COURSE SYLLABUS

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GPS Advanced Algebra/Statistics B
COURSE SYLLABUS
(27.0611000)
Druid Hills High School

Phone Number: 678-874-6414 (West)
Teacher(s): Mr. West and Ms. George
678-874-6404 (George)
Email: Chris_t_west@fc.dekalb.k12.ga.us
Room Number: 512 C (North Bldg.)
Henrietta_o_george@fc.dekalb.k12.ga.us
Semester: Fall 2012                                   Website: www.dekalb.k12.ga.us/druidhills
Tutorial: Tues. and Thurs, 3:20-4:20 pm (West)
Textbook: Georgia High School Math III
Wed. and Thurs. 3:30-4:30 pm (George)
Text/workbook Price: Replacement Cost                 Tutorial Location: Library or Room 512C

Department Philosophy: It is the belief of the Druid Hills Math Department that every student can learn
mathematics, appreciate the beauty of mathematics, apply mathematics to real situations, and achieve high levels
of competency in mathematics.

Course Description: Advanced Algebra and Statistics is the third course in a sequence of courses designed to
provide students with program of study in mathematics. It includes linear systems, matrices, vertex-edge graphs,
polynomial functions, rational exponents, square root functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, conics,
quadratic systems, 3-D figures, data analysis, and probability. Instruction and assessment include the appropriate use
of technology. Topics will be presented in multiple ways, such as concrete/pictorial, verbal/written, numeric/data-
based, graphical, and symbolic. Advanced Algebra and Statistics is a one semester course.

Course Prerequisites: Successful completion GPS Algebra/Geometry/Statistics (Math I), GPS
Geometry/Algebra 2/Statistics (Math II) or equivalent courses and GPS Advanced Algebra and Statistics A.

Course Outline (number of weeks is approximate):
Unit 4        Solving Equations and Inequalities                                      5 weeks
Unit 5        Polynomial Functions                                                    5 weeks
Unit 6        Data Analysis and Applied Problems                                      4 weeks

Area                                   Percentage            Area                             Percentage
Class work and Homework                    20%               Quizzes                              25%
Tests                                      40%               Final Exam                           15%

Required Materials: SCIENTIFIC CALCULATOR (TI-30XIIS is a good buy).
A three ring binder with paper and dividers or a spiral bound notebook with dividers and pockets,
A pencil, and scientific (or graphing) calculator (smaller pencil sharpener and erasers are useful).
The student should bring these materials and the textbook to class EVERY DAY!
Classroom Expectations:
BE PRESENT AND ON TIME
 Attend class ON TIME daily.                                BE PROACTIVE
 Be in your desk, ready to begin when the bell                  Maintain a clean, safe classroom environment.
rings.                                                         Students are NEVER permitted to have food,
BE PREPARED                                                            drinks, or candy. (Water in a closed, clear
 Bring all materials to class every day, including a              plastic container is allowed.)
calculator and pencil. The use of pens is not                It is YOUR responsibility to ask for your work
allowed, and work will be returned for a redo.                 when you are absent or suspended.
 Do your homework every night.                                  Come to tutorial if you have unanswered
 Groom yourself and use the restroom outside of                   questions after class.
class time.
BE COOPERATIVE AND RESPECTFUL
BE A COURTEOUS, QUIET LISTENER                                      Do not raise your hand to request a restroom pass
 No unnecessary talking or noise making. Follow                   during a lesson. Wait until a quiet time and ask
directions the first time they are given.                       discretely. Class instruction will not be
 DO NOT use profanities or any obscene                            distracted with personal issues.
language.                                                     Project a positive attitude or remain quiet. Do not
 Raise your hand for permission to speak or leave                 distract from the purpose of the class.
your seat.                                                    You are to never throw anything in the
 Cell phones are prohibited. No electronic                        classroom.
devices should be seen or heard in the                        CHEATING IS NOT TOLERTED. Any student
classroom.                                                      caught cheating will receive a zero, a discipline
 You are dismissed by your teachers, not by the                   referral, an unsatisfactory conduct grade, and a
bell.                                                           comment on their progress report.

Make-up/ Re-Do Policy:
1. Upon returning to school with an excused absence, you have as many days to make up work as
you are absent. Excused notes are due in the office within 2 days.
2. If you are absent on the day of an assessment, it can only be made up if the absence is
EXCUSED. Make up tests are administered either before or after school on a scheduled make-
up test date. Failure to attend your appointment to make up a test will result in a zero.
3. Re-Do Policy
   Any student can re-do two tests below 70 per semester
   Must attend tutorial before being permitted to re-do test
   Students must schedule a retake immediately upon receiving the original grade. Failure to attend a
scheduled retake counts towards a retake opportunity.
   Tutorial and re-do of assessment must occur within five days of receiving original grade.
   No re-do testing for cheating, disruptive behavior or tests issued by the state or county.

Late Assignments: Missing homework or class work may be turned in only for the current 4.5 week
grading period. Exceptions will be made only if you are absent during the week prior to a
progress report. Late assignments always receive a lower grade and are never eligible for full
credit.

The teachers reserve the right to make any adjustments to this syllabus according to the needs of each class, as
he/she deems necessary.

Please keep this copy of the syllabus and return the signature page acknowledging that you have received and read
the syllabus. Thank you very much.
Parent/Guardian and Student Signature Page – GPS Advanced Algebra & Statistics B
Fall 2012

Keep the syllabus for your information (You may also view the syllabus on the Druid Hills web page).

This information will help me immensely in communicating your child’s progress to you.

Thank you very much!

Parent/Guardians Names:         Father__________________________________________

Mother_________________________________________

Guardian/s______________________________________

Phone:                  Home__________________________________________

Father__________________cell ____________________work

Mother_________________cell ____________________work

Guardian/s______________cell ____________________work

Email:                  Father__________________________________________

Mother_________________________________________

Guardian________________________________________

Students Email:         _______________________________________________

By signing below, I am acknowledging that I have received the syllabus and that I am aware of the classroom

policies and procedures as stated in the syllabus. (West/George, GPS Advanced Algebra/Statistics B, Fall 2012)

Student Name: _____________________________________________________

Student Signature: ________________________________________                       Date: ______________

Parent/Guardian Signature: ________________________________                       Date: ______________

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