Pre-Calculus with Statistics

From: $91.00 / month for 8 months

Grades: 9th–12th

Live class: Mondays 3:00–4:00 p.m. EST

Course dates: August 26th–May 18th

Price: $649

Instructor: Susan Habacivch

Instructor email: habacivch@gmail.com

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Course Description

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In our information-driven world, almost every college major now requires a course in statistics to enable students to make sense of this wealth of data. Many STEM, business and social science fields also require calculus, so this course combines the critical topics in precalculus, trigonometry and statistics in a unified way to give students a broad platform to launch their post high school studies. Following the completion of this course, students will be well positioned to take college level or AP courses in statistics or calculus as well as taking the SAT II Subject Test Math I and Math II. We will begin with an introduction to statistics, then functions and finally trigonometry. The course will alternate between the three topics, then integrate all three towards the end.

Topics included are:

  • Statistics: measures of central tendency and spread of data
  • Modeling Functions: linear, exponential, logarithms, quadratics, inverse variation, polynomials
  • Transformations: translations, scale change, symmetries, compositions and inverses
  • Trigonometric Functions: translations, identities and modeling, trigonometric equations, and applications.
  • Combinatorics, Probability and Chi squares Sequences and Series
  • Binomial Distributions and Probabilities
  • Normal Distributions and Confidence Intervals
  • Matrices and their applications

Course Structure

The qualified student will spend 6-10 hours per week on this class. This accounts for watching pre-recorded videos, reading daily assignments and completing daily homework, and submitting handwritten weekly assignments. The submitted homework will consist of video concept check questions, daily readings and note-taking, electronic concept questions, and textbook questions, some submitted as scanned written work, and some to be checked against an answer key that will be provided. In addition, there will be two required projects (one each semester), handwritten and scanned chapter tests, and two cumulative multiple choice exams. To help students learn good note-taking, notes from each chapter will be submitted and evaluated. Each week, students are required to submit questions that will be addressed in our live sessions. These weekly live sessions will be used to review, practice problem-solving and answer submitted questions.

All course lectures are pre-recorded and available for students to playback at their convenience. Weekly live problem-solving and discussion sessions will be held where we collaboratively work on concepts and applications of concepts. Questions are welcomed! Students are not required to “meet” at the scheduled discussion time, but it is encouraged. Scheduled discussion times will be recorded for those unable to attend the live discussion times and available for approximately one month afterward.

Who should enroll?

Successful completion of Geometry (full year course) and Algebra 2 and instructor approval is required. Students must complete the linked application and placement test and be approved before registering. The well-prepared applicant is familiar with the fundamentals of algebra and geometry and has the maturity to diligently complete the assigned homework and seek additional help when needed. Learning how to learn mathematics is stressed in this course, so students who are motivated to improve should apply.

Technology Requirements:

  • High speed, broadband Internet
  • Sound card and microphone (for live sessions)
  • Streaming video capabilities to watch recorded lectures
  • Scanner or smart phone for submitting tests and homework

Evaluation and Feedback

Students will be graded on homework, projects, notes, tests and exams. Submitted student work will be graded and returned within one week of the due dates. Outside of class times, student may contact the teacher using the Canvas messages with any questions or concerns.

Communication

Grades are perpetually available throughout the course and parents are encouraged to oversee their children’s progress. They may contact me through Canvas messages on the course website. In addition, parent-teacher conferences will be offered in the fall and spring of the year.

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Required Texts

REQUIRED BOOKS:

Functions, Statistics and Trigonometry, 3rd Edition, The University of Chicago School Math Program, McGraw-Hill Wright Group, 2010, ISBN  9780076176908

 

Can be purchased new from University of Chicago directly or used from various sources. The University of Chicago website is:

https://ucsmp.uchicago.edu/secondary/ordering/

Click on PDF Catalog for instructions

 

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

TI-83 or TI-84 (any version, Plus, CE, Silver, etc)

Reviews

  1. Grace

    Mrs. Habacivch,
    I have recently taken college placement tests and the SAT, and thanks to you, have placed into the classes I needed to take. I just wanted to make sure you knew that I will always remember your teaching!
    Thank you so much!
    Your former Advanced Algebra student, -Grace

  2. Jodi Zell

    My son recently graduated from high school and Mrs. Habacivch was his favorite teacher out of all his school years. He had her for Algebra II and Pre-calculus. In hind sight, I wished we had him take more classes from her. She was an answer to prayer in order to get our son ready for college and to enable him to pursue his interests in engineering. She pulled so much more out of Micah than I was ever able to and she challenged him in many ways. He worked very hard in her classes and learned a ton. When he did well on his SAT and received a scholarship to college, he told me that he would have never been able to achieve that without Mrs.’s Habacivch’s help. We highly recommend her and her classes! Thanks, Mrs. Habacivch!

  3. L. W.

    Wow! I’ve never seen my son work so hard AND be so gratified for it. While this course does consume the largest part of his school day, he wouldn’t have it any other way. He loves math. This course requires much time and energy of him. But he’s getting such a reward! I’m thrilled to see this. Ms. Habacivch is super! My son responds well to her teaching style. She is well-organized and supports my son through the learning.

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Instructor Bio

Susan Habacivch

Susan Habacivch earned a BS in Chemical Engineering from Washington University and a BA in French from Regis College. After working for several years in the fibers industry, she began homeschooling her four children in 2003. She has been tutoring and teaching science and mathematics in local coops since 2003 and has been teaching online since 2010.

Classes:
Pre-Calculus with Statistics

Algebra II

Geometry Intensive

Chemistry

Intro to Chemistry and Physics

Email: habacivch@gmail.com

All classes taught by Susan Habacivch