Course Description/Overview/Welcome Statement
Welcome to CE Math 1010! This is a semester math class. Students who complete this class with a C or better overall grade should take CE Math 1050 next semester (beginning term 3).
Important notes for CE classes:
- You must apply to UVU by Sept. 6th (Cost: $35) if you have not done so. If you have applied, even a different year, you do not need to re-apply. If this cost will prevent you from taking concurrent enrollment classes, please talk to Yazmin Montero in A226 and we will provide financial assistance.
- If you have applied a previous year, you must instead complete the student participation form this year.
- You must register for this class with UVU by Sept. 7th (CRN: 28033), not just with Provo High School. The discounted rate for concurrent enrollment students is $5 per credit hour, so $20 for this class (standard tuition for this class would be $1,087). If you do not register for this class with UVU, you will be ineligible to take the class at all and will have to find a different class to take.
- Adding this class between Sept. 8-14th (late add) costs an extra $15 per class. Concurrent enrollment classes may not be added after Sept. 14th.
- You must have taken Secondary Math III in order to take this class.
- There are 3 ways to qualify to take this class:
1) Achieve a C average or better in Secondary Math I, II, and III
2) Achieve an ACT math score of 19 or higher
3) Achieve a score of 30 or higher on the ALEKS placement test at UVU. This costs $25 for 5 attempts, at least two of which must be saved for your “real attempt” to be scheduled and taken at UVU. ALEKS test guide
- If you choose to drop this class you must drop it with the high school and also with UVU to avoid negatively affecting your UVU GPA.
- There are Instagram giveaways and stuff for students: @uvuconcurrent
- Accommodations (IEP, 504) must go through Clockwork Student Portal (UVU accessibility services), submit documentation with the application or separately by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, meet with the accessibility center 801-863-8747. Student must be involved in all of this, not just parent, due to FERPA
- If you plan to take CE Math 1050 (starting in January), you must achieve a C or better in this class.
- Explain functions through graphical, algebraic, and set perspectives, including domain, range, transformation, and inverse.
- Graphically analyze the fundamental features of functions, including shape, intercepts, domain, and range for linear; quadratic; polynomial; exponential; logarithmic; and rational functions.
- Perform algebraic operations, including factoring and composition of linear; quadratic; polynomial; exponential; logarithmic; and rational functions.
- Analyze functions from an algebraic perspective, including finding function values, zeros, intercepts, or vertex; construct a linear function: linear; quadratic; polynomial; exponential; logarithmic; rational.
- Construct a linear function algebraically using slope, y-intercept, or points on the line.
- Perform transformations on basic linear, quadratic, exponential, logarithmic, and rational functions graphically and algebraically.
- Find the inverse function of linear, quadratic, exponential, logarithmic, and rational functions graphically and algebraically.
- Find the intersection point(s) between functions of the same type through equation solving of linear; quadratic; polynomial; exponential; logarithmic; and rational functions.
Assessment of Progress
Unit Exams: 25%
Final Exam: 25%
Homework and quizzes must be complete before the relevant test.
Unit tests may not be re-taken. However, students may do test corrections to earn some points back. This requires students to come in during office hours, correctly solve the initial problem, and correctly justify to the teacher that they understand the concept either verbally or through demonstrating the skill on similar problems.
Scores may be improved through test corrections as follows:
Initial score: below 60%
May be improved to: 65%
Initial score: 60-69%
May be improved to: 75%
Initial score: 70-84%
May be improved to: 85%
Initial scores of 85%+ may not be improved.
Please note that in Math 1050, test corrections will not be an option.
The final exam will be proctored in class and is not eligible for test corrections.
Notes are not allowed on assessments (mastery quizzes and unit tests).
Materials needed for class:
- Binder with paper or section of binder
- Chromebook (charged or bring charger)
- Extra eraser
- Whiteboard marker
- Optional: calculator
If you would like to purchase a calculator for home that is just like the ones we have in class, they are TI-30 XS Multiview calculators. Calculators are sold online, in big box stores like Walmart and Target, and at office supply stores like Office Depot or Staples. Graphing calculators will not be allowed on tests.
