ALGEBRA II Honors Miller—2014/2015 Text: Algebra II, Pearson, 2012 Instructor Information: Teacher: Carol Miller E-mail address: email@example.com Planning: 8:20-9:50 M-F Help Hours: 7:30-8:00 Daily, 3:40-4:45 W Course Description: Algebra II is a course designed as an advanced, fast-paced course for students who have successfully completed Honors Geometry and Honors Algebra I. Students must have at least a “B” (85) or better in Algebra II Honors to advance to the next level in Honors mathematics. This course focuses on the study of functions: linear, polynomial, radical, quadratic, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric. We will also investigate inequalities, statistics, systems of equations and inequalities, and sequences and series. Course Outline: 1st 9 Weeks: Relations and Functions 2nd 9 Weeks: Linear& Quadratic Review Quadratic Functions Polynomial Functions Exponential and Logarithmic Functions Mid Term Exam: Oct 16 3rd Block Oct 17 2nd Block Rational Equations Sequences & Series Statistics Bivariate Data Probability & Binomial Theorem Trigonometric Functions Final Exam: Jan 8 3rd Block Jan 9 2nd Block Grading Procedures: In order to prepare students for higher order and eventually, college level classes, the grading policies in this course are rigorous. The majority of a student’s grade will come from their scores on the in-class tests and final exam. Grades will be weighted as follows: In-class tests (up to 60%), quizzes (up to 20%), homework (up to 5%), portfolio (up to 5%), and exam (10%). Homework will be graded on completeness. Students are allowed to work in study groups or to ask the teacher for help on homework. Students will not be permitted to use notes, textbooks, or other assistance on tests and the final exam. No extra credit is offered in this course. Makeup work will only be provided for a student who has a school-excused absence and must be completed within one week of the absence. Student Expectations: Regular attendance is critically important for success. The school attendance policy will be followed at all times. No more than 5 excused or unexcused absences are allowed. Medical excuses are handled by the administration. Also, missing more than 30 minutes of a class counts as an absence. Students are expected to be on time and prepared for class. Prepared for class means that the student is dressed appropriately (with ID visible), has completed necessary homework; has turned off and properly stowed all personal electronic devices; and has appropriate materials for note-taking, textbook, and calculator. The student will conduct his/herself in such a manner as to maximize the learning experience for the entire class while showing respect for the instructor and other students. All tests and quizzes must be completed within the allotted class time. Extra time will be given only to students who have special accommodations through 504 plans. Extra time will be defined as +½ the original allotted time. Academic Integrity: Especially because this is an HONORS class, I will expect students to display academic integrity at all times. *Academic Integrity is submitting one's own work and properly acknowledging the contributions of others. Any violation of this principle constitutes academic dishonesty and may result in a failing grade and disciplinary action. Forms of academic dishonesty include the following: Plagiarism – submitting all or part of another's work as one's own in an academic exercise such as an examination, a computer program, or written assignment. Cheating – using or attempting to use unauthorized materials on an examination or assignment, such as using unauthorized texts or notes or improperly obtaining (or attempting to obtain) copies of an examination or answers to an examination. Collusion – helping another commit an act of dishonesty, such as substituting for an examination, completing an assignment for someone else, supplying or distributing an exam or loaning work for the purposes of copying. Fabrication – altering or transmitting, without authorization, academic information or records. (*adapted from Piedmont Technical College, Greenwood, SC for the SC Curriculum Alignment Project) Note: The teacher reserves the right to alter, add to, or delete requirements of the syllabus based upon her judgment of what is best for the educational purposes of a particular class.