
Pre AP Algebra II Syllabus
Teacher: Cheryl Weixelman
Industrial High School
Welcome to Pre A.P. Algebra II! This course is a key component in your mathematics foundation. As a result, it is imperative that you be successful in this class. Your success in Pre AP Algebra II depends on your willingness to be challenged and on how well you develop the self discipline to complete your work, turn it in on time, and ask questions when you do not understand. I expect your best effort at all times. If you do this, we will have a great year!
Required Supplies
binder
dividers
loose leaf paper
pencil
grading pen
1 box tissues or 1 container disinfecting wipesbatteries for calculator (4 AAA)
*TI 84 Plus graphing calculator
*These calculators are available from library but you must provide the batteries 4AAA.
Curriculum
Unit 1: Equations and Inequalities
Unit 2: Linear Equations and Functions
Unit 3: Systems of Equations and Inequalities
Unit 4: Quadratic Functions and Relations
Unit 5: Polynomials and Polynomial Functions
Unit 6: Inverses and Radical Functions and Relations
Unit 7: Exponential and Logarithmic Functions and Relations
Unit 8: Rational Functions and Relations
Unit 9: Conic Sections
Unit 10: Sequences and Series
Unit 11: Statistics and Probability
Unit 12: Trigonometric Functions
Unit 13: Trigonometric Identities and Equations
Grading Policy
Your six weeks average will be determined using the following system:
Daily Average: 40%
Major Work Average: 60%
Daily grades include: Major work grades include:
1. Homework assignments 1. Exams
2. Inclass assignments 2. Project
3. Quizzes
4. Lab activities
5. Check grades
6. Notebook grade
NOTE: IN THIS COURSE NO FORMATIVE EXAMS WILL BE GIVEN. ALL EXAMS WILL COUNT AS A 60% GRADE.
Most homework will receive a numerical grade. Some, however, may receive a check grade. Check grades are a means of checking how much effort that you put into an assignment. I will check to see that the majority of the problems have been attempted, and provided that the assignment had been turned in promptly, the student will receive a check. I will also use check grades as a means of keeping track of which students have turned in their progress reports, graphing calculator contracts, and other various forms. I will do a textbook and graphing calculator inspection each six weeks to insure that each student has the text and calculator issued to him/her and will document this with a check. Check grades are assigned as follows:
√ indicates all problems were attempted and assignment completed on time
 assignment partially completed or late
Ø indicated the assignment was missing or less than half of the problems were
attemped
These check grades will accumulate into 1 daily grade. At the end of the six weeks, a student will have a 100 if there were no –‘s or Ø’s. Each – will count off 2 points and each Ø will count off 4 points.
Short quizzes, inclass assignments, lab activities, and notebooks will also receive numerical grades and count as daily grades. And, as mentioned earlier, most homework will also receive a numerical daily grade.
For example Student Q has the following daily grades:
Student Q
92
√
95
√
80
√
87
√
√
√
90
93

89
90
√
Ø

92
To find student Q’s daily average, add the numerical grades.92 + 95 + 80 + 87 + 90 + 93 + 89 + 90 + 92 = 808
Take 8 points off of 100 (two –‘s and one Ø), and use this once.
808 + 92 = 900
Now divide by 10 (9 numerical grades and 1 check grade).
900 / 10 = 90
Student Q’s daily average would be a 90.
Late Work
Late work is highly discouraged! I will follow the district guidelines for late work. See your student handbook for details. If you are going to miss school because of an extracurricular event, your homework is the day you get back. If you are going to miss a test, prior arrangements should be made.
Classroom Rules
THESE RULES, ALONG WITH ALL SCHOOL RULES, WILL BE OBSERVED IN THE CLASSROOM.
1. Be seated and ready to work when the tardy bell rings and remain seated throughout the period unless given permission to do otherwise.
2. Show respect for all school personnel, self, and others. (No talking back and no profane or abusive language.)
3. Bring all required supplies to class. (Text, notebook, paper, pencil, calculator, ruler, and whatever else I tell you).
4. Remain attentive and alert. (Class participation is expected at all times!)
CONSEQUENCES FOR MISBEHAVIOR
First Minor OffenseWarning
Second Minor OffenseDetention
Third Minor OffenseDetention and Parent Notified
Fourth Minor OffenseOffice Referral
Major OffenseOffice Referral
Because of the nature of an advanced course, it is imperative that you “keep up” in this class. You are expected to do your own work and to do it well. As stated earlier, your success in Pre AP Algebra II depends on your willingness to be challenged and on how well you develop the self discipline to complete your work, turn it in on time, and ask questions when you do not understand. I expect your best effort at all times. If you do this, we will have a great year!