||Teacher: Noelle Bandy
Date/Time: Wednesday - 12:45 PM to 2:15 PM
Recommended Grades: 11th, 12th
Grade Level: High School (9th-12th)
This course will cover the topics normally covered in a high
school pre-calculus course. This course is normally taken by students
in grade eleven or twelve. Students should have completed Algebra 2
before enrolling in Pre-Calculus. A detailed course outline can be found at the website https://www.derekowens.com/course_info_precalculus.php
cost of the course is $390 per semester (preferred) or $88 per month for nine months. Registration fees
for homeschool classes at various locations (LAC, Metro, etc.) also
apply. Students will need to purchase a copy of the Student Workbook,
which should be around $25 each semester. Videos of all class lectures
will be provided on line at no additional cost.
Payment can be made through Venmo or Paypal, or by check directly to Mrs. Bandy. Do not make payment through the Derek Owens website.
Lecture Notes and Class Time
Class time will primarily be spent on instruction. Students should
bring their Student Workbook to each class, or a printout of the pages
for that week. The pages of the workbook are identical to the
instructor's lecture notes, except the student version has the solutions
and answers deleted. During the lecture the students take notes and
solve the example problems in the workbook.
Videos of the lectures are also available online, and
these videos go through the same lecture notes, point by point. Students
use the videos to cover any material that time constraints did not
permit us to cover in our weekly class. Or, if a student misses a class
or needs to review the material, all of the course content is available
online. It is possible to take the entire course online via distance
learning, and many students have done so.
There is no longer an additional textbook needed for this class. Students need only the printed Student Workbook which can be purchased at www.lulu.com (search for Derek Owens Precalculus) or printed at home or locally by a printer service.
Homework, Tests and Grades
Students will be given specific assignments to complete each week.
Assignments will consist of Practice Problems from the workbook and
textbook, instructional videos online, and written assignments.
In this class there is a distinction between Practice Problems and
Homework Problems. Practice Problems are found in the workbook and
textbook, and students check their answers with the solutions provided.
Homework assignments and tests are printed from the website, completed,
and turned in for a grade.
To maximize instructional time in class, tests will be given at
home. One final exam for each semester will be taken in class at the end
of each semester. Students will receive a numerical grade for each
semester and for the year. The grade is calculated based on tests,
graded homework and the final exams.
This course will be offered at regular and Honors level. Students may choose which they think is more appropriate after completing a chapter or two of the course.
Access to a computer with a high speed internet connection is
strongly recommended. Instructional materials such as lecture videos,
lecture notes, homework assignments and tests will be available over the
internet. Graded assignments and tests may also be returned via email
in order to provide more timely feedback. Progress reports will be put
on the website and updated regularly.
Course Contents and Syllabus
Can be found at https://www.derekowens.com/course_info_precalculus.php