## Schedule

**Tuesday/Thursday Upper Division**

Period 1 - 8:30am - 9:40am

Period 2 - 9:45am - 10:55 am

Advisory/Lunch - 11:00am - 12:00 pm

Period 14 - 12:05 pm - 1:15 pm

Period 15 - 1:20 pm - 2:30 pm

Algebra 2 Syllabus

2016-2017 Instructor Information

Instructor Email Office Location & Hours

Amanda Werth

aalexander@kiheicharter.org

mrsalexanderkcs.weebly.com

TTh 8:30-9:30 am

General Information

Description

This course focuses on the four critical areas of the Common Core model pathway for Algebra II: functions,polynomials, periodic phenomena, and collecting and analyzing data. The course begins with a review of linear and quadratic functions, to solidify a foundation for learning these new functions. Students will make connections between verbal, numeric, algebraic, and graphical representations of functions and apply this knowledge as they create equations and inequalities that can be used to model and solve mathematical and real-world problems. As students refine and expand their algebraic skills, they will draw analogies between the operations and field properties of real numbers and those of complex numbers and algebraic expressions. The Common Core practice standards are embedded throughout the course, as students solve novel problems, reason abstractly, and think critically.

Expectations and Goals

Throughout the course, you will meet the following goals:

Communicate effectively using graphic, numeric, symbolic, and verbal representations

Compare and connect the structure of the polynomial system and the system of integers

Use the coordinate plane to extend trigonometry to model periodic phenomena

Synthesize and generalize what you have learned about a variety of function families

Relate visual data displays and summary statistics to different types of data, including probability distributions

Throughout the course, you are expected to spend approximately 5–7 hours per week on the following activities:• Interactive lessons that include a mixture of instructional videos and tasks • Assignments in which you apply andextend learning in each lesson • Assessments, including quizzes, tests, and cumulative exams

Course Materials

Required Materials

It is your responsibility to come to class prepared daily with the following materials:

Scientific or graphing calculator

Three Ring Binder

Lined and graph paper

Four color pen and pencils

Communication

I will communicate with you regularly through classroom discussions, email, chat, and Weebly. You will alsocommunicate with classmates, either via online tools or face to face, as you collaborate on projects, ask and answerquestions in your peer group, and develop your speaking and listening skills.

Scope and Sequence

When you log into Weebly, you can view the entire course map—an interactive scope and sequence of all topics you will study. The units of study are summarized below:

Unit R: Review of Basic Concepts

Unit 1: Equations and Inequalities

Unit 2: Graphs and Functions

Unit 3: Polynomial and Rational Functions

Unit 4: Inverse, Exponential, and Logarithmic Functions

Unit 5: Systems and Matrices

Grading

To receive credit for this course, you must obtain a grade of 70% or higher. All grades will be updated on Power School by Sunday 9pm of each week.

Weighting:

50% Assessment, 25% Homework/Classwork, 25% 21st Century Skills

Scale:90-100% A

80-89.9% B

70-79.9% C

60-69.9% I (remediation is possible by teacher discretion-student does not receive credit and must retake the credit)

Below 60% F (student does not receive credit and must retake the credit)

NO LATE WORK WILL BE ACCEPTED

Excused Absences

Students who have excused absences have the amount of days absent to turn in the work that they missed. If students miss a day of school, it is the students and parents responsibility to contact me via email to excuse the absence. If an email is not received the absence will not be counted as excused and the student will not receive extended time to complete the missed work.