precalculus assignments


2019-2020 Precalculus Textbook:
Precalculus 6e
Mathematics for Calculus, sixth edition, Stewart, Redlin, & Watson

Textbook PDF to be posted first days of school

All Math Students (every course) Will Be Taking Online Diagnostic Testing First Block Day of School


Letter to 2019-2020 PreCalculus Students:

 Entering into Precalculus means entering into your first year of college preparatory mathematics.  There is a major shift in expectation for students to be able to recall many skills at a moment’s notice.  Certain concepts that have been taught to you over the previous years are assumed to be mastered.  If you do not have these skills, you will find that you will consistently get problems incorrect next year as you make mistakes.  It is frustrating for students who spend much of their homework time relearning algebra concepts in addition to learning how to tie the concepts together.  The Practice Problem Packet linked below is intended for you to brush up and possibly relearn these topics.

 On the linked pages below, you have assorted problems relating to specific topics.  Each problem should be done in the space provided.  Rather than give you a textbook to remind you of the formulas and techniques necessary to solve the problem, there are a few websites listed that have full instructions on the techniques.  If and when you are unsure of how to attempt these problems, use these websites.  Don’t fake your way through these problems.  You are only setting yourself up for a future struggle.

 Realize also that many concepts are interrelated.  This will be the focus throughout the year as we examine the mathematical relationships between topics numerically, algebraically and graphically.  While you may be strong in one of these approaches, you must learn to view each topic from multiple representations to achieve full understanding.  Success on your tests and quizzes throughout the year will depend on you being able to do so.

 You need to get off to a good start so spend some quality time on this packet.  Work needs to be shown when needed.  Also, do not rely on the calculator to work though the majority of these problems.  You will be tested without a calculator, so practice without a calculator.

 You will be tested over this material after the first few weeks of school.  You will also be expected to efficiently work through the problems under a time constraint.  Many students are not prepared for this expectation and find they do not have the time to check their answers like they are used to.  Prepare accordingly.

 If you do a few concepts each day, the whole packet will take about 5 days to complete. (20 problems each day, 5 days to get all problems done)

 Should you have any questions regarding this packet, feel free to email me your question.  Please let me know what steps you have taken on your own so I may give you better guidance to help you solve the problem.

 Good Luck!

Ms. Laabs

KLaabs@nusd.org

PRACTICE PROBLEM PACKET 

REVIEW PACKET SOLUTIONS


Semester 1 Week 1

Day

Date

Assgn #

Assignment

Comments

Mon

08/19/2019

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No School

Tues/Wed

08/20-21

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No School

 

Thurs

08/22/2019

01

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

1.  Log-in:  GoogleClassroom  

2nd Period

4th Period

Code: 119nhw

Code: i9vb17

2.  Register for Remind send me Hello message. 

2nd Period

4th Period

@LaabsPC2

@LaabsPC4

3.  Join KhanAcademy class:

2nd Period

4th Period

Code: 7QYQ4B9X

Code: C3U65HJX

4.  Practice for the diagnostic test next week, USE THIS ONLINE MATH ANALYSIS Test to prepare



Click each of the items to the left.  The sites are linked.

BOOKMARK each of the websites

**Remind can be used with your phone (text messaging) or through your computer on their website.  Or Both!

Fri

08/23

02

Pre-calculus Cirduit Training ! (Algebra 2 Review) Handout DUE MONDAY

You will have diagnostic/placement assessment block day next week!

Send me Remind message for any help needed.

Topics: 

  • Euclidean & Analytic Geometry; Right Triangle Trigonometry
  • Exponents & Radicals & Logarithms
  • Functions & their Graphs
  • Linear Equations & Inequalities including Graphs; Absolute Value
  • Polynomials & Quadratic Equations
  • Rational Expressions


Use Khan Academy for additional study on topics listed


Semester 1 Week 2

Day

Date

Assgn #

Assignment

Comments

Mon

08/26/2019

03

Circuit Handout Due

L1.1: Precalc Intro (And how to use textbook effectively)

L1.2: Exponents and Radicals

1.1: # 27, 30, 

1.2: # 49, 51, 65, 69

Notes will be posted - Read and Copy notes the night before a lesson.  Come to class prepared to participate and add to your notes as needed.

L1.1 Precalc Intro NOTES

L1.2 Exponents and Radicals NOTES

 CLICK LINK FOR NOTES

Tues/Wed

08/27-28

04

Precalculus Readiness Test

BRING CHARGED LAPTOP

L1.3, p1: Algebraic Expressions

1.1: # 39, 75

1.2: # 29, 6775, 89, 91

1.3: # 43, 51, 57, 61, 67,  73, 81, 101, 111, 119, 123

BOLD = video on Ms. Laabs' youtube channel that shows how to do the problem

LaabsMath YouTube

 L1.3 (p1) Algebraic Expressions NOTES

CLICK LINK FOR NOTES

This Unit is primarily a review of Algebra 2... we move quickly.  Message me for help when needed!!

Watch Videos!!

Thurs

08/29

05

L1.3, p2 Factoring Techniques

1.3: # 45, 55, 65, 71, 79, 91

L1.3 (p2)   CLICK LINKS FOR NOTES

Fri

08/30

06

L1.4 Rational Expressions 

1.4: # 11, 33, 57, 63, 69, 85

L1.4  CLICK LINKS FOR NOTES

All HW  to be posted to Google Classroom

NO SCHOOL MONDAY

 


last updated 01.05.2019