Tim Winters
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School Phone- 980-343-5988
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Algebra II Syllabus

Mr. Winters

I. Course Description
  • Prerequisites: Algebra I
  • Algebra II continues students’ study of advanced algebraic concepts including functions, polynomials, rational expressions, systems of functions and inequalities. Students will be expected to describe and translate among graph, algebraic numeric, tabular, and verbal representations of relations and use those representations to solve problems. Emphasis will be placed on practical applications and modeling. Appropriate technology, from manipulatives to calculators (TI – 83/84), will be used regularly for instruction and assessment


II. Course Materials
  • Text book: Prentice Hall, Algebra 2
  • Online at www.pearsonsuccess.net(login information to follow)
  • Daily Materials:
    • Pencil for tests and quizzes
    • Loose leaf paper for work in class
    • Spiral notebook or loose leaf paper for warm-ups and notes
    • Three-ring binder
    • Graphing calculator TI-83 or TI-84 (optional). If there is a financial problems, feel free to speak to me privately.

III. Classroom Expectations



Classroom Expectations
Consequence

Follow all school rules
Varies

Begin warm-up with-in one minute after tardy bell
Warning/Detention

Talk only when permitted
Warning/Detention

Use appropriate speech and body language
Detention or referral

Do not eat candy or other food in class
Warning/Detention

Show respect for teacher and classroom*
Detention

Students should attempt all work to their best ability.
Detention

*Respect for teacher and classroom includes but not limited to the following: Raise hand and wait to be called on, do not talk while teacher is talking, be in assigned seat at start of class, no sleeping, and following all directions immediately.

Detentions:

If a consequence is required, the student will be given a detention slip to take home to parents/guardian. All detentions must be served within a week. The student’s name will be placed on the board as a reminder for that student. A detention consists of no more than 15 minutes time served in the classroom. Students will be asked to complete a task during that time. A referral to an administrator will be written if detention is not served, or if the undesired action continues.

Detentions can be served in the morning 6:45 – 7:00 AM or after school 2:20 – 2:35 PM

IV. Curriculum Calendar

  • Unit 1: Modeling Functions (15 days)

    • Solving equations and modeling with graphs for: linear, absolute value, and quadratic functions.
  • Unit 2: Logarithms and Exponential Functions (10 days)

    • Logarithms and exponential functions have corresponding properties, natural and common logarithms have corresponding properties
  • Unit 3: Polynomial Functions & Operations (10 days)

    • Factor, analyze polynomial functions and their graphs (end behavior, roots, graphs, and inverses)
  • Unit 4: Rational Expressions & Equations (10 days)

    • Interpret rational expressions, add, subtract, multiply, and divide. Solve rational equations algebraically and using graphs.
  • Unit 5: Radicals (10 days)

    • Solve radical equations algebraically and with graphs. Interpret and do arithmetic operations with complex numbers.
  • Unit 6: Trigonometry (5 days)

    • Understand the unit circle, angle measure, graphing trig functions, use Pythagorean identities, and solve right triangles.
  • Unit 7: Inferences & Conclusions from data (10 days)

    • Understand stats as a process, use of measures of central tendency, analyze simulations, surveys, reports and use of probability concepts.

  • There will be small quizzes throughout each unit, with one unit test after the completion of a unit. The midterm will occur after the 3rd unit. No questions will be answered while students are taking a test.
  • A CMS made summative assessment will take place at the end of the course with two formative assessments throughout the course.

V. Grading policies
  • The Following is the North Carolina Standard Grading Scale:
  • A: 100 – 93 B: 92 – 85 C: 84-77 D: 76-70 F: 69 or below

  • Individual grades are based on a total point system. Test will be worth around 70% of students grade.
  • Test Retake Policy- test retakes can be taken by student, but must meet the following requirements:
    • Must be taken within 2 weeks of the returned test.
    • Must attend two tutoring sessions prior to the retake.
    • Grade will be given as a replacement of the original, regardless of the score.
  • I do not give extra credit projects or assignments. On occasion, I will add a bonus question to a test or quiz.
  • Grades will be available to view through Parent Assistant at the end of each unit.
  • I will be sending home several progress reports throughout the semester. These are for student and parents to see current grades and other important information.(please sign and return)
  • Late work or missing work: No Late work will be accepted. (students have 5 days to make-up work from an absence)
  • Absent/make-up work: Students are only allowed 10 absences per class.
  • If you are absent, it is your responsibility to find out what was missed. Please contact a classmate to get any and all notes or look at the wikispace page for what was missed.
  • If you are absent for a test or quiz, it is your responsibility to make arrangements with me as to when this can be complete.