IV. Required Materials
Students should have the following materials on their desk everyday.
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Pencil or pen
● Spiral notebook or binder with loose leaf paper
● Calculator: TI30XIIS (scientific) OR TI83+ / TI84+ (graphing)
V. Expectations and Rules for Student Behavior
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Students are expected to assume responsibility for getting any materials and/or assignments missed due to an absence. Make up tests and quizzes will only be administrated before or after school.
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Students are expected to come to class prepared.
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Students should see me immediately for extra help if needed.
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Follow the teacher’s instructions at all times.
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Homework will be assigned almost every day, and will be graded upon attempt/completion, not upon correct
answers. All work must be shown to receive any credit.
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Follow all the school rules listed in the Mauldin High School student handbook.
VI. Consequences
1^{st} Offense: Warning
2^{nd} Offense: Parent Contact
3^{rd} Offense: Teacher Detention
4^{th} Offense: Office Referral
VII. Assessment and Grading
Homework: 10% Quizzes: 30% Tests/Projects: 60%
VIII. Teacher and Parent Communication
Parents should feel free to contact me anytime by phone or email, if they have any questions or concerns. I also encourage parents to utilize the parent portal and my teacher website.
IX. Course Goals/Standards
Standard IA1: The student will understand and utilize the mathematical processes of problem solving, reasoning and proof, communication, connections, and representation.
Standard IA2: The student will demonstrate through the mathematical processes an understanding of functions, systems of equations, and systems of linear inequalities.
Standard IA3: The student will demonstrate through the mathematical processes an understanding of quadratic equations and the complex number system.
Standard IA4: The student will demonstrate through the mathematical processes an understanding of algebraic expressions and nonlinear functions.
Standard IA5: The student will demonstrate through the mathematical processes an understanding of conic sections.
Standard IA6: The student will demonstrate through the mathematical processes understanding of sequences & series.
X. Units of Study
Chapter 1: Equations and Inequalities

Expressions and Formulas

Properties of Real Numbers

Solving Equations

Solving Absolute Value Equations

Solving Compound and Absolute Value Inequalities
Unit 2: Linear Relations and Functions

Relations and Functions

Linear Relations and Functions

Rate of Change and Slope

Writing Linear Equations

Scatter Plots and Lines of Regression
Unit 3: Linear Relations and Functions

Special Functions

Parent Functions and Transformations
Unit 4: Systems of Equations and Inequalities

Solving Systems of Equations

Solving Systems of Inequalities by Graphing

Optimization with Linear Programming

Systems of Equations in Three Variables
Unit 5: Quadratic Functions and Relations

Graphing Quadratic Functions

Solving Quadratics by Factoring
Unit 6: Quadratic Functions and Relations

Complex Numbers

Completing the Square

The Quadratic Formula and the Discriminant
Unit 7: Polynomials and Polynomial Functions

Dividing Polynomials

Polynomial Functions

Analyzing Graphs of Polynomial Functions

The Remainder and Factor Theorems
Unit 8: Polynomials and Polynomial Functions

Rational Zero Theorem
Unit 9: Inverse Functions and Rational Functions

Operations on Functions

Inverse Functions and Relations

Graphing Rational Functions
Unit 10: Radical Functions and Relations

Nth Root

Operations with Radical Expressions

Rational Exponents

Solving Radical Equations and Inequalities
Unit 11: Exponential and Logarithmic Functions and Relations

Graphing Exponential Functions

Solving Exponential Functions

Logarithms and Logarithmic Fuctions
Unit 12: Exponential and Logarithmic Functions and Relations

Solving Logarithmic Equations

Properties of Logarithms

Common Logarithms

Base e and Natural Logarithms

Using Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
Unit 13: Rational Functions and Relations

Multiplying and Dividing Rational Expressions

Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions

Solving Rational Equations and Inequalities
Unit 14: Conic Sections

Parabolas

Circles

Ellipses

Hyperbolas

Identifying Conic Sections
Unit 15: Sequences and Series

Sequences as Functions

Arithmetic Sequences and Series

Geometric Sequences and Series

Infinite Geometric Series
***This syllabus is subject to change in order to meet the needs of the students.