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Welcome to Mathematics 11pma11

 Students may want to get individual help from me. Please do not hesitate to ask any teacher in the lab for extra help. I will be available in the computer lab at the following times:

 Math 11 is a course where the students must understand the concepts taught and learn to apply them to answer a variety of questions and problems. Simply memorizing the material and answering questions by rote will not be satisfactory.

 It will be necessary for students to have a very good understanding of the concepts learned in Mathematics 8 to 10. The skills from these courses will be used throughout Math 11. Very little class time is available to review concepts and skills students should already know.

 Each day is equivalent to more than a week of classes from the ten-month school year with the appropriate amount of homework. It is very important for students not to fall behind or to miss classes. For any missed classes, students are expected to have completed the sections outlined in the student guide package and any of the related homework.

Classes

 Teacher: Trudi

Students who know they are going to miss a class must tell the teacher beforehand. If you miss a class unexpectedly, see the teacher as soon as possible.

Each student must bring to every class:  the textbook, a three-ring binder with paper,  a pencil, ruler and eraser, an approved graphing and scientific calculator.

The textbook used in this course is Addison-Wesley MATHEMATICS 11 (Western Canadian Edition). Each student will be responsible for the textbook issued. There is a text deposit of $100 with a refund of $80 when the text is returned to the school. DO NOT WRITE IN THE TEXTBOOK!

The homework assignments for each section are listed in this handout. The completed homework will not be marked and will not affect the final grade. However, homework must be completed since the tests and exam will be based on the homework exercises.

Any class that starts with a quiz will begin at 12 p.m. Any student who is late should quietly enter the room and find a seat. If there is time remaining, the tardy student will be given a copy of the quiz which must be handed in with the rest of the class. Missed quizzes are not made up. For a student with a valid excuse the quiz will not be counted, otherwise the recorded mark will be zero.

The lesson will begin immediately after the review. There will be a short break approximately midway into the class followed by the second half of the lesson.

A test would begin shortly after 12:00 p.m. and must be handed in by 2:25 p.m. Students who are late for a test will not be provided with any extra time. A missed test with a valid reason must be made up. The make-up test will be different than the missed test. Without a valid excuse, missed tests will be counted as a zero.

 Cheating is not tolerated. The first time a student is found cheating on a quiz, test, or exam, the student will receive zero. The second time the student will be required to withdraw from Mathematics 11.

The Graphing Calculator

A Texas Instrument TI-83, or TI-83 plus, or TI-84 plus is recommended. A graphing calculator is necessary in Mathematics 11. Students should have an approved calculator for the beginning of the eighth class (March 1st). If you do not want to buy a graphing calculator, you may rent a TI-84 plus with a deposit of $145 with a refund of $120 when the calculator and matching manual is returned to the school. The graphing calculator may be used when writing the quizzes and unit tests. Students may use an approved scientific calculator as well.

Note: Only a scientific calculator may be used for the Final Exam.

The Curriculum

Mathematics 11 is made up of seven chapters from the textbook. This course covers a wide variety of topics common to many math courses. It also includes an introduction to the graphing calculator. Graphing calculators are excellent tools, but do not depend on the graphing calculator as the only method to answer questions. You will be asked to solve questions algebraically and to show your work. Full marks will not be given for the final answer only.

 

The chapter content areas comprising Principles of Mathematics 11 are: 
(i) Geometry, chapters 7, and 8; 
(ii) Functions, chapters 2 and 3; 
(iii) Equations and Inequalities, chapters 4 and 5; 
(iv) and Coordinate Geometry, chapter 9. Upon the completion of each chapter, students must write a test covering the material.

Mark Breakdown

         Quizzes …………………………………….….. 7%

         Chapter 7…………....……….….….……….…..9%

         Chapter 8…………....……….….….……….…..9%

         Chapter 2…………....……….….….……….…..9%

         Chapter 3…………....……….….….……….…..9%

         Chapter 4…………....……….….….……….…..9%

         Chapter 5…………....……….….….……….…..9%

         Chapter 9…………....……….….….……….…..9%

         Final Exam………………………………….…...30%

For All Tests and Exams

     An approved graphing and scientific calculator, a ruler, a compass, and a protractor are permitted.

   Written work should be done in pencil.

    Absolutely no talking allowed.

     Absolutely no borrowing allowed. It is the student’s responsibility to bring all required supplies.

      Students who have a question must raise their hands.

The First Class

An assessment will follow the introduction to Mathematics 11. It is designed to determine a student’s preparedness for this course. A scientific calculator only is allowed to be used for the assessment.