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Simon Sanchez High School SY 2016-2017 AP Calculus AB (MA-410AP) COURSE SYLLABUS Ms. M. Bataclan

Simon Sanchez High School SY 2016-2017


Ms. M. Bataclan Rm. 205 (Block 6)

Email: mabataclan@gdoe.net Work: 653-2313

Mission Statement

The mission of Simon Sanchez High School is to empower students to become productive citizens of the 21 st century through a commitment to academic excellence, career preparation, and civic engagement.

Content Standards 1: Extend the domain of trigonometric functions using the unit circle 2: Analyze functions using different representations 3: Build new functions from existing functions 4: Analyze functions using different representations 5: Prove and apply trigonometric identities 6: Analyze functions using different representations 7: Apply geometric concepts in modeling situations

Learner Outcomes (ESLRs)

Academic excellence

Through creative and critical thinking skills

Through effective communication skills

Through being goal oriented and self-disciplined individuals

Career preparation

By taking initiative and demonstrating innovation

By demonstrating professional conduct,

collaboration, and other interpersonal skills

By efficient use of time and resources to achieve goals

By demonstrating the ability to understand and effectively use relevant technology

Engagement in civic activities

Through awareness of local and global issues

By contributing time and talent to community needs

Course Description

AP Calculus AB course is offered to provide students with opportunities to have strong foundation that will help them succeed in future mathematics courses. The course covers all the topics as stated in the AP Calculus Course Description. It aims to develop the students’ understanding of the different concepts and theories. It also provides different learning experiences using different strategies, methods, and applications that will help them cope up with the demands of college mathematics classes.

AP stands for Advanced Placement. It is a nationally recognized structured program that allows high schools to seek and educate all students so that each has the opportunity to develop his/her individual academic abilities to the fullest. This program attempts to provide students with an opportunity to expand their knowledge beyond the confines of the regular curriculum

Course Objectives

At the end of the course, students are expected to:

1. Work with functions represented in a variety of ways: graphical, numerical, and analytical

2. Understand the meaning of the derivative in terms of a rate of change and local linear approximation, and

use derivatives to solve a variety of problems

3. Understand the meaning of the definite integral both as a limit of Riemann sums and as the net accumulation of a rate of change

4. Communicate mathematics both orally and in well-written sentences, and explain solutions to problems

5. Use technology as an aid to solve problems, experiment, interpret results, and verify conclusions

6. Develop an appreciation of Calculus as a coherent body of knowledge and as a human accomplishment


Successful completion of Pre-Calculus or Trigonometry/Analytical Geometry and recommendation from teacher

Course Outline

A more detailed (and tentative) schedule of the AP Calculus AB course will be posted in the classroom or

given to students at a later date.

Course Requirements

Textbook: Calculus by Larson, Hostetler, and Edwards, 7 th edition Pencil and eraser Notebook for notes Red pen Loose leaf paper for assignments Binder or 3-prong folder (to keep all unused papers, returned/graded papers) Graphing Calculator (TI-83+, Ti-84+ or Ti84 Silver Edition, Ti-89) Additional materials will be announced as need arises.

Teaching Strategies

The following strategies will be utilized by the instructor:

● Lecture/Discussion

● Boardwork

● Group work

● Powerpoint presentation ● Notes/discussion online ● Hands-on use of the graphing calculator


Grades will be evaluated based on points through a rubric system from attendance/participation, in- class/homework assignments, projects, quizzes, and tests/exams. The computation of grades is as follows:













Grading Scale










below 70%

Attendance/Absences: Attendance is very important in the learning process. To establish an open line of communication, the student should contact the instructor via email or by leaving a message with the school 24 hours in advance to notify the teacher of his/her absence. In the event of an absence, the student must submit an excuse note to the main office with a valid reason for absence upon return. The absence must be excused in order for missed assignments, quizzes, tests, and/or projects to be excused, accepted at a later date, and/or taken at a later time. In addition, make-up work must be done and/or submitted in a timely manner. Punctuality is equally important.

In accordance with Board Policy 411, students who earn a grade of 60% or above but accumulate 6 or more

unexcused absences during a semester will earn no credit (NC). Please take note of the following:

3 UNEXCUSED TARDIES = 1 UNEXCUSED ABSENCE 10 MINUTES OR MORE TARDY = 1 UNEXCUSED ABSENCE 1-2 DAYS OF ABSENCE = PARENT NOTE 3 CONSECUTIVE DAYS = DOCTOR’S CERTIFICATION However, students who earn a failing grade while accumulating 6 or more absences will receive the failing grade instead of no credit (NC) for the semester.

Additionally, Board Policy 330 stipulates that students of non-compulsory age (16 or above) who accumulate 13 or more unexcused absences (includes excused, unexcused, tardiness, and suspensions) may be dropped from school for the remainder of the academic year.

