day of the test/quiz, you **must** email me that day to determine the make up date.

**If you are absent the day of a chapter
review, you are not allowed an extra day to prepare for the test.

__Cell Phones and Mobile Devices__

Please turn off or cell phones and mobile devices before class starts.

__Extra Help__

I will be available
during some lunch periods and by appointment.

__Posting Grades__

Grades will be posted after every major
test on *Infinite Campus.*