Algebra 2 with Mrs. Ryan






Contact Information:

Algebra 2 with Mrs. Ryan
G. Ray Bodley High School Room 111
Email:  sryan@fulton.cnyric.org



Course Materials such as answer keys, worksheets, and videos can be found using this link:

https://fulton.schoology.com/


OTHER HELPFUL LINKS:

 To access weekly review assignment: http://www.castlelearning.com/
To check grades - please check frequently: https://fulton.schooltool.cnyric.org/schooltoolweb/

To access graph paper and math help:  http://mathbits.com/
For Common Core math help:  https://emathinstruction.com/common-core-algebra-ii/

COURSE SYLLABUS: 

        
Course Description
 
Algebra II is the third year mathematics course of a three-year program.  You will be required to pass the course and take and pass the Algebra II Common Core Regents exam in June in order to meet the graduation requirement for a Regents Diploma with Advanced DesignationThis is a very difficult and demanding Regents exam and course.  A passing score on this Regents exam is a prerequisite for taking Pre-Calculus next school year. To earn the Regents diploma with advanced designation, students are required to pass the Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II Regents exams.  
 
Course Content

1)   Polynomial, Rational, and Radical Relationships
 
2)    Trigonometric Functions
                
3)    Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
             
4)    Inferences and Conclusions from data
        
 
Course Materials
 
Textbook: None.  We will use teacher produced packets for notes.
Notebook:  3-ring binder (2.5 – 3.0 inches)
Other materials: Pencils (preferred*), pens, two highlighters, and loose-leaf paper
Calculator:  A graphing calculator is required for this class.  A TI-84 Plus is recommended.  If you are not able to purchase a graphing calculator or download the application on your phone, please see me about signing out a school calculator for the year.  Note that the school calculator is a TI-83 model with fewer capabilities than the TI-84 model.
 
 Course Expectations, Policies, Procedures
 
In this class you are expected to:
  • Do your best every day (Come to class ready to learn and ready to contribute.)
  • Be prepared with materials.
  • Be on time (in your seat when the bell rings, not running through the door).
  • Do your homework every day and bring it to class on the day it is due.  You will not be successful at this level of math if you do not do the assigned work.
  • Be present in class on a daily basis. Good attendance is crucial to success in this course.  It is your responsibility to make up missed work when absent.  Tests and quizzes must be made up on your own time (before or after school, during study hall or during lunch). See me to make up a test or quiz.
  • Respect yourself, others, and school property.
  • Abide by the code of conduct and follow the rules in the student handbook.
  • Use your agenda appropriately.
  • Be positive! Don’t be afraid to give your opinion, suggestion, or answer. This classroom should and will be a “safe” learning environment. Be respectful and accepting of others’ thoughts and ideas.
  • If you must leave my room during class, YOU MUST HAVE A PASS, and YOU MUST SIGN OUT.
  • Keep your cell phone turned off and put away during class time.  If your cell phone is out, I will ask that you give it to me for the duration of the bell. 
 Grading Policy 
40% Tests
  • Tests are given every five weeks and will assess the major learning targets taught up until that point.  All tests will be cumulative and there are no corrections or retakes.
40% Quizzes
  • Quizzes will be given once or twice per week and assess selected learning targets.
10% Practice
  • Practice is assigned almost daily and is either collected or checked on the day that it is due.  It is graded based on effort OR accuracy, depending on the assignment.  Practice must be neat, legible, and organized.
10% Regents review work
  • Once per week on Castle Learning during quarters 1-3, more frequently during quarter 4.
  • You will also be completing extended response questions in class.