Mr. Meinzen - Trigonometry

"Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm." Winston Churchill

Advice from previous students to current students

  • Answers to: If you could start Trig/PreCalc over again, what advice would you give yourself?

    • Don't fall behind in assignments...it is very difficult to catch up.

  • Answers to: What was your favorite part of the course?

    •  

      Mr. M's sense of humor (or lack of humor).

  • Answers to: What was the hardest/least favorite part of the course?

    • Actually doing all the homework.

1st Quarter

Day

Date

Section & Lecture Notes

Assignment

1

Week 1

9-13Aug

9Aug, Mon : Teacher Institute

 

10Aug, Tue : Teacher Institute

 

11Aug, Wed : 1/2 day Teacher Institute

Course Handout & Policy

 

Intro to Course - DANG!

 

Note1: Complete even and odd Exercise problems listed unless specified otherwise.  [i.e. "odd only"]

Note2: Points for assessments are approximate. Modifications should be expected to adapt to classroom circumstances.

2

12Aug

Trig 101 : Handout

  • Review : Algebra
  • Review : Geometry
  • Review: Coordinate plane – distance formula - interval notation – relations- functions - domain – range
  • 1st Quadrant & Quadrantal Angles
  • Special Right Triangle & Basic Trigonometry for 1st Quadrant & Quadrantal Angles

Each assignment to be turned in must include:

  1. Your Full Name
  2. Assignment Title (as listed in this column)
  3. Date, Course Name. and Hour

3

13Aug

1.1 Angles:

  • Degree measure
  • Standard position
  • Complement/supplement <’s
  • Coterminal/quadrantal <’s

MyMathLab Assignment

  • or 34 textbook problems
    p.7: 15, 21, 23-26 all, 29, 31, 33, 37, 39, 43, 49, 51, 55, 57, 63, 67, 69, 75, 77, 81, 87, 89, 97, 103, 11, 113, 117, 123, 125, 127

4

Week 2

16-20Aug

1.2 Angle Relationships and Similar Triangles:

  • Vertical <’s
  • <’s formed by parallel lines & transversal
  • Types of triangles
  • Similar triangles

Trig 101 Quiz #1 opens [Schoology]

MyMathLab Assignment

  • or 22 textbook problems
    p.15: 11, 15, 19, 21, 23, 27, 29, 21, 33, 35, 37, 41, 47, 49, 53, 57, 59, 61, 63, 65, 67, 69

5

 

1.3 Trigonometric Functions:

  • Define trig functions
  • Find the 6 function values
  • Values of quadrantal <’s

Trig 101 Quiz #1 closes [Schoology; 25pts]

 

MyMathLab Assignment

  • or 19 textbook problems
    p.27: 11-19 odd, 25, 29, 51, 53, 57, 59, 67, 71, 75, 81, 85, 89, 93, 109

6

 

Review 1.1-1.3

Review Quiz 1.1-1.3 [myMathLab]

7

 

 

Quiz 1.1-1.3 [paper-based in-class & myMathLab outside class, 2 attempts per quiz; 100pts]

8

 

1.4 Using the Trig Definitions:

  • Reciprocal identities
  • Signs and ranges of functions
  • Pythagorean identities
  • Quotient identities

Trig 101 Quiz #2 opens [Schoology]

MyMathLab Assignment

  • or 21 textbook problems
    p.37: 11-21 odd, 25, 29, 33, 35, 37, 43, 45, 47, 49, 53-63 odd

9

Week 3

23-27Aug

1.4 continued

Trig 101 Quiz #2 closes [Schoology; 25pts]

MyMathLab Assignment

  • or 14 textbook problems
    p. 31: 65-83 odd

10

 

Review : 1.1-1.4

Homework Quiz Ch 1 [myMathLab for completion or 2 attempts per HQ problem if requested; 100pts]

11

 

TEST Chapter 1

TEST Chapter 1 [100 pts]

12

 

2.1 Trigonometric Functions of Acute Angles:

  • Cofunctions & identities
  • Values of special angles [30, 45, 60]

MyMathLab Assignment

  • or 31 textbook problems
    p. 53: 1-6 all, 7-15 odd, 21, 23, 26, 28, 29, 35, 37, 39, 49, 50, 52, 53, 55, 61, 67, 69, 73, 75

13

 

2.2 Trigonometric Functions of Non-Acute Angles:

  • Reference angles
  • Special angles as reference angles

MyMathLab Assignment

  • or 26 textbook problems
    p. 61: 5-10 all, 15, 17, 24, 25, 29, 35, 37, 39, 43, 45, 49, 61-73 odd, 77, 81

14

Week 4

30Aug-3Sep

2.3 Finding Trigonometric Functions Values Using a Calculator:

  • Approximate function values on a calculator
  • Find angle measure on a calculator

MyMathLab Assignment

  • or 25 textbook problems
    p. 66: 11-41odd, 45, 47, 49, 63, 65, 67, 69, 71, 73

15

 

Review : 2.1-2.3

Discuss Project (measure group members height)

Review WS 2.1-2.3 [Schoology for practice only]

16

 

2.4 Solving Right Triangles:

  • Significant digits
  • Solving right triangles
  • <’s of elevation and depression

MyMathLab Assignment

  • or 13 textbook problems
    p.77: 13-37 odd
    OMIT: 35
    ADD: 32

Trig 101 Quiz #2 opens [Schoology]

17

 

 

Quiz 2.1-2.3 [myMathLab in-class, 2 attempts per quiz; 100pts]

18

 

2.4 Continued

Trig 101 Quiz #3 closes [Schoology; 25pts]

 

MyMathLab Assignment

  • or 10 textbook problems
    p.77: 41-59 odd
 

Week 5

6-10Sep

Labor Day

 

19

 

1st Qtr Project : Finding the height of an object using a clinometer and measuring tape.

worksheet

20

 

2.5 Bearing - applications

MyMathLab Assignment

  • or 24 textbook problems
    p.86: 1-10 all, 15, 17, 19-30 all

21

 

Review : 2.4-2.5

MyMathLab Assignment

  • or 27 textbook problems
  • p.93: 1-57 odd (omit 7 & 9)

Review 2.4-2.5 [myMathLab and paper-based, practice only]

22

 

 

Quiz 2.4-2.5 [paper-based in-class & myMathLab outside class; 100pts]

23

Week 6

13-17Sep

Review : Chapter 2

Trig 101 Quiz #4 [Schoology; in-class, 25 pts]

24

 

Review : Chapter 2

Homework Quiz Ch 2 [myMathLab for completion or 2 attempts per HQ problem if requested; 100pts]

25

 

TEST Chapter 2

TEST Chapter 2 [100 pts]

26

 

3.1 Radian Measure :

  • Define radian measure
  • Converting: radian <-> degree

MyMathLab Assignment

  • or 24 textbook problems
    p. 104: 11, 15, 17, 19, 23, 29, 33, 37, 39, 41, 47, 53, 55, 59, 63, 67-75 odd, 79-83 odd, 87

27

 

3.2 Applications of Radian Measure :

  • Arc length
  • Sectors

MyMathLab Assignment

  • or 20 textbook problems
    p109: 3, 6, 7-19 odd, 24, 25, 29, 33, 35, 37, 47, 51, 55, 56, 61

1st Qtr Project : Due : [100 pts on Homework]

28

Week 7

20-24Sep

Review : 3.1-3.2

 

29

 

 

Quiz 3.1-3.2 [paper-based in-class & myMathLab outside class; 100pts]

30

 

3.3 Circular Functions:

  • Circular functions & values

MyMathLab Assignment

  • or 22 textbook problems
    p123: 17, 19, 21, 22, 23, 29, 33, 35, 37, 41, 43, 61-67 all, 69-73 odd, 92 a,e, & f


31

 

3.4 Linear and Angular Velocities: applications

MyMathLab Assignment

  • or 11 textbook problems
    p. 130: 3, 12, 13, 16, 20, 21, 23, 26, 27, 29, 31

32

 

3.4 continued

Trig 101 Quiz #5 [Schoology; in-class, 25 pts]

 

MyMathLab Assignment

  • or 11 textbook problems
    p.130: 33-37 all, 39, 41, 43, 47, 48, 49

33

Week 8

27Sep-1Oct

Review : 3.3-3.4

MyMathLab Assignment

  • or 33 textbook problems
    p.135-137: 1-65 odd

34

 

 

Quiz 3.3-3.4 [paper-based in-class & myMathLab outside class; 100pts]

35

 

Review : Ch 3

Homework Quiz Ch 3 [myMathLab for completion or 2 attempts per HQ problem if requested; 100pts]

36

 

TEST Chapter 3

TEST Chapter 3 [in-class, paper-based, calculator and no-calculator sections,100 pts]

37

 

4.1 - Graphs of the Sine and Cosine Functions:

  • Sin/Cos graph, Amplitude, Period
  • 5-Point Plan - introduction
  • Graphing Theorem:
  • 5-Point Plan - details,
  • Summarize graphing theorem after worksheet

MyMathLab Assignment

  • or 26 textbook problems
    p.148: 7-12 all, 13-35 odd (OMIT #21), 41-45 odd, 47, 48, 49-52 all
  • p. 150: 42-46 even

38

Week 9

4-8Oct

4.2 Translations of the Graphs of the Sine Cosine Functions:

  • Horizontal and vertical translation
  • Combinations of translations
  • Determining a trigonometric using curve fitting

MyMathLab Assignment

  • or 27 textbook problems : DO NOT GRAPH, instead DETERMINE the following values/features for :
  • amp, per, inc, PS, PS/inc, VS, Flip, Max, Min
  • p.159: 9-16 all, 25-28 all, 29-57 odd

39

 

4.1-4.2 Review

Quiz 4.1-4.2 [paper-based in-class & myMathLab outside class, 50 pts] (Last Grade of 1st Qtr)

 

MyMathLab Assignment

  • or 5 textbook problems to GRAPH
    p.159: 37, 41, 43, 57, 59

40

 

4.3 Graphs of the Other Circular Functions:

  • Introduction of tangent, cotangent, secant, and cosecant functions

2nd Quarter Project : temperature sinusoidal regression [50 pts as test grade]

 

MyMathLab Assignment

  • or 15 textbook problems : DO NOT GRAPH, instead DETERMINE the following values/features for :
  • amp, per, inc, PS, PS/inc, VS, Flip, Max, Min
    p.171: 7-12 all, 25-28 all, 31-37 odd, 38
  • 5 problems to GRAPH
  • p.171: 25, 27, 31, 35, 38

41

 

4.4 Graphs of secant and cosecant functions

MyMathLab Assignment

  • or 18 textbook problems : DO NOT GRAPH, instead DETERMINE the following values/features for :
  • amp, per, inc, PS, PS/inc, VS, Flip, Max, Min
    p.179: 1-10 all, 11, 15, 16, 17, 19, 21, 22, 23

42

 

1/2 Day Teacher Institute

End-of-1st Quarter

2nd Quarter

Day

Date

Section & Lecture Notes

Assignment

 

Week 10

11-15Oct

11Oct : Columbus Day

 

1

 

4.1-4.4 Review

Homework Quiz Ch 4 [myMathLab for completion or 2 attempts per HQ problem if requested; 100pts]

 

MyMathLab Assignment

  • or Worksheet : Review
  • or 19 textbook problems
  • p.190: 5-41 odd

2

   

Test Chapter 4 [100 pts on 2nd Quarter]

3

 

5.1 Fundamental Identities:

  • Review of basic identities
  • Negative angle identities
  • Fundamental identities

MyMathLab Assignment

  • or 31 textbook problems
    p.199: 1-10 all, 11-21 odd, 31-37 odd, 39-43 all, 53-73 eeo [every other odd]

4

 

5.2 Verifying Trigonometric Identities:

  • Simplifying and Factoring Trig Expressions
  • Writing Expressions as a Single Circular Function

MyMathLab Assignment

  • or 27 textbook problems
    p.208: 5-10 all, 11-29 odd, 33-44 all

5

Week 11

18-22Oct

5.1-5.2 Review

Worksheet : Review

6

 

 

QUIZ 5.1–5.2 [100 pts]

 

MyMathLab Assignment

7

 

5.3 Sum and Difference Identities for Cosine:

  • Difference and sum identity for cosine
  • Cofunction identities
  • Applying the difference & sum identities

MyMathLab Assignment

  • or 18 textbook problems
    p.218: 9-33 eeo, 35. 39, 41, 45, 47, 53-63 odd
  • or 17 textbook problems
    p.226: 5-8 all, 9, 12, 13-45 eeo, 51 (a,b), 55 (a,b)

8

 

5.4 Sum and Difference Identities for Sine and Tangent:

  • Sum and difference identities for sine and tangent
  • Applying the sum & difference identities

MyMathLab Assignment

  • or 22 textbook problems
  • p.218: 11-31 eeo, 38, 42, 51, 62, 64
  • p.226: 10, 15-47 eeo, 53

9

 

5.3-5.4 Review

 

10

Week 12

25-29Oct

5.1-5.4 Review

Quiz 5.3-5.4 [100 pts]

11

 

5.5 Double-Angle Identities :

  • Double-angle identities
  • Verifying identities with double angles
  • Applying double-angle identities

MyMathLab Assignment

  • or 17 textbook problems
    p.236: 1-6 all, 7-15 odd, 37-47 odd

12

 

5.6 Half-Angle Identities:

  • Half-angle identities
  • Applying half-angle identities

MyMathLab Assignment

  • or 19 textbook problems
    p.241: 1-43 odd (omit 17 and 31)
     

Parent - Teacher Conferences

     

Parent - Teacher Conferences

13

Week 13

1-5Nov

5.5-5.6 Review


14

 

 

QUIZ 5.5–5.6 [100 pts]

15

 

Review 5.1-5.6

  • Textbook review problems :
  • p.201: 32-38 even, 54, 60, 64, 70,74, 80
  • p.208: 16-20 even, 26-32 even
  • p.218: 16,18, 34-42 even, 52-56 even
  • p.227: 26-32 even, 52-56 even
  • p.236: 10-16 even, 28, 40-46 even, 58-62 even
  • p.241: 22-30 even, 34, 36, 38

16

 

Review 5.1-5.6

Homework Quiz Ch 5 [myMathLab for completion or 2 attempts per HQ problem if requested; 100pts]

Test Chapter 5

17

 

 

Test Chapter 5 [100 pts]

18

Week 14

8-12Nov

6.1 Inverse Trigonometric Functions:

  • Review of inverse function concepts
  • Inverse sine, cosine and tangent fcn
  • Other inverse fcns & values
  • Expressions involving func values

MyMathLab Assignment

  • or 34 textbook problems
    p.263: 15, 21, 22, 23, 25, 28, 29, 32, 35, 37, 38, 42, 43, 46, 47, 48
    49, 53, 55, 57, 59, 61, 63, 65, 67, 75, 76, 79, 81, 85, 87, 89, 95, 97

19

 

6.1 continued

 

20

 

6.2 Trigonometric Equations I:

  • Equations solvable by linear methods
  • Equations solvable by factoring
  • Equations solvable by the quadratic formula

MyMathLab Assignment

  • or 9 textbook problems
    p.272: 29, 31, 33, 38, 60, 39, 41, 43, 46 (in that order)
  • For sections 6.2-6.3, disregard the book directions and use the following directions for all problems:
  • Solve each equation in x for exact solutions over the interval [0, 2π) and each equation in θ for exact solutions over the interval [0°, 360°). Give solutions to the nearest tenth as appropriate.
   

Veteran's Day (observed)

 

21

 

No School

 

22

Week 15

15-19Nov

Review 6.1-6.2

 

23

 

 

QUIZ 6.1-6.2 [100 pts]

24

 

1/2 day school improvement

6.3 Trigonometric
Equations II
:

  • Equations with half-angles
  • Equations with multiple angles

MyMathLab Assignment

  • or 10 textbook problems
    p.279: 17, 18, 19, 21, 23, 24, 25, 31, 37, 39 (in that order)

25

 

6.3 continued

MyMathLab Assignment

  • or 12 textbook problems
  • p.279: 22, 26, 27, 28, 33, 41, 47, 49, 34, 48, 53, 54 (in that order)

26

 

6.4 Equations Involving Inverse Trigonometric Functions:

  • Solve for x in terms of y using inverse functions
  • Solving inverse trigonometric equations

