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Algebra 3
Ms. Robin Chandler
This course offers advanced algebra topics and trigonometric concepts at a less rigorous pace.
## Course Objectives
The course consists of
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The identification of appropriate domains and ranges of functions;
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Solving and graphing algebraic equations/functions;
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Simplify algebraic expressions involving exponents, radicals, fractions, higher
degree polynomials, complex numbers, and logarithms;
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Deriving the unit circle from right triangle values
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Use the unit circle to solve and graph trigonometric equations/functions;
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Verifying and using trigonometric identities.
In Algebra 3, handheld calculators are required as part of instruction and assessment. Students should use a variety of representations (e.g., concrete, numerical, algorithmic, graphical), tools, and technologies to model situations to solve meaningful problems. Technologies include, but are not limited to, powerful and accessible handheld calculators, as well as computers with graphing capabilities.
Students entering this course should have successfully completed Algebra 2, mastering the state-mandated Algebra 2 standards.
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Algebra 3 CP Pacing Guide
The following is a syllabus and pacing guide for Algebra 3 College Prep. Note that this is a tentative schedule and is subject to change due to fire drills, activities, testing, and other events.
· Three-ring binder · 4 notebook dividers--Please label the following sections on your dividers. 1. Class starters 2. Notes and Class work 3. Homework 4. Quizzes · Pencils and paper · Graphing Calculator (TI – 83 Plus or TI – 84 Plus)
1. I expect each person to be a lady/gentleman at all times. 2. Be on time and ready to begin class when the bell rings. 3. Always bring materials to class. 4. No food or drink in class. 5. Listen and follow instructions at all times. 6. Remain in your seat at all times. 7. Cell phones must not be turned on or visible. 8. Do not play calculator games. Consequences for breaking the rules start with a student warning. If the problems continue then I will call home and assign my after school detention. During detention the student will work on a math assignment. All cell phones taken are turned into the grade level administrator. If you are playing calculator games, then the calculator will be taken and not returned until the next day. Any major problems will be dealt with by the administration.
Your nine weeks grade will be computed as follows: Tests 60% Quizzes 20% Homework 15%
The final grade will be computed as follows: First nine weeks 40% Third Nine Weeks 40% Second nine weeks 40% Fourth Nine Weeks 40%
Final Average = The Average of first semester and second semester. The letter grade will be assigned as follows: A 93-100 B 85-92 C 77-84 D 70-76 F Below 70 Tests will be given after each chapter. Several quizzes could be given on each chapter to help ensure understanding; these may or may not be announced.
Homework will be assigned everyday. Your success in this course depends on daily completion of homework. 1. At the top right corner of your page, PRINT your name, course and period, and specific assignment. 2. Number each problem before you work it. 3. Show every step of your work, even when it is obvious. 4. Put a box around your answer, so that is easy to find. 5. Use a pencil, blue pen, or black pen only. All work must be neat. 6. If you are unsure of how to work a problem you must attempt it to get credit.
Students are allowed 10 days of absence per year long course. The first ten may be for any reason. Past the tenth absence you must have a doctor's note or administrator approval or credit may be denied for the course. Students are allowed five tardies per semester. On the sixth tardy and thereafter the student will receive a referral.
If you have an excused absence, then you need to make up all quizzes and tests within five days.
I will send home two progress reports each nine weeks. Please sign and return back by the following Monday. I am also listing the dates that the school progress reports go home.
September 10 November 12 *September 18 *December 1 October 8 December 17
## February 4 April 22*February 19 *May 4 March 11 May 20
The school report cards will go home on I will also be calling home if students are falling behind in their assignments or if grades start dropping. If you have any questions or concerns at anytime, please feel free to |