· solve quadratic functions by graphing, completing the square, and the quadratic formula

· solve real life problems using exponential functions and logarithmic functions

· solve polynomial equations and find zeroes of polynomial functions

· solve rational equations and inequalities

· simplify rational expressions

· graph conic sections

· simplify arithmetic and geometric sequences and series

Grades

Tests 60%

Quiz 20%

Homework 20%

Success in Algebra 2

· The first key to success in Algebra 2 is to never fall behind. Ask questions in class, after class, from a teacher or friend.

· The second key to success in Algebra 2 is once the material is understood, review the material as often as needed in order for the student to retain the understanding.

Extra Help

It is the responsibility of the student to ask questions and to seek help as needed. Extra help will be available when asked.

Progress Report Dates

Progress reports will be given out on the following dates:

· September 19

· November 28

· February 15

· April 30

Report Card Dates

Report Cards will be given out on the following dates:

· October 31

· January 19

· March 27

· June 4

Exams

Each exam will count 20% of the semester grade.

Classroom Expectations

Students are expected to

· Be in their desk when the tardy bell rings

· Remain in your desk during class unless permission is given otherwise.

· Be courteous at all times

· To come prepared each day with book, paper and pencil

Failure to comply with the expectations will have the following results

· First offense: warning

· Second offense: detention

· Third offense: parental contact

· Fourth offense: referral

· Fifth offense: Principal conference with student and parent.

Grading Scale

Letter

GCSD Grading System

A

93-100

B

85-92

C

77-84

D

70-76

F

69 or below

Algebra 2 Standards

Standard IA-1: The student will understand and utilize the mathematical processes of problem solving, reasoning, and proof, communication, connections, and representation.

Standard IA-2: The student will demonstrate through the mathematical processes an understanding of functions, systems of equations, and systems of linear inequalities

Standard IA-3: The student will demonstrate through the mathematical processes an understanding of quadratic equations and the complex number system.

Standard IA-4: The student will demonstrate through the mathematical processes an understanding of algebraic expressions and nonlinear functions.

Standard IA-5: The student will demonstrate through the mathematical processes an understanding of conic sections.

Standard IA-6: The student will demonstrate through the mathematical processes an understanding of sequences and series.