Math 3 is a year-long course that will continue the work of Mathematics 2 with the use of real data and modeling using families of functions. This course emphasizes modeling real situations using arithmetic and geometric sequences, linear, exponential, power, root, logarithmic, polynomial, rational, and trigonometric functions. Students will expand on knowledge of quadratics by studying the four conic sections. Students will revisit logarithmic functions as inverse to exponential functions and practice properties of exponents and logarithms as part of the work of the course. Geometric concepts include coordinate geometry and the study of circles and their properties. Students will also complete a unit of study on statistical methods that take variability into account and support informed decisions through quantitative studies designed to answer specific questions.
Pre-requisites: Successful Completion of Math 2
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n 3 ring binder, spiral notebook, or composition notebook for taking notes and keeping investigations – composition graph paper notebook is a time saver J
n #2 pencils
n Paper & Graph Paper (see above)
n Covered book
n Planner – must have to leave class
n Graphing calculator: TI – 83, 83 Plus, 84, or 84 Plus or Silver. I will supply calculators during class, but you may occasionally need one for home. The library has a few calculators to check out on short term basis.
Contacting Ms. Johnson
Office phone: 970-259-1630 ext.
Office hours: Every lunch
Monday, Wed, Thurs after school