
Special thanks to the teachers at Lewis & clark high School in Spokane Washington!
Mark Lund, Matt TullyRupert & Josh Fischer who helped me design the pacing guides and flow of the curriculum for Precalculus & Honors Precalculus


Print off the following resource pages and start a portfolio for this class! Remember to fill out the goal statement form.
Precalculus Student Requirements & Expectations
Precalculus Units 17 Overview
Precalculus Syllabus
Student Goal Statement Form
Precalculus Daily Rubric
Precalculus Investigation Rubric
Precalculus online help  Pearson Education
In the drop down menu pick pick the following category:
Demana: Precalculus; graphical, numerical, algebraic, 7E


Lets get to know Mr. Monte in this powerpoint.
montes powerpoint  get to know each other quiz/icebreaker


Precalculus online help  Pearson Education
In the drop down menu pick pick the following category:
Demana: Precalculus; graphical, numerical, algebraic, 7E


Khan Academy
I believe strongly in 'math online'! Seeing different personalities present the same material in different ways. Throughout these math website pages I refer to the Khan
Academy for resources, videos & practice. I hope that each math student login to the Khan Academy and use the practice problems provided & watch the videos pertaining to
the particular level of math they are studying! Just email me for the 'coach' code so that you can be tracked, monitored, and helped along the way!
For Precalculus students after you login and find your coach go to the practice tree and near the bottom of the tree you will need to search the practice treeto find the topics to be watched & practiced.
Precalculus tends to include math concepts from all around tree so I will provide many links throughout the year. For now though please focus on exponents, logarithms, trigonometry topics!


Remember, Precalculus is sometimes referred to as the heavy lifting of mathematics. To be successful with the math concepts in
this unit it is NOT necessary to complete all of th eitems below. This is a list of resources I may use depending on time allowed and each classes demonstration of
understanding of each math concept. Each item listed should have the problems listed necessary to demonstrate complete understanding of the particular math concept. If the student
wants or needs more practice then feel free to complete more of the items on the given worksheet. NOTE: if these problems are 'easy' then move on, BUT
if you find difficulty with the math concepts then MORE practice is needed! I definitely understand that to do all the work listed in each unit would take an extremely long time so just
remember to make a plan, budget your time, and if a problem arises that you do not understand make sure to get help before you fall behind. At the end of each unit you will see an 'honors section' which also contains specific worksheets
focusing on specific math concepts.
Answer keys will be provided for all of the assignments during class.

Unit 1
day 1

Unit 1  Exploring Functions
Student Self Tacking Sheet  Unit 1 Targets 1A, 1B, 1C, 1D, 1E & Calendar Pacing Guide
entry task day 1  isolate the variable (livescribemay take a moment to load)
preassessment for students

day 2

entry task day 2  simplify radicals (livescribemay take a moment to load)
reducing radicals practice

day 3

entry task day 3  simplify radicals part 2 (livescribemay take a moment to load)
reducing radicals practice part 2

day 4

polynomials & factoring supplemental reading & examples
polynomials & factoring practice book work section appendix A.2; page 851 #1,3,5,7 & 1148 every 6th (11,17,23,29,etc)
tutorial  Mr. Monte on factoring basic quadratics
tutorial  Mr. Monte on factoring basic quadratics
tutorial  Mr. Monte on factoring basic quadratics, different technique
tutorial  Mr. Monte on factoring basic quadratics, tic tac toe method
tutorial  Mr. Monte on factoring basic quadratics, tic tac toe method
tutorial  Mr. Monte on factoring basic quadratics, leading coefficient higher than 1
tutorial  Mr. Monte on factoring basic quadratics, my favorite method
tutorial  Mr. Monte on factoring basic quadratics, use the quadratic formula
tutorial  Mr. Fischer on factoring basic quadratics
tutorial  Mr. Fischer on factoring basic quadratics
tutorial  Mr. Fischer on factoring higher order polynomials
tutorial  Mr. Fischer on factoring
tutorial  Mr. Fischer on factoring with more than 1 variable
tutorial  Mr. Fischer on factoring difference of cubes

day 5

reducing radicals practice part 3
more simplifying & reducing part 4
Khan Academy has several great tutorials on exponents & radicals, just click and look at the center of the tree for 'exponents', & 'radicals'.

day 6

book work section 11; page 81 #1,3,5,7 & 1148 every 6th (11,17,23,29,etc)

day 7

domain & range practice

day 8

domain & range practice part 2
Check out the practice tree and locate the branches of the tree labeled, functions 1, 2, & 3 which lead into domain, range, inverses this is a good starting base for this class.
Get started with Khan Academy here if you have not already; domain, range, introduction to inverse functions

day 1013

book work section 12; page 102 #1,3,5,7 & 1170 every 6th (11,17,23,29,etc)
examine example 7 & 8 for additional understanding!
tutorial  Mr. Fischer on domain & range
tutorial  Mr. Fischer on domain & range
section 1 & 2 practice assessment

day 1415

book work section 13; page 113 #1,3,5,7 & 3544 all
tutorial  Mr. Fischer works #30
tutorial  Mr. Fischer works #32
tutorial  Mr. Fischer works #36
tutorial  Mr. Fischer works #38

