Ms. Hannah Bohrtz
Voice Mail: 693-2550 ext. 3604
This course is a necessary course for students going on to most four year colleges or universities. It helps the student develop a method of study that requires logic and the use of exact laws and rules. This course will equip the students with the math skills necessary to attack higher level classes such as science, probability & statistics, economics, and other advanced math classes. It is also highly recommended for students going on to most technical schools.
The student will be expected to:
1. become more comfortable with mathematical situations.
2. become a better note taker and test taker.
3. be able to break complex problems down to a series of simpler problems.
4. recognize patterns in order to project future patterns.
5. be able to use a calculator to analyze mathematical patterns.
6. be able to work cooperatively with one or more other students.
7. solve problems or access information independent of the traditional classroom setting.
8. use creative models of a situation to predict what will happen in the real situation.
1. Properties of numbers 12. Absolute Value
2. Problem solving 13. Conic sections
3. Equation solving 14. Measures of central tendency
4. Graphing and percentiles
5. Matrices 15. Complex numbers
6. Probability 16. Rational exponents
7. Systems of equations 17. Logarithms(common and natural)
8. Quadratic equations 18. Algebraic rational numbers
9. Inequalities 19. Binomial Theorem
10. Functions and relations 20. Linear Programming
Grades will be composed of tests, quizzes, and projects. There is NO EXTRA CREDIT. An approximate makeup of the grade will be:
Homework (Quizzes) 5%
Tests and Projects 60%
Semester Exam 20%
Homework Quizzes – You may earn up to 15 points for each homework quiz. The homework quizzes will be given daily and will consist of 3 questions. The majority of the questions will be exact homework problems so the quizzes will be open notebook. If you are absent, you will just need to turn in the homework assignment for a grade. To earn the maximum number of points, all problems must be attempted with all work being shown and easy to follow.
100 – 90% = A
89 – 80% = B
79 – 70% = C
69 – 60% = D
*Semester grades will be based on the average of all three 6-week grades and the semester exam.
CLASSROOM POLICY AND PROCEDURES
The student must bring a notebook, a binder, their textbook, a pencil, and a calculator (if student desires one) to class daily. A TI-84 plus silver edition or TI-nspire are the recommended calculators for this class and can be used in all Mosinee math and science classes.
1. All school rules will be enforced. No food or drinks in class except water.
2. Students will show respect for other people and property at all times.
3. Students will not interfere with the teaching/learning process. When class time is given to work on assignments, it will be used productively.
4. Make arrangements for scheduling make-up tests and quizzes upon returning from absences. No tests or quizzes will be made up during class time.
1. A verbal warning will be given.
2. A new seating arrangement will be made.
3. A phone call to the parents along with an enrichment detention to be served by the next day.
4. Student will be sent to the office and a discipline referral will be issued.
*Note: If the student’s conduct is such that it makes it difficult to continue class, the student may be sent to the office right away.
Each student is expected to be in his/her seat and ready to go when the bell rings for the start of the period or a tardy will be issued. Upon receiving the third tardy, an enrichment detention will be assigned. Each tardy thereafter can result in another detention. More than five tardies per semester will result in a referral to the office.
***There is a website that students may access to do extra practice and review for tests. The address is: http://www.glencoe.com/sec/math. You will need to choose the 2001 version.