Algebra II

Algebra II                                                                                             Mrs. Markwart

2012-2013                                                                                                                   2nd hour conference

Room J-82                                                                                                   

Course description:  Algebra II is a college preparatory course which contains content in the following areas:  linear equations and inequalities, polynomials, problem solving, quadratic equations and inequalities, factoring, quadratic formula, complex numbers, coordinate geometry, linear systems, functions, and linear and quadratic systems.

Course Content:       

Semester A                                                                                                                           Semester B

Equations and Inequalities                                                                                                Quadratic Functions

Linear Equations and Functions                                                                      Polynomials and Polynomial Functions

Systems of Linear Equations and Inequalities                                              Powers, Roots, and Radicals            

Quadratic Functions                                                                                                                          


Semester C

Exponential and Logarithmic Functions

Rational Equations and Functions

Quadratic Relations and Conic Sections


Evaluation criteria:  A student’s marking period grade will be determined as follows:          30%     Assignments 
                     30%      Quiz 
                     40%     Tests


Grading Scale:           100-93%          A                                 69-67%            D+

                                    92-90%            A-                                66-63%            D

                                    89-87%            B+                               62-60%            D-

                                    86-83%            B                                 Below 60%     F

                                    82-80%            B-                               

                                    79-77%            C+

                                    76-73%            C

                                    72-70%            C-


Semester grade composition:  Each trimester will count as 80% of the semester grade.  The exam will count as 20% of the semester grade. 


Late Assignments:  There is no penalty for late/missing assignments; however, late work must be completed after school in the classroom with a math teacher.

Make-up work:  The school policy for excused absences will be followed.  When a student misses a day of school they have one day to make the work up.  It will be the responsibility of the student to collect missed work.  If a student collects their work in advance of an absence then it should be completed upon return to school. 


Test/Quiz Retakes:  Retakes are allowed once all homework related to the assessