Mr. Benjamin Dillon - St. Joseph High School

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Benjamin Dillon
 Education
 SJHS ’86, Purdue ’89, IUSB ’99
 Favorite Quote
 “Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as
six impossible things before breakfast!”
 Contact
 289-TREK
 [email protected]
BC Calculus
 Description
 This course provides students
with the content established by
the College Board. Topics
include: (1) functions, graphs, and
limits, (2) derivatives, (3) integrals,
and (4) polynomial
approximations and series. The
use of graphing technology is
required.
BC Calculus
 Outcomes
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Understand a derivative and use derivatives to solve problems.
Understand a definite integral and use integrals to solve problems.
Understand the relationship between derivatives and integrals.
Communicate mathematics well and be able to explain solutions.
Model physical situations mathematically.
Use technology to help solve problems, experiment, interpret
results, and verify conclusions.
 Strategy for Success
 Practice!
BC Calculus
 Materials
 Calendar
 1st Semester: Preparation for Calculus, Limits and their Properties,
Differentiation, Applications of Differentiation, Integration,
Transcendental Functions
 2nd Semester: Applications of Integration, Integration Techniques,
Infinite Series, Parametrics and Polar Coordinates, AP Exam Prep
BC Calculus
 Components
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Test (100): Once per chapter, divided between MC and FR
Project (50): Once per quarter
Homework (5): Almost nightly, may be optional
Quiz (10): At least once per chapter, rarely announced
Journal (0): Once per chapter for feedback
 Scale
 A+ ≥ 99
 A ≥ 95
 A- ≥ 93
 B+ ≥ 91
 B ≥ 87
 B- ≥ 85
 C+ ≥ 83
 C ≥ 79
 C- ≥ 77
 D+ ≥ 75
 D ≥ 72
 D- ≥ 70
Room 205
 Policies
 Attendance: Planned absences get no extension, unplanned
absences get extension equal to number of days absent
 Tardiness: “On time” includes not needing to leave after arrival
 Behavior: Every member of this class is responsible for
maintaining a positive classroom environment.
 Consequences (reset every quarter): Warning, AM/PM, Detention
 Procedures
 Syllabus: Once per month
 Review Sessions: Usually the morning of a test

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