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Duncanville High School
Room B260 Phone: 972-708-6534 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Algebra 2 Course Syllabus
This course is a continuation of algebraic and geometric concepts developed in Algebra I and Geometry. Students will review solving equations, inequalities, and graphing functions. The students will continue their foundation of functions, use symbol and manipulation to simplify and solve, connect algebra and geometry, work different methods for solving system of equations, matrices, quadratic, square root, rational, exponential and logarithmic functions. Students will continue to build on this foundation as they expand their understanding through other mathematical experiences.
Algebra 2 Text Book student online access:
Algebra II students are expected to:
- Read mathematical problems actively and critically.
- Write effective solutions to problems and projects
- Present solutions to problems effectively
- Use a variety of appropriate resources including the computer and calculator to solve mathematical problems
- Employ multiple critical and creative thinking strategies in reasoning and problem solving
- Demonstrate a knowledge and appreciation of how mathematics can be used outside the mathematics classroom
- Real Numbers and Algebraic Expressions; Equations, Inequalities and Problem Solving
- Graphs and Functions; Rational Expressions; Rational Exponents, Radicals and Complex Numbers
- Quadratic Equations and Functions; Function Operations; Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
- Systems of Equations; Exponents, Polynomial and Polynomial Functions; Sequences and Series
The student will be able to:
- Identify, state the properties and perform arithmetic operations on real numbers in any format
- Solve systems of linear equations and in two or three variables using algebraic and matrix methods
- Describe and use the properties of exponents to simplify polynomial expressions
- Simplify, multiply, divide, add and subtract rational expressions
- Solve rational equations and real world applications that are modeled by rational equations
- Use the remainder theorem to factor and evaluate polynomials
- Describe and use the properties of rational exponents to simplify radical functions and expressions
- Solve radical equations and real world problems modeled by radical equations
- Identify, add, subtract, multiply and divide complex numbers
- Solve quadratic equations and real world applications modeled by quadratic functions
- Solve quadratic and rational inequalities
- Graph and analyze the graphs of quadratic equations
- Use combinations and permutations to solve problems
- Perform algebraic, composition and inverse operations on functions
- Describe the characteristics of exponential functions and show how are they useful in solving real-world problems
- Describe characteristics of logarithmic functions and show how are they useful in solving real-world problems
- Solve systems of non-linear equations
- Demonstrate the ability to identify and evaluate arithmetic and geometric sequences and series
- Identify, evaluate, perform arithmetic operations and create algebraic expressions
- Find solutions of linear equations
- Find solution of simple and compound linear inequalities
- Translate real world applications into equations or inequalities and solve them
- Understand the properties of functions and demonstrate how relations and functions can be represented numerically, graphically, algebraically, and/or verbally
- Find the equations of linear functions and use those equations to solve real world applications
- Solve real world applications which use systems of linear equations in two or three variables using algebraic and matrix methods
- Add, subtract and multiply polynomials and polynomial functions
- Factor polynomials and use this method to solve polynomials
Tutoring Schedule: Tuesday & Thursday 3:10 PM – 4:00 PM
- Pencils with erasers
- Loose Leaf Papers
- Pack AAA Batteries, 4-pack
- Follow directions.
- Be seated before the bell.
- Bring materials to class.
- No cursing, put-downs, name calling, harassment.
- No food, drinks, gum, cell phones, iPads, make-up application in class.
Participation/ Quizzes/Warm Ups/ CW/HW/Exit Ticket 60%
- Retests must be taken within a week after the test grade has been received by the student.
If a student misses an assignment due to absence, they will need to make the assignment up. The student is responsible for getting any missed assignment from the teacher. The student has until the next class block to complete the assignment for full credit. If he takes two class blocks, the highest grade he can receive is a 70. If he takes 3 class blocks, the highest grade is a 50. After that the assignment will remain a zero.
Policies and Expectations:
Students must be in class when the tardy bell rings. Usually class will begin with a warm-up/quiz. It is the student’s responsibility to get information and begin when the bell rings. Failure to work at the bell will result in loss of points and impact their grades.
Students need to bring to class every day, a respectful attitude, supplies, completed assignments, math resources, and their notes. Student’s it is your responsibility to get make-up work when absent. Missing assignments will count as zeroes. It is also your responsibility to take notes daily.
Students must abide by all Duncanville High School rules and policies. Dress code will be strictly enforced, no food, drinks, or gun are allowed in class and personal use of electronic devices are not allowed unless specified by the instructor. Violations will result in referrals and electronic devices being taken up.
Students must be in dress code and wearing ID badges prior to entering the classroom.
No passes from class will be allowed for the first 15 minutes and the last 15 minutes of class.
Students may not leave the classroom without an individual pass.
When a student enters the class room, they must go to their assigned seat and start on their warm-up assignment. At the end of class, students do not leave their seat or class until dismissed by the teacher.
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