• Graham High School – Math 2 Honors Course Syllabus and General Information

    Fall 2017

     

    TEACHER:  David Price

     

     

    E-Mail: Parents and students feel free to contact me at any time at --> david_price@abss.k12.nc.us

     

     

    TUTORING:  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday after school from 3:30 to 4:30-4:45 unless otherwise noted on my whiteboard.

     

     

    REFERENCE MATERIALPrentice Hall Algebra 2 Textbook, and the Houghton-Mifflin-Harcourt On-Core Algebra 2 and Geometry Workbooks.

     

     

    UNITS of STUDY:

    UNIT     DURATION         TITLE

       1           9 Days             Linear Functions & Inequalities

       2           6 Days             Polynomials and Factoring

       3           5 Days             General Functions

       4         12 Days             Quadratic Functions

       5           5 Days             Rational Exponents and Radical Equations

       6           7 Days             Exponential Functions

       7           3 Days             Preliminary Geometry Introduction

       8           3 Days             Transformations

       9           6 Days             Triangles

      10          7 Days             Trigonometry

      11          7 Days             Probability

      12          5 Days             Perimeter, Area and Volume

                    5 Days             Semester End Review and Final Exam Preparation

                    5 Days             Year End Review

     

     

    CLASSROOM RULES:

    1. CELL PHONES - NOT Visible and NOT Audible
    2. FOUL LANGUAGE - NONE Allowed
    3. FOOD or DRINK - NONE (except H2O but not when using a Laptop)
    4. HATS/HOODS - NONE Allowed on Head
    5. BACKPACKS – PUT on the Floor and KEEP OUT of the Aisles
    6. GOLDEN RULE - "Treat Others as You would like to be treated!"            

     

     

    GRADES:   The student’s final course grade will be comprised of the 3 components based on the percent contributions for each component listed below:

     

    Component

    Component % of Final Course Grade

    First Quarter Class work, Homework, Projects and Test Grade 

    40%

    Second Quarter Class work, Homework, Projects and Test Grade 

    40%

    Final Exam (from NC Final Exam Grade)

    20%

      

    The cumulative grade for class work, homework, projects and tests for the first and second quarter will be based on the following distribution:

     

    • Class work –  10%
    • Homework – 20%
    • Projects –     25%
    • Tests –          45%  

     

                 TOTAL         100%

     

    HOMEWORK: 

    Homework will be given every night including every weekend and it is expected that it be completed and returned for review and grading in class the next school day.  Late work may be penalized or not accepted.      

     

     

    PROGRESS REPORTS    

    Progress Reports will be provided to students every 3 weeks and these are to be signed by parents, caregivers and/or guardians and returned to me the following day. 

     

     

    MAKE-UP WORK 

    It is the student’s responsibility to make up any missed work from class or homework due to an absence.  Missing homework papers can be obtained by the student from the “Covered Papers” notebook binder in the classroom and they are to be turned in by the day following the student’s return to school.  Missing work is recorded as a zero in the grade book until the student turns it in the assignment.

     

     

    CLASS WORK: 

    Class work will typically consist of the initial viewing of an instructional PowerPoint presentation (or other similar media resource) for the topic under study.  This will be followed by an assignment in the HMH On-Core Algebra II and Geometry Workbooks.  

     

     

    REQUIRED MATERIALS:

    It is the student’s responsibility to furnish and bring the following to math class each day:      

            

    • One 1-1/2” 3-ring binder    

         

    • One single subject notebook

     

    • Necessary pencils, erasers and notebook paper.

     

     

    OTHER:

    It is the student's responsibility to maintain an orderly and complete 3-ring binder to organize all math papers.  The student will be given over 100 assignments to complete for this course and these papers must be kept organized in the student's math 3-ring binder.  A number of the unit tests will be open-book, open-note, thus it is imperative that the math 3-ring binder be organized at all times.  These instructional materials and worksheets will also be reviewed prior to taking the final exam for the course. Binder checks for accuracy and organization will be made each Monday and will count as a class work grade.