Honors Algebra 2

HONORS ALGEBRA 2 SYLLABUS

 

TEACHER:              

Ms. Heikkila, Room 506

email:  cheikkila@osd.wednet.edu

TEXTBOOK        

Glencoe Algebra 2 (2005); ISBN# 0078656095

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

            Students will extend and expand upon concepts and techniques learned in algebra and geometry including solving and graphing solutions to inequalities, equations, and systems of equations. In addition, students will learn about imaginary and complex numbers, conic sections, logarithms, functions, and operations with polynomial expressions.

DAILY CLASS ESSENTIALS:

Every day you will need to bring the following:

  • Textbook
  • Math Binder or Math Notebook for each semester
  • Loose leaf notebook paper in the binder
  • Graph paper
  • Pencil pouch for the following items:
  • Scientific calculator (TI-30X IIS is a great one)
  • Pencils
  • Red pen
  • Highlighter

ATTENDANCE:

            Mathematics is an exciting, challenging subject.  One topic builds on another.  Daily participation is a must, and good attendance is critical to your success.  Any work missed due to unexcused absences cannot be made up.  School policy is followed as outlined in the Student Handbook under Attendance.  Each student should be ready to learn when the bell rings.

GENERAL CLASSROOM POLICIES:

 

GRADING:

            Grading scale is as follows:

            A            93-100%           B+            87-89%          C+          77-79%            Incomplete Below 70%                                  

            A-            90-92%            B             83-86%           C            70-76%  

                                                  B-            80-82%          
HOMEWORK:

            Homework is intended to provide practice and to generate questions for class discussion and is graded on effort. Each assignment will be worth 5 points.  A grade of 0 means the assignment was not turned in or completed at all. In order to receive credit for homework, all work must be neatly shown and completed for each question assigned.  Homework is due the next class meeting after it is assigned unless otherwise instructed. Late work will not be accepted.  Absent work will be awarded full credit if the absence is excused and the work is turned in within the same number of days as the absence.  Some time will normally be given during regular class time to begin that evening’s homework.

TEST / QUIZ POLICY:


ADDENDUM TO OHS CHEATING POLICY:

  • Though working together on homework and other classwork is encouraged as a means to better understanding, copying of another’s homework or assignments shall be considered cheating by both involved parties. 
  • Using a cell phone, talking, and wandering eyes during an evaluation period shall be considered cheating.
  • Any behavior which, in the opinion of the teacher, causes a student to have an unfair advantage shall be considered cheating.
  • Removing a test from the testing place without permission shall be considered cheating.

ADVANCEMENT:

            Students must maintain a passing grade to stay in the class second semester.  A minimum of a B (80%) range grade at the end of 2nd semester, and teacher recommendation is required for advancement to the next mathematics sequence level, which includes Pre-Calculus and AP Statistics.

HELP!

            If at any time you do not understand something, please ask!  If you need more help that cannot be provided during class, please make an appointment to meet with me before or after school.  I am available before school at 7:15 and after school until 2:52 unless I have a meeting, as well as most Fridays during Bear Time.