All assignments will be available on Canvas. Students have access to their math book through Canvas.
- Be respectful (to yourself, to others, and to property)
- Be prepared (have your supplies, be ready when class starts)
- Be involved (join in activities, complete work, try your best)
- Be responsible (know how you are doing in class, seek help when needed)
Tardy policy (per term):
Tardiness causes disruption to the class and causes students to miss out on valuable instructional time. If you are tardy and do not have an excused note, your attendance will be marked as follows:
T (tardy 1-15 minutes) = 15 min.
2 (tardy 16-45 minutes) = 30 min.
SK (skipping or missing more than half of instruction) = 45 min.
A (unexcused absence = 90 min.
When students reach 4 hours (240 minutes) or more of tardies (school wide), unexcused absences or skipping class, they will be put on the No Participation List. Students on the PHS No Participation List are NOT eligible to participate in any extracurricular activities. A student moves off the PHS No Participation List by attending ARC (Academic Recovery Class), recovering the instructional time missed to be below 4 hours (240 minutes).
Regardless of whether an absence is excused or unexcused, missed work must be made up in order for grades to be unaffected.
To excuse an absence, parents/guardians must call (801-373-6550) or email the attendance secretary (email@example.com) within 72 hours of the absence. When leaving a message to excuse an absence, parents/guardians must include the student’s first and last name, date, time of day, and phone number where a parent/guardian may be reached.
Parents have the option to excuse tardies (0-15 min.) for the first period only. If students are planning to miss more than three days of school, students need to fill out an Extended Absence Form (available in the attendance office).
Students are required to communicate with the teacher to make up missed work.
Cell phone/personal electronics policy (per term):
Personal electronic devices such as cell phones, tablets, laptops, and earphones are not to be used during class except when the teacher directs it. If you are using a personal electronic device without teacher approval, you will complete a personal electronics device violation slip and…
1st Violation: Warning from teacher or assigned substitute.
2nd Violation: Taken by a teacher or assigned substitute, returned at the end of class.
3rd Violation: Taken by a teacher or authorized adult, given to the main office, returned at the end of the day.
4th Violation: Taken by a teacher or authorized adult, given to administration, parent must come pick up the phone and meet with administration to get it back.
5th+ Violation: Any further violations: Administrative Consequence(s)
Hall pass policy:
One student may use the hall pass at a time and must sign it out and back in. Hall passes may not be used the first or last 10 minutes of class. Please use the bathroom between class periods and bring a water bottle to help minimize time spent out of class. Hall pass privileges may be revoked in case of abuse (excessive use, long absences, failure to return, etc.)
Calendar of Due Dates for Major Assignments
Daily Course Schedule
Schedule is subject to change at instructor’s discretion. For the most up-to-date version, please see the “Daily Course Schedule” on Canvas.
|8/16, 8/17||Unit 1: Functions||1.1|
|8/30, 8/31||Unit 2: Linear Functions||2.1-2.2|
|9/18, 9/19||Unit 3 Polynomial Functions||3.1|
|10/6, 10/9||Unit 4: Quadratic Functions||4.1, 4.2|
|10/18||Test (grade on T2)|
|10/26, 10/27||Unit 5: Exponential Functions||5.1|
|11/1, 11/2||5.3, 5.4|
|11/9, 11/10||Unit 6: Logarithmic Functions||6.1|
|11/30, 12/1||Unit 7: Rational Functions||7.1|
|1/10, 1/11||Final Exam|
Progress Reports and Report Cards
Grades will be updated at least weekly on PowerSchool. If you suspect your grade is incorrect, please email or talk to me.
Students will receive quarter grades from Provo High School as well as a semester grade for UVU. The semester UVU grade is the grade that determines whether students may take Math 1050 in January.
Connecting Home to School
Best practice at home is to log in to Canvas, check current (and past assignments), and make sure they are complete.
To check grades, look on PowerSchool.
Personal Statement and other items (optional)
Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions. I am also available after school Mon-Wed 2:15-2:45 and Thu 2:15-3:00 to help students or meet with parents.