~Welcome to Algebra IIA~
Copley High School
Teacher: Ms. Mary Ferrise
About this class:
- Algebra II A is a continuation of Algebra IA. Topics explored will include functions and their graphs. Linear, polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions will be investigated. Many other topics will also be explored, including factoring and conic sections. This course is designed with an emphasis on practice and conceptual understanding.
Tentative Schedule (some chapters will overlap grading periods):
1st grading period:
- Chapter 1: Expressions, Equations, and Inequalities
- Chapter 2: Functions, Equations, and Graphs
- Chapter 3: Linear Systems
2nd grading period:
- Chapter 4: Quadratic Functions and Equations
- Chapter 5: Polynomials and Polynomial Functions
3rd grading period:
- Chapter 6: Radical Functions and Rational Expressions
- Chapter 7: Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
4th grading period:
- Chapter 8: Rational Functions
My daily schedule:
- 1-2: Intervention Lab (273)
- 3-4: Algebra II (126)
- 5-6: Algebra II A (263)
- 7: Lunch
- 8-9:Planning and Conferences
- 10-11: Algebra IA (263)
- LEARNING LAB
- 12-13: Algebra IA (263)
- 14-15: Algebra IIA (263)
Required Calculator: Texas Instruments IT 30 XIIS
- Folder – this will hold all notes, assignments returned, quizzes, and tests (can be cleaned out at the end of each chapter)
- Be on time – when the bell rings, you should be IN the door. Anything else is late.
- Be honest – if you do not understand something, let me know!
- Be kind – we are working together all year. Putting other students down is simply not acceptable.
- Be responsible - have your supplies and attend to your personal needs before class. There should be no personal grooming, cell phone use, or other off-task activities during instruction
- Be your best
Progress Book: I try to update status daily. Missing assignments will be clearly marked as “Missing”, while assignments, tests, or quizzes that have not yet been graded will simply be left blank. These assignments will be graded and updated weekly.
- Grades are based on: class work, homework, quizzes, tests, and Math XL assessments
- For all intents and purposes, work for each chapter needs to be turned in by the day of the Chapter test. No work will be accepted once a new chapter is started.
- You need an assignment book (agenda) in order to be given a pass. If you ask for a pass too many times, I reserve the right to not sign a pass.
If you choose not to follow the classroom guidelines, then you are choosing the following consequences:
- Verbal and written warnings
- Parent/Guardian phone call/email
- Office referral
Severe disruptions will be sent immediately to the office.
If you are tardy (unexcused) excessively (6 or more per nine weeks), you will receive a discipline referral. Refer to the student handbook for more information on attendance and tardiness.
When you are absent, it is your responsibility to come see me as soon as you return to get missed assignments and notes. I will not come and find you. Notes and worksheets can be found in the “extra” box on the top of the black book cabinet.
Except for calculators, technology should be put away when the bell rings. Phones, iPods, or anything else can NOT be used as a calculator. There is a classroom set of calculators. Technology is not permitted during assessments (no music during tests / quizzes).
Warnings will be given during the first nine weeks. Technology will be taken for the remainder of the school year:
- 2nd nine weeks: can get back at the end of class
- 3rd nine weeks: can get back at the end of the day
- 4th nine weeks: will be turned in to the office, subject to the school policy on technology