Mr. Reynolds and Mrs. Dean
Dear Student and Parents:
Welcome to the new year. The purpose of this letter is to inform you of the goals and expectations of this class. It is our hope that this classroom will be a learning friendly environment. We will strive to assist the learner in understanding the many concepts developed during the course of this class. We are usually available before and after school for any extra help needed as well as during Titan Time. We encourage you to seek us out for additional help whenever you feel confused, frustrated, or discouraged. Don’t wait until you feel overwhelmed.
Course Description: In this course you will continue to explore the algebraic concepts introduced in Algebra 1. You will expand your knowledge of distance, polynomial expressions, rational functions and quadratic functions. Topics covered in the class are as follows:
- Factor polynomials
- Graphing Polynomials, exponents, and logarithmic functions
- Problems with inverse and direct variation
- Complex numbers
Students will be polite and positive in all their interactions with other students and teachers. They will report to class promptly and prepared. They will be expected to participate in all learning activities and give every task their best effort. Activities are there to assist in the development and understanding of the concepts. Students will be expected daily to come to class with a pencil, notebook, and a calculator. Cheating will result in at least a zero for that assignment and possible further disciplinary action.
Students will be asked to attend a clinic if they do not follow the expectations stated above.
· The grades will be earned based on the following percentages.
Tests and Quizzes = 80%
Homework and Classwork = 20% (Homework is given nearly every night and needs to be finished, corrected, and on time to receive full credit. All late work will receive no credit.)
Students who complete this course will be prepared for Precalculus. If you would like to communicate with us please feel free to call (571) 434-4400 or email one of us at JB.Reynolds@lcps.org or Cassandra.Dean@lcps.org.