Barnegat HIgh School
Algebra 2 CP  Syllabus
Course Information

Teacher Information

Algebra 2 CP

Name(s): James Markey

Full Year

Phone:

Class Location: Room C205

Email: jmarkey@barnegatschools.com


Teacher Website: https://bhs.barnegatschools.com/teacher_websites/markey__james

Course Description:
Effective mathematics education provides students with a balanced instructional program. In such a program, students become proficient in basic computational skills and procedures, develop conceptual understandings, and become skilled at problem solving. Standardsbased mathematics instruction starts with basic material and increases in scope and content as the years progress.
The curriculum is aligned to the NJSLS for Mathematics. Activities outlined in this curriculum infuse the Standards for Mathematical Practice. In alignment to the content and practice standards, Algebra 2 students will extend their knowledge of mathematics as they learn to represent and compare complex numbers, polynomials, periodic models and inference making.
Students use functions to model real world applications and their knowledge of their properties to explain the world around them. They will summarize, represent and interpret data to make inferences and justify conclusions. Students will use numerical, graphical, and algebraic models to solve problems.

Course Competencies/ Learning Objectives
Students who successfully complete Algebra 2 will be competent in the following areas:

Students will be able to find and analyze rate of change

Students will be able to analyze relations and functions

Students will be able to write, graph and transform functions and equations

Students will be able to perform operations with polynomials functions and radical expressions

Course Texts / Online Resources
Our text book is McGraw Hill Algebra 2
Required Materials
Sharpened pencil with eraser, notebook for math notes, folder for organizing worksheets, etc.
TI83/84 Graphing Calculators will be used and made available during class if you cannot obtain one.
Attendance Policy
Regular and prompt class attendance is an essential part of the educational experience. The Barnegat Township School District expects students to be responsible and exercise good judgment regarding attendance and absences. Students accept full responsibility for ensuring that they complete any/all work missed due to absences.
Course Topic Outline
Please find a list of the units for this course:
Content Area: Mathematics

Course Title: Algebra 2

Grade Level: High School

Unit 1: Relations, Functions and Quadratic Functions

37 Days

Unit 2: Polynomials, Inverses, Radical Functions and Relations

28 Days

Unit 3: Exponential, Logarithmic and Rational Functions & Relations

38 Days

Unit 4: Sequences, Series, Statistics and Probability

22 Days

Student Grades
The grading system for this course is based on the category weights listed in each department’s policy. For this course, those weights are listed below. Each marking period, students will have a minimum of three (3) Major Assessments and five (5) Minor Assessments (explained below). Homework is graded for completion, and Class Participation is assessed using the district rubric.
Major Assessments



50% of marking period grade

Minor Assessments



30% of marking period grade

Class Participation



10% of marking period grade

Homework



10% of marking period grade

Please note: the above areas are used as the basis for 80% of your grade for the course; the midterm and/or final exam will constitute the remaining 20% of your grade.
Class Participation Rubric
Meets or Exceeds
Expectations
100  93

The student:

ensures that the class is a community of respect;

consistently arrives prepared for class;

voluntarily participates on a consistent basis;

consistently remains focused and on task;

initiates and sustains discussion;

evaluates and responds to peer points;

consistently demonstrates leadership in collaborative activities.

Approaches Expectations
92  85

The student:

recognizes the class as a community of respect;

usually arrives prepared for class;

willingly participates on a regular basis;

remains focused and ontask on a regular basis;

contributes to discussion on a regular basis;

listens to and responds to peer points;

contributes to collaborative activities on a consistent basis.

Does Not Meet Expectations
84  70

The student:

fails to recognize the class as a community of respect;

frequently arrives unprepared for class;

rarely participates, even when called upon;

lacks focus and rarely remains on task;

rarely engages in discussion;

reacts to peer points rather than responds;

rarely engages in collaborative activities.


Examples of Major Assessments include items that are summative in nature, such as: tests, projects, or any other type of assessment used to capture evidence of learning at the culmination of a unit of study.

Examples of Minor Assessments include items that are formative in nature, such as: quizzes, exit tickets, smallscale research activities,, in class worksheets, or any other type of assessment that is diagnostic in nature and used to guide instruction and provide ongoing feedback to students.

Note: grades for individual assignments are entered into Genesis for the marking period in which the assignment is assigned and collected, and not a subsequent marking period.

In this course, it is expected that students will submit only their best work, and teachers reserve the right not to accept work that is substantially below what a student is capable of producing.
Plagiarism, Cheating, and Academic Integrity
The Barnegat Township School District places a strong emphasis on students’ integrity, and the district will not tolerate instances of academic dishonesty. Plagiarism is the practice of copying words, sentences, images, or ideas for use in written or oral assessments without giving proper credit to the source. Cheating is defined as the giving or receiving of illegal help on anything that has been determined by the teacher to be an individual effort. Both are considered serious offenses and are subject to consequences described in the Student Handbook and Board Policy #5701.
Classroom Expectations
*All school rules and policies apply to this class.

Listen Up

Respect for All

Be Prepared

Only What you Need

On Topic
Extra Help and Support
Extra help will be offered a few days a week after school. Generally, Wednesdays and Fridays will be made available. Faculty meetings take precedent. If no student shows up by 2:15, it is at my discretion to leave, unless arrangements have been made before hand. Of course, room must be left for emergencies or last minutes issues. See the “After School Hours” board outside my classroom for information on the current week and next week.
I have read and understand the syllabus for Algebra 2 CP.
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