Savannah Arts Academy
ACCELERATED MATHEMATICS II
Instructor: Mr. Dan Snope
Room 232 (912) 395-5000
Course Description & Performance Standards:
This is the second in a sequence of mathematics courses designed to prepare students to take AB or BC Advanced Placement
Calculus. It includes right triangle trigonometry; exponential, logarithmic, and higher degree polynomial functions; matrices; linear
programming; vertex-edge graphs; conic sections; planes and spheres; population means, standard deviations, and normal
Prerequisite Course(s): Accelerated Math I or Math II
MA2A1. Students will explore exponential functions
MA2A2. Students will explore inverses of functions.
MA2A3. Students will analyze graphs of polynomial functions of higher degree
MA2A4. Students will explore logarithmic functions as inverses of exponential functions
MA2A5. Students will solve a variety of equations and inequalities.
MA2A6. Students will perform basic operations with matrices.
MA2A7. Students will use matrices to formulate and solve problems
MA2A8. Students will solve linear programming problems in two variables.
MA2A9. Students will understand and apply matrix representations of vertex-edge graphs.
MA2G1. Students will identify and use special right triangles.
MA2G2. Students will define and apply sine, cosine, and tangent ratios to right triangles.
MA2G3. Students will investigate the relationships between lines and circles.
MA2G4. Students will recognize, analyze, and graph the equations of the conic sections (parabolas, circles, ellipses, and hyperbolas).
MA2G5. Students will investigate planes and spheres.
DATA ANALYSIS AND PROBABILITY
MA2D1. Using sample data, students will make informal inferences about population means and standard deviations.
MA2D2. Students will create probability histograms of discrete random variables, using both experimental and theoretical
MA2D3. Students will solve problems involving probabilities by interpreting a normal distribution as a probability histogram for a
continuous random variable (z-scores are used for a general normal distribution).
MA2D4. Students will understand the differences between experimental and observational studies by posing questions and collecting,
analyzing, and interpreting data.
The following process standards are essential to mastering each of the mathematics content standards. They emphasize critical
dimensions of the mathematical proficiency that all students need.
MA2P1. Students will solve problems (using appropriate technology).
MA2P2. Students will reason and evaluate mathematical arguments.
MA2P3. Students will communicate mathematically.
MA2P4. Students will make connections among mathematical ideas and to other disciplines.
MA2P5. Students will represent mathematics in multiple ways.
Accelerated Mathematics II frameworks, Supplemental Textbooks (as needed)
Tests/Projects: 60% Classwork/Homework/Quizzes: 40%
There is a cumulative End of Course Test for this course. The EOCT will be administered in late Spring and will count 20% of your
final course grade. Only scientific calculators may be used on the test.
Homework, Quizzes and Tests
Assigned homework and classwork must be completed to succeed in this course. Absent students are responsible for missed
notes and assignments. Be sure to reference your student handbook.
Major tests and quizzes will be announced.
A = 90 - 100
B = 80 - 89
C = 70 - 79
Not meeting standards = Below 70
Students are expected to adhere to the Code of Conduct, put forth 100% effort in all academic work, come to class prepared with
completed assignments and necessary supplies, and seek assistance from the teacher when needed.
Always be on time
Always be prepared with all necessary materials
(especially your graphing calculator with functional batteries!)
Always complete and submit assignments in on time
Always show respect for self, others, and property
Students are expected to attend each class meeting. It is the student’s responsibility to obtain any missed notes and/or assignments due
to an excused absence. Class Notes ,Homework assignments, tutorial resources, and other classinformation can be found at :
Absent students will have up to five (5) day to complete work missed while out of school as stated in the Student Handbook. Students
will be expected to complete previously announced quizzes and tests immediately upon returning to class. Please refer to the
attendance section of your student handbook for additional details.
Mathematics tutorial is held each Wednesday from 2:55 – 3:55. Be sure to make the transportation arrangements prior to attending.
Notebook & Other Supplies
Your notebook should be organized and contain the following: Several Pencils (wooden or mechanical w/ lead)
Daily Practice/Journal Writing TI-83/TI-84 Graphing Calculator
Notes Scientific Calculator (for EOCT in the Spring)
Practice Exercises Loose leaf paper
Math Team meets every Thursday from 2:55- 4:00 in Mr. Snope’s Room, number 232. Yearly off-campus competitions are held at
Armstrong Atlantic State University, Georgia Southern University, and University of Charleston. The team also competes in several
on-campus, written competitions. Don’t miss out on the fun!
To be eligible for any math awards at the end of the academic school year, you must meet the following criteria
Have a GPA of 95 or above in the current year’s math course work;
Exhibit outstanding leadership in the mastery of the course;
Participate in a math-related competition (i.e. Math Team, FBLA, Odyssey of the Mind, etc.)
Display excellent behavior
Demonstrate overall excellence in the classroom
Student Name __________________________________________
Accelerated Mathematics II
My expectations are high, but together we can achieve our goals.
Be here, be positive, be willing to work, and you will succeed!
Accelerated Mathematics II Syllabus
Please sign and return this form to Mr. Snope by Friday, August 31th 2012.
I have received and read a copy of the syllabus during the first week of enrollment in this class. I understand
what the expectations and responsibilities are of the student. In addition, it is clear that the above supply list is
mandatory for all students. Should assistance be needed in obtaining any of these supplies, I will contact Mr.
Snope. Otherwise, it is assumed that each student will come to class daily with all of the supplies listed.
Students MUST bring their own supplies to class.
I am also aware that failure to complete at-home practice assignments may result in my/my student’s poor
performance and possible lack of success in this class and further study in mathematics.
I understand that I will need a reliable internet connection and printer at home. If at any time I do not have
access to either of these from home, I will make other arrangements to secure the required resources.
Parent or Guardian’s signature ________________________________________ Date___________
Student Signature ___________________________________________________Date___________
PLEASE PRINT ALL INFORMATION BELOW CLEARLY. IT IS IMPORTANT THAT A CORRECT EMAIL ADDRESS AND
PHONE NUMBER BE OBTAINED SO THAT I MAY CONTACT YOU. PLEASE USE THE BACK OF THIS SHEET TO
INDICATE ANY INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR STUDENT YOU FEEL IT IS IMPORTANT FOR ME TO KNOW.
Parent/Guardian name(s): ___________________________________________________________________
Parent/Guardian e-mail address(es): ___________________________________________________________
Parent/Guardian Contact Numbers: (Home Phone)_______________________ (Cell)____________________
Additional Contact Numbers: (Home Phone)_______________________ (Cell)____________________
Does your child have regular access to the Internet at home? YES NO
Does your child have regular access to a printer at home? YES NO