PreCal 12 Teacher: Mrs. T. Comeau
Pre-Calculus Mathematics 12 Room: 306
This course is a continuation of the problem solving approach began in Math 10 . Some topics from Adv Math 11 and Adv Math 12 will be expanded upon, as well as, new ones being explored. Students are expected to keep pace with the growing terminology and expansion of knowledge being learned. Topics include polynomial, rational, and logarithmic functions, series and sequences, trigonometry, complex numbers, limits and derivatives.
To help students:
1. become better problem solvers through exploration of new mathematical concepts, the discovery of alternate lines of approach, and to see problem solving in all aspects of the mathematics classroom rather than as a distinct topic.
2. in both verbal and written communication of mathematics. Through this regular communication with and among students, the language and symbols of mathematics
will become natural.
3. develop a mathematical reasoning ability to their solutions in a variety of ways,
always explaining why.
4. connect mathematics with other topics and show the importance of mathematics
in everyday life through applications in the real world.
The course outcomes will be used to attain these objectives.
Barry, Besteck-Hope, Brown, Small, Avard-Spinney; (2002),
Mathematical Modeling Book 4, Nelson , Canada ( $ 44.51 )
Supplemental resources will be used in the classroom.
Course Outline: Pre Calculus Mathematics 12
Semester 1 September 3, 2009 through January 22, 2010
Ch 1 Series and Sequences
Ch 2 Functions A New Perspective
Ch 3 Functions, Part II ( 3.1 & 3.2 )
Term 2 November 16, 2009 through January 22, 2010
Ch 3 Functions , Part II ( 3.3 through 3.7 )
Ch 4 Trigonometry
Ch 5 Complex Numbers
Exams are from January 25, 2010 to January 29, 2010
Note: A variety of other resources are used and all supplemental materials will be provided.
Tests . 30 %
Quizzes . 20 %
Assignments . 20 %
Exam Value .. 30 %
Mark .. 100 %
Note: There are no exemptions in this course since it is a university preparatory course for the sciences and the experience of writing examinations is a valuable one.
Parent/Teacher Evening is Thursday, November 19, 2009 from 6:30 8 pm.
Parent/Teacher Morning is Friday, November 20, 2009 from 9:00 11:30 am.
(a) No hats, cell phones, food, gum or drink permitted during class time. Water is acceptable.
(b) With the exception of first period, you will be given 5 minutes to arrive to class before I close my classroom door. Once the door is closed you must have a signed slip from the office, teacher or a note from home explaining your tardiness. With this slip/note in hand please knock on my door and wait for it to be answered. You will be marked late on the attendance sheets.
(c) No trips to the washroom or water fountain during class time. The five minutes allowed between classes should be used wisely. This is necessary to reduce noise in the hallway since all available space is in use.
(d) Be prepared to replace, repair or clean anything you damage.
(e) You must be in your first class of the day before OCanada begins to play, otherwise you are late.
(f) There will be zero tolerance for swearing.
(g) If you are asked to leave the classroom for any reason you are to report directly to the office.
(h) The windows will be operated by the teacher.
No marks are dropped !!