Course Outline

Welcome to Advanced Functions!

Teacher: Mr. A. Lamont
Email: adam_lamont@wrdsb.ca
Room: 2602
Textbook: Advanced Functions. Nelson. 2009 ($101 replacement cost)
Prerequisite: MCR 3UI or MCT 4CI


This course is divided as follows:

Term 1 Term 2
Unit 1 - Functions: General Properties Unit 5 - Rational Functions, Equations and Inequalities
Unit 2 - Functions: Understanding Rates of Change Unit 6 - Trigonometric Functions
Unit 3 - Polynomial Functions Unit 7 - Trigonometric Identities and Equations
Unit 4 - Polynomial Equations and Inequalities Unit 8 - Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
  Unit 9 - Combinations of Functions & Course Review

Evaluation

70% of the final grade will be based on evaluation conducted throughout the course: teacher observations, teacher-student conversations, and student products.

30% of the final grade will be based on a final examination (2 hours) that allows students to demonstrate comprehensive achievement of the course overall expectations.

All courses at Huron Heights conform to the assessment, evaluation and reporting policies and procedures of the Waterloo Region District School Board. Please visit our website (hrh.wrdsb.ca) for more information.

Important Dates

October 9 Interim Report
October 11 Parent/Teacher Interviews
November 22 Midterm Report

MSIP, Homework, and Extra Help

MSIP is an integral component of this course. Students can expect that the teacher has designed this course to reflect the fact that course- specific student learning will take place during both class and MSIP time.
As such, students are required to:

  • Attend MSIP every day to meet the essential learning requirements of the course.
  • Effectively use MSIP to complete course work. Effective uses may include: completing homework, working collaboratively, studying for tests or exams, working ahead on course projects or assigned readings, travelling to meet with teachers for extra help, or other activities as determined by the assigning teacher.

You must do your work on a daily basis; an “average” student must spend at least 1 HOUR per weekday outside of class working on the course material. Please do your work using a pencil. All homework questions should be attempted daily, and check your answers in the back of the textbook regularly.

Please do not feel embarrassed to ask and answer questions during class time! We all need to ask for help, including me!

I will provide extra help during the lunch periods.
No appointment is necessary! Days and locations, once finalized, will be posted in our Google Classroom.

If this is still not enough, consider a private tutor who is competent in Calculus.

Punctuality and Attendance

You must attend every class in this course and always arrive on time! If you are absent from class and a test, quiz or assignment has occurred, you will write the test/submit the assignment on your first school day back, likely during THIS period. A note/email from your parent/guardian and/or physician is immediately required to validate the absence or lateness.
Be prepared for any test or assignment that’s scheduled on your first school day back.

Materials

You can access any scaffold lesson notes on this website. They are not required but will cut down on writing everything down. Please bring the following with you to class:

  • Scientific Calculator (not a graphic calculator or a smartphone)
  • Chromebook
  • Textbook
  • Graph paper
  • Binder with Lined Paper or a Notebook
  • Pencils, eraser, ruler, pens

Textbooks are the property of HHSS and are on loan to students. You are responsible for maintaining the good condition of the textbook while it is signed out in your name.
The replacement cost of a lost or damaged textbook is approximately $101.

The student is responsible for the replacement cost of a lost or damaged text.