Advanced Algebra with Trigonometry
"Living by the Spirit"
UNITS FOR THE YEAR
Advanced Algebra with Trigonometry utilizes algebra, trigonometry, problem solving and communication skills. Topics covered during the year include:
- solving/graphing linear equations/inequalities
- solving systems of equations along with graphing and applications
- solving, graphing and factoring quadratics and other polynomials
- solving radical equations
- solving exponential and logarithmic functions
- applications of trigonometric ratios
MATERIALS NEEDED FOR CLASS
1. Notebook. (3 ring binder with paper)
2. Pencil for quizzes/tests. (pen may be used for notes/worksheets)
3. Textbook with book cover.
4. Graphing calculator. (TI-83+ or TI-84+ recommended)
Grades are based on points earned compared to the total points possible. Points can be earned from:
3. Grades assignments
5. Final Exam
6. Extra credit
Absences: If you are absent, please get assignments by one of the following methods:
1. asking me when you return to school.
2. calling a reliable friend from class.
3. checking the Milwaukee Lutheran website
If you are absent for a long period of time, please contact the school so that assignments can be sent home. You are required to make up the missing work. When you get back, you need to make arrangements with me to get the work completed. If an absence is due to a field trip, vacation or other school activities, you must get assignments ahead of time and make arrangements for missing quizzes or tests ahead of time.
Tardies: You must be completely in the classroom by the end of the tone. Please get seated immediately.
HOW TO BE SUCCESSFUL
1. Take notes (in a notebook) during class. Copy sample problems from the board and try them as we go through them in class. Do the assignments in your notebook. If you have trouble with the assignment problems, come in and get extra help. All worksheets must be completed! Everyone must complete a notebook for the first two chapters and submit these at the end of the chapter.
2. Use all given class time to begin your practice problems.
3. Take announced quizzes.
4. Take Chapter Tests.
a. Chapter tests are cumulative. The last cumulative chapter test of the semester will be the final exam.
5. Complete all projects.
a. Projects will be given to show application to real life situations. These projects are intended to extend your learning and to allow you to utilize skills beyond mathematics.
b. Projects may be turned in early for a preliminary check(s) and then corrected.
c. Additional information will be given prior to beginning a project.
NOTE: All students will be required to complete and submit a notebook for the first two chapters. After that, any student whose average falls below a C- (77%) will be required to complete and submit all homework/notes in an organized notebook.
To access grades go to the Milwaukee Lutheran website. Daily work will be posted within 2-3 days. Quizzes/Tests will be posted within 1 week.
Cheating Policy: You will receive a zero along with the person who gave you the answers or work and will be referred through the disciplinary cycle.
Extra Help: Hours 3 and 8 (with a pass from me)
before school (7:35-7:50 Mondays; 7:20-7:50 Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays)
before school (7:30-8:30 on Student Help Thursdays)
after school (3:06-3:35 ) (except when coaching)
Passes: Given for emergencies only! (must have planner and school ID)
Classroom R’s: Responsibility and Respect
You are responsible for your education. Others, like myself, are here to guide and help you. Please respect the right of others wanting to learn.
School Phone Number: 414-461-6000 My extension: 273