Math 3 Syllabus

In addition to school and district conduct policies described in the BHS Parent Student Handbook, the below online protocols are expected of all students.

· Enable computer video with face shown during the entire Zoom session

· Follow CUSD dress code requirements

· Be seated in an appropriate learning space with a suitable video background

· Access all digital platforms utilized by the teacher. Examples include Zoom, Google Classroom, Edulastic, Pear Deck, Turn It In, Teacher Website, Q Student Connect

· Engage in lesson activities as directed by the teacher

· Submit assignments and assessments by the due date

· Communicate questions and concerns to the classroom teacher

  • Learn by doing, not just watching.

  • Expect that there will be things you don’t get immediately. Learn to be persistent in your thinking and your problem solving.

  • Before coming to class, think about what your questions are. Ask questions during class discussions, in your group, and outside class.

  • Seek help from your teacher, classmates, and other sources such as the Math lab.

  • Do homework every day. Don’t get in a cycle of falling behind and catching up.

  • Pay attention to what work is expected. Don’t skip anything. When absent, catch up promptly.

BHS Phone Number: (559) 327–3000

School Website: www.bhs.cusd.com

Parent Connect (Grades): https://qweb.clovisusd.k12.ca.us/ParentPortal

Student Connect (Grades): https://qweb.clovisusd.k12.ca.us/studentPortal

Welcome to the new school year. I believe that the education process is a combined effort between school, student and home. If at any time you see your child struggling please contact me. My web page www.conniehanke.com and the math department’s web page can be accessed through Buchanan High School’s website. These sites will give you access to a pacing calendar, assignments and the worksheets. If you have any questions, please contact me by e-mail at conniehanke@cusd.com.

Suggested Supplies

Computer/Laptop with camera, internet access/hot spot, 3 ring binder or Notebook, paper (including graph paper), pencils (including colored), highlighters, scientific calculator, whiteboard markers, and computer/internet access.

Technical Difficulties

We understand that technical difficulties are likely to occur. If a student is unable to log-on to class, participate in online activities, or submit digital assignments, it is critical to inform the school by calling (559) 327-3000. A staff member will connect you to a member of Buchanan’s Tech Team to help troubleshoot the problem.

References:

Book: Prentice Hall Math 3 Common Core , Pearson Integrated High School (available on request)

Online: http://mathhelp.cusd.com/courses/math-3; Patrick JMT; Khan Academy

Semester 1

    • Unit 1 – Writing & Graphing Functions

  • Unit 2 – Analyzing Functions: Absolute Values & Inequalities

  • Unit 3 – Polynomial Functions: Quadratic Functions

  • Unit 4 – Rational Functions

  • Unit 5 – Statistics

Semester 2

  • Unit 6 – Radical Functions

  • Unit 7 – Parabolas & Circles

  • Unit 8 – Trigonometry

  • Unit 9 – Logarithms

Description of Math 3

Math 3 is part of the foundation to prepare students for higher-level courses such as Advanced Math and AP Calculus. This course will focus on the extension of elementary functions using multiple representations (graphical, numerical, algebraic and verbal) including linear, quadratic, polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions. This course also covers elements of trigonometry, the study of statistics will be introduced, and geometric modeling.

How to succeed in this course

The following is a list of things that you can do to get the most out of this course.

    • Participate actively in class discussions.

    • Learn by doing, not just watching.

    • Expect that there will be things you don’t get immediately. Learn to be persistent in your thinking and your problem solving.

    • Before coming to class, think about what your questions are. Ask questions during class discussions, in your group, and outside class.

    • Seek help from your teacher, classmates, and other sources such as the Math Lab.

    • Do homework every day. Don’t get in a cycle of falling behind and catching up.

    • Pay attention to what work is expected. Don’t skip anything. When absent, catch up promptly.

Behavior expectations & how to succeed in Online Learning

Buchanan High School

Math 3 Syllabus

2020-21

Grades:

35% Unit Tests and Final

35% Quizzes and Homework

10% Attendance

20% Participation

GRADING SCALE

89.5%-100% A

79.5%-89.4% B

69.5%-79.4% C

59.5%-69.4% D

59.4% and below F

It is the student’s responsibility to make up work resulting from excused absences. Students will be given the time to make up work that is equivalent to the number of days missed. Late work will be accepted for partial credit but is due no later than the day of each unit test. Homework is assigned nearly every class period and due the following class period. Homework is expected to be done by the student. My expectation is that you will do your own work and will neither give nor receive unauthorized assistance on assignments for this class. Failure to do so is considered cheating.

TESTS:

Tests will be given at the end of each unit. With comprehensive final exams at the end of each semester. If a student misses a test due to an absence, they will be required to make up the test the following class period or schedule a time outside of class to take the test WITHIN ONE WEEK of the original test date.

ELECTRONIC DEVICES:

The use of electronic devices (i.e. iPods, cameras and cellular phones) is considered to be disruptive to the educational process. Parents should not expect their students to read/send text messages or receive calls during online class time. Electronic devices are to be turned off and put away (not visible) during online class time, unless permission is given by the teacher. Visibility of unauthorized electronic devices will result in loss of participation points and a referral to student service office.

HONOR CODE:

All work (homework, classwork, quizzes, assessments,…) is expected to be done by the student. My expectation is that you will do your own work and will neither give nor receive unauthorized assistance on any and all work for this class. Failure to do so is considered cheating. (Refer to the Parent/Student Handbook pg. 51)

RIGHT TO CHANGE INFORMATION:

Although every effort has been made to be complete and accurate, unforeseen circumstances arising during the semester could require the adjustment of any material given here. Therefore, teachers reserve the right to change any information on this syllabus, when unforeseen circumstances occur. These changes will be announced as early as possible so that students can adjust accordingly.

HOMEWORK: