# Algebra 2 Course Expectation Sheet

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Algebra 2: Course Expectation Sheet
Teacher: Trinity Welch-Radabaugh                                Room #: E-3                         Year: 2009 – 10
Website: http://www.csd509j.net/staff/welcht                               Email: trinity.welch@corvallis.k12.or.us
Phone number: (541) 757 – 4525           Availability: During lunch and after school; please make an appointment
Textbook: McDougal-Littell Algebra 2 (Replacement Cost: \$66)                       Credits: 1; grades given at 9 wks
Course Content and Goals:
 Our class goal this semester is that every student works towards proficiency in the following areas:
Linear equations, functions, systems and matrices, quadratic functions, factoring, and relations,
polynomial functions, rational exponents and radical functions, exponential and logarithmic functions,
rational functions, and probability and statistics.
Expectations for Success:
 Be Respectful – allows for a safe and healthy educational environment
o Treat others how you would like to be treated
o Always engage in school-appropriate, on-topic conversations
o Respect yours, your peers, and the school’s property
 Be Responsible – independence is a skill that must be mastered for success in any aspect of life
o Being prepared for class with homework, pencil, paper, and book
o Being on time (on time is in the door when class starts)
 Be Safe – think before you act, sometimes the consequence is not worth it
o Thinking before you act
o Thinking independently of peer influence
o Walk in hallways and classroom
o Keep hands and feet to yourself
 Be On It! – doing what it takes to be your best
o Homework turned in
o Actively engaged in class (taking notes, asking/answering questions, working in groups)
o Be involved (i.e. provide input during class discussions)
o Come to class ready and wanting to be here
1.  Grades are earned according to the following:
  60% - Tests/Quizzes
  25% - Homework
  15% - In-class activities/projects
o Participation is a crucial part of this class. Warm-ups will be provided daily, and you will be
responsible for recording and completing them. They will be checked periodically for
credit. Group and partner work occurs often, so be prepared to work with your classmates.
o Students will be given the opportunity this semester to complete work samples. These are
open-ended math questions that require students to not only solve a problem, but also
describe their method and strategies, verify their results, and communicate their process.
If completed with a specific score, a sample goes into the student’s portfolio.
2. Late/make-up work
 It is important that students attend class every day. As a general rule, late assignments will not be
accepted; homework and other assignments are due on the given date. If an absence has been
excused, students have one week after returning to school to make-up missing assignments.
 Students who are absent the day of a test will be expected to take the test the day they return to
school. Only excused absences will be accepted.
 Each nine weeks, students will receive two late homework passes. These passes allow a student to
turn in any missing/late assignment during the grading period.
3. Skills tests
 There will be four skills tests given in this course. While the scores on these tests will not be part of
your final grade, you must complete all of them with 90 – 100% accuracy in order to pass the class.
Skills tests may be taken as many times as necessary in order to achieve a score of 90 – 100%.
 A 90 – 100%, B 80 – 89%, C 70 – 79%, D 60 – 69%, F 0 – 59%
5. Credit Denial
Credit denial in this course may occur when a student has accumulated 10 unexcused absences in a semester (5 in
a quarter) and his/her grade has fallen below an 80%. Students and their parents will be informed in writing by
the teacher of the possibility of credit denial when a student has accumulated 5 unexcused absences in a quarter
and their grade has fallen below an 80%. Credit denial decisions will not be based on absences due to religious
reasons, a student’s disability, or an excused absence, as determined by district policy. Students who receive a
credit denial warning are responsible to taking measures to prevent the loss of academic credit. Students who are
failing a class at the time of credit denial will have an ‘F’ entered on their transcript. No credit will be awarded for
the course.
Classroom Policies:
1. Personal Electronics
 Cell Phones are not permitted in this class and will be confiscated on sight.
o 1st offense: Phones is taken for the remainder of the class period.
o 2nd offense: Phone is taken for the remainder of the day.
o 3rd offense: Phone is taken to the front office and a parent must pick it up.
 iPods, Mp-3’s, etc. are permitted in this class with certain restrictions. They may be used
during individual work time (homework) and during tests. If at any time they become a
distraction, you will be asked to put them away. Misuse will result in confiscation as above.
2. Plagiarism
 Please see the student planner for details of the CVHS Plagiarism Policy that will be followed.
3. Tardy
 Out of respect for your classmates, your instructor, and this class, it is important that you arrive
to class on time. If tardies become a problem with individuals or a class, then lunch detentions
will be assigned.
Required materials:
 A graphing calculator is recommended; they are highly useful in future courses, and our department
recommends a TI-84+. The math department has a limited number of calculators available for student use
during class, however they may not leave class with students.
 Spiral notebook
 Pencils (pens don’t belong in math class!)
 Graph paper
 If possible, please bring a box of tissue for class use
 White board marker(s) to be used in classroom activities
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Please sign and return this portion to school:
I have read the Algebra 2 Course Description for Spring, 2010 and the Parent Letter.
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