Course Syllabus Algebra 2 PreAP/GT 2013-2014 Teacher Name: Karleigh Suderman Room Number: 363 Telephone Number: (832)484-4223 Conference Period: 6th Email: [email protected] TEKS for Course Student objectives are listed in the calendar/outline section of this document by six weeks. A complete list and description of the TEKS for Algebra 2 (Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills) can be found at http://www.tea.state.tx.us/rules/tac/chapter111/ch111c.html#111.32. Grading Determination Major Grades: 60% Daily Grades: 30% Homework: 10% There will be at least three major grades and six minor grades each six weeks. Late Work Procedure Late homework not presented at the time of the initial checking but turned in before the test will be accepted for late with no more than a 30% deduction off the original credit. Homework packets not presented at the time of initial checking will be accepted up to three days late with a penalty of 10% per day deducted for each day late. Daily assignments, enrichment packets, and projects will be can be turned in one day late for 10% off, 2 days late for 20% off, and 3 days late for 30% off. No credit will be given after 3 days late. Unit Test Retesting Procedure In lieu of retaking an entire test, students will have an opportunity to earn points back on any UNIT test if the unit test grade is 69 or lower. Points will be earned back through test corrections. Students must complete test corrections in presence of a teacher in order to earn points back. Test corrections will be graded and students can earn back up to half of the original points deducted; however, the student’s final grade on the unit test cannot exceed a 70. In addition, the lowest unit test grade will be dropped at the end of each 6-weeks if it is to the student’s advantage (it will improve their overall 6-weeks average). Projects Projects will be assigned periodically. Project grades will be recorded as daily grades. Outline/Calendar Six weeks lesson plans are kept current on my teacher website. Below is a rough course outline; time periods are approximations* and may vary according to students’ needs. Unit Title TEKS Time* First Six Weeks Intro Unit 1.1 Algebra and Geometry Review Foundations for Functions 3 days 2A.1A, 2A.1B 8-9 days Unit 1.2 Systems of Linear Equations 2A.3A, 2A.3B, 2A.3C 7-8 days Unit 1.3 Systems of Linear Inequalities Matrices 2A.3A, 2A.3B, 2A.3C 4-5 days 2A.3B 6-7 days Unit 1.4 Second Six Weeks Unit 2.1 Parent Functions and 2A.4B, 2A.4A Transformations 6-7 days Unit 2.2 Solving Quadratics Algebraically 2A.8A, 2A.8D, 2A.2A, 2A.2B, 2A.5E, 2A.8B 8-9 days Unit 2.3 Properties of Quadratics 2A.7A, 2A.4B, 2A.6A, 2A.6B, 2A.2A, 2A.7B, 2A.4A, 2A.5E, 2A.6C 10-11 days Third Six Weeks Unit 3.1 Solving Quadratics Graphically 2A.8D, 2A.6B, 2A.8C 5-7 days Unit 3.2 Inverse and Square Root Functions 2A.9F, 2A.2A, 2A.4A, 2A.4C, 2A.9A, 2A.9B, 2A.9C, 2A.9D, 2A.9E, 2A.9G 8-9 days Unit 3.3 Exponents and Polynomials 2A.2A 6-7 days Fourth Six Weeks Unit 4.1 Higher –Degree Polynomials 2A.2A 5-6 days Unit 4.2 Logarithmic Functions 2A.11F, 2A.2A, 2A.11A, 2A.11B, 2A.11C, 2A.11D, 2A.11E 15-17 days Unit 4.3 Rational Expressions 2A.2A 3-5 days Fifth Six Weeks Unit 5.1 Rational Functions 2A.10F, 2A.4A, 2A.10A, 2A.10B, 2A.10C, 2A.10D, 2A.10E, 2A.10G 10-12 days Unit 5.2 Circles and Ellipses 2A.5A, 2A.5B, 2A.5C, 2A.5D 5-7 days Unit 5.3 Hyperbolas and Parabolas 2A.5A, 2A.5B, 2A.5C, 2A.5D, 2A.5E 5-7days Circles, Ellipses, Hyperbolas and Parabolas Curve Fitting 2A.5A, 2A.5B, 2A.5C, 2A.5D, 2A.5E 4-6 days 2A.1B, 2A.4B, 2A.4A 3-7 days Geometric Connections P.3E 6-10 days Sixth Six Weeks Unit 6.1 Unit 6.2 Unit 6.3 Student Absence Procedure Students are allowed the same number of days that they were absent to make up work. If a test is missed, the student should make it up as soon as possible to maximize performance. Make up times MUST be discussed with the teacher. Test Days Test days are Mondays and Wednesdays. Tests are allowed on other days with principal approval. Online Textbook The Algebra 2 book can be accessed online at http://my.hrw.com The username and password will be provided by the teacher.