Irene Cline - GRHS Algebra 2 Course Outline.docx

Gateway Regional High School

Course Information

Algebra 2 / 10th-12th grade

Teacher | Irene Cline |

icline@gatewayhs.com | |

Phone Number | (856) 848-8200 |

Course Website | Google Classroom: Period 3: 80wg40 Period 7: etsbbzu Period 8: 2vkxjt9 |

Course Description: In Algebra 2 we will include the following units of study:

The Algebra II curriculum is comprised of the following major concepts or ‘Big Ideas’: (1)expressions, equations, and inequalities; (2) polynomial functions and graphs; (3) rational,

irrational, and complex numbers; (4) quadratic equations and inequalities; (5) rational functions and graphs; (6) exponential and logarithmic functions; (7) sequences and series; (8) statistics and probability; and (9) matrices. While knowledge of content is being developed, students are engaged in hands-on and cooperative activities that encourage mathematical reasoning, problem solving, communicating, and making connections. Through these activities students utilize technology such as graphing calculators, computers, and calculator-based lab equipment. In addition, they are encouraged to think more critically through activities that will involve investigations, explorations, and discovery. Finally, evaluations appear in several formats: pencil and paper tests

Course Expectations and Assessments

- 1st Marking Period

- Unit Tests, Quizzes, Quick-Checks, Benchmark

- 2nd Marking Period

- Unit Tests, Quizzes, Quick-Checks, Benchmark

- 3rd Marking Period

- Unit Tests, Quizzes, Quick-Checks, Benchmark

- 4th Marking Period

- Unit Tests, Quizzes, Quick-Checks, Benchmark

Course Policies

- Attendance Policy – Be On Time!

- Homework Policy - Homework will be assigned on a regular basis. All assignments will be listed on Power School. Homework will receive a percentage grade based off of completion of the homework, however this grade does not effect overall grade.
- Test Retake Policy - A test can be retaken before the next primary assessment is given. The higher score will be used. A student will only be eligible for a retake if the student submitted test corrections and completed all homework assigned to prepare for that assessment.

- Grading Policy

- 60% - Primary Assessments - Benchmarks, Unit Tests
- 30% - Secondary Assessments - Quizzes, In-Class Activities
- 10% - Supportive Assessments – Quick Checks, Warm-Ups, Classwork

- Cell Phone/Chromebook Policy - Cell phones should be set on “silent” and all electronics should be invisible during class instruction, unless otherwise noted by Mrs. Cline.

Required and Recommended Materials

1 1” 3-ring binder

Pencils

Colorful Pens

Calculator

Chromebook

Assistance

Extra help will be provided on an as-needed basis. Please see me to arrange a time to meet.

Classroom Behavioral Expectations and Rewards/Consequences

- Be Prompt - If you are late you will be expected to have a valid pass.
- Be Prepared - Students are to come to class each day with all necessary materials needed to participate in the activities of the day.
- Be Polite - Respect your teacher and fellow classmates. All persons in the classroom are to be treated with common courtesy and no words or actions intended to cause anyone harm will be tolerated.
- Be Positive - Leave all negative attitudes and profanity outside the classroom.
- Participate - Ask questions when you do not understand. Get involved in class discussions and group work