MyMathLab Assignment

  • or 15 textbook problems
    p.285: 1-6, 7, 9, 13, 15, 21, 29, 33, 37, 39

27

Week 16

22-26Nov

Review 6.3-6.4

Homework Quiz Ch 6 [myMathLab for completion or 2 attempts per HQ problem if requested; 100pts]

  • or 31 textbook problems
  • p. 291 1-61 odd

28

 

 

QUIZ 6.3-6.4 [100 pts]

 

24Nov

Thanksgiving Break

 

 

25Nov

Thanksgiving Break

 

 

26Nov

Thanksgiving Break

 

29

Week 17

29Nov-3Dec

6.1-6.4 Review

 

30

 

 

Test Chapter 6 [100 pts]

31

 

7.1 – Oblique Triangles and
Law of Sines
:

  • Congruency and oblique triangles
  • Law of sines
  • Solving SAA or ASA triangles [case 1]
  • Area of a triangle

MyMathLab Assignment

  • or 14 textbook problems
    p.301: 13,15, 17, 21, 25, 33, 36, 37, 40, 41, 47, 51, 52, 55

32

 

7.2 - Ambiguous Case of the Law of Sines:

  • Solving SSA triangles [case 2]
  • Analyzing data for possible number of triangles

MyMathLab Assignment

  • or 13 textbook problems
    p.310: 5, 7, 9, 13, 15, 17, 19, 23, 25, 27, 29, 35, 36

33

 

Review 7.1-7.2

 

34

Week 18

6-10Dec

 

QUIZ 7.1-7.2 [100 pts]

35

 

7.3 – Law of Cosines:

  • Solving SAS triangles [case 3]
  • Solving SSS triangles [case 4]
  • Heron’s formula

MyMathLab Assignment

  • or 2 textbook problems
    p.319: 17, 18

36

 

7.3 continued

MyMathLab Assignment

  • or 11 textbook problems
    p. 319: 23-33 odd, 41-45 odd, 65, 67

37

 

Review 7.1-7.3

Homework Quiz Ch 7 [myMathLab for completion or 2 attempts per HQ problem if requested; 100pts]

38

   

Test Chapter 7 [100 pts]

39

Week 19

13-17Dec

Finals Review

 

40

 

Finals Review

 

41

 

Final Exams

Semester Exam Day 1

42

 

Final Exams

Semester Exam Day 2

43

 

Final Exams

Semester Exam Day 3

End of 2nd Quarter and 1st Semester

 

 

 

 

Trigonometry Course Overview : Syllabus, Curricular Alignment, Policies, & Practices

Schedules : Day-based & Week-based

  • Day-based schedule : 56-minute class periods but submect to change by administration

    1. 7:20 - 8:20am : Java & Honors Java Programming / AP CSP [5 minutes for announcements if in-school]

    2. 8:26 - 9:20am : AP Statistics

    3. 9:26 - 10:20am : AP CSA

    4. 10:20 - 10:50am : A Lunch


      10:56 - 11:50am : AP Statistics

    5. 11:56 - 12:50pm : Prep

    6. 12:56 - 1:50pm : Trigonometry / Java & Honors Java Programming

    • 1:55 - 2:45pm : Office Hours in A314

  • Week-based schedule :

    • Option 2: Hybrid Learning : 2-3 days per week : one (or two) in-person meetings (i.e. "A" and "B" Days) and

      1 day remote.

    • Option 3 : Remote Learning : 3-5 days per week from home

TextBook & Resources :

  • Trigonometry, 11th Ed., 2017
  • Lial, Hornsby, Schneider, Daniels
  • ISBN: 978-0-13-421743-7
  • Graphing calculator such as a TI-83 or TI-84 (any version).

  • Notebook(s) for notes and homework. Each homework problem must include -

    1. copy of the original problem,

    2. copy of correct solution [often from back of textbook], and

    3. include steps that connect the problem with the solution (with explanation/justification as appropriate).

Policy : Grading

  • The prerequisite for Trigonometry is earning a C (or better) in Algebra 2 or Algebra 2B. Please see your teacher if you have not met this course prerequisite as soon as possible.

  • Assessments : scores & grades

    • 2 types of assessments will be given in this course : non-graded formative (i.e. completion or pass/fail) scores and graded summative (i.e. test) scores.

