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Pre-Calculus 2018-2019

 

 

Mrs. Angela Nonno

Room 243

Phone: (440) 746 – 8279

Email: anonno@cvccworks.edu

 

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

  • Provide students with skills and knowledge for college level mathematics.
  • Enhance your critical thinking skills and problem-solving abilities.
  • Connect graphical information to its algebraic properties.

 

 

TEXTBOOK:  

  • Carter, John; Cuevas, Gilbert; Holliday, Berchie; Marks, Daniel; McClure, Melissa; 2006. Advanced Mathematical Concepts: Precalculus with Applications. Glencoe McGraw-Hill.
  • NOTE: This book is not yours to keep. You are responsible for it. I expect it to be returned in the same condition it was given to you.

 

 

MATERIALS

     It is each student’s responsibility to come to class prepared. Therefore, I expect the following  

     items to be brought to class each day:

  • Loose leaf paper
  • Pencil with eraser (only work in pencil will be accepted)
  • Calculator (optional): Graphing calculators are highly recommended. Free, online versions are available for students who do not have a graphing calculator.
  • CVCC provided Chrome Book.

 

 

ABSENCE

  • Any assignments missed during an unexcused absence earn a zero and cannot be made up for a grade.
  • Assignments missed during an excused absence can be made up. It is YOUR responsibility to make-up the work. The deadline for submitting missed work is equal to the number of days missed.

- With an excused absence, you may make up a quiz or test. If you are absent on the  

   day of a quiz or test, you will be expected to take it on the day you return.

- If you are absent on a review day, you will still be expected to take the test or quiz

   on its assigned day.

  • Work assigned prior to an absence is due the day of return from absence. 
  • Google Classroom will be utilized.  Assignments, notes, and additional resources can be found on my Google Classroom page. 

     

    REMIND

    Parents and students are encouraged to sign up for Remind using the class code provided. I will send Remind texts of assignments, upcoming tests/quizzes, etc. You may also download the Remind App or visit https://www.remind.com.

    To sign up for Remind, text: 81010   and enter class code: @mrsnonno when prompted.

     

    TARDIES

    • You will be considered tardy if you are not in your seat at the assigned class start time.
    • To gain admittance to class you will either need a pass from the instructor/administrator that delayed you OR you will need to go to the attendance desk and get an unexcused tardy pass.

    LATE WORK

    • Late work will be accepted for 70% credit.
    • No late work will be accepted after three weeks have elapsed from the date the missed assignment was due.

    HOMEWORK

    Homework will be assigned and collected almost daily and needs to be completed in pencil.  Math is a cumulative subject.  The concepts and skills covered in each lesson must be practiced to be mastered. You need to plan to spend time every day on your homework.  Time at the end of class will often be given to begin the assignment.  This is a great opportunity to ask questions! Please ask questions if you do not understand the material!

    Homework is due at the start of the next class meeting and will be graded on effort and completeness only. The goal of math is not simply right answers but learning processes and logic. Therefore, each math problem must be written on the paper, the calculations and formulas written out showing the logic, and the answers circled.  Papers with just answers on them will NOT be accepted.  

    TESTS/QUIZZES

    • Quizzes and/or tests will be given in both paper and online formats.
    • Multiple quizzes will be given during each chapter, typically at least once a week.  They may or may not be announced ahead of time.
    • Tests will follow each chapter, will be announced at least three days ahead of time and will be worth 100 points each.
    • Students scoring a 90% or higher on tests or quizzes will earn a homework pass. Unused homework passes can be turned in at the end of any quarter for 5 points of homework extra credit. 
    • All students have the opportunity to make test corrections. Students scoring below a 70% are REQUIRED to complete test corrections.
    • In addition to chapter tests, a midterm will be given in January and a final exam in May. The midterm and final exam will count as 20% of the semester grade calculations.  A Growth Assessment will also be administered at the beginning of the year and in March.  

    PROJECTS

    =         Projects may be added throughout the year as determined by the instructor.  

    =         Projects will require time outside of class to complete. 

     

    WARM-UPS/EXIT TICKETS

    • Students will earn 50 points per week completing daily warm-ups and exit tickets. These will be use to formatively assess student understanding.

     

    EXTRA HELP

    •  I encourage you to seek additional help, as it becomes necessary. Math continuously builds upon itself and if you have not mastered the current concepts, you will continue to fall behind.
    • I am available at 7:30 am and after school until three (later by appointment). Please schedule a time with me in advance. You can reach me outside of school hours via Coursesites or email.
    • The STAR room is also available daily for students needing extra help.           

     

    GRADING POLICY 

    =         All CVCC teachers are using the Progress Book grading system.  You can view your grade in this class, online, at any time.    

                    Grade Calculation                                                          Grading Scale

    =         Tests / Quizzes                          50%                                90 – 100%               A

    • Homework/classwork/Activities    30%                                 80 – 89%                B

    Projects                                                                           70 – 79%                C

    • Warm-ups/exit tickets/               20%                                60 – 69%                D

                                                                                           59% and below        F

     

     

     

     

    CLASS EXPECTATIONS

    I adhere to all CVCC rules, guidelines and procedures, as outlined in the student handbook. 

    • BE PROMPT: Please be ready and in your seat by the start of class.
    • BE PREPARED: Bring all supplies to class each day.
    • BE A RESPONSIBLE CLASSROOM CONTRIBUTOR:

    -      Be respectful at all times (towards me, your classmates, and other faculty). I will respect you.

    -      Failure to wear uniform will result in ISR.

    -      Always do your homework.

    -      Bring a positive attitude and a smile every day.

    -      Be an active participant by listening and sharing.

    -      Ask questions when you do not understand.

    -      Take notes.

    -      Absolutely, NO food or drinks.

    -      Cell Phones, IPADS, IPODS, or other personal electronic devices should remain unseen and unheard unless I give you permission to use them.

    -      Chrome Books will be used daily throughout the class period. When not in use, they need to be closed.

    “Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try.”

    – unknown

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    – Bart Starr

    “Be who you are and be that well.”

    – St Francis de Sales

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ADDRESS:
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