Precalculus 2021/2022


The following statement, written in 2020, still holds true. We all know that the classroom learning model is changing rapidly and no one knows what the average school day will look like in a week or a month or a year. Conditions can change instantly. We all must adapt to the circumstances. I will be setting up the curriculum as if the entire course will be taught remotely. From there we will adapt to whatever directives we are given.The remote content will be posted in Canvas, allowing students to keep up with the lessons when they miss school days or have connectivity issues. The internet based platforms I use are Canvas, Schoolnet, thatquiz, and Delta Math.

Expectations:I will be posting assignments in Canvas and grades in PowerSchool email. Students are responsible for and expected to check their school email and internet based platform (Canvas) daily. In the event of a disruption to the daily school meetings, there may be virtual class meetings using MS Teams.

Virtual Office Hours: !:15 PM - 3:15 PM M-Th. Parents/guardians may request a virtual meeting by email.

In the classroom: When we are in the classroom, the following rules apply:

1. Arrive on time, ready to learn.
2. Keep hands, feet, objects, and inappropriate comments to yourself.
3. Use electronic devices, and internet-based resources appropriately.

These rules apply in the remote classroom as well. 

                                              Supply List

note paper
graph paper
dry erase markers
straight edge
graphing calculator TI 83/84 or equivalent

Grade Recovery: Whether the assignment is digital or on paper, students are allowed and encouraged to resubmit assignments to improve their grade. The final score of a resubmitted assignment will usually be the average of the low and high score. 

"Precalculus provides an honors-level study of trigonometry, advanced functions, analytic geometry, and data analysis in preparation for calculus." (NCDPI)

Prerequisits-If you are taking Precalculus, you should already have an understanding of:

Linear, Quadratic, Cubic, Exponential, Rational, Absolute Value, Functions
Describing Functions Graphically, Algebraically, Verbally
Domain and Range (Input, Output, Independent, Dependent Variables)
Translations of Functions
Systems of Equations
Trigonometric Ratios
Logic and Deductive Reasoning


*I reserve the right to change the course rules and expectations as circumstances dictate. 


Unit Title

Approx. # of Days

S1: Approx Date Range

1st Grading Period

Introductions, Setting up the Virtual Environment-Math Review

3 Days

8/11 – 8/13


Key Features of Functions

10 days

8/16 – 8/27


Polynomial and Rational Functions

10 days

8/30 – 9/10


Exponential and Logarithmic Functions

10 Days

9/13 – 9/24


Conic Sections

10 Days

9/27 – 10/8

2nd Grading Period



10 days

10/11 – 10/22


Vectors and Matrices

10 days

10/25 – 11/5


Parametric Equations

10 days

11/8 – 11/19


Recursive Functions

5 days

11/22 – 12/3


10 days

12/6 – 12/17