Gateway Regional High School

Course Information

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Honors Algebra II Grades 9 and 10 

Teacher

Michael D’Alessandro

Email

mdalessandro@gatewayhs.com

Phone Number

856-848-8200

Course Website

Honors Algebra II Google Classroom Code 9pbgfaz

We will also use Desmos.com, Student.Desmos.com, quizizz.com

Course Description

Algebra II Honors

Prerequisite: It is recommended that a student pass Honors Geometry with a grade of 90 or better.

Instruction for this course is designed to challenge students in a rigorous and accelerated curriculum and

Pace. The Honors Algebra II curriculum is comprised of the same major concepts or ‘Big Ideas’ as Algebra II, but on a more rigorous level. 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 involve investigations, explorations, and discovery. Finally, evaluation

appears in several formats: tests, performance tasks, and long and short-term projects.

Course Expectations and Assessments

We will usually have in class practice assignments that go along with each lesson.  Assignments may be individual, class, or small group practice.   We will have about two to three secondary assessments before we take our primary assessments.  

Course Policies 

        There will be frequent class assignments/practice.  This may have to be finished outside of the class if it is not completed in the classroom.  If a student wishes to retake a primary assessment he/she must have the preceding assignments completed and handed in.

Required and Recommended Materials 

Assistance

        If a student needs extra help they may see me so we can set up a time to meet.  There are also on-line sites that offer support.

Classroom Behavioral Expectations and Rewards/Consequences