    •  

    1. Formative or "completion" scores are NOT graded and are designed to help students and parents keep track of progress and "effort" by the student within the targeted week. These scores are either all-or-nothing scores and include homework assignments, completion of an online quiz, or turning in a program by the due date. Students will be provided the answers (after the due date or completion of formative assessment) to help identify any mistakes by the student for future summative assessments (i.e. tests). While formative scores may be used for Pass/Fail (i.e. up to a "D" grade) of a course, they are explicitely not useful for determining a student's level of understanding of course content or mastery (i.e. not for grades other than pass/fail or "D").

    2. Summative (i.e. test) scores are designed to identify what skills and content knowledge have been mastered up to that point in the students progression through the course. Solutions to the summative assesments are usually NOT provided as the scores are NOT designed for student improvement of content understanding. These scores will be the primary determination of grades beyond pass/fail or "D" and are appropriate for comparision between peer groups (peer groups may be in the same class, course, school, state, country, or world-wide).

  • Semester Scores are calculated using the following table:
Semester Score Component Semester Score Weight
1st & 2nd Quarter Progress Scores 80%
Comprehensive Semester Final Exam 20%
  • Progress Scores will be calculated on a category weight basis. Each assessment will fall under one of 3 categories.
Category for Progress Score Progress Score Weight
Daily Work (formative) 20%
Quizzes (formative) 25%
Tests (summative) 55%
  • Late assignments will given a score of zero (0)...except for unplanned excused absences which will be scored as specified in the student handbook.
  • Scores will NOT be rounded up.
  • Bonus work or bonus points are NOT part of the course score and will be included ONLY at the discretion of the teacher. Students should not EXPECT bonus points or bonus work...even if it is listed on the syllabus.
  • Scores will be primarily based on individual ability, understanding, and accomplishment but there MAY be group work with scores that impact one or more assessment categories.
  • Progress and Semester GRADES will be calculated from corresponding scores based on the following table:
Percentage Scale

(10-10-10-10)

Grade Letter
100% - 90% A
89.99% - 80% B
79.99% - 70% C
69.99% - 60% D
59.99% - 1% F
0.99% - 0% Incomplete

Policy & Practices : Student & Teacher Responsibilities

  • In Seat & Ready to Go when bell stops (i.e. books, sharpened pencils, paper)
  • Respectful of Teacher and Each Other (i.e. raise your hand, don't talk while teacher is talking, no rudeness or bad language, etc.)
  • The two most important ingredients for success in this class are practice and attendance.
  • No eating or drinking in class, 2 bathroom/drinking trips per Semester.
  • Maintain at least 3 backup copies of all work. A "lost" or "destroyed" program will receive zero credit.
  • Remember that, for every hour spent in class, 2 hours of outside class work (homework/projects) are typical for an AP course (i.e. 5 hours in class per week + 10 hours at home)

Responsibilities while absent:

Notes and Homework

Test and Quizzes

  • Get notes from a peer or online.

  • Read the section and look at examples.

  • Get the assignment from the calendar, web page or a peer in class.

  • Do the assignment, even if you need help come in before or after school for assistance!

  • As per school policy you have the same amount of days as you were absent to make up missing test/quizzes.

  • Any test/quiz not made up in the appropriate amount of time will be a zero.

  • You may need to schedule time with Mr. Meinzen either before or after school to meet or receive appropriate help on a timely basis...plan accordingly!

  • Policy : BYOD

      • TI84 or equivelant graphing calculator with statistical capabilities is allowed.
    • Phones and/or uncovered cameras are NOT allowed in the classroom.
      • Students who intentionally or unintentionally compromise the privacy of any other student or compromise academic integrity or validity of a test or quiz by their behavior will receive a zero and, possibly, a referal for further consequences. This includes having a camera (i.e. smartphone/BYOD device) out while ANY assessment is in the classroom.
      • For example, a student who turns in their test and then takes out their smartphone (i.e. camera) to listen to music while other students are still working on their tests will receive a zero on their test. As well, a student taking pictures of teacher's notes on the board will not retain/learn of concepts and may be invading the privacy of other students (white boards are highly reflective). Generally, if the teacher is taking the time to hand-write notes on the board, then students should put in the effort to copy the notes.

