Mr. Dan Maloney
firstname.lastname@example.org or through google classroom account.
480-345-2306 ext 210
Monday - Thursday 3-4 pm
Friday by appointment if needed.
National Honor Society Advisor, Coach as needed.
This course is an introduction to calculus and is taught at the college level. It includes all of the content required for the Advanced Placement (AP) Calculus AB course as defined by the College Board. On completion of this course, students will
• understand basic differentiation and be able to use it to solve a variety of problems.
• understand basic integration and be able to apply it to a variety of problems.
• understand the relationship between the derivative and the integral.
• be able to model a written description of a physical situation with a function, a differential equation or an integral.
• be able to use technology to help solve problems, interpret results and verify conclusions.
• Learn basic principles of classical physics: mechanics, and if we have time: heat, light, sound and electricity.
• Explore physics through hands-on demonstration and laboratory work.
• Apply the scientific method to laboratory work.
• Have fun! Physics is cool!
• Be curious, ask questions, set high expectations for your own learning. This is a senior level class, so be prepared to work.
• Read the assignment or prepare the lab for the day BEFORE coming to class.
• Come to class prepared – with assignments up to date, text, notebook, pencil and paper.
• Homework is due daily as specified on your assignment sheet. Lab reports and any extra credit is due on the day of the test.
Thank you for visting my page. I have a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Arizona State University and a Master's of Education from A.S.U.
I spent many successful years working with and for many of the largest financial institutions in this country. My career afforded me the opportunity to see much of this great country and learn a lot about how large corporations work at the highest levels. I consider myself lucky that I was able to apply my knowledge of mathematics to help further my career. My intention is to use my experience in the classroom and provide students with great examples of how math can solve real world problems.
I look forward to this upcoming year at JMPS and want to make it successful and fun for our students.
While not at school I enjoy playing golf, skiing, and participating in charity events.
Course Description: This is a Pre-Calculus course of study; students should have completed Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra II and/or have a strong background in these subjects. Pre-Calculus is designed to build on algebraic and geometric concepts. It develops advanced algebra skills such as systems of equations, advanced polynomials, imaginary and complex numbers, quadratics, sequence and series, discrete mathematics, probability, matrix systems, and trigonometric functions. We should have time at the end of the year to cover other topics as well. The content of this course will prepare students to think critically, and provide students a foundation for further mathematics education.
8/9/2022 - read section 1-1 and finish assignment 2 worksheet review.
8/10/2022 - finish assignment 2 worksheet and do set identification worksheet.
8/11/2022 - From the book page 5 written exercises: 1-11 odd, 15-21 odd, 27 due tomorrow.
8/12/2022 - Work on worksheet review of simplifying radicals. Due Monday.
8/15/2022 - section 1-2 p. 11-13; written ex. 1-19 odd and 33.
8/16/2022 - Study for quiz
8/18/2022 - section 1-3 p. 16 1-15 odd 19
8/19/2022 - work on ACT packet 2.1 and study for quiz on Monday.
8/22/2022 - make sure all homework assignments are complete and the ACT packet is done. I will be checking tomorrow.
8/23/2022 - section 1-4 do problems 1-11 odd and problems 15 and 23
8/24/2022 - section 1-5 page 28 do problems 1-21 odd.
8/25/2022 - do the worksheet on completing the square.
8/26/2022 - complete worksheet on completing the square and the ACT packet. Study for quiz over linear equations and imaginary numbers on Monday.
8/29/2022 - Finish the completing the square worksheet and ACT packet.
8/30/2022 - no assigned homework. Review quadratic formula.
8/31/2022 - Study for quiz.
9/6/2022 - review problems you missed on the quiz. P. 41 problems 1-17 odd. Make sure you can graph a quadratic function.
9/7/2022 - problems 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 written exercises section 1-8.
9/8/2022 - study for quiz. Quadratics, factor form, vertex form, solving by formula and graphing quadratics.
9/9/2022 - no homework for the weekend.
9/12/2022 - study for the test
9/15/2022 - read chapter 2.1
9/19/2022 - read chapter 2.1 and 2.2
9/20/2022 - do problems P.56 1-11 odd, 19 P. 61 1-19 odd
9/21/2022 - do practice sheet on dividing polynomials
10/10/2022 - practice sheet for polynomials and study for psat.
10/11/2022 - study for PSAT Seniors enjoy the night off
10/12/2022 - recover from PSAT. Seniors work on graphing polynomials
10/17/2022 - study for quiz over polynomial operations and factoring.
10/24/2022 - study for chapter 2 test.
10/26/2022 - worksheet on piecewise functions
11/1/2022 - worksheet on graphing and solving rational functions. Also do worksheet on average rate of change of functions.
11/3/2022 - We will go over quiz tomorrow and talk about skewed asymptotes
11/8/2022 - Graph translations worksheet.
11/14/2022 - Review for unit 3 exam on Wednesday