Int Math 2A Syllabus
Integrated Mathematics II is the second course of a three course sequence including Mathematics I, II, and III. This course satisfies the California State Common Core Standards for Integrated Math II. The overall focus of the course is to:
- Extend the laws of exponents to rational exponents.
- Compare key characteristics of quadratic functions with those of linear and exponential functions.
- Create and solve equations and inequalities involving linear, exponential, and quadratic expressions.
- Extend work with probability.
- Establish criteria for similarity of triangles based on dilations and proportional reasoning.
- Investigate and make conjectures about properties of common geometric shapes with special attention to regular polygons.
- Use constructions to further understanding of geometric proof.
- Use proportional reasoning to understand trig functions and their relation to each other.
Dietiker, Kysh, Sallee, Hoey.Core Connections Integrated II (Second Edition*, Version 6.0). CPM
Notebook, folder, and pencil.
- You have two options: either have your phone in your pocket/purse at all times during instruction or put your phone in the bag in front of class. If your phone is out and I see it, you have to put it in the bag.
- Students need to be on time for class and prepared for the instructional time and activities. What this means, is that you have your notebook out and pencil by the time the bell rings.
- School dress code will be enforced in class. If you’re wearing something inappropriate, I may ask you go to the office.
- Inappropriate language (any language) is not allowed in class.
I will be using a 4 point rubric scale in this class. Below is a breakdown of the letter grade associated with a range in the 4 point scale.
- A = 3.24 - 4.0
- B = 2.56 - 3.23
- C = 1.96 - 2.55
- D = 1.44 - 1.95
- F = 0 - 1.43
Grade is earned from the following areas.
- Individual Tests 25%
- Quizzes 25%
- Classwork 25%
- Team Tests 25%
For this class, you will work in groups, each person in the group will have a role. Your classwork will be a collaborative effort of all the members in your group. You will be graded on your participation/contribution to the classwork. I will be looking for signs of communication within the group, explaining to one another your justification for a specific method, or your active inquiry to your peers for understanding and your fulfillment of your role in the group. Because this class setting is based on collaborative effort, your attendance and punctuality is important for this portion of the grade, 25%.
In addition, each classwork assignment is worth up 10 points for full credit. 5 points is earned if the work is not complete or there is not enough evidence shown to justify the answer. If you're present and do not turn in the work, that assignment will be given a 0 until it is turned later for a maximum of 5 points.
Team test are done in teams, each member of the team/group is responsible for contributing to all the assigned problems. Your team will be graded on two things: If you got the correct answer and whether each member can justify the work for each problem. If one of the members of the group can’t justify the steps for a problem, then the average grade of the group will go down. It is important that each member understands all the problems. Everyone in the team will get the same grade for this portion, 25%.
Individual Tests are done individually, as the name suggests. Each Individual test will consist of questions from the most current chapter and questions from previous chapters. The reason for including questions from previous chapters is to give student the opportunity to demonstrate mastery learning over time. Individual Tests are worth 25% of the grade.
Quizzes will serve as assessments within Chapters. Some of the chapters are divided into two or more sections, so a quiz will be used to assess the understanding of particular sections. Whereas an Individual Test will be used to assess understanding of an entire chapter and more. Quizzes are worth 25% of the grade.
Students whose attendance is below 80% will not earn credit for the class. That means that if you have excessive absences you will be in danger of being below 80%.