Algebra 2 Syllabus 2015-2016
Instructor: Mr. Chris Keller
Prerequisite – Passing grades in Algebra and Geometry
This course emphasizes facility with algebraic expressions and forms, especially linear and quadratic forms, powers and roots and functions based on these concepts. Students study logarithmic, trigonometric, polynomial, and the special functions both for their abstract properties and as tools for modeling real-world situations. A geometry course is a prerequisite, for geometric ideas are utilized throughout the course. A graphing calculator is needed for this class. (The Texas Instrument TI-83Plus, TI-84Plus, or TI-86 graphing calculator is recommended)
Be Ready- Be on time to class with completed homework and all necessary materials.
Be Respectful- Respect all persons, property, and yourself.
Be Responsible- Participate in all class activities, get help when you need it, make up missed work, and accept consequences for your actions.
Your quarter grade is based on points earned from tests/quizzes, homework, and projects. Your 1st semester grade will be 45%- 1st quarter, 45%- 2nd quarter, and 10% semester test. Your 2nd semester grade will be 45%- 3rd quarter, 45%- 4th quarter, and 10% semester test.
F below 60%
Homework will be assigned daily. If it is a book assignment it must follow the accepted format or it will be given no credit. Homework will make up approximately 30-40% of your quarter grade. It is very important for you to do all assigned problems. Homework points are based on effort and correct work- you must show work to receive credit. Daily assignments will be worth 4 points.
Tests and Quizzes
You will be tested on each chapter. Tests will be based on correct work as well as correct answer. You will also be given quizzes to check for understanding. Tests and quizzes will make up approximately 60-70% of your quarter grade.
Regular attendance is very important to obtain the maximum benefit of the class. If you are absent from class it is your responsibility to find out what you missed and complete any assignments that were given. As outlined in the Wabasha Handbook, you will be marked tardy if you come late to class without a pass. If you are tardy 3 times in a quarter, it will equal 1 unexcused absence for the class and result in a detention. If you have 6 or more tardies you will be referred to the office. If you are tardy 10 minutes or more it will be recorded as an unexcused absence. Note: An unexcused absence will result in one increment grade reduction (i.e. grade changes from C to C-) and office consequences.
Keys to succeeding in Algebra 2