Erie High School
3:40 PM – 4:20 PM
Algebra 2 is an advanced math course that builds on previously mastered algebra and geometry concepts.
This year you will use what you learned in Algebra 1 to study:
Functions and Fundamental Function Families
Advanced Equations and Inequalities
Systems of Equations and Inequalities
Quadratics and Higher Order Polynomial Functions
Rational and Radical Equations
Imaginary and Complex Numbers
Logarithmic, Periodic, and Trigonometric Functions
Matrices, Sequences and Series
ALGEBRA 2, Prentice Hall Mathematics 2004
Course Material and Supplies
Most materials will be provided for you, but you’ll need to get these items yourself and bring them to class everyday:
3-Ring Binder with College Ruled Loose Leaf Paper
Sharpened Pencils or a Mechanical Pencil
Scientific or Graphing Calculator
Ruler and Graph Paper
The following resources are available to help you during the school year:
My Teacher Website (https://www.eriesd.org/Page/5837)
Khan Academy (khanacademy.org)
You will earn your grade by completing a variety of assignments like:
Written responses to warmup exercises (called “Do Nows”)
Written responses to exit exercises (called “TOD’s”)
Pair and Group work during class time
Discussion responses during class time
Presentations, Tests, Quizzes, Homework, and General Participation
DO NOT ASK ME ABOUT YOUR GRADE DURING CLASS TIME.
It is your responsibility to keep track of your own grade. Check the Infinite Campus Web Portal FREQUENTLY, as well as my teacher webpage.
If you have a question or concern about your grade, make an appointment to meet with me. I can be available during my prep period, after school, or before school.
Scores for daily work like “Do Nows”, participation, and classwork will be updated in Infinite Campus by the end of each day. Scores for Homework and “TODs” will be entered weekly. Test and Quiz scores should be entered weekly as well but may occasionally take longer.
GRADING SCALE (%)
100 - 90
89 - 80
79 - 70
69 - 65
QUARTER GRADE CALCULATION (% Weights)
Tests and Quizzes
Do Nows, Mini Quizzes, TOD’s
Your FINAL GRADE for the year will be your AVERAGE QUARTER GRADE.
All homework assignments are due at the beginning of the period (when the tardy bell rings).
No credit for work submitted on spiral bound notebook paper (jagged edges/scraps).
All work submitted for credit must be completed in pencil unless you are directed otherwise.
Write neatly and legibly. No credit will be given for work I cannot read.
Use the correct heading for all homework assignments:
Assignment Heading Layout
Failure to follow these guidelines will result in a lowered grade.
Projects and other large assignments (work assigned at least two days in advance) will be due on time (at the beginning of the period) whether you are present or not. You must make arrangements to get the assignment to me when it is due.
If you are ill or cannot attend school for any reason on the day the assignment is due, get your assignment time-stamped by the attendance office at or before 8:45 AM on the due date and have it delivered to my mailbox in the main office.
FAILURE TO TURN IN ASSIGNMENTS ON TIME WILL RESULT IN A ZERO SCORE. PERIOD.
(Hint: DON’T wait until the last minute to complete your homework or project!) Use a planner or the calendar on your phone to keep track of due dates for assignments. Or refer to the assignments calendar on my Teacher Webpage. If you are absent, text a classmate to find out what you missed.
If you have further questions or concerns, make an appointment to meet with me, or email me.
MAKEUP WORK POLICY (Excused Absences Only)
Regular daily assignments (DO NOWs, Classwork, Class Participation) are generally not eligible for makeup. If you are absent for these assignments and the absence is excused, these assignments are dropped and will not count against you. You are still responsible for knowing the material you missed, so consult a classmate and/or plan to stay after school for special help when this happens.
Tests, Quizzes, and TODs: You have as many days as you were absent to sit for a makeup for full credit. No Credit Given after that.
REMEMBER: I will NOT pursue you about your missed work; you must check the assignments calendar online, check with your fellow students, and get any notes, examples, or explanations from a trusted classmate.
TO THOSE OF YOU INVOLVED IN cheer, ASL, Student Council, band, athletics, choir, etc.: Your schedule is especially demanding, but missed assignments or late work will not be excused. Be responsible. Plan ahead.
LATE WORK POLICY (Excused Absences Only)
Daily Assignments – Possible Partial Credit (Tardy), No Credit – Dropped (Absent).
Homework – Eligible for full credit up 3 days upon return to school. No Credit after 3 days.
Projects and large assignments – You have a minimum of 3 days and up to as many days as you were absent to turn in the assignment for full credit. No Credit Given after that.
TESTS, QUIZZES, Do Nows, TODs, HOMEWORK, and ALL OTHER ASSIGNMENTS missed as the result of an UNEXCUSED ABSENCE are INELIGLBE FOR CREDIT and will result in a ZERO SCORE. PERIOD.
Attend class! The classroom experiences planned for you are designed to help to learn. You cannot benefit from them if you are not here!
Be on time! You must be in your assigned seat and ready to work when the bell rings.
Be prepared! Bring daily-required materials to class with you every day.
Be respectful! Show respect to everyone and everything in class.
Remember, the teacher dismisses the class, NOT THE BELL.
Also, the Code of Conduct in the Student Handbook applies while you are in class. You are expected to comply with these rules as well and will be held accountable accordingly.
Course Schedule / Sequence
QTR1: Sep 3 - Nov 6
- Tools of Algebra (review)
- Functions, Equations, Inequalities, and Graphs
- Linear Systems
QTR2: Nov 7 - Jan 24
- Quadratic Equations and Functions
- Polynomials and Polynomial Functions
- Radical Functions and Rational Exponents
QTR3: Jan 27 - Apr 3
- Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
- Rational Functions
- Quadratic Relations and Conic Sections
QTR4: Apr 6 - Jun 11
- Periodic Functions and Trigonometry
- Probability and Statistics
- Sequences and Series
Generally, you’ll take 3-4 quizzes and 2 tests every 9 weeks. Expect homework almost every night, including weekends!
I look forward to working with you this year!
If your parent or guardian emails me that they read this syllabus before 10/31/2019, I’ll drop your lowest QTR1 quiz score!