Algebra II

    Mr. Healey

    Madison High School Mathematics

    2019 - 2020 School Year



    I.  Course Description: 

    Algebra 2 is a full year high school advanced mathematics course designed to meet all of the Common Core State Standards for New Jersey:


    Students will begin the year with a brief review of concepts essential to advanced algebra problem-solving skills. Throughout the year, students will explore such topics as functions and their graphs, polynomial and rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, analytical trigonometry, systems of equations and inequalities, matrices and determinants, sequences and series, probability, solving quadratic equations, exploring the complex number field, and solving polynomial equations of higher degree. Algebra 2 is the second of a four year sequence of mathematics courses: Geometry, Algebra 2, Precalculus, Calculus.


    II. Required Text & Materials: 

    • Larson/Boswell. Big Ideas Math Algebra II. USA: Big Ideas Learning, 2015.
    • Notebook (3-Ring binder preferred)
    • Loose leaf paper
    • Calculator - TI 84 plus or scientific calculator
    • A Pencil


     III. Grading Policy

    Grades will be based on a point system with homework worth 3 points and approximately 10-15% of your grade, quizzes worth 10-40 points, and tests worth 100 points.



    IV. Late work & Make-up Policy 

    Late work will only be accepted for full credit for an excused absence or excused tardy.  Please provide the work the day you return to class.  If you miss class, you are responsible for getting the assignments from a classmate.  If you are absent on the day of a test/quiz, please be prepared to make up the quiz upon your return during your study hall or during class time.  If you know of a planned absence in advance, please see me for the missing assignment(s) for that time period. For extended absences, you will be given 2 days for every day you are absent to make up missed work. 


    Missed assignments and incomplete assignments can be turned in for partial credit. All missed and incomplete assignments must be turned in prior to the current chapter assessment. *For example: If you missed two assignments during chapter 1, they must be turned in prior to taking the chapter 1 test. Failure to do so will result in a zero for those assignments with no possibility of make up.


    V. Class Participation

    • Homework is assigned and checked daily.
    • Unit quizzes and tests are announced a few days before taking place. A unit test will take place at the conclusion of a chapter and quizzes every 2-3 sections covered.


    VI. Classroom Expectations

    All students are expected to turn in assignments on time as well as study for quizzes and tests.

    All students are expected to follow directions and be prepared for class before it starts.

    All students are expected to be respectful of the teacher, other classmates, and the school and property of the school.


    VII. Teacher Availability

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