Math 3  

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The Course
We will use CPM Integrated III Mathematics Curriculum for this class. This curriculum will give you opportunities to learn math through rich, engaging tasks and discovery activities. Each student will have access to an ebook for home use, and either a textbook or ebook for classroom use. You will be asked to talk to classmates about the material as you work daily in small groups. You will also be asked to write about mathematics and to do practice problems almost every night.

Student Expectations
I expect you to make a serious commitment to this class; to be actively involved in class discussions as you share your ideas and learn from the ideas of others; to take good notes and review those notes each night, making additions or clarifications while that day's ideas are still fresh in your mind; to do the reading and homework problems thoughtfully; and, to think about and have informal discussions about the material.  If you are confused, I expect you to take the initiative to get help. I think that you will find me to be approachable and happy to help you.

Course Outcomes
At the end of the three-trimester sequence of Math 3, students will be able to:

  • Examine various representations of functions and their inverses.
  • Know the common characteristics of the Toolkit Functions (linear, exponential, quadratic, polynomial, rational, absolute value, logarithmic, radical and trigonometric)
  • Know how to apply transformations to the Toolkit Functions.
  • Use properties of logarithms to solve exponential and logarithmic equations.
  • Compare graphs and properties of Polynomial Functions (Fundamental Theorem of Algebra).
  • Solve Polynomial Equations, including equations that have both real and complex solutions.
  • Examine characteristics and graphs of Rational functions.
  • Examine characteristics of circles from a geometric perspective.
  • Develop an understanding of normal distribution, z scores, means, and standard deviations. Investigate different methods of sampling. Identify differences between survey, observational studies, and experiments and use simulation to determine the likelihood of an event.

Grading Policy
Trimester grades will be computed as follows:
Tests, Quizzes, and Projects:  75%
Homework and Classwork: 25%

Course Final Grade will be computed as follows:
Trimesters 1, 2, and 3: 25% each
Midterm: 10%
Final Exam: 15%   

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