    Practices : Tardies and Absences

    • Attendance is the responsibility of the student and their parents/guardian.
    • Parents/Guardian may be contacted the next day via phone or email to inform them of any absences or student issues.
    • First two tardies result in warnings, 3rd tardy is after school detention, 4th is Saturday detention, subsequent are suspensions.
    • If you have an excused absence, you will be allowed to make up your work for full credit by the same number of days you were consecutively absent.
    • Unexcused absences follow the same procedure as excused absence; however, you will only receive 50% of the grade you earn.
    • Refer to the school attendance policy for complete details on excused and unexcused absences and make-up work.

    Practices : Teacher Discipline

    • I expect students to be respectful to each other and their teacher. Refer to the student handbook if you have questions.
    • Students are expected to take notes, ask questions, and work consistently and continuously the entire class period.
    • If problems occur in the class the discipline plan, in general, is:
      • Verbal warning (may include "1 minute after class delayed dismissal" or "15 minute after school mini-detention")
      • After school detention
      • Referral to the dean
      • Parents called or e-mailed
      • any student caught downloading and installing a program on the computers without Mr. Meinzen's consent will receive a referral to the administration and possible 5-day suspension

    Advice & Expectations

    • Use mechanical pencils (have at least 2).
    • Keep an organized notebook and a folder with all your assignments. Get two classmates’ phone numbers in case you need help.
    • You will need to purchase a flash drive or other storage device for this class.
    • Students must keep multiple backup copies of all work. It is the student's responsibility to be aware that technology is NOT perfect.
    • If purchasing a disk/flashdrive is a problem, let me know
    • WEBSITE for Assignments is http://www.meinzeit.com

    What can I expect from the teacher ?

    • You can expect the teacher to maintain a classroom atmosphere that is safe and conducive to the education of ALL students. Any student or group of students prevent or disrupt this will be discipline as outlined above.
    • I will try to be available before and after school either in the classroom or in my office in Room 310 for extra help [unless a meeting is scheduled].
    • I can be reached at EHS: jmeinzen@ecusd7.org or 656-7100.
    • As well, I strongly encourage students and parents to contact me as soon as possible if there are any questions or difficulties.
    • In general, I provide daily information on this website and I contact parents/guardians/students via the email address that is registered with the district. However, please let me know if you wish to be contacted by other means on this form. After you have read over this classroom policy, please sign below, and return to me to be put on file. This is your first assignment.

    Survey Assignment

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    • What is your best learning environment (given the classroom we have)?
    • What do you not want your teacher to do that would make you not want to learn this material?
    • What learning/teaching style do you think is most effective for you?
    • What resources do you use to best understand the concepts? (examples: textbook, teacher, family, after-school tutoring, specific website, etc.)?
    • If you could start a realistic classroom tradition, what would it be? (example: every odd-numbered Friday is popcorn-during-lecture day)

    Signature

    • I prefer to be contacted via (circle preference): EMAIL, or PHONE, or OTHER (specify)
      Print Parent/Guardian Name   Print Student Name  
      Parent / Guardian Signature Date Student Signature Date
      email address home phone work/cell phone

    Course Resources

    Resources : Required verification by student at remote (home) site

    1. Internet for submission of assignments and/or downloading of content (i.e. pdf files, online textbook, video recordings, etc.)

    2. Computer : laptop or desktop running MS Windows, Apple OSX, or Linux. Chromebooks or other browser-based operating systems will NOT be sufficient.

    3. Private Websites with login credentials including username and password :

      1. Schoology : https://ecusd7.schoology.com : access to scheduled assignments specific to online scoring and/or grades

      2. Online Textbook

        : : access to additional content (videos) and scheduled assignments specific to online scoring and/or grades.

    4. Public Websites that contain "free" content :

      1. Teacher website : http://www.meinzeit.com : access to course syllabus, classroom policies, lecture notes & assignments for planning purposes.

      2. School / District website : http://www.ecusd7.org/ehs : access to school policies and general information

      3. College Board : https://apcentral.collegeboard.org : access to information specific to AP courses

      4. Other websites as needed (posted either on teacher website or Schoology) for viewing supplemental videos, lectures, examples, etc.