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Christ Dominion Academy’s second year algebra course strengthens your student's mathematical thinking and problem solving through interactive application of algebraic concepts rather than a steps-to-solutions approach.
The goal of Christ Dominion Academy’s second year algebra course is to build on the foundations of Algebra and Geometry. This class will guide students into interacting with and applying algebraic concepts instead of simply focusing on various steps to solutions.
Students will be expected and encouraged to explore and discuss problems with the rest of the class. Algebra II aims to teach students not only the math concepts but also how to be problem solvers and to think critically. Homework assignments may be personalized to individual needs.
Prerequisite classes should include either a seventh or eighth grade level math course or Pre-Algebra. Students should already be familiar with the following concepts:
- Order of Operations
- Percent and Ratios
- Algebraic Expressions
- The Coordinate Plane
- Negative Numbers
- Operations with Fractions
- Operations with Decimals
- Factors and Multiples
- Area and Perimeter (Polygons and Circles)
Unit 1: Functions
Unit 2: Quadratic Functions, Equations, and Relations
Unit 3: Polynomial Functions, Expressions, and Equations
Unit 4: Rational Functions, Expressions, and Equations
Unit 5: Rational Functions, Expressions, and Equations
Unit 6: Exponential and Logarithmic Functions and Equations
Unit 7: Trigonometric Functions
Unit 8: Probability
This course is taught on an online platform with an Interactive Student Edition and account. All materials will be available online and there are no required textbooks. However, a student can purchase a printed copy if they wish to have one for reference (HMH Algebra II. Texas: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2018. ISBN: 1328900045).
1. Email address
2. Computer and an internet connection capable of video conferencing
3. Headset with attached microphone
4. Internal or external webcam
Students will be given personal accounts to access their materials on the online platform my.hrw. An email will be sent by the teacher after enrollment with instructions on how to access this account and create a username and password to use for the duration of the course.
Participation: This class using Zoom meetings for live participation. During this time, students will be expected to follow along with their my.hrw account. All assignments will be shown under a TO DO list section with the corresponding due dates. Participation includes attending class on-time, being prepared for class, engaging in class discussions, and completing in-class assignments.
Daily Expectations and Homework: The course curriculum is split into two separate parts. During class, the student will be using an interactive textbook that allows them to check their comprehension as the class moves through a concept. The pace of this class is designed to allow the student to complete a majority of this during the class itself. The second part is a more traditional homework assignment. Both sections will be listed under the students’ TO DO list in their my.hrw account with direct links to the material. These sections will be due at least one hour before the next class meeting.
“Elaborate” sections are open ended questions that allow the student to explain and elaborate on the specific math concept in words. Grading on this section includes the use of grade appropriate grammar, full sentences and mechanics as well as the content of the answers. Language can be simple and concise, but students should make sure their ideas are clearly and completely explained.
A late assignments will have 5% deducted for every day past its due date unless an adequate excuse, like a family emergency or illness, is provided. The student is responsible for contacting their instructor over any late assignments.
Special Assignments and Tests: There will be = in-class quizzes every one to two weeks and a more comprehensive unit test after every unit. Specific instructions will be available on the day of the test. Tests will be proctored in class and the use of textbooks or web browsers (with the exception of the test assignment) is forbidden. Parental supervision is recommended.
Conduct: Students are expected to exhibit Christ-like behavior in their discussions and interactions. While disagreements are permitted, disparaging comments or ad hominem attacks are not.
Attendance: Students are required to view and participate in a live feed of class. If a student misses a class session, it is the student’s responsibility to identify and complete assigned work by either contacting a classmate or the instructor. Refer to the school calendar for days off due to holidays or other circumstances.
Plagarism: Plagiarism is an act of theft and lying. You must provide the source for any information posted in your assignments that is not a result of your own work or thinking, even if you paraphrase or summarize another author’s wording. When three or more words are used from a source, quotation marks must also be supplied. For more information, visit https://columbiacollege-ca.libguides.com/plagiarism/what_is_plagiarism or ask your instructor.
Late Assignments: It is the responsibility of each CDA student to contact the course instructor in the event that an assignment will be turned in late. Never assume that additional time will be granted based on your circumstances. If you fail to contact your instructor, you may receive 0% for the assignment.
Contact Information: Your instructor is available for questions and concerns via their email address. Please use use instructor phone numbers for emergencies. Contact information for the course instructor will be emailed to the students after enrollment is complete.
Grades for Individual Assignments:
Percentage Letter Grade 98-100% A+ 93-97% A 90-92% A- 88-89% B+ 83-87% B 80-82% B- 78-79% C+ 73-77% C 70-72% C- 69% or less F
Percentage Letter Grade Grade Points 90-100% A 4.0 80-89% B 3.0 70-79% C 2.0 69% or less F 0.0
Grading Weights for this Course
Class Participation 10% Homework 40% Quizzes 25% Unit Tests 25%