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    Algebra 2 Syllabus

    Last updated: 08/09/19

    CONTACT AND COMMUNICATION INFORMATION:

    Marion County Public Schools Information –

    Instructor: James Touchton              Telephone: 352-671-58567              Room Number: A268

    Email: james.touchton@marion.k12.fl.us      Teacher Webpage: marionschools.net/Page/44300

    Supplemental Communication Information –

    REMIND: Remind.com         Class Code: @76cfk

                Via Phone (texts): text @76cfk to 81010

                Via email: send email to 76cfk@mail.remind.com

     DESCRIPTION/OBJECTIVES:

    Algebra 2 course continues the study of algebra emphasizing theory, formula development and application. It provides a foundation for applying algebraic skills to other mathematical and scientific fields. The course topics include, but are not limited to, writing, solving, and graphing equations and inequalities, polynomials, functions, exponentials, logarithms, rational functions, and sequences and series.

    Grades 9 – 12

    Prerequisites – Algebra 1; Geometry; Teacher recommendation

     

    COURSE OUTLINE:

    (may include some or all of the following)

     

    Linear and Quadratic Functions

    Quadratic Functions and Equations

    Polynomials

    Polynomial Functions

    Rational Functions

    Radical Functions

    Rational Exponents

    Exponential and Logarithmic Functions and Equations

    Probability and Statistics

    Sequences and Series

    Trigonometric Functions

    Quadratic Relations and Conic Sections

    Matrices

     

    MATERIALS NEEDED:

    The following is required for the Algebra 2 class:

     

    Student Supplies: (per student)

    FHS Planner (now online),

    Algebra 2 dedicated Composition notebook (≥100 pages),

    Pencils, pens, erasers, highlighters, sharpener, and scientific calculator (graphing calculators will not be allowed on tests).

     

    Student Equipment: (per student)

    Access to computer with current Windows (preferred) or Apple operating system,

    Access to internet for assignments and class information,

    SMS (texting) capable mobile device.

     

    Classroom Supplies: (per student for classroom use)

    1 box of facial tissues

    3 EXPO Whiteboard markers

     

    ASSIGNMENT DUE DATES:

    Assignments are expected to be turned-in on or before due dates. Late assignments will be marked “missing” and subject to a 50% deduction in grade for each day after the due date. All “missed” assignments will receive a grade of 0%. If you know you will miss an assignment, make arrangements ahead of time with the instructor.

    THERE WILL BE NO LATE PAPERS ACCEPTED FOR PROJECTS AND FORMAL ESSAYS.

     

    MAKE-UP WORK POLICY (for excused absences only):

    Students will be expected to make up work they have missed within the same number of days the student was absent. It is the responsibility of the student to check the “Past Assignments” column for this course on the instructor’s FHS website upon their return to school for any missed work. No make-up work allowed for unexcused absences.

     

    EXTRA CREDIT:

    EXTRA CREDIT is just that, extra. If a student has any “missed” assignments within the current grading period, that student is not eligible for any “extra” credit work. Extra credit assignments are solely at the discretion of the instructor and MUST be turned-in on or before the due date to receive any credit. Extra credit assignments may/may not be posted on the instructor web site.

     

    GRADING/EVALUATION:

    Every assignment that we will complete in this class is important. However, some assignments will demand more time, work, and thought for you to complete. For this reason, each assignment is weighted accordingly. The grade you receive depends on the QUALITY of your work and your participation in class. Grades are posted weekly. If there is a question and/or concern about the grade, see your instructor after class, before or after school. Grades will not be discussed during class.

     

    Category

    Percent

    Homework

    10%

    Daily Assignments, Learning Checks, Quizzes

    40%

    Tests, Projects, Presentations

    50%

     

    OFF-CAMPUS STUDENT ACTIVITIES AND ISS:

    Students must ask for work in advance should they be given ISS, miss class due to a student activity or preauthorized absence. This policy exists because students know, in advance, that they will be missing class. Likewise, ISS or a student activity does not excuse a student from a due date. If the student will not be on campus the date that an assignment is due, the assignment is then due before he/she leaves for the activity and must be turned-in.

     

    COMPUTER ACCESS:

    Computer and internet access is a requirement for this Algebra 2 course. The Student Portal provides online access to several Microsoft Office applications for use in accessing school and class related files. To help students who do not have access to a computer at home, Forest High School’s media center has computers available for students’ use before school beginning at 7:30 a.m. and after school until 3:30 p.m. In addition, Marion County Libraries have computers available for library members (free memberships available). Students will be given ample notification of essays and/or projects.

     

    CLASSROOM CELLPHONE POLICY:

    As a matter of respect and maturity every student is expected to be in control of their cellphone use at all times. Inside this classroom you are not permitted to use your cellphone for any reason unless directed by the instructor. You must keep your cellphone and other mobile devices in OFF or SILENT mode at all times, and out of sight of yourself and others. If you have earbuds, air pods, or any similar devices hanging from your ears, it will be assumed they are connected to your cellphone, and they must be removed.

    Occasionally cellphone or other mobile devices may be used for classroom activities as directed by the instructor for interactive learning. These times will be clearly identified prior to permission for use being granted. 

     

    CHEATING AND PLAGIARISM:

    Academic cheating entails any form of academic dishonesty including, but not limited to, preparing homework, taking tests and quizzes, preparing reports and projects - GENERALLY PASSING OFF ANOTHER PERSON'S WORK AS ONE'S OWN OR KNOWINGLY ALLOWING SUCH MISREPRESENTATION (such as giving someone your work to copy). ANY TYPE of cheating or plagiarism will result in a zero on the assignment.

     

    BEHAVIOR / RULES:

    A student cannot interfere with the right of other students to learn and therefore must show respect to other students and teachers. Other standards for appropriate behavior include attentive participation in class, i.e., no sleeping disruptions, unnecessary talking, or leaving materials at home.

     

    BE ON TIME

    BE RESPECTFUL

    BE PREPARED

     

    MAKE IT COUNT!