# Syllabus

Course Description:      This course integrates advanced algebra and geometry concepts. Students are taught methods to analyze, solve, and interpret real-world applications associated with health sciences. Modeling of health-science data and problems are used in the discussion of polynomial, quadratic, exponential, and logarithmic functions. The course provides students with a variety of analytical tools designed to make them more effective quantitative problem-solvers while strengthening their preparation for college-level pre-calculus and calculus.

General Information:

• Mathematics is not a spectator sport!  A large portion of what we will do in this class will take place in the classroom and you will be expected to participate.
• The overriding expectation in the class is respect: respect for you, respect for other students, respect for the teacher, respect for the school, and respect for any guests we may have in our class.
•   In our class we use graphing calculators daily to explore, discover, and reinforce the concepts.
• Complete all work in pencil.  Use a pen to correct your homework when we go over it in class.
• Pay attention, take notes and complete all assignments on time.
• You will be required to keep a notebook containing your class notes, handouts, tests, quizzes, and project reviews.

Materials:

• Notebook ... notes, homework, assessments, and handouts
•  Pencils & Pens
•  TI-83/84 Graphing Calculator
• Internet Assess

Topics of study include:

• Trigonometric Review
• Functions
• Limits & Continuity
• Derivatives
• Applications of Derivatives
•   Statistics --- Data!

Upon successful completion, students will be able to:

• Analyze, solve, and interpret real-world applications utilizing functions … polynomial, quadratic, exponential, and logarithmic
• Investigated ideas analytically, graphically, numerically and verbally and relate the various representations to each other.
• Communicate mathematically.
• Build tools for computing and solving innumerable problems.
• Solve optimization and related rate problems, find area and volume, and other applications of derivatives & integrals.
• Understand how to read graphs and tables and make justify their answer using an analytical argument.