Course SyllabusMs. Braithwaite
A. MATERIALS NEEDED FOR THE COURSE
1. All students will be provided with Algebra II textbook. It is the student’s responsibility to makesure that their textbook is not lost, stolen, or damaged throughout the school year. Failure to comply will result in abook fine at the end of the school year. (Please Note: Students will also have access to the textbook online using www.classzone.com)
a. Username: KHSstudent2
b. Password: keyport214
2. 3-ring binder with loose leaf paper. A notebook must be brought to class everydayunless they have been instructed not to bring it to class.
3. Writing utensil (pencils are preferredfor math).
4. Dry Erase Marker – A dry erase marker will be used to submit your answers on thecommunicators used in the classroom.
5. Suggested - Graphing Calculator. The recommended calculator for most mathcourses is the TI- 83 plus. Thoughcalculators may be signed out for my class, they will not be able to bring themhome.
B. COURSEREQUIREMENTS - The following proficiencies are required for the granting ofcredit in Algebra II:
1. Chapter 1 – Equations and inequalities: you will use variables to write and solvelinear
equations and inequalities,applying both familiar and new formulas.
2. Chapter 2 – Linear Equations andFunctions: you will graph linearequations and
functions, as well as data that can be described with alinear relationship.
3. Chapter 3 – Linear Systems and Matrices: you will extend your ability to solve linear
equations andinequalities to solving two or three of them simultaneously.
4. Chapter 4 - Quadratic Functions andFactoring: you will be able towrite, solve, and
graph quadratic functions.
5. Chapter5 - Polynomials and Polynomial Functions: you will learn about the
characteristicsof polynomials, which are monomials or sums of monomials.
6. Chapter 6 – Rational Exponents andRadical Functions: you extendthis concept of
exponents andfunctions with variables in the radicand.
7. Chapter 7 – Exponential and LogarithmicFunctions: you will learn aboutthe
characteristicsof exponential and logarithmic functions.
8. Chapter 8 – Rational Functions: you will learn that rational functions,unlike polynomial
functions oftenrequire restricted domains to avoid dividing by zero.
9. Chapter 10 – Counting Methods andProbability: you will learnvarious counting
techniques, andthen apply those techniques to determine the likelihood of events.
10. Chapter 12 – Sequences and Series: you will recognize lists of numbers thatfollow similar
patterns, andcalculate the sum of those numbers.
**11. **Chapter13 – Trigonometric Ratios and Functions: you will use your knowledge of
geometry, particularly circles,triangles, and angle measures, to study trigonometric functions.
**12. **Chapter14 – Trigonometric Graphs, Identities, and Equations: you will be able to graph
trigonometric functions, solvetrigonometric equations, and write equivalent expressions involving trigonometricfunctions.
1. There are 3 components that make up a marking periodgrade:
a. Major Assessments = 50% of the marking period grade
i. 5 major assessments (minimum) per block
ii. Major assessments include tests, projects, labs,research paper, and essays.
b. Minor Assessments = 35% of the marking period grade.
i. 25 minor assessments (minimum) per block
ii. Minor assessments include quizzes, do now quizzes, notebookcheck, graded open ended questions, portfolio writing assignments, andclassroom participation
c. Homework Assignments = 15%
i. 15% of the marking period grade will consist ofthe completion of the homework assignments.
It is the student’sresponsibility to make up any missing assignments. If a student is absent, they will receivefull credit for the assignment if they hand it in the following day. _____
Any assignments astudent forgot to do or did not understand can be made up for partialcredit. Students will have until the endof the chapter to complete missing assignments for partial credit. If it is not made up by that time, studentswill receive a “0” for those assignments. _____
If a student ismissing a minor assessment grade, they will have ONE WEEK from the date of theassignment to make it up. If the minorassessment is not made up within one week, students will receive a “0” for theassignment. _____
1. Students are required to show up to class on timeand prepared (with their textbook, notebook, and writing utensil). Students will not be able to use the pass to go to their locker to retrieve items that they forget.
2. Students areto arrive ON TIME to class daily.
a. If a studentis late to class AND does not have a pass from the teacher, they will be markedas a late.
b. If a student accumulates three "lates", they will be referred to the main officefor a Central Detention. Remember three”lates” constitutes an absence (please refer to the student handbook).
3. Students should be respectful of those individuals in the class. If a student is a distraction to otherclassmates, they will be assigned a teacher detention.
4. Students should participate regularly in classroomactivities.
5. Students should remain seated until I dismiss you.
6. Students should not bring any electronic devices in class (including cell phones, IPods, mp3 players, PSP’s, etc). If you are caught using any of these items whatsoever, you will be written up for using your electronic device AND serve a Central Detention.
7. Students shouldnot wear hats, doo-rags, etc unless it is for religious purposes. All head coverings should be put in your ocker at the beginning of the day. If you are caught wearing a head covering, it will be taken away from you till the end of the school day.
8. Students should not eat or drink in class at any time. The only thing the students can bring to classis a WATER BOTTLE. All other drinks will be thrown away immediately.
9. Students should not use any type of profanity.
10. Students should not cut my class at any time. (Acall home to your parent/guardian and a teacher detention will be assigned forthe FIRST OFFENSE. Any other offensethereafter will be written up as a central detention with a call home)
E. MATH BUCKS
1. Ways to Earn “MATH BUCKS”
a. Handingin a designated Homework assignment on time and in full (1 math buck)
b. Writingout a correct solution to a homework problem on the board (1 math buck). Each student is allowed to do up to 3problems daily.
c. Correctly identifying the response to a “Problem of the Month” (up to 5 math bucksdepending on the degree of difficulty)
d. Giving well thought our answers or asking a good question in class during a questionand answer series (1 math buck)
2. Ways to Use “MATH BUCKS”
a. Pay off a missing homework assignment = 1 math buck per problem not completed forhomework.
b. ExtraCredit points on a test or quiz
i. Quiz – 1 math buck = 1 extra credit point
ii. Test – 2 math bucks -= 1 extra credit point
c. Use the pass to go the bathroom / get a drink = 4 math bucks. Please keep in mind that all students will get THREE EMERGENCY PASSES per marking period to go to their locker/bathroom without having to pay.
d. Get out of serving a teacher detention after school = 5 math bucks