• Precalculus

SCOPE AND SEQUENCE - PRECALCULUS 2008-2009

First Quarter

Number of Blocks Concept Text Reference

6 Prerequisites P.1-P.59 Functions and Their Graphs 1.1-1.69 Start Trigonometric Functions (Test 1) 4.1-4.424 Blocks in this quarter

48 days

Second Quarter

Number of Blocks Concept Text Reference

10 Finish Trigonometric Functions (Test 2) 4.5-4.83 Law of Sines & Law of Cosines 6.1-6.27 Begin Analytic Trigonometry (Ch 5) 5.1-5.518 Blocks in this quarter (2 blocks for Semester Exams)

41 daysSCOPE AND SEQUENCE - PRECALCULUS 2008-2009

Third Quarter

Number of Blocks Concept Text Reference

4 Finish Analytic Trigonometry (Ch 5) (see 10.6, 10.7) 5.1-5.53 Law of Sines & Law of Cosines 6.1-6.29 Polynomial & Rational Functions, Add Radical Equations 2.1-2.77 Exponential & Logarithmic Functions 3.1-3.53 Start Sequences & Series 9.1-9.626 Blocks in this quarter

52 days

Fourth Quarter

Number of Blocks Concept Text Reference

6 Finish Sequences & Series 9.1-9.66 Limits 12.1-12.32 Polar Equations (could also be placed after 5.5) 10.6-10.7OPTIONAL TOPICS AS TIME PERMITS:

Vectors 6.3-6.5

Projectile Motion Project & Parametric Equations P.457 & 10.5

Analytic Geometry in Three Dimensions 11.1-11.3

Partial Fractions 7.419 Blocks in this quarter (2 blocks for Semester Exams)

42 daysSCOPE AND SEQUENCE - PRECALCULUS 2008-2009

GENERAL COMMENTS:1. Emphasize the point-slope form when writing the equation of a line.

2. Encourage math vocabulary and notation. Be sure to use multiple notations for the same information, i.e.

3. Require students to write verbal justifications for answers and show all work.

4. Prepare students for AP Calculus Exam by using assessments that

· contain both multiple choice and free response questions;

· are timed so that students learn how to work within time constraints;

· contain two parts: calculator and non calculator sections *

for the appropriate part.

work and the format that it must be in to receive credit.Formulas to be memorized:

1. Basic geometric formulas involving perimeter, area, and volume

2. All special quadrantal trigonometric values (i.e., the unit circle)

3. Basic trig identities

4. Double angle formulas

5. Power reducing formula

5. Develop rubrics for grading problems. This helps to show students how important it is to show

*Note: Using colored paper for one section and white paper for the other section helps to ensure that students are using a calculator

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