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THS PreCalculus (R) Syllabus 201920
THS PreCalculus (R) Syllabus 201920
Introduction
Welcome to PreCalculus at Tipton High School. This website was created to provide you, the student, with 247 access to all of the resources that will support your study of PreCalculus.
One of the goals of this course is for students to achieve a level of understanding and competency that will allow them to be able to successfully transition into a collegelevel mathematics course, such as College Algebra. Achieving this goal requires dedication and a willingness to work hard both in and out of class.
PreCalculus is a rigorous and demanding course. Being successful in this course requires dedication and hard work. Students will be expected to complete all assignments. Students are also expected to work and learn independently. Along with these greater academic challenges come greater rewards. This course is excellent preparation for future college mathematics courses, and students will get a lot out of it, provided they put the proper effort into it.
How to Succeed in PreCalculus
#1 Suggestion: Keep up with the assignments & complete them to the best of your ability. Over the years, I have found this to be the best indicator of a student's success.
#2: Remember that the goal of an assignment is to understand the material  not just to get the problems done!!!!
#3 Take Good Notes and Keep Them Organized: Good notes are essential for success in any math class. They are essential for review for tests as well as for reference on homework assignments.
#4 Become as SelfSufficient as Possible: There are several students and just one teacher. Time is too valuable for you to just wait for help. Use your class notes, my website, my YouTube Channel and Google for sample problems that might shed some light on your difficulty.
#5 Utilize my YouTube Channel: Many times, students need to hear an explanation more than once to fully grasp a new concept. This can be accomplished by using the videos that are available on my YouTube Channel. New videos are being added on a regular basis, so the selection of videos are continually growing.
#6 Become Proficient as Using a Graphing Calculator!!! Again, there are several graphing calculator tutorials available on my YouTube Channel.
#7 Apply 5 Simple Rules:
Contacting Me
Students, if you have any questions, please feel free to seek help early. I am available M, T, W, TH, and F from 7:30am to 8:00am, during 1st Resource, and after school, by appointment.
This invitation also extends to parents and/or guardians, who are encouraged to contract me whenever they have questions or concerns.
Finally, I would like to assure you that I will do my best to create a positive learning environment throughout the school year. Together we can all have a successful year.
Thank you!
Mrs. Cole
Welcome to PreCalculus at Tipton High School. This website was created to provide you, the student, with 247 access to all of the resources that will support your study of PreCalculus.
One of the goals of this course is for students to achieve a level of understanding and competency that will allow them to be able to successfully transition into a collegelevel mathematics course, such as College Algebra. Achieving this goal requires dedication and a willingness to work hard both in and out of class.
PreCalculus is a rigorous and demanding course. Being successful in this course requires dedication and hard work. Students will be expected to complete all assignments. Students are also expected to work and learn independently. Along with these greater academic challenges come greater rewards. This course is excellent preparation for future college mathematics courses, and students will get a lot out of it, provided they put the proper effort into it.
How to Succeed in PreCalculus
#1 Suggestion: Keep up with the assignments & complete them to the best of your ability. Over the years, I have found this to be the best indicator of a student's success.
#2: Remember that the goal of an assignment is to understand the material  not just to get the problems done!!!!
#3 Take Good Notes and Keep Them Organized: Good notes are essential for success in any math class. They are essential for review for tests as well as for reference on homework assignments.
#4 Become as SelfSufficient as Possible: There are several students and just one teacher. Time is too valuable for you to just wait for help. Use your class notes, my website, my YouTube Channel and Google for sample problems that might shed some light on your difficulty.
#5 Utilize my YouTube Channel: Many times, students need to hear an explanation more than once to fully grasp a new concept. This can be accomplished by using the videos that are available on my YouTube Channel. New videos are being added on a regular basis, so the selection of videos are continually growing.
#6 Become Proficient as Using a Graphing Calculator!!! Again, there are several graphing calculator tutorials available on my YouTube Channel.
#7 Apply 5 Simple Rules:
 Understand, don't memorize!
 Ask why, not how.
 See every problem as a challenge.
 Learn techniques, not results.
 Make sure you understand each topic before going on to the next.
Contacting Me
Students, if you have any questions, please feel free to seek help early. I am available M, T, W, TH, and F from 7:30am to 8:00am, during 1st Resource, and after school, by appointment.
This invitation also extends to parents and/or guardians, who are encouraged to contract me whenever they have questions or concerns.
Finally, I would like to assure you that I will do my best to create a positive learning environment throughout the school year. Together we can all have a successful year.
Thank you!
Mrs. Cole

