### Precalculus Honors 2018-2019 Announcements.

#### Weekend Update: May 11

posted May 11, 2019, 10:38 AM by Alison Fisher   [ updated May 11, 2019, 10:51 AM ]

#### Week of Monday, April 6

posted May 6, 2019, 2:57 AM by Alison Fisher   [ updated May 6, 2019, 12:29 PM ]

 This week we will start into a mini-unit on Polar Coordinates. There are 8 main objectives for the chapter which we will be working through. All objectives are set up in a way that students have multiple methods through which to access the curriculum and so they can continue to make progress even if missing class due to an AP test. Everything can/should be accessed through the google document that is linked under daily instruction. Targets are given to help students monitor their progress. During class students will be handed a sheet which will allow to track/monitor progress. Any questions, let Miss Fisher know.Throughout the week as we work in the new unit students should continue to review & prepare for game day on Friday - individual test over vectors and parametric equations. Monday (5/6): Chapter 11 Project Introduction GOAL: Completion of OBJ A & some of OBJ BReminder: All Ch 10 Review work is due before your test on Friday!Tuesday (5/7): Work on Ch 11 Project - Polar CoordinatesGOAL: Completion of OBJ B & some of OBJ CBlock Day (5/9): Work on Ch 11 Project - Polar CoordinatesGOAL: Completion of OBJ C & some of OBJ DReminder: All Ch 10 Review work is due before your test tomorrowFriday (5/10): Game Day - Chapter 10 TestUpcoming Assessments:Chapter 9 Individual Test on Friday, April 10Need Extra Help? Availability this week:After School ... Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday. Please note I am not available after school on Thursdays.

#### UPDATE: GAME DAY POSTPONED!

posted May 2, 2019, 5:49 AM by Alison Fisher

 I am aware that next week AP testing starts and many of you are taking one, if not two AP tests over the course of a couple of weeks. Many are taking an AP test next Monday or Tuesday. I recognize that preparing for these big exams can (more likely will) be stressful. You have put a lot of work into those courses throughout the year. Please what you need to to be prepared for the AP exams.With that in mind, our chapter 10 individual test will not be until next week on FRIDAY ... so May 10th. Hopefully this can alleviate some stress & allow to you better manage all the academic responsibilities you face at this point in the year.Any questions or concerns, let me know.

#### Week of Monday, April 29

posted Apr 28, 2019, 2:08 PM by Alison Fisher   [ updated May 4, 2019, 7:17 AM ]

 So this week we have a bit of an unusual schedule due to AIR testing ... so we will actually run two different block days. Despite the interrupted schedule we are going to do what we can to make it productive. We will wrap up key concepts from the chapter on Monday. Sorting through concepts on the topics of projectile motion, parametric equations, and vectors. We will challenge ourselves to think outside the box and apply our understanding as we think critically during a team test on Wednesday. And then at the close of the week we will move into our next unit on polar equations. Throughout the week students should begin to prepare for the chapter 10 individual assessment by focusing in on the golden ticket.Monday (4/29): Chapter 10 Closure / ReviewPractice:  Textbook Closure problems 10-109 to 10-121 Tuesday (4/30): Red Day Schedule (block day - even periods - precalculus does not meet)Wednesday (5/1): Game Day!!!!!  Chapter 10 Team TestPractice:  Ch 10 Additional Review Worksheet ; Ch 10 Math Notes; Continue to work on Ch 10 ClosureThursday (5/2): Red Day Schedule (block day - even periods - precalculus does not meet)Friday (5/3): Lesson 11.1.1/ 11.1.2 Graphing Polar Equations Practice: Rev/Prev 11-12 to 11-16 + 11-26 to 11-31Upcoming Assessments:Anyone planning to retake the Ch 9 Individual Test needs to make that happen by this week on Friday!!!!Ch 10 Team Test: Wednesday, May 1Ch 10 Individual Test - next Friday, May 10Need Extra Help? Availability this week:After School ... Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Friday until 3:45 ... NOT available after school Thursday.

