Algebra 2 Expectations
Tavares High School
Text: Algebra 2
Overview of Course: Building on their work with linear, quadratic, and exponential functions, students extend their repertoire of functions to include polynomial, rational, and radical functions. Students work closely with the expressions that define the functions, and continue to expand and hone their abilities to model situations and to solve equations, including solving quadratic equations over the set of complex numbers and solving exponential equations using the properties of logarithms. The Standards for Mathematical Practice apply throughout each course and, together with the content standards, prescribe that students experience mathematics as a coherent, useful, and logical subject that makes use of their ability to make sense of problem situations.
Materials (Required Daily)
- Blue or Black Pen / Pencil
- Calculator (not a cell phone calculator)
Weekly Syllabus: At the beginning of every week, I will pass out a weekly syllabus that has all of the information for the week on it. Please keep in mind that it is subject to change at a moments notice. I will inform the class of any and all changes. This information is also available on the THS website under my name.
Student daily procedure: At the end of every section, I will collect homework for a grade. This is to be turned in as you are walking into class. It is graded on effort (as in SHOW your work) and completion.
Assignments and Grading: Not all students are excellent test takers, so I allow for points to come from various activities, projects, labs, quizzes and other assignments. It has been my experience, though, that the students who stay caught up on their work and do well on quizzes, generally will do very well on tests also. Final grade will be determined by dividing the total points earned by the total possible points. The points will vary with each assignment, but a general guide is as follows:
Tests: 100 pts
Homework: 5 pts
Quizzes: 25-75 pts
Projects: 25 pts
Grading Scale: Lake County Schools is on a ten-point scale as follows:
F below 60
Tests: During the grading period, I will try to give at least 2-3 tests. The more tests you have in a 9 weeks, the less impact one test will have on your overall final average for the grading period. If you do not do as well as you wanted on one test, you can improve your grade on the next test and the other assignments. The format for the tests may vary. All of the material on the tests will be covered in the notes I give in class. In order for you to do well, you must take good notes, and study.
Homework: Contrary to popular belief, homework is not a medieval torture device used to make your lives miserable. It is intended to reinforce what we talked about in class. Homework will be assigned almost every night and will be due the next class period. We will go over the homework in class the next class day to clear up misconceptions and reinforce concepts. Homework should take a minimum of 30 minutes to an hour to complete nightly. I am available by remind every evening to assist you with any problems you are having with homework or studying. Going over homework will require full participation from all of you by asking questions, otherwise, I will assume you are comfortable with the content and I will move forward without a review of the material.
You will receive FULL credit if homework is completed and handed in at the BEGINNING of class. If your homework is incomplete, points will be taken off. If you are absent the day it is due, it will be expected to be handed in the next day you are here. I will accept late work ONLY if we are still in the unit that is being taught and the Unit test has not been given. In this situation, you will only receive partial credit. Once the unit test has been given, you CANNOT turn in ANY late assignment.
Quizzes: Quizzes will be announced. You may have 3 or 4 per grading period.
Make- up Work: It is your responsibility to get your make up the work that you have missed. If you have an EXCUSED absence, you have FIVE days to make up missed work, including tests and quizzes.
Tardy Policy: Unless you have an excused tardy from a counselor, teacher or office staff, an unexcused tardy will be recorded. Please make every attempt to get to class on time as we start promptly when the bell rings
Progress Reports: Progress reports are sent out mid quarter. At any time you can check your skyward account to see your grade. It is YOUR responsibility to check skyward and to keep up with your grades. In other words there is NO EXCUSE for not knowing what your grade is.
Leaving Class for bathroom/locker/etc.: You are allowed to leave class (within reason). HOWEVER, as an incentive to stay in class for the full time that is allotted, you will earn 10 BONUS points to be added on any text, quiz or will replace 2 homework grades. Use this sign out policy at your discretion. If you have a documented medical issue on file, please let me know.
- Be prepared when you come to class (Book, paper, homework, pen, pencil)
- Be in the classroom and seated when the bell rings
- Show respect
- No sleeping
- No writing notes/texting
- No excessive talking
- If you have a question, an answer, or a comment, raise your hand
***Power Hour detentions will be issued to anyone who interferes with the learning process. Detentions will be written and will be due the following day after assigned. NO EXCEPTIONS. If a student fails to turn in a detention, then a referral to the assistant principal will be issued. Athletic practices, club meetings, etc are NOT excuses
***Excessive detentions will automatically be given a referral after the third detention. Parents or guardians will be contacted after the second detention
There is NO NEED to return. Your student signed a piece of paper stating that they received this. There will be a copy of this on the THS website under my name. If there are any questions or concerns over this information, please feel free to contact me:
Remind: Text: @thsa21819 to the number 81010
THS work number/extension: 352 – 343-3007 ext: 1062