pc_academic_plan_11-12 - Shorecrest High School 2011-2012...

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Shorecrest High School 2011-2012 Academic Plan for Precalculus Teacher: Mr. Gabe Martinez Email: [email protected] Textbooks: 1) Precalculus: Graphical, Numerical, Algebraic , Addison-Wesley, 2011 2) Precalculus Collingwood and Prince (University of Washington Math 120 course book) Note: The UW book can be downloaded as a free pdf from http://www.math.washington.edu/~m120/ or students can buy a paper copy from the teacher for $18. Course Summary: This course will help you to further develop your problem solving skills and mathematical endurance to prepare you for Calculus and other college level mathematics courses. The class is modeled after the University of Washington Precalculus (Math 120) class , with the intention of giving you an introduction to the culture and rigor of a typical college math class. The graphing calculator will be an integral part of your learning process as you strengthen your understanding of the connections between algebraic, verbal, graphic and numeric representations of mathematical situations. You will also work on increasing your ability to understand written math explanations and to write and orally explain mathematical reasoning. You will plan and carry out projects that apply and extend the skills learned in class. You will be expected to work independently and with others. It is common to spend an hour or more doing one problem from the UW text. Students learn by active participation ; it is very unusual for a student to learn simply by watching the instructor. There is a significant increase in student autonomy and responsibility in Pre-Calculus. Students will be expected to address confusion immediately and always be looking for ways that they can delve deeper into the topics presented. Who Should Take This Course: This class is designed for students who have achieved at least a B in Algebra 2. If students have achieved lower than that in Algebra 2, they need to be prepared to put in the extra work outside of class to be successful. Functions and Statistics is another high-level math course option for those that feel they are not yet ready for Precalculus. Earning College Credit: Note that ALL students will be completing the same assignments and tests, regardless of their intentions to pursue college credit. In order to obtain 5 credits in Math 120 at the University of Washington (in addition to your Shorecrest
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This note was uploaded on 12/09/2011 for the course MATH 1113 taught by Professor Sills during the Summer '11 term at Montgomery College.

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