July 19

Honors PreCalculus


Welcome to Honors PreCalculus!

Don’t let the name scare you. In this course we will pick up where Algebra 2 left off, but not without reviewing what you learned there. You will see all of the same functions with the addition of these functions: polynomial, piece-wise, step, more rational, and trigonometry! Trigonometry goes way beyond SOH CAH TOA. In fact, we will spend an entire semester learning about Trigonometry.

In addition to posting the notes on the link below, if you are absent this year (2021-2022) I will be posting videos of our lessons on google classroom. Check your school email for any notifications from google classroom. PreCal is like a small town, if you blink while going through, you will get lost. This is my attempt at helping you not to get lost when you blink.

If you know you are going to be out for extracurricular activities, please get your work before you leave.

When you are absent, then # of days out = # of days allowed to return work.

Please understand that posting the lessons on google classroom is a courtesy. You could also “phone/text a friend” for a picture of their notes.

Link to Honors Precalculus Notes T13

Link to Honors Precalculus Notes T14

Link to Honors Precalculus Notes T15

Remind 101:


April 21

Lesson Plans for the Week of April 24, 2023


8.2 Complex Numbers

p. 452-453 (24-56 eoe)


8.3 Polar Graphs: Circles and Roses

Chromebooks needed today for notes: the desmos link you will need today can be accessed through google classroom.

p. 689 (11, 12, 31-34)


(I’m out for AP)



8.4 Limacons

p. 689 (13, 14, 27, 28, 35, 36, 66)


Polar Graphs (circles, roses, limacons, lemniscates)

Wksht: Polar Graphs

April 14

Lesson Plans for the Week of April 17, 2023

Mock AP English on 4/18


Hyperbola card sort with a buddy!

Wksht Day 6


AP Lit/Lang Practice test

Hyperbola (video will be posted on GC if you are missing for the mock exam)

p. 665 (5-10, 12, 14, 18, 26, 28, 30, 36, 38, 42, 44, 58-62e)


Card Sort Quiz with a buddy!

Answer questions over hyperbolas; practice writing the formulas





Polar Coordinates


April 9

Lesson Plans for the Week of April 10, 2023

T13 on 4/20


School holiday!



p. 643 (52, 56, 60, 68, 72, 84, 88, 94)


Day Three: Circles, Ellipse, Parabolas

Wksht (day three)



p. 653 (5-12, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 30, 32, 38, 40, 42, 46, 48)


Day Four: C, E, P card sort

Day Four and Five wksht


March 24

Lesson Plans for the Week of March 24, 2023

We have reached the time of year when many of you will be absent for a variety of reasons. You will need to keep up by watching any videos I have posted for you on GC when you are absent. Otherwise, the content will pass you by like a bullet train in Japan.

With the TSI happening on Tuesday and band being out on Tuesday, the plans for this week are subject to change. Please check the blog this week to make sure are current!

I’ve got our T14 on Monday. Next week has toooooo many other things going on to push it out farther.


Law of Sines: Ambiguous Case

wksht (CE 1-10): Law of Sines Ambiguous Case wksht


(tsi 11th and band)

Law of Sines: Ambiguous Case day 2

(video available on gc for those absent)

wksht (PE 2-28e): Law of Sines Ambiguous Case wksht


Law of Cosines

Law of Cosines notes

(video available on gc for those absent)

wksht (2-28 e):   Law of Cosines


(Track meet)

Navigation Trig

wksht: Navigation Trig

and Law of Sines and Cosines Applications


workday: catch up day


March 19

Lesson Plans for the Week of March 20, 2023

UIL District Wednesday and Thursday!

Here is the link to sign up for the TSI! https://accuplacer.collegeboard.org/students/free-tsia2-pre-assessment-and-pactice-resources Look for the “take PAA” button and go through it.


Double and Half-Angle Identities

Wksht: DoubleHalf-Angle_and_Cofunction Identities (Due on Wednesday)


T13 (identities; proving and verifying)


Solving Trig EQs w/Multiple Angles

wksht: Solving Trig EQs w/multiple angles

Thursday UIL



Law of Sines

wksht: Law of Sines 


March 3

Lesson Plans for the Week of March 6, 2023

Tuesday the Juniors are taking the ACT.


Workday—proving identities

Tuesday  ACT



Sum and Difference Identities

wksht: sum and difference identities (cos, sin, tan)

more equations: Solving Trig EQs

PE (2-28e)


finish yesterday PE (30 – 40e)

whatever we don’t get done in class today, we will work on the Monday in class when we return from spring break!

T13 on 3/21 will stop at “proving identities”; the sum/difference and trig EQs will be on the next one.