#### Week of Monday, April 22

posted Apr 22, 2019, 7:54 PM by Alison Fisher   [ updated Apr 27, 2019, 3:02 PM ]

 This week we will turn our focus to a different type of graphing as we work with parametric equations. Using parametric equations we will be able to graph in two variables such that instead of y being a direct function of x, both variables are functions in relation to a different, common parameter. As we see the many real world applications of this concept we will continue to build mastery of concepts related to vectors. We close out the chapter at the end of the week so students should begin to prepare for chapter 10 assessments which will be happening next week.Monday (4/22): No School - Long Weekend ... Enjoy the break.Tuesday (4/23): Lesson 10.2.1 Introduction to Parametric Equations Practice:  Rev/Prev 10-69 to 10-75NOTE: Students should finish "10.1 Application Practice" by Friday at the latest.Struggling???? Link to hwk help videos.Block Day (4/25): Lesson 10.2.2 Graphing Parametric EquationsPractice: Rev/Prev 10-84 to 10-92Friday (4/26): Lesson 10.2.3 Applications of Parametric Equations Absent & missing class for a field trip?!?!? Here's what you missed ... complete 10-93, 10-94, & extra practice (link below)Work should be completed BEFORE CLASS MONDAY. Not optional. No excuses. Be prepared for closure.Practice: Rev/Prev 10-98 to 10-107Extended Assignment: Start Ch 10 Textbook Closure (problems10-109 to 10-120)Upcoming Assessments:Ch 10 Team Test: tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, May 1Ch 10 Individual Test: tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, May 7Need Extra Help? Availability this week:After School ... Tuesday, Wednesday or Friday until 3:45 ... NOT available after school Thursday.

#### Week of Monday, April 15

posted Apr 14, 2019, 5:50 PM by Alison Fisher   [ updated Apr 15, 2019, 8:18 AM ]

 This week we will continue our study of vectors, focusing in on applications of vectors to solve problems that involve navigation and forces in physics. We will then begin to explore parametric equations, another concept important to calculus courses. We will be mid-chapter by the end of the week.Monday (4/15): Game Day (Non-Calculator Section) + Lesson 10.1.3 ApplicationsPractice: Start worksheet "10.1 Application Practice" ... try to complete the first FIVE problems tonight.Tuesday (4/16): Lesson 10.1.4 Dot Product & Angle Between VectorsPractice:  Rev/Prev 10-54 to 10-61 (skip 10-62)Block Day (4/18): Lesson 10.2.1 Introduction to Parametric Equations + More work with ApplicationsPractice: Rev/Prev 10-68 to 10-75Friday (4/19): No School - Long Weekend ... Enjoy the break!Need Extra Help? Availability this week...Before School ... Monday or TuesdayAfter School ... Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday until 3:45 ... NOT available after school Thursday.

#### Week of Monday, April 8

posted Apr 7, 2019, 9:51 PM by Alison Fisher   [ updated Apr 13, 2019, 8:49 AM ]

 This week we will wrap up our exploration of instantaneous rates of change. We will turn away from slope functions (aka derivatives) and move into a new unit where we will study vectors and parametric equations, both concepts important to physics and calculus courses. At the end of the week we will assess our understanding over key objectives for chapter 9. Students should be mindful of reviewing key objectives from the chapter 9 golden ticket throughout this week.Monday (4/8): Ch 9 Closure - Team Test (Part II)Practice: Perfect ProblemExtended Assignments: Ch 9 Closure + Ch 9 Math Notes + Ch 9 Additional Review... all due before individual test on Friday.Tuesday (4/9): Lesson 10.1.1 Introduction to VectorsPractice:  Rev/Prev 10-6 to 10-14Block Day (4/11): Concepts from Lesson 10.1.2 & 10.1.3 More with Vectors + Application of VectorsPractice: Rev/Prev 10-21 to 10-30Friday (4/12): Game Day - Chapter 9 Individual TestPractice: Instructional Video (VECTORS)... links posted below (total of about 20 min).Part A ... initial setup Part B ... finishing the problemPart C ... follow up question Upcoming AssessmentsChapter 9 Individual Test on Friday, April 12Need Extra Help? Availability this week...Before School ... Thursday or FridayAfter School ... Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday until 3:45 ... NOT available after school Thursday!!!!

