Algebra II Course Syllabus
Instructor: Michael Flake Room #: 120 Year: 2019-2020
Course Name and Title: Algebra II Textbooks Used: N/A Calculator: Casio fx-115ES
Supplementary Texts or Special Materials: Various resources will be used throughout the school year and either distributed in handouts or posted online.
Course Description: It is in Algebra II/Advanced Algebra that students pull together and apply the accumulation of learning that they have from their previous courses, with content grouped into six critical areas, organized into units. They apply methods from probability and statistics to draw inferences and conclusions from data. Students expand their repertoire of functions to include quadratic (with complex solutions), polynomial, rational, and radical functions. And, finally, students bring together all of their experience with functions to create models and solve contextual problems. The Mathematical Practice Standards apply throughout each course and, together with the content standards, prescribe that students experience mathematics as a coherent, useful, and logical subject that makes use of their ability to make sense of problem situations.
Course Outline and Content:
- Unit 1: Quadratics revisited (~4 weeks)
- Unit 2: Operations with Polynomials (~5 weeks)
- Unit 3: Polynomial Functions (~5 weeks)
- Unit 4: Rational and Radical Relationships (~6 weeks)
- Unit 5: Exponential and Logarithmic Functions (~5 weeks)
- Unit 6: Mathematical Modeling (~5 weeks)
- Unit 7: Inferences and Conclusions from Data (~5 weeks)
Special Assignments and Projects: Information about special assignments and projects will be distributed with ample time prior to due dates.
Classroom Rules and Discipline Procedures:
To ensure an optimum learning environment, please adhere to the following:
- Students will be respectful to all adults and classmates. See Rules and Consequence handout to be signed.
- Students will be seated in class when the bell rings.
- Students will not display cell phones, portable electronic devices or unauthorized materials in class unless directed by a teacher to do so.
- Students will use computers/technology appropriately at all times.
Make-up Work Policies:
Unexcused absences will result in no grades awarded for the work given while absent. Excused absences allow the students to make up the work in the equal amount of time they were absent. The highest grade work turned in after 2 days can receive is a 75. The grade will be reduced by 25 points each day thereafter.
Assessment Retake Policy:
Students will be given 1 opportunity to retake a Quiz or Test within 2 weeks of the date of the Assessment. Final Exams are not eligible for retakes.
School-wide Grading Requirements as follows: WE ARE ON SEMESTER GRADING, NOT YEAR LONG GRADING. Each student will receive half credit for the fall semester and half for the Spring Semester totaling 1 credit for the course.
Semester Final Average:
Practice (i.e., classwork/homework)- 40%
- Quizzes/Tests/Projects – 40% (Test multiplier 1, Quiz .25)
- Final Exam- 20%
Note: *the Formative and Summative Assessments equal 100% but fall under the category of Semester Final Average which is 80%.
Semester Long grading, NOT year long grading.
*Grades for each 9 week grading period should include a minimum of the following: 3 tests in the summative assessment/Test category, 3 labs/quizzes in Lab/Quiz category and 9 Practice grades.
Academic Integrity Policy:
Academic integrity is a fundamental value of quality education; therefore, Woodland High School will not tolerate any acts of cheating, plagiarism, or falsification of school work. Should it be determined that an academic integrity violation has taken place, the school reserves the right to assign a grade of a zero and submit a disciplinary referral to the appropriate Assistant Principal. The school also reserves the right to remove or suspend enrollment in any Advanced Placement/Honors classes as well as Academic Honor Societies.
Materials Needed: Students will need ample paper and writing supplies. It is highly recommended to have Casio-115ES plus calculator; most students have these already, but you may purchase one at the store or you will receive information on how to purchase one from the school.
Technology Information: Updates about course information will come to you via email or will be posted on the course website.
STUDENT/PARENT CONSENT OF UNDERSTANDING:
I have read and understand all of the objectives, requirements, and expectations for
______Algebra II________________________________ taught by ___Flake_____________.
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