day 1618

review specific problems from the book sections 4,5, & 6
book work section 14 page 124 #1,3,5,7 & 1150 every 6th (11,17,23,29,etc)
book work section 15; page 135 #1,3,5,7 & 1148 every 6th (11,17,23,29,etc)
book work section 16; page 147 #1,3,5,7 & 1150 every 6th (11,17,23,29,etc)
graphing asymptotes practice worksheet

day 1920

quick review of basics on function compostition & inverses, check for understanding  100% quiz then move on.
function composition worksheet part 1
function composition worksheet part 2
tutorial  Mr. Fischer on compostions of functions 1
tutorial  Mr. Fischer on compostions of functions 2
tutorial  Mr. Fischer on compostions of functions 3
inverses worksheet

day 2122

open book & notes review of the 10 basic functions (hoepfully this is review, if not we will make sure all have tools necessary to be successful!)
10 basic functions master table
10 basic functions table  name that function
10 basic functions table  give the standard equation
10 basic functions table  sketch the basic form

day 2324

diagonals of a regular polygon
diagonals of a regular polygon practice
formulas for geometric figures

Honors

Honors PreCalculus additional practice
domain & range practice
composite functions practice
parametrics equations & domain/range practice
parametrics equations & domain/range practice part 2

day 2324

book work unit 1 review; page 165 #1,3,5,7 & 1160 every 6th (11,17,23,29,etc)
Unit 1 Final Assessment should be done by Oct. 15th.
Unit 1 practice assessment
Unit 1 practice assessment answer key

Unit 2
day 1

Unit 2  Polynomial, Power, & Rational Functions
Student Self Tacking Sheet  Unit 2 Targets 2A, 2B, 2C & Calendar Pacing Guide
Preassessment for Unit 2

day 13

graphing asymptotes practice worksheet
Parametrics & rates of change worksheet
Parametrics & rates of change take home quiz
Working with rectangles and rates of change

day 45

completing the square practice
completing the square practice part 2

day 67

book work section 21; page 182 #1,3,5,7 & 1162 every 6th (11,17,23,29,etc)

day 89

book work section 22; page 196 #1,3,5,7 & 1163 every 6th (11,17,23,29,etc)

day 1011

book work section 23; page 210 #1,3,5,7 & 1163 every 6th (11,17,23,29,etc)

day 1213

book work section 23; exploration #1  end behavior practice

day 1415

book work section 24; page 223 #1,3,5,7 & 1165 every 6th (11,17,23,29,etc)

day 1620

book work section 25; page 235 #1,3,5,7 & 1158 every 6th (11,17,23,29,etc)

day 2123

entry task & intrdocution to section 2.6  fundamental theorem of algrebra
book work section 26; page 245 #1,3,5,7 & 1166 every 6th (11,17,23,29,etc)

day 2427

book work section 27; page 182 #1,3,5,7 & 1148 every 6th (11,17,23,29,etc)

day 2830

book work section 28; page 182 #1,3,5,7 & 1148 every 6th (11,17,23,29,etc)

day 3133

book work review section; page 182 #1,3,5,7 & 1148 every 6th (11,17,23,29,etc)

Honors

Honors PreCalculus additional practice
degree & leading coefficient practice
honors sections 2.3 extrema practice
honors sections 2.4 multiplicity practice
honors sections 2.4 additional practice
honors section 2.5 conjugates, graphing complex numbers
honors section 2.5 conjugates, graphing complex numbers day 2
honors section 2.6 conjugates, graphing complex numbers day 3
honors section 2.6 conjugates, graphing complex numbers day 4
honors section 2.7 asymptotes & intercepts practice day 1
honors section 2.7 asymptotes & intercepts practice day 2
honors section 2.7 asymptotes & intercepts practice day 3
honors section 2.8 extraneous solutions practice
honors section 2.9 inequalities solutions practice

day 35

Unit 2 Final Assessment should be done by Thursday November 24th. (Thanksgiving Break  this is in a perfect world!)
Unit 2 practice Final

Precalculus Unit 3
day 1

Unit 3  Exponential, Logarithmic, & Logistic Functions


exponents rich task practice
solving exponents & logarithms practice

day 1

Exponential functions practice
Base 'e' exponential practice

day 13


day 45

exponential growth & decay practice
exponential growth & decay practice day 2

day 67


day 89

Logarithm practice
Logarithm practice day 2

day 1011


day 1213


day 1415

Logarithm practice day 3
evaluate logarithms practice

day 1620

logarithms & time value of $$$ practice

day 2123


day 2427


day 2830


day 3133

Unit 3 Final Assessment should be done by Jan. 31st.
Unit 3 final review

Precalculus  Unit 4
day 1

Unit 4  Trigonometric functions


truss trigonometry
new look at distances & fractions

day 1

Holt Chap 13 section 1  Right Triangle Trig practice

day 13

Inverse trigonometry supplement
Chapter 4 section 4; click on this link to see the sine & cosine function graphed

day 45


day 67

convert to decimal form practice
Conversion from Angular Speed to Linear Speed

day 89


day 1011

Trigonometric Functions of Angles Other Than Positive and Acute
periodic functions practice day 1

day 1213

periodic transformations practice day 2
specific shifts to periodic functions practice day 3

day 1415


day 1620

conitnuity/discontinuity practice
continuity/discontinuity practice day 2

day 2123


day 2427


day 2830

evaluate inverse trig functions
evaluate inverse trig functions day 2

day 3133

Unit 4 Final Assessment should be done by Feb. 28th.
Unit 4 practice Final
