# Course Syllabus

Algebra 2 ACP

Instructor: Ms. Alex Kent Wellesley High School, Room 450

Email: kenta@wellesleyps.org

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**Extra Help:**

- Seek extra help. Ask when you don’t understand something. Don’t wait until “nothing makes sense”.
**You can find me in room 450.**I am available Block A on Course Days 1 and 4, and from 2:45 - 3:30 on Tuesdays (unless otherwise noted i.e. you have a test on Tuesday so I will stay after Monday etc.) - Use the Math Lab
**in room 427 (Room 452 during block 1)**. There are teachers there to help you with any questions you have!

**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 room 450.**I am available Block A on Course Days 1 and 4, and from 2:45 - 3:30 on Tuesdays (unless otherwise noted i.e. you have a test on Tuesday so I will stay after Monday etc.) - Use the Math Lab
**in room 427 (Room 452 during block 1)**. There are teachers there to help you with any questions you have! - 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:

- Homework Quizzes (Done in Class) - 10% of the grade
- Assessments – 45% of the grade
- Cumulative – 30% of the grade
- Flex Grade – 15% of the grade
- Whichever of the cumulative or the mean of the assessments is higher

I look forward to working with each and every one of you this year!

Ms. Kent