Precalculus Syllabus

Precalculus is divided into 4 main units:

  • Developing a Function Toolkit (I & II)
  • Complex Numbers
  • Trigonometry
  • Sequences and Series

The first two topics will be the focus of the midterm and the last two topics will be the primary focus of the final.

The breakdown of your final grade is as follows:
25% Term One Grade (50% Term One Course Work and Quizzes, 50% Midterm Exam)
25% Term Two Course Work
50% Final Exam (40% Written Exam, 10% Oral Exam)

There will be regular quizzes in order to help students stay on track and to assess and address any issues in a timely manner.

Classroom Expectations
Classroom Environment:
The classroom environment should be a safe, inclusive space that is conducive to learning. It is important for everyone to act with respect towards one another for this to occur.

Attendance & Punctuality: Students are expected to be on time and ready for class every day. If any classes are missed for whatever reason, it is the student’s responsibility to find out what was missed or announced and obtain any missed notes. If a test or a quiz is missed, it is the student’s responsibility to make arrangements with the instructor to make up the test or quiz.

Submissions: All work is expected to be submitted on time. Late assignments must still be completed for feedback but will receive a mark of zero.

Academic Integrity: Plagiarism and cheating are taken very seriously. Anyone who is implicated in an offense will receive a mark of zero. Repeated offenses will result in more serious consequences.

Availability: Students are encouraged to come to availability hours with questions. If asked by the instructor to attend, tutorials are mandatory; they will take precedence over any extra curricular commitments.

Responsibility: It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that work is completed, submitted and received by the instructor on time. The instructor is responsible for informing students of deadlines and important dates with prior notice.

Paper Use: In an effort to be more ecological, many assignments and resources will be made available online. Class content can be accessed at: http://www.cascience.wordpress.com

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