2019-2020 Precalculus Textbook: Precalculus 6e: Mathematics for Calculus, sixth edition, Stewart, Redlin, & Watson Textbook PDF to be posted first days 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
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
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Period
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2. Register for Remind, send me Hello message.
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Period
4^{th}
Period
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@LaabsPC4
3. Join KhanAcademy class:
2^{nd}
Period
4^{th}
Period
Code:
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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.
L1.2 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, 67, 75, 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
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
Semester 1 Week 1
Day | Date | Assgn # | Assignment | Comments | ||||||||||||
Mon | 08/19/2019 | -- | No School | |||||||||||||
Tues/Wed | 08/20-21 | -- | No School |
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Thurs | 08/22/2019 | 01 | FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL 1. Log-in: GoogleClassroom
2. Register for Remind, send me Hello message.
3. Join KhanAcademy class:
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:
| 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. L1.2 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, 67, 75, 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 | 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 |