Blue Springs School District Sophomore Algebra II - Syllabus 1 Credit Hour 2014-2015 Teacher: Dannelle Barnett Plan: 6 Room: 104 School Phone Number: 816 – 224-1315 ext 50681 Email: [email protected] Textbook: Larson, R., & McDougal, L. (2004). Algebra 2. Evanston, Ill.: McDougal Littell Course Overview: This course builds upon and extends the concepts, skills and understanding learned in Algebra I. The course will also introduce more advanced topics that will serve as a foundation for Pre-Calculus, Trigonometry and College Algebra. Grading Scale: We will follow the BSSD policy for letter grades. 90% - 100% A 80% - 89% B 70% - 79% C 60% - 69% D 0 % - 59% F Grading Weights: Your grade will be weighted based on the following: 20% - Daily Work 80% - Assessments o 10% EOC second semester Required Materials: Graphing Calculator (Recommended: TI-84 or TI-83, must be ACT approved), Pencil, Paper/Notebook, Graph Paper, and a Straight Edge Common Assessment, EOC 18- and 36-week assessments are BSSD exams and are entered as test scores. EOC is the state “End of Course” exam and is given in late spring. EOC is worth 10% of the second semester grade. Course Units: Ch 1 – Equations and Inequalities o Real Numbers and Number Operations o Algebraic Expressions and Models o Solving Linear Equations o Problem Solving Using Algebraic Models o Solve Linear Inequalities o Solving Absolute Value Equations and Inequalities Ch 2 – Linear Equations and Functions o Functions and their graphs o Slope and Rate of Change o Quick Graphs of Linear Equations o Writing Equations of Lines o Correlations and Best-Fitting Lines o Linear Inequalities in Two Variables o Piecewise Functions o Absolute Value Functions Ch 3 - Systems of Linear Equations and Inequalities o Solving Linear Systems by Graphing o Solving Linear Systems Algebraically o Graphing and Solving Systems of Linear Inequalities o Solving Systems of Linear Equations in Three Variables Ch 4 - Matrices and Determinants o Matrix Operations o Multiplying Matrices o Determinants and Cramer’s Rule o Solving Systems Using Augmented Matrices Ch 5 - Quadratic Functions o Graphing Quadratic Functions o Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring o Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring o Solving Quadratic Equations by Finding Square Roots o Complex Numbers o Completing the Square o The Quadratic Formula and Discriminant o Graphing and Solving Quadratic Inequalities o Modeling with Quadratic Functions Ch 6 - Polynomial Functions o Using Properties of Exponents o Evaluating and Graphing Polynomial Functions o Adding, Subtracting, and Multiplying Polynomials o Factoring and Solving Polynomial Equations o The Remainder and Factor Theorems o Finding Rational Zeros o Using the Fundamental Theorem of Algebra o Analyzing Graphs of Polynomial Functions Ch 7 – Powers, Roots, and Radicals o nth Roots and Rational Exponents o Properties of Rational Exponents o Power Functions and Function Operations o Inverse Functions o Graph Square Root and Cube Root Functions o Solving Radical Equations Ch 8 – Exponential and Logarithmic Functions o Exponential Growth o Exponential Decay o The Number e (The Natural Base e) o Logarithms and Logarithmic Functions o Properties of Logarithms o Solving Exponential and Logarithmic Equations o Modeling with Exponential and Power Functions Ch 9 - Rational Equations and Functions o Inverse and Joint Variation o Graphing Simple Rational Functions o Graphing General Rational Functions o Multiplying and Dividing Rational Expressions o Addition and Subtraction of Rational Expressions and Simplifying Complex Fraction o Solving Rational Equations Ch 11 and 7.7 – Sequences, Series, and Measures of Central Tendency o Measures of Central Tendency o An Introduction to Sequences and Series o Arithmetic Sequences and Series o Geometric Sequences and Series o Infinite Geometric Series o Recursive Rules for Sequences Ch 12 - Probability and Statistics o The Fundamental Counting Principles and Permutations o Combinations and Binomial Theorem o An Introduction to Probability o Probability of Independent and Dependent Events Ch 13 – Trigonometric Ratios and Functions o Right Triangle Trigonometry o General Angles and Radian Measures o Trigonometric Functions of Any Angle o Graphing Trigonometric Functions o Exploration of Conics For more information on this course go to bssd.buildyourowncurriculum.com and search for Sophomore Algebra II.