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                       Honors Algebra 2

    I. Course Description:

    Honors Algebra 2 is a course for accelerated students and is primarily offered to sophomores who have successfully completed Honors Algebra I in the eighth grade and Honors Geometry in the ninth grade. It strengthens skills that were acquired in Honors Algebra I and extends these skills and concepts in order to prepare the student for study in mathematics on a more advanced level. This course will explore and apply the concepts of number systems and functions (linear, quadratic, polynomial, rational, radical, exponential, logarithmic, trigonometric) and their graphs. The concepts of higher degree equations and inequalities, sequences and series, and probability, are developed, as are data analysis concepts.   The calculator is used to assist the student with the study of concepts and problem solving.

    II. Required Text & Materials: 
    •  Big Ideas Math Algebra 2
    • One inch binder (spiral notebooks are unacceptable)
    • Lined notebook paper
    • Four section dividers
    • Pencils/Erasers
    • Graphing Calculator (TI-84 recommended)


     III. Grading Policy

    The marking period grade will be based on a weighted point system.   Homework will be assigned almost every day.  All assignments must be kept in the math notebook and be neatly and sufficiently completed to receive credit.  Homework will be collected sporadically and checked for completeness. On line HW assignments will also be checked for correctness.  Homework will account for 5% of the grade and assessments will account for 95%.


    IV. Late work & Make-up Policy 

    Late work will only be accepted for an excused absence or excused tardy.  The work must be shown on the day you return to class.  If you miss class, you are responsible for getting the assignments from the website homework page or from a classmate.  If you are absent on the day of an assessment, you will be expected to make up the assessment upon your return during your study hall.  If you don’t have a study hall, you will be given the assessment during class time.  When you know you’re going to be absent, it is your responsibility to get the assignment(s) ahead of time. For extended absences, you will be given sufficient time to make up missed work. You will receive a zero on any assessment or homework assignment that is missed because of an unexcused absence or cut class.   


    V. Class Participation

    You are expected to contribute positively to class discussions by respectfully listening to and responding to others.  There will be many opportunities to demonstrate work at the board, ask questions and work cooperatively with a peer or in a small group.

    VI. Classroom Expectations

    ·        Arrive to class on time with all necessary materials

    ·        Begin and stay on task without reminders

    ·        Be an active listener (keep head up, stay in your seat)

    ·        Treat the learning environment, other students and adults with respect

    ·        Accept responsibility for your own work and behavior

    ·        Abide by the MHS Honor Code

    ·        Follow classroom policies

    o       No food/drink allowed.  

    o       No cell phones at any time.  Phones must be placed in your backpack upon entering the classroom.

    o       Bathroom use allowed before /after class instruction.

    VII. Teacher Availability

     I am available every morning from 7:10 to 7:40. I am also available after school.