MRS. DEBORAH DEMBY

E-mail: deborah.demby@browardschools.com

Phone: (754)-322-1400 Ext 3036

Textbook: Holt McDougal ALGEBRA 2

COURSE CONTENT: Building on their work with linear, quadratic, and exponential functions, students extend their repertoire of functions to include polynomial, rational, and radical functions. Students work closely with the expressions that define the functions, and continue to expand and hone their abilities to model situations and to solve equations, including solving quadratic equations over the set of complex numbers and solving exponential equations using the properties of logarithms. The Mathematical Practice Standards apply throughout each course and, together with the content standards, prescribe that students experience mathematics as a coherent, useful, and logical subject that makes use of their ability to make sense of problem situations. The critical areas for this course, organized into four units, are as follows: Polynomial, Rational and Radical Relationships; Trigonometric Functions; Modeling with Functions; Inferences and Conclusions from Data; Applications of Probability.

*This course will require lots of hard work,self-determination, motivation and self-discipline to be successful.*PREREQUISITE: Algebra I or Algebra I Honors and Teacher Recommendation.

CLASSROOM EXPECTATIONS:

· Be in your assigned seat, with work out, when the bell rings.

· Raise your hand and wait to be recognized before you speak.

· Please stay in your seats unless you have permission to move.

· Keep ALL food and drinks out of the classroom.

· ALL CELL PHONES NEED TO BE TURNED OFF DURING CLASS-NOT ON VIBRATE

· I-pods are not allowed in class.

· No talking during morning announcements.

· Passes will not be handed out during the first or last 10 minutes of each period.

SUGGESTED SUPPLEMENTARY MATERIALS:

· Number 2 pencil

· 3 ring binder with loose leaf paper & 6 tab dividers (warm ups, notes, homework, vocabulary, significant numbers, and quizzes/tests)

GRADING POLICY GRADING SCALE:

· Tests- 55% A 90-100

· Quizzes- 30% B 80-89

· Homework- 15% C 70-79

D 60-69

F 0-59

HOMEWORK/CLASS POLICY:

· Homework is to be written out and all work shown for full credit.

· Homework is due on the following day.

· Late homework will result in a lower grade.

· Incomplete homework will result in a lower grade.

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