#### Week of Monday, April 1

posted Mar 31, 2019, 9:35 PM by Alison Fisher   [ updated Apr 1, 2019, 4:45 PM ]

 This week we will attempt to pick up where we left off before spring break with our investigations of AROC, IROC, slope functions and the derivative. It's a pretty exciting week as we make really powerful connections between velocity, position, and acceleration. And we really set the foundation for what will be explored in depth next year when you take calculus. We will close the week by stretching our thinking during the chapter 9 team test. By the end of the week students should begin to focus in on key concepts from the Chapter 9 Golden Ticket in preparation for the individual test.Monday (4/1): Lesson 9.3.4 Slope Function: Definition of DerivativeMISSED CLASS?  Complete problems 124, 125, and 138 ... link to some of class notes herePractice: Rev/Prev 9-130 and 9-142 to 9-149Tuesday (4/2): Lesson 9.3.5 Relationship between Velocity & PositionMISSED CLASS?  Complete problems 150 to 154... really important generalizations linked herePractice:  Rev/Prev 9-155 to 9-164Block Day (4/4): Merge Problem + Ch 9 ClosurePractice: Textbook Closure 9-166 to 9-178 + Ch 9 Math NotesFriday (4/5): Chapter 9 Team TestPractice: Ch 9 Math Notes + Ch 9 Additional ReviewUpcoming AssessmentsChapter 9 Team Test on Friday, April 5Chapter 9 Individual Test on Friday, April 12Need Extra Help? Availability this week...Before School ... Monday, Thursday or FridayAfter School ... Monday, Tuesday, or Thursday until 3:45; or by appointment ... please talk to me!

#### Week of Monday, March 18

posted Mar 17, 2019, 7:16 PM by Alison Fisher   [ updated Mar 22, 2019, 1:47 PM ]

 This week we will formally measure our progress made throughout this school year when we take the SLO assessment. We will also extend our understanding of concepts from chapter 9 which is all about rates of change for curved non-constant functions! We will continue to explore AROC (average rate of change) as well as IROC (instantaneous rates of change). Many of the concepts we work on this week during class will be explored through the lens of velocity and position functions. We will close the week with a really powerful generalization of these concepts. This unit will finish after spring break.Monday (3/18): Lesson 9.2.2 Secant/Tangent Lines - Closure Video Link (I apologize that my voice sounds bad!)Practice: Rev/Prev 9-81 to 9-89Extended Assignment: SLO Review ... due on Block day.Tuesday (3/19): Lesson 9.3.1 Velocity and Position GraphsPractice:  Rev/Prev 9-97 to 9-105Extended Assignment: SLO Review ... due next week on Block day.Block Day (3/21): SLO Test + Extend work with Velocity / Position GraphsPractice: Rev/Prev 9-111 to 9-119Friday (3/22): Assessing Understanding: AROC - IROC + Slope FunctionsPractice: Spring Break "Project" - Chapter 9 Key IdeasNeed Extra Help? Availability this week...Before School ... Monday, Thursday or FridayAfter School ... Monday, or Thursday until 3:45; or by appointment ... please talk to me!

#### Week of Monday, March 11

posted Mar 10, 2019, 10:47 PM by Alison Fisher   [ updated Mar 11, 2019, 6:03 AM ]

 This week we will will begin our explorations of concepts from chapter 9 which builds super important foundational skills for calculus! We discuss rates of change throughout this unit and gradually take it from calculating the average rate of change (AROC) to calculating instantaneous rates of change (IROC). It's pretty awesome how e are going to be able to connect our understanding of limits to the work we will be doing in the upcoming weeks. The unit will not finish until after spring break.Monday (3/11):  Lesson 9.1.1 Rates of Change from DataPractice: Rev/Prev 9-6 to 9-11, 9-13, 9-14(b) & 9-14(c), 9-15 & 9-16 If not already done... Fibonacci Series Exploration & Proof by Induction ExplorationTuesday (3/12): Lesson 9.1.2 More Rates of Change from DataPractice:  Rev/Prev 9-21 to 9-29 (skip 9-30)Extended Assignment: SLO Review ... due next week on Block day.Block Day (3/14): Lesson 9.1.3 & 9.1.4 Slopes, Rates of Change, & Average VelocityPractice: Rev/Prev 9-37, 9-38, 9-44 to 9-46, 9-53 to 9-56Friday (3/15): Lesson 9.2.1 Moving from AROC to IROCPractice: Rev/Prev 9-58 to 9-60 and 9-67 to 9-71, 9-73, and 9-74Extended Assignment: SLO Review ... due next week on Block day.Need Extra Help? Availability this week...Before School ... Monday, Thursday or FridayAfter School ... Monday, or Thursday until 3:45; or by appointment ... please talk to me!Upcoming Game Days (Assessments)...SLO Test Scheduled for Thursday, March 21

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