Blue Springs School District
Sophomore Algebra II - Syllabus
1 Credit Hour
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%
80% - 89%
70% - 79%
60% - 69%
0 % - 59%
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
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