• Precalculus Syllabus


    Description:  This course develops the foundations for the study of advanced mathematics.  Topics include functions and their inverse;  solving and graphing linear, polynomial and absolute value functions and inequalities; exponential and logarithmic functions; use of trigonometry functions; solve trigonometric equations; and using trigonometry to find the unknown sides or angles of a triangle

    Text: “Preclaculus with Limits”, Larson, 6th edition


    Teacher:  Mr Mario Cornacchia

    Contact:  mcornacchia@marsd.org

    Office hours:  Wednesday 12:20 to 2:10

    Bio:  This is my 20th year teaching at MRHS.  I’ve taught a wide range of  classes from Algebra 1 to AP Statistics/AP Calculus BC.  I will have more personal information during our first class.



    Google Classroom Codeyxb5g2n



    Virtual Lectures (The Video Link will be posted on the Google Classroom folder):

    BE ON TIME!  If you are absent, it is your responsibility to find out what work you missed


    Schedule starting Sept 14:

    Period 3 Schedule:

    Monday:  1:15 to 1:35

    Tuesday:  none

    Wednesday:  8:24 to 8:50

    Thursday:  1:15 to 1:35

    Friday:  9:26 to 10:20


    Period  6  Schedule:

    Monday:  none

    Tuesday:  12:50 to 1:10

    Wednesday:  9:54 to 10:20

    Thursday:  none

    Friday:  9:26 to 10:20 AND 12:50 to 1:10



    Grade Policy

    Homework 15% (If late: 0)

    Self Assess: 15% (If late: 0)

    Exams: 70% (Self Assess is due one school day after the review of the exam)

    Homework is due the day of the exam.  Make up exams will be scheduled “after school” or during my Office Hours (see above). 

    Honor System:

    Cheating is taking the work of another individual and claiming it as his/her own work. Plagiarism is taking material from a source, in whole or in part, and claiming it as his/her own work.  This will result in a 0% with no option to redo/retake – NO EXCEPTIONS



    Accommodations and Modifications will be provided with the individual’s 504 and IEP


    Chapter 1 Assignments Sheet:


    • Lines in the Plane
    • Functions
    • Graphs of Functions
    • Shifting,Reflecting, and Stretching Graphs
    • Combinations of Functions
    • Inverse Functions
    • Linear Models and Scatter Plots


    Week of 9/28:  Homework: 1.1 to 1.4 (see Google Clasroom for homework list)

    Week of 9/28: 1.1 to 1.4  Test

    Next Day:  Review the Test

    Day After: Self Assess is due


    Week of 10/19 :  Homework:

    Week of 10/19: 1.5 to 1.7  Test

    Next Day:  Review the Test

    Day After: Self Assess is due







Last Modified on September 12, 2020