• Course: Intro to Calculus 2019-2020

                          Mr. Zelov              Phone:  (520) 696-5419         Email: mzelov@amphi.com

    Key Goals

    Extend knowledge of algebraic concepts in preparation for AP Calculus and/or university level mathematics.



    • Pre Calculus: Graphical, Numerical, Algebraic, 7th edition, Demana, Waits, Foley, Kennedy
    • Edgenuity Online Curriculum may be used as needed
    • We will also use our College Calculus book or online curriculum during the 4th.


    Major Course Units of Study


    Functions, Graphs and Limits

    Polynomial, Exponential and Logarithmic

    Trigonometric Functions

    Analytical Trigonometry

    Calculus: Limits and Infinity



    Grading Criteria

    Assignments/Homework/Etc                 10%

    Quizzes / Projects                                  10% 

     Tests                                                      60%

     Final Exam                                            20%


    Grading Scale

    90% - 100% A

    80% - 89% B

    70% - 79% C

    60% - 69% D

    0% -  59%  F


    This is an advanced and very challenging course and as such is a district weighted course meaning that although the letter grade will be as dictated above, the grade points to calculate GPA will be increased by 1 pt for grades A through C. Students will be exploring many new and exciting concepts this year.


    Assignments/Homework Policy

    Homework is an essential part of practicing mathematics at this level. Homework is assigned pretty much every day.  In order to receive full credit, assignments must be ready on time with all work complete. Late work will be accepted one day late for partial credit. During online learning assignments will be accepted late according to district policy. It is the student’s responsibility to show me any late work. Any late work turned in outside of the established times will be graded at the teacher’s discretion.


    Electronic Devices

    Cell phones, mp3 players, or any other electronic device will not be used during class, unless advised by the teacher. These devices are a distraction for students and my experience is that they drastically diminish student performance when used in classrooms for non-mathematical reasons. They may be confiscated and kept until the end of the period / day if they become an issue in class.




    Students are expected to come to class prepared with materials necessary for learning, including:

    Paper / Pencil / Notebook

    Precalc Book (from bookstore)

    Calculus Book (checked out 4th quarter)

    Chromebook (checked out to students in bookstore)

    TI 84 graphing calculator (TI-84 calculators can be checked out through the bookstore OR you can purchase one if you prefer. If you choose to purchase your own TI-84CE is the preferred edition)



    Classroom Expectations

    Amphi Students Are:

    On Time

    -Students are in their assigned places and being productive when the bell rings


    -Students have the required materials and assignments for class


    -Students use appropriate language and are courteous and kind to others

    -Students keep the classroom & campus litter and vandalism free

    On Task

    -Students actively engage in all classroom activities


    Discipline Procedures: For violations in line with district / school policy

      First Offense – Student Warning

      Second Offense – Student Conference / Parent contact as necessary

      Third Offense Administrative Referral


    Tutoring and Extra Help

    Please sign up for the REMIND account which is a safe and secure way for me to send text messages (or emails) to students. Parents and Students both should sign up. You will receive homework reminders, exam reminders, hints and words of encouragement. Text the @message below (depending on class period) to the number 81010. Be sure to include the @ symbol. There is an app you can download for your phone if you so desire. Please register and sign up yourself and your student on the remind program today.


    I allow students in my room for lunch by request. Lunch time can be used for test remediation and homework help. All other tuturing should be done during tutoring hours in the library (tbd).





     Policies and programs are subject to change at teacher/administrative discretion.