Algebra II

TEXTBOOK USED:              Algebra 2, Holt, Reinhart and Winston, 2007.

            ** Online copy of the textbook can be found at  Students will be given a login and password on the first day of class.**


SUPPLIES:               The following materials are required for class each day:

                                    Sharpened pencils!!

                                    Graphing & Notebook paper

                                    A 3-ring binder

                                    A scientific calculator will be very handy but is not required

It would be most appreciated if everyone could donate the following items:

                                    TWO 4-pk of AAA batteries

                                                Box of tissues                             

GRADE:  75%:  Major Grades (Tests & Quizzes)

                  25%:   Daily Grades (Homework and daily work)         

HOMEWORK:  Homework will be assigned almost daily.  The textbook pages required for the assignment will be available online via the website along with the assignment questions.  Students may ask questions on the homework at the start of class or during tutorials.  If there are a large amount of questions we may review, but if a single individual has lots of questions I would encourage they attend tutorials prior to the assignments’ due date.

 QUIZZES:  Quizzes will be given on a regular basis. Quizzes will always be announced so students know to study.  If a

            grade below a 70 is made on a quiz, a student may attend tutorials  to complete quiz corrections.  For credit back

            students must show mastery of the problem on paper and be able to  explain to the teacher what they did to correct

the problem.  Corrections can raise a quiz grade up to a maximum of a 70 or half your points back, whichever is higher.  To qualify for a replacement grade, students must correct ALL incorrect problems from the quiz.  There will be no partial credit back for only correcting certain problems.

 TESTS:  A review will be given in advance to prepare the students for each test.  If a test grade is below a 70 students

            must attend tutorials, and present a completed review before being allowed to re-test.  Re-tests must be taken

            before the next test is given.  The re-test will not be an exact copy of the initial test, but a new test designed to

guarantee they have mastered the material covered in that unit.  Just like quizzes a retest will result in a maximum grade of a 70 or half their points back, whichever is higher.

 Expectations:  We expect students in this class to reach beyond a high school level.

·         All assignments that are turned in must be neat, well-organized, and of the HIGHEST QUALITY.


·         If you want to know your grade, ensure you have access to Gradebook.

·         If you are absent, please refer to the class website to see what was missed before returning to class.

·         Arrive to class on time every day.  Try to be in class every day.

·         If you are absent, you are responsible for any notes and/or assignments that you missed – get these from your peers or the website before coming to tutorials for the lesson. For missed tests/quizzes see the teacher.

·         ASK QUESTIONS!!!

TUTORING:  All tutoring times/availability will be posted and updated on the website at the top of this sheet.

 ABSENCES:  Pre-AP Algebra II is a rigorous course and the pace cannot slow down because you are not there.  Minimize absences that can be helped, and if you know you will be out, be proactive about getting the work that will be missed.  Always turn to peers or the website for the notes that were missed, and the Algebra II folder in the room for any worksheets you may need to collect.  After you have your notes, you may attend tutorials to get a review of the material and help if you need it!  Tests and quizzes that are missed must be made up in tutorials.  No class time will be devoted to catching up on missed assessments.

 COMMUNICATION:  PARENTS, if you have an e-mail address, please provide it.  E-mail is the easiest and quickest way for me to communicate what is happening in the classroom.  With your e-mail, I will be able to update you as to when major assignments are coming up in the class, when you child has done well, when important events on campus are occurring, and much more.  I am also able to respond to your concerns more promptly by e-mail, but if this is not an option for you I will get back to you at the phone number you provide as quickly as possible.  I look forward to working with you and your student this year as we pilot this great new math course together!

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