3570 Timpview Dr. Provo, Utah 84604 Phone: (801)221-9720 Fax: (801)224-4210

Secondary Math 3

Course Description/Overview/Welcome Statement

Teacher: Anne Crosland

E‑mail: annec@provo.edu

School: 801-221‑9720 ext. 3608

Course: This course is designed for those students who have successfully completed Secondary Math 1 and 2. We will study topics traditionally taught in Algebra 2, Geometry, and Trigonometry, such as, Linear Functions (solving equations, graphing, writing, inequalities, systems), General Functions and Transformations, Polynomials and Factoring, Rational Expressions, Inverse Functions, Radical Functions, Logarithmic and Exponential Functions. We will also study some Trigonometry topics, such as, the unit circle and Trig Functions, Laws of Sine and Cosine as well as some Sequences, Series, and Statistics. This course will prepare you to take College Algebra or Pre-Calculus.

Learning Expectations

Assessment of Progress

Course Materials

Textbook: Big Ideas, Integrated Mathematics III, By Ron Larson and Laurie Boswell


The text book may also be accessed online.

Online Textbook Registration Instructions:

  • Go to bigideasmath.com and click
    “New to big ideas math?”
  • Enter the code you see on the board
  • Enter your information on the next screen, for the password use your initials (lower case), followed by your six-digit student ID and an exclamation mark.
    For example, John Smith, ID 12345 would have password js012345!
  • Write down the username it gives you:_________________________________________



Classroom Procedures

Attendance: Missing class will affect your grade as it is easy to get behind and difficult to catch up. Truancies, tardies, and absences will also affect your grade as explained in the Timpview High School Attendance Policy in the Timpview Handbook. You may earn an extra 2% by having no tardies and at most one excused absence per term.


Grading: There will be approximately three chapter tests each term, and usually an assignment every day. Sixty percent (60%) of your grade will be determined by your average test score and the other forty percent (40%) will be determined by homework and quiz scores. Late homework is only worth half credit and will be accepted up until the current chapter test. After the chapter test, late homework will not be accepted.   Also, missing a test and taking it late will result in a 5% reduction the first time, 10% the second time and 15% the third. I use the standard grading scale for Timpview. 94% and above = A, 90-93% = A-, 87-89% = B+, 83-86% = B, 80-82% = B-, etc.

Calendar of Due Dates for Major Assignments

Course Plan


Term 1

Linear and Quadratic Functions

(2.1) Parent Functions and Transformations, (2.2) Transformations of Linear and Absolute Value Functions,

(2.3) Modeling with Linear Functions, (2.4) Solving Linear Systems, (2.5) Transformations of Quadratic Functions,

(2.6) Characteristics of Quadratic Functions, (2.7) Modeling with Quadratic Functions, Solving Systems of Inequalities by Graphing, Optimization with Linear Programming

(week 1-week 4) TEST Chapter 2

Polynomial Functions

(3.1) Graphing Polynomial Functions, (3.2) Adding, Subtracting, and Multiplying Polynomials,

(3.3) Dividing Polynomials, (3.4) Factoring Polynomials

(week 5-week 7) TEST Chapter 3a

Polynomial Functions (cont.)

(3.5) Solving Polynomial Equations, (3.6) Fundamental Theorem of Algebra,

(3.7) Transformations of Polynomial Functions, (3.8) Analyzing Graphs of Polynomial Functions

(week 8- week 10) TEST Chapter 3b

Term 2

Rational Exponents and Radical Functions

(4.1) nth roots and Rational Exponents, (4.2) Properties of Rational Exponents and Radicals,

(4.3) Graphing Radical Functions, (4.4) Solving Radical Equations and Inequalities,

(4.5) Performing Function Operations, (4.6) Inverses of a Function

(week 11-week 14) TEST Chapter 4

 Exponential and Logarithmic Functions

(5.1) The Natural Base e, (5.2) Logarithms and Logarithmic Functions,

(5.3) Transformations of Exponential and Logarithmic Functions, (5.4) Properties of Logarithms,

(5.5) Solving Exponential and Logarithmic Equations, (5.6) Modeling with Exp. and Logarithmic Functions

(week 15- week 20) TEST Chapter 5

 Semester TEST

Term 3

Rational Functions

(6.1) Inverse Variation, (6.2) Graphing Rational Functions, (6.3) Multiplying and Dividing Rational Expressions,

(6.4) Adding and Subtracting Rational Expression, (6.5) Solving Rational Equations

(week 21-week 23) TEST Chapter 6

Sequences and Series

(7.1) Defining and Using Sequences and Series, (7.2) Analyzing Arithmetic Sequences and Series,

(7.3) Analyzing Geometric Sequences and Series, (7.4) Finding Sums of Infinite Geometric Series,

(7.5) Using Recursive Rules with Sequences

(week 24-week 26) TEST Chapter 7

Trigonometric Ratios and Functions and Formulas

(8.1) Right Triangle Trigonometry, (8.2 )Angles and Radian Measure, (8.3) Trig Functions of Any Angle,

(8.4) Graphing Sine and Cosine Functions, (9.3) Law of Sines, (9.4) Law of Cosines

(week 27-week 29) TEST Chapter 8/9

Term 4

Data Analysis and Statistics

(10.1) Using Normal Distributions, (10.2) Populations, Samples, and Hypotheses,

(10.3) Collecting Data, (10.4) Experimental Design, (10.5) Making Inferences from Sample Surveys,

(10.6) Making Inferences from Experiments

(week 30-week 33) TEST Chapter 10


Geometric Modeling

(1.1) Modeling with Area, (1.2) Modeling with Volumes, (1.3) Cross Sections of Solids, (1.4) Solids of Revolution

(week 34-week 35) TEST Chapter 1


This gives us 4 to 5 weeks for review and end of year testing.

Progress Reports and Report Cards

Please refer to PowerSchool for grades and attendance.  I update grades and attendance multiple times a day and should be accurate and up to date.


Connecting Home to School

Personal Statement and other items (optional)

Philosophy and Goals: I love to teach because I take so much joy in seeing you learn. I love mathematics and believe in the power that comes from studying it.


I wish to have a classroom in which everyone is treated with respect. I will treat you with respect if you, in turn, will treat each other and me with respect. I fully support Timpview’s attendance procedure, academic integrity procedure, and dress code. I intend to follow through with the described action upon misconduct regarding these policies.


I have the right and responsibility to teach, you have a right and a responsibility to learn, and no one has the right to infringe on this educational process.


WELCOME!   And let’s have a great year!