Assignments (classwork/homework)

Assignments will be given during almost every class meeting unless a test is scheduled for the day.

All assignments, quizzes, and tests must be done in pencil. Otherwise, it will not be accepted.

Assignments should be legible and labeled as follows:

Name, Date assignment was given, Period, and Student # on the top right corner of the paper Assignment #, page(s), and problems assigned on the top center of the paper

Each assignment is worth 5 points. However, some specific assignments may be worth more. Show work completely for math computations. No work, no credit! Work must be completed or attempted. If you leave a problem blank, 1 point will be taken off.

Grading Scale: 5 pts – 70% of problems correct, 4 pts – 60-69% correct, 3 pts – 50-59% correct, 2 pts – 40-49% correct, 1 pt – Less than 40%, 0 pt – missing assignment, unexcused absence, or less than half completed/attempted

Late work will be accepted only if it is a ‘day’ late AND will only be given half credit. You are highly encouraged to turn in all assignments whether given credit for the assignment or not.

For make-up work, the deadline depends on the number of days absent. For example, if you miss one day, you have 2 contact days to submit the work.

Keep all returned work as proof that it was submitted/graded.

Participation: Everyday, the student earns points on a rubric scale. Reasons for point loss include but are not limited to: chewing pugua/gum, use of electronics, eating food, lack of participation, lack of materials, disruptive behavior and attendance. For unexcused absence, student will automatically receive no point for the days they are out while for excused absences, three points will be deducted. In-class/homework assignments may be given should the need arise.

Projects and/or Group Work: Students will participate in group work and/or individual and group projects throughout the semester or year. Each project will have a criteria sheet given when the project is announced.

Tests/Quizzes: A test will be given after each unit or chapter and will be announced ahead of time. Expect a lot of short pop quizzes. Quizzes can be announced or unannounced. In addition, a pre-/post-test will be given each quarter/semester. Pre-test scores will not be counted towards students grades while post- tests will count towards the student’s grade. An absence before an announced test does not excuse the student from taking the test on the day that it was scheduled if there was prior knowledge of it.

AP Exam: AP Exam for Calculus AB will be on May 9, 2017. As a culmination of ALL the hard work done in class, it is required that the student takes this exam because it provides an opportunity to earn college credit.

Extra Credit: Extra credit points will be given at teacher’s discretion and it will be added to students’ low scores but it is not a guarantee that student will get a passing grade.

Progress Reports: Progress Reports will be issued monthly in a given semester. It is the student’s responsibility to have these progress reports signed by their parents and submitted within 2 contact days as it will count towards their grade. Students’ grades can be verified on PowerSchool.

Tutoring: Extra help is provided with prior notice during lunchtime.


Rules and procedures are fundamental in life. We follow rules and procedures in our daily lives for things such as approaching a traffic light, starting a car and driving, and making a letter. There are also rules and procedures in this classroom. These rules and procedures ensure a positive atmosphere in the classroom. They contribute to a controlled and learning environment for everyone.

Classroom Rules

In addition to the school-wide rules,

1. Show RESPECT at all times to yourself and to everyone/everything around you.

2. Come to class on time, prepared, and ready to learn.

3. No Distractions: No grooming, no food or drinks, no chewing gum/pugua, and no electronics.

4. Stay in your seat unless you have permission to do otherwise.

5. Follow directions the first time they are given.

Classroom Policies/Procedures/Expectations

In addition to the school-wide policies and procedures,

I. Beginning of the Period


Once you enter the room, have your materials ready.


Start on the Bellwork assignment.


Work quietly and by yourself.


Wait for further instructions from the teacher.

II. If You Are Late

A. You are late to class you are not inside the classroom when the bell rings. If you are late to class

you must:

1. Walk in quietly.

2. Turn in your pass on my desk and then take a seat.

3. Join the activity in progress. If you don’t know what the class is doing raise your hand until the teacher sees you.

4. Continue working (waiting) quietly until I get to your desk.

B. Consequences for Tardiness See Attendance/Absences section.

III. If You Are Absent

A. It is your responsibility to make-up any assignments or tests in a timely manner when you return from an absence. Follow this procedure:

1. Join the activity in progress. If you don’t know what to do, raise your hand and wait until I reach you.

2. If you missed a worksheet, see the make-up folder. If you need to make-up a test or quiz, you

must make arrangements with the teacher during the last 5 minutes of class or after the lesson is presented. Tests or quizzes can only be made up during lunch and only if previous arrangements have been made. You have one week to complete the missed quiz/test.

B. E-mail assignments If you have access to the Internet at home you may email me at: mabataclan@gdoe.net and ask for missing work. You can also e-mail work if possible.

