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CCGPS Accelerated Pre-Calculus

Fall 2014
J eff Davis High School

Teacher: Sarah Beth Swain
Phone: 912-375-6760 (Jeff Davis High School)
Email: sarah.swain@jeff-davis.k12.ga.us
Time to Call: 1:15-2:45 Monday-Friday at school

Texts: Precalculus with Trigonometry, Key Curriculum Press
Advanced Mathematical Concepts, McGraw Hill

Course Hours: This course will last for one semester and will earn one unit of
credit upon successful completion. There will be a midterm at the end of the
first nine weeks. There will be a final exam at the end of the semester that
counts 20% of the average. There will not be an EOCT administered in this

Technology: TI-84 graphing calculators and TI36X Pro scientific
calculators, chromebooks, Interwrite Class Pad, Document Camera, Team Board

Materials: 3 ring binder notebook, paper, pencils, calculator (optional)

Course Description: This is a course in precalculus and statistics, designed to
prepare students to enter college at the calculus level. It includes rational,
trigonometric, and inverse trigonometric functions; basic trigonometric
identities and the laws of sines and cosines; sequences and series; vectors; the
central limit theorem and confidence intervals.

Classroom Expectations:
1. Exhibit a positive, respectful attitude towards the teacher, classmates, and
school property.
2. Participate in class discussions, yet refrain from personal conversations.
3. Keep your work area clean and neat.
4. Stay on task.
5. Avoid excessive requests to leave the room (bathroom, office, water).
6. Be prepared for class (have all materials and assignments).
7. Follow school rules which include no cell phones, no eating, drinking, or
having tobacco in the classroom.
Grading Scale: Grading is based on the following:

Unit Tests 45%

Grading Scale
Daily Grades 30%

90-100 A
Student Responsibility 5%

80-89 B
70-79 C
0-69 F
Semester Exam 20%

Total 100%

Unit Tests 50% Tests will be announced in advance; therefore, students are expected to take a missed
test on the day they return to school if they are absent. If a student is absent the day before a test,
he/she is expected to take the test on test day. Each subsequent test may include questions from
previous chapters.

Daily Grades 35% Daily grades will be made up of homework, review quizzes, quizzes, and labs.
Homework will be assigned on a regular basis and will be taken up unannounced. To receive full
credit for HW, students must write the problem and show steps. Students will not receive any credit
for homework with answers only. Review Quizzes will cover prior knowledge learned in previous
math courses. Quizzes will be given between testing periods and will cover only a few concepts.
Labs will include calculator labs, computer labs, and group/individual tasks.

Student Responsibility Grade 5% Each student will receive a Student Responsibility grade at the end
of each nine weeks. At the end of each nine weeks, five points will be deducted from the final
Student Responsibility average for each tardy. Points are also deducted for failing to come to class
prepared and leaving the classroom excessively.

Rules and Procedures:

Tutoring: I will be available for tutoring. I will post my tutoring hours week by week. You can also
talk with me to make an appointment for tutoring time. Please stay as soon as you see you are having
difficulty. DO NOT wait until the day before a test.

Attendance: You must bring a note for each absence. The note should be given to your first block
teacher. It will be evaluated by office personnel and marked as either excused or unexcused. Please
be reminded that a grade of zero will be assigned for any work missed due to an unexcused absence.
If you are tardy to class three times, you will be assigned detention, six tardies equal two days, etc.
You must be present at least 65 minutes to be counted present. The seventh tardy will result in an
office referral.

Makeup Work: Work must be made up for ALL absences as soon as you return to school. The work
must be turned in within 3 days. If you have an extended absence that is excused you will need to see
me to set a due date for your makeup work. If the absence is unexcused, you will receive a grade of 0
but you still need to make up the work and turn it in. If you are TL, all work must be completed
before the TL occurs. See me to arrange a time to stay after school to learn the material that will be
missed and get your assignments. If you a miss a quiz or test, you can make it up before or after

Complete assigned homework as given. It may or may not be graded. Even if there is no assigned
homework for the night, you will still need to review over examples and practice problems. It is
important that you practice math if you expect to be successful at it.

No cell phones/LINCS are allowed. See the school policy for consequences.

Please read the previous pages and return this page by your child to us by
tomorrow to receive a grade. Parents, please know that by signing this, you are
supporting us in our rules and procedures that we feel are necessary to help
educate your child.

Sarah Beth Swain

Parents Name (print) _________________________
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Parents Email (if available) _____________________
Parents Phone Number ________________________
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Students Name (print) ________________________
Students Signature __________________________
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TI-84 Graphing Calculator Contract
I understand that my child has been issued a TI-84 graphing calculator in Ms.
Swains class. I understand that I must pay $130 to repair or replace the
calculator if it is lost, stolen, or damaged.
Serial Number ___________________________
______________________ __________________
Student Signature Parent Signature