Course Syllabus

Back to School Night Video:

Algebra 2 ACP

Instructor: Mrs. Rebecca Porter

Email: porterr@wellesleyps.org

Course Expectations:

Be PREPARED...

  • Come to class on time each day with your binder/notebook, pencil(s) and calculator.
  • Take out your homework when you sit down.

Be ENGAGED...

  • Take notes daily in class.
  • Complete homework every night as assigned.
  • Be attentive and courteous when your classmates or teacher are speaking.
  • Show all work in solutions. This is helpful when doing homework problems, worksheets, not just on assessments. Writing out the process steps as a part of solutions helps learning. When written explanations are required for solution, complete sentences are to be used.

Be PROACTIVE...

  • Ask one classmate and check your notes before you ask the teacher for help
  • ASK questions if concepts or ideas are not understood. No topic related question is too unimportant to ask. Remember, the only bad question is the one not asked.
  • Seek extra help. Ask when you don’t understand something. Don’t wait until “nothing makes sense”. You can find me in the math lab or send me an email to set up an alternate time to meet.
  • Speaking of the math lab, use it! I am not the only teacher who can help you! There are teachers available in room 452 during Block A and in room 427 all other blocks. You don't have to tell us in advance that you will be there. Just show up!
    • I am in the math lab on Day 1 Block A, day 2 Block C, day 5 blocks A and C, and day 6 block F
  • Check answers and work on Canvas.

Be PROMPT...

  • Come to class on time each day
  • Turn in assignments on their date due, during class. If you are absent, it is your responsibility to make up any missed assignments, quizzes, and/or tests as well as obtaining any handouts or missed notes from someone who was present. Please tell me in advance when you want to meet with me to discuss your make-up work.

Materials: Graphing Calculator – recommend a TI-83 (+) or TI-84 (+/ Silver / Color)

                   (Graphing) Notebook – recommend a 3 ring binder to keep organized

                   Pencil – always recommended for math classes

                   The primary book we will use is the Algebra 2 by Ron Larson and Laurie Boswell

Course Outline:

Major Topics Covered (Order is subject to change)

  • Algebra 1/Geometry Review – Linear Equations, Slopes & Equations of Lines
  • Equations & Inequalities
  • Linear Equations, Inequalities and Functions
  • Linear Systems
  • Quadratic Functions
  • Data Analysis & Statistics
  • Right Triangle Trigonometry
  • Polynomial Functions
  • Exponent and Logarithmic Functions
  • Exponential and Radical Functions

Evaluation:

 Each term grade will be calculated as follows:

  • Assessments – 45% of the grade
  • Cumulative – 30% of the grade
  • Flex Grade – 25% of the grade
    • Whichever of the cumulative or the mean of the assessments is higher

After discussing the homework in class it was determined that we will not be grading homework assignments. The assignments will be an opportunity for students to get further practice without the pressure of a grade attached to it.

I'm looking forward to showing you what you can do with algebra 2! Please let me know if you have any questions.