IV. Responding To My Request For Your Attention There may be times when I may need to get everyone’s undivided attention so that I may give directions, explanations, answer group questions, etc. or if the noise level gets too loud. When I need

everyone to stop talking and pay attention to me:

I will say “Give Me 5” which means:

1) Eyes on the Speaker 2) Quiet 3) Be Still 4) Hands free (put things down) 5) Listen

V. Listening To/Responding To Questions:

Everyone has the right to be respected when they are speaking. If you would like to ask a question or make a comment, please raise your hand and wait to be called on. Please do not speak while someone else is speaking. Everyone will have an opportunity to talk.

VI. Asking a Question

If you have a question while the teacher is lecturing or while another student has the floor, raise your hand and wait patiently to be called on.

VII. End-of-Period and Class Dismissal

Wait until the bell rings to dispose your trash. Please keep the desks and classrooms clean at all times. Right before the bell rings everyone should: be in assigned seat, be quiet, gather all their materials and wait for the teacher to dismiss the class.

VIII. When You Finish Early If you finish all of your assigned work early you may a) read independently b) work on an assignment for another class c) write d) draw e) work on make-up. DO NOT TALK OR DISTURB OTHERS.

IX. Classroom Language

Please use appropriate language in the classroom. Do not use negative words and speak positively about other classmates and what we are studying.

X. Electronic Devices We know that parents and children value the ability to be able to call each other at a moment's notice. However, cellphones or other electronic devices are not to be used during class time (not even for calculator use), unless specified by the teacher. Such items will be CONFISCATED. (Cellphones must be in silent mode).

DISCIPLINE INTERVENTION (refer to student handbook) Everything we do in life has consequences. If you choose to run a red light, you must accept the consequences that come with it (traffic ticket, taking someone’s life, crashing your car, etc.). Consequences are the things that happen to you when you choose not to obey a rule. This is what will happen if you choose to violate one of the classroom rules:

1 st Offense

2 nd Offense Behavior is documented and student is counseled 2 nd Offense Parent notification by phone call/email (in addition to logical consequences)

3 rd Offense Discipline referral (logical consequences extended)

Verbal warning

Incentives: It is important to have a positive, comfortable learning environment. Students will be rewarded to those who choose responsible behavior. Possible incentives are as follows: a) 5 bonus

points on test or quiz b) excused from one individual assignment c) turn in assignment late for full credit

Fieldtrips: Fieldtrip forms will be signed at the teacher’s discretion. Upon return, the bottom portion

of the fieldtrip form must be signed and turned in for the absence to be considered an excused absence.

Service Learning Opportunities:

A minimum of 5 Service Learning Hours will be provided from this course. Details will be provided at

a later date.

CITIZENSHIP: Students will be evaluated and will earn a citizenship grade based on the following criteria:







All incurred absences

No documented

Obeys school and class

and tardies are excused or Perfect Attendance



Demonstrate a positive


cooperative attitude

Shows respect to people

No discipline referral

and property

Demonstrate integrity


Uses appropriate language

Practice self-control


Usually… (see bullets above)

No more than 2 unexcused absences and/or no more than 2 unexcused tardies

No more than 2 minor infractions and/or no major infractions


Inconsistently… (see bullets above)


to 4 unexcused


or more minor


absences and/or 3 or 4

infractions and/or 1 or


unexcused tardies

more major infraction


Seldom… (see bullets above)


or more unexcused


or more minor

absences and/or 5 or more unexcused tardies

infractions and/or more


major infractions


In an effort to promote school events, your child’s photo may be posted on the school website, printed in

local media newspapers, and/or may be aired on local news stations in an effort to showcase the school. Should you choose to not have your child’s picture released for any school event, please provide you child’s grade level administrator with a note within two weeks of the beginning of the school year.

Should you have any questions or concerns, you may leave me a message by phone or by email. **Syllabus is subject to change at teacher’s discretion.

This syllabus has been approved by: Mrs. Carla D. Masnayon (Principal)
This syllabus has been approved by:
Mrs. Carla D. Masnayon (Principal)

CONTRACT SIGNATURES Thank you for taking the time to read this syllabus. Parents/guardians, I emphasize the importance of your involvement in your child’s education as well as communication with your child and your child’s instructor. It is imperative that you monitor your child’s progress regularly in power school. I look forward to hearing from you should you have any questions or concerns.

STUDENT (check the box and sign)

I have read Ms. M. Bataclan’s 2016-2017 AP Calculus Syllabus and understand what is expected of

me. I will honor the rules, policies, and expectations of the school and of this course.

I am 18 years of age and do want my parents contacted regarding my education.

I am 18 years of age and do not want my parents contacted regarding my education.

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PARENT/GUARDIAN (check the box and sign)

I have read Ms. M. Bataclan’s 2016-2017 AP Calculus Syllabus and understand what is expected of

my child and of me. It is also my responsibility as a parent to monitor my child’s progress on a regular basis. I will honor the rules, policies, and expectations of the school and of this course.

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