While classes began the week of August 17th, I understand that parents may be making last minute decisions and/or alterations to their students’ educational plans. If you would like to enroll in this class later in the year, please contact me to discuss your student’s individual situation.
PreCalculus Course Overview:
PreCalculus is where we really ramp things up to the next level! This class isn’t about forced word problems — it’s about real, hands-on application across amazing content areas. We will build a solid foundation for practical STEM applications, mathematical thought, and college-level study. Join us as we explore topics from Trigonometry, Polynomials, and Analytical Geometry to Conic Sections, Statistics, and Calculus.
This is often a student’s last class before transitioning into a college-level mathematics course. As such, we run things a little differently. Rather than spending class time as a talking head, each class will be run as a tutorial. I will be introducing new information and walking through examples in class. Students will then be working through problems both with me and independently.
Because our class time will be devoted to interactive problem solving, it would be beneficial for students to have a functional microphone. Writing on the board will be easier with a touch screen or drawing tablet. Optional, but helpful : )
Students will be completing all of their graded assignments (homework, quizzes, and tests) through Math XL. They will have 24-7 access to step-by-step walkthroughs, videos, and resources. Grades will be transferred into PowerSchool Learning at the end of each semester.
MathXL is a powerful online homework, tutorial, and assessment system. It includes videos, lecture slides, step-by-step examples for any problem, accessibility tools, chapter reviews, and repeatable assessments.
Using Math XL means that students have access to instant help and feedback, class instruction becomes more effective, and tests are much more valuable and forgiving. Plus your student is preparing for the college classroom – and parental paperwork is virtually nonexistent!