HS Algebra 2

HS COURSE SYLLABUS

1.0 Carnegie Unit 

Instructor Information:

AH 201 TEXTBOOK

Instructor:Mr. Stephen Adams

I have been a University of Mississippi HS mathematics instructor since 2011. I teach Algebra II, Trigonometry and Pre-Calculus. In addition to teaching online, I am a full time math teacher at Pontotoc High School where I teach Statistics, Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus, and ACT Prep.

Contact Information:

If you have questions concerning the content of the course, you may contact the instructor directly using the email link in the "Communications & Tools" tab. NOTE: Whenever sending an email, please be sure to indicate your Course title and number in the subject line (ie, AP Art History).

For lesson or test administration issues, please contact the HS department:

The University of Mississippi High School
P. O. Box 7959
University, MS 38677-0729

Phone: 662-915-1296
Fax: (662) 915-5138
E-mail: UMHS@olemiss.edu

Course Description

The main objective of this course is to serve an extension of Algebra 1 with a variety of topics explored in greater depth. This course will provide opportunities for students to become mathematical problem solvers, to gain confidence in their ability to use mathematics, to learn to communicate and reason mathematically, to generalize when appropriate, and to make mathematical connections.

Textbook Information:

Required Textbook:

Algebra 2 by Glencoe, McGraw-Hill.

ISBN:0-07-865609-5

Other Required Materials:

  1. Scientific or Graphing Calculator (TI-83 is recommended)
  2. Commuter with internet connection to access blackboard
  3. Microsoft Office 2003 or later

It is the student's responsibility to order his or her textbook. Online textbook retailers such as Amazon.com, ABEbooks.com, or Half.com usually provide used textbooks at economical prices.

You must make sure you are ordering the exact book required in this syllabus.

Course Objectives:

Click this Course Standards link for a full list of the standards covered in this course.

Course Outline:

This course consists of 5 units and a total of 14 lessons.

Unit
LESSON Reading Assignments
Due for Grades
1

First-Degree Equations and Inequalities: Solving Equations and Inequalities

Chapter 1 & PowerPoint
Calculator Investigations
1

First-Degree Equations and Inequalities: Linear Relations and Functions

Chapter 2 & PowerPoint
Calculator Investigations
1

First-Degree Equations and Inequalities: Systems of Equations and Inequalities

Chapter 3 & PowerPoint Calculator Investigations
1

First-Degree Equations and Inequalities: Matrices

Chapter 4 & PowerPoint Calculator Investigations
Exam 1 Unit 1 (Chapters 1-4) Proctored Test
2

Polynomial and Radical Equations and Inequalities: Polynomials

Chapter 5 & PowerPoint Calculator Investigations
2

Polynomial and Radical Equations and Inequalities: Quadratic Functions and Inequalities

Chapter 6 & PowerPoint Calculator Investigations
2
Polynomial and Radical Equations and Inequalities: Polynomial Functions Chapter 7 & PowerPoint
Calculator Investigations
Exam 2 Unit 2 (Chapters 5-7) Proctored Test
3

Advanced Functions and Relations: Conic Sections

Chapter 8 & PowerPoint Calculator Investigations
3
Advanced Functions and Relations: Rational Expressions and Equations Chapter 9 & PowerPoint Calculator Investigations
3

Advanced Functions and Relations: Exponential and Logarithmic Relations

Chapter 10 & PowerPoint
Calculator Investigations
Exam 3 Unit 3 (Chapters 8-10) Proctored Test
4
Discrete Mathematics: Sequences and Series Chapter 11 & PowerPoint

Calculator Investigations

4
Discrete Mathematics: Probability and Statistics Chapter 12 & PowerPoint Calculator Investigations
Exam 4 Unit 4 Proctored Test
5 Trigonometry: Trigonometric Functions Chapter 13 & PowerPoint Calculator Investigations
5 Trigonometry: Trigonometric Graphs and Identities Chapter 14 & PowerPoint
Calculator Investigations
Exam 5
Proctored Test
Final Exam Proctored Test

Grading:

GRADING SCALE

93 - 100% = A
85 - 92% = B
75 - 84% = C
70 - 74% = D
Below 69% = F

GRADING INFORMATION:

The grading format is as follows:

Calculator Investigations 20%
Quizzes 40%
Tests (5) 30%
Final Exam 10%

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