# PreCalculus with Trigonometry

**Essential Questions:**

- How do we think mathematically while problem solving?
- How can we synthesize our knowledge of functions and basic mathematical properties to problem solve?
- How do we communicate effectively our mathematical solutions using appropriate vocabulary and syntax and apply them in terms of real life contexts?
- How do we use mathematics to describe change?

**Assessment**

Grades for this course consist of four strands: Logic, Accuracy, Application and Work Habits.

**Accuracy – 30%**

Mathematics is a language that allows people to give exact answers. When calculations are not made correctly, computers don’t operate, bridges collapse, and checks bounce. Students are assessed in this strand primarily through their performance on quizzes and tests.

**Logic – 30%**

Just like accuracy, how one arrives at that answer is also important. When reviewing student work, teachers look to see how problems are set up before they are solved. As math concepts become increasingly complex, making sure the logic is clearly communicated takes on greater significance. Students are assessed in this strand primarily through their performance on quizzes and tests.

**Application – 20%**

Students participate in several unit projects over the course of a semester where they apply their knowledge to problem solving situations. Most projects also involve writing about their mathematical thinking, reflecting about their growth as a math students and sharing these in a public forum. These projects are graded on a variety of content and presentation standards.

**Work Habits – 20%**

The Work Habits strand reflects the effort students have put into completing homework, studying regularly, and working in class. Work habits also reflect the level of students’ participation in class, their willingness to take academic risks, and ability to incorporate revisions into their work. Students with strong work habits grades are putting consistent, effective effort into their schoolwork.

syllabus - In this document you will find a course description, essential questions, student expectations, assessment strand descriptions, honors requirements, how strands are graded, calendar of topics and a overview of major topics. |