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Algebra II Syllabus

Pre-AP Algebra II Class Syllabus 
TABS Instructor: Lisa Hamiter
 Email: lisa.hamiter@fwisd.org

Teacher Introduction:  Lisa Hamiter, 32nd year to teach math, B.S. Texas Wesleyan University, M.Ed. Curriculum and Instruction in Mathematics from University of Texas at Arlington. 
Course Description: This course is designed to build on algebraic and geometric concepts and to prepare the student for dual-credit Precalculus, AP Calculus and AP Statistics. Students will develop and employ critical thinking skills through activities that ask students to collect and analyze data and evaluate and make predictions. Students will work individually as well as collaboratively with peers to enhance their mathematical understanding and communication skills. Each student will be expected to take timed tests. There will be a mix of calculator tests and non-calculator tests as well as multiple choice and open-ended formatted test questions. The content of this course and format of exams is important for students’ success on the SAT, ACT and AP exams. This course is required in order to graduate. The breakdown of the Algebraic topics that will be studied is listed below:
 1st Six-weeks
v  Unit 1: Equations, Inequalities, Functions
2nd Six-weeks
v  Unit 2: Quadratic Functions
3rd Six-weeks
v  Unit 2: Quadratic Functions
v  Unit 3: Polynomials
4th Six-weeks
v  Unit 3: Polynomials
v  Unit 4: Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
v  Unit 5: Radical and Rational Functions
5th Six-weeks
v  Unit 5: Radical and Rational Functions
v  Unit 7: Probability and Statistics
6th Six-weeks
v  Unit 7: Probability and Statistics

Classroom Expectations:
ü  Be in your assigned seat working on the “Bellringer” when the tardy bell rings.

ü  Bring materials to class. You will need your laptop every day. 

ü  Follow directions and stay focused.

ü  Treat each person in this room with respect and dignity.

ü  Follow all procedures and policies as outlined in the student handbook.

***Keep cellphones in a pocket, purse or backpack at all times except when asked by me to use it as an educational device. 
***You may bring water to class. 

Materials Needed:
  •          Graphing Paper Notebook for note taking.
  •          Folder with pockets to keep notebook paper and graded material.
  •          Pencil
  •          Notebook paper
  •      Tape
  •      Kleenex
·       Grading Procedures:
Ø  30% Class Assignments/Notes/Participation/Homework
Ø  30% Quizzes
Ø  40% Tests/Projects

Absent Policy:
            If a student is absent, it is the student's responsibility to ask the teacher what was missed. The student has one day for each absence to turn in the make-up work.

Late Work Policy:
            If a paper is turned in late, the highest grade that can be made on that paper is a 70. Assignments cannot be turned in more than one day late.

Redo Assignments or Retake Test Policy:
Assignments may be corrected and resubmitted to receive a maximum of 70% possible credit. The assignment must be turned in the next class period after receiving it. However, a late assignment may not be resubmitted.
Assessments may be retaken to receive a maximum of 70% only after test corrections are submitted for any problem missed. The retest must be completed within one week after receiving the initial test. Test corrections must be done before taking the retest.

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