Name: ____________________ August 31, 2009
Honors Algebra 2 – Smith Period 6
HONORS ALGEBRA 2, 2009–2010
This course gives students a deeper understanding of the structure of Algebra. It is designed to
expand the students’ mathematical ability in applying algebraic concepts and skills in the solving
of problems. This course includes a review of concepts from Algebra 1 and explores new
concepts, such as polynomial and logarithmic functions, matrices, and the binomial theorem.
1. To provide the student with a deeper understanding of the mathematical content,
concepts, and connections between algebra and geometry.
2. To provide the student with the ability to determine algebraic solutions in various content
areas and apply these solutions to real-world scenarios.
All students are required to have a textbook (McDougal Litell), two folders, pencils, and loose-
leaf paper on a daily basis. Calculators are optional, although recommended.
A preliminary breakdown of percentages for each quarter is:
Homework – 25 % Notebook/Participation – 20 %
Tests/Projects – 35 % Quizzes – 20 %
You will be responsible for keeping track of your grades throughout each quarter.
Guidelines for acceptable work:
1. Homework will be given on a daily basis. All homework MUST be done on loose-leaf
paper. Grading will be based upon completeness, organization, and neatness.
2. Show all work – get used to doing this. Answers alone are insufficient. Partial credit
will be given on tests and quizzes for work.
3. Each assignment should start on a new sheet of paper. Consecutive problems should be
numbered top-to-bottom on a page. You are encouraged to use both sides of the paper.
Procedures for absences:
1. Any work not turned in on time because of an excused absence will be due on the day of
the student’s return.
2. Students are responsible for all assignments and notes given during absences. Ask
classmates for missed work; in addition, notes will be available online.
3. Tests that are missed MUST be made up the day that you return.
I will be available for extra help outside of class from 7:00 to 7:30 and 3:30 to 4:30.
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