Welcome to Mr. Wong's Pre-Calculus 12 Class!

Click for Course Outline 2017-18, Intro, Schedule for Day 1, Schedule for Day 2, and Schedule for Cohort.  A note for my students and their parents/guardian, the workbooks cost $25 this year.  Workbooks will no longer be lent out because they have been damaged too much in the past.  If you do not wish to purchase the workbook, you can get an electronic copy.

If you wish to borrow a calculator (at no charge, but a deposit is required), please download:

A large part of Pre-Calculus 12 deals with transformation of functions.  Here are a videos that shows where transformations are used extensively and transforms 2.

Programming Calculators

Bonus

Policy Clarifications:

  • Rules can be exempted by me on a case by case basis.  I am not obligated to give reasons as some issues may be private matters concerning the individual student.
  • Students must be following the school code of conducts to get bonus marks or test re-writes.
  • Excessive lateness or unexcused absences will disqualify a student from bonus marks or re-writes for their current chapter.
  • In order to qualify for test re-writes, half of the assigned work must be completed a day before the test schedule.
  • In order to qualify for bonus marks, all of the assigned work must be completed a day before the test schedule.
  • For test re-writes, you must complete all assigned work from the chapter and correct all answers on the test.
  • Bonus marks cannot be added to any re-written tests.  They can only be added to the original test score.
  • The videos are meant to be public so that students can view them through the links on my website.  Do not make the videos private.
  • Students caught cheating will disqualify them from bonus marks for the remainder of the year.
  • Students not working on their assigned work during class will be disqualified from bonus marks for their current chapter.
  • Bonus marks and test re-writes must be submitted a week before the end of the term otherwise it will not be recorded for that term.
  • All bonuses and re-tests are subject to change at my discretion with notice.

Bonus marks for writing good solutions on Socratic.org5 good answers will be a 10% bonus towards a test, so 2% per question.  Email me the link.  Try to answer questions that are related to the chapter that you are doing.  Put "#" around expressions so they get formatted as math expressions.  Marks will not be given for easy questions or incorrect formatting.  It's a good idea to do one Socratic question and get it approved before doing more on your own.  

If you want homework help, you can ask the question on Socratic and email me the link to solve (no bonus marks for asking questions).

Alternative bonus marks:  You can create up to 2 videos related to questions solved incorrectly for an exam.  Choose a similar question from the homework or test and modify the numbers to create a new question.  Show me the question, then write up the solution.  Show me the solution, then proceed with creating the video.  Failure to follow these procedures can result in a loss of marks.

  • You will get up to 5% for each video applied to the exam from where the question was chosen.
  • The exam grade will be capped at 90% when applying the bonus marks.
  • You may work in pairs, but each person must contribute to speaking on the video.
  • Marks will be deducted if there is no spoken description.
  • Marks will be deducted if the errors (spoken or written) are not edited from the video.
  • Videos should be approximated 2-3 minutes.
  • Marks will be deducted if the question is not sufficiently difficult.
  • Report card marks are cumulative, so you may go back to any test from the year.
  • Marks will be deducted for not following the Creating Videos.

2 Reference Sheets (front and page are one sheet) are permitted for tests; if you have more than 2, I will make you choose only 2.  Reference sheets must be hand-written, so you are NOT permitted to use the notes template.  It may contain formulas and homework questions.  You are not permitted to make any changes to reference sheets for re-tests; so if you did not make reference sheets for the original test, you will not be allowed to have reference sheets for the re-test.  Re-tests will have a cap of 95%.

Chp 1

Polynomial Expressions and Functions

Assigned Work

  • 1.1: pp. 7-12:  3, 4, 6, 7a, 8, 10, 11, 14; Challenge - (-3x^3+8x^2-10x+5) / (-x+2); In person - 7b
  • 1.2: pp. 20-26:  3-6, 8, 9, 11, 12; Challenge - 13-15; In person - Why don't we try 0 as a factor?
  • 1.3: pp. 34-36:  all except 1c, 2b; No challenges; In person - 1c, 2b
  • 1.4: pp. 46-53:  3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 11, 13; Challenge - 14, 15; In person - 12b
  • 1.5: pp. 61-66:  3-7, 9, 11; Challenge - 10, 12; In person - 8

Student Videos

Chp 2

Radical and Rational Functions

Assigned Work

  • 2.1: pp. 89-96:  1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 11, 13; Challenge - 10, 14; In person - 12b
  • 2.2: pp. 101-104:  A, B, 1, 2, 3a; No challenges; In person - 3b
  • 2.3: pp. 114-121:  4, 5-8(ab), 9, 10a, 11; Challenge - 12; In person - 10b
  • 2.4: pp. 134-139:  3a, 4a, 5abd, 6b(i, ii); Challenge - 8ab; In person - 4b

Student Videos

Chp 3

Transforming Graphs of Functions

Assigned Work

  • 3.1: pp. 169-175:  4-6, 8, 9, 11b, 12, 14, 15; Challenge - 17, 18; In person - 11a
  • 3.2: pp. 184-190:  4, 6-10, 12; Challenge - 13, 14; In person - 11
  • 3.3: pp. 201-209:  3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 11, 13; Challenge - 15, 16; In person - 12
  • 3.4: pp. 226-232:  1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8a, 9, 11; Challenge - 12; In person - 8b
  • 3.5: pp. 243-248:  4-6, 7ab, 8, 9, 10a, 12, 13; Challenge 14-16; In person - 11

Student Videos

Chp 4

Combining Functions

Assigned Work

  • 4.1: pp. 268-271:  1, 2, 3ab; Challenge - 3c; In person - 3d
  • 4.2: pp. 278-284:  3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16; Challenge - 15, 18; In person - 13
  • 4.3: pp. 298-303:  4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 12, 14, 16; Challenge - 15, 17; In person - 13a
  • 4.4: pp. 314-320:  3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11; Challenge - 12, 13; In person - 9

Student Videos

Chp 5

Exponential and Logarithmic Functions

Assigned Work

  • 5.1: pp. 341-343:  A, B, C, 1, 2, 3; No challenges; In person - 4
  • 5.2: pp. 350-354:  3, 4, 6-9, 10a; Challenge - 12,13 ; In person - 5
  • 5.3: pp. 364-368:  3-5, 6ce, 7cd, 9ce, 10df, 11c, 12, 13, 14; Challenge - 15, 16; In person - 8
  • 5.4: pp. 380-385:  4-6, 8-13; Challenge - 15, 16; In person - 7
  • 5.5: pp. 393-398:  1-7, 12, 13, 14, 16, 17; Challenge - 15, 18; In person - 8bd
  • 5.6: pp. 405-410:  3-5, 7-10; Challenge - 12; In person - 11a
  • 5.7: pp. 422-425:  5-10, 11a, 12ab, 13b; Challenge - 15; In person - 11b
  • 5.8: pp. 435-438:  4-10; Challenge - 12; In person 11

Student Videos

Chp 6

Trigonometry

  • 6.1: pp. 474-479:  1-5, 9-11; Challenge - 12; In person - 8b
  • 6.2: pp. 485-486:  1-3, 4abc; No challenges; In person - 4d
  • 6.3: pp. 496-501:  4, 6, 9, 10, 11acf, 12ab, 14, 15; Challenge - 17; In person - 16
  • 6.4: pp. 510-512:  all; No challenges; In person - sin x = -.6 in Q-III
  • 6.5: pp. 521-526:  3-6, 8; Challenge - 11; In person - 9
  • 6.6: pp. 534-539:  3-6, 7a, 8-10; Challenge - 11; In person - 7b
  • 6.7: pp. 549-555:  5,6, 8-10; Challenge - 11; In person - 7

Student Videos

Chp 7

Trigonometric Equations and Identities

Assigned Work

  • 7.1: pp. 578-581:  6-8, 9b, 10a, 12-14; Challenge - 16, 17; In person - 11
  • 7.2: pp. 593-599:  6, 7-9(a), 10, 11a, 12a, 15; Challenge - 16, 17; In person - 10
  • 7.3: pp. 611-617:  3, 4, 5-8(a), 9, 12; Challenge - 13; In person - 8b
  • 7.4: pp. 627-632:  5-7, 9, 10a, 11; Challenge - 12; In person - 13
  • 7.5: pp. 642-649:  4, 5, 7-9, 11, 14a, 15a; Challenge - 17, 18; In person - 10b
  • 7.6: pp. 658-665:  4-7, 9, 10ab, 11ab, 12, 13; Challenge - 17, 18; In person - 3=2sin(4x)

Student Videos

 

Chp 8

Permutations and Combinations

Assigned Work

  • 8.1: pp. 689-693:  3-10, 12-14; Challenge - 15, 16; In person - 11
  • 8.2: pp. 702-705:  3-7, 9, 10; Challenge - 11, 12; In person - 8
  • 8.3: pp. 712-715:  4-10, 12, 13; Challenge - 14; In person - 11
  • 8.4: pp. 727-732:  4-13, 15; Challenge - 16, 17; In person - 14
  • 8.5: pp. 735-737:  all; No challenges; In person - 5th number in row 23 of Pascal's Triangle
  • 8.6: pp. 743-749:  3a, 4, 5, 7bd, 8, 9, 13, 15, 17; Challenge - 18; In person - 10, 14

Student Videos

 

Final

If you should not do well on the Final Exam, you will need to show that ALL your assigned work from ALL the chapters is complete to get to do the Re-write.  It is unlikely to complete this work between the Final and the Re-write, so now is the time to make sure all the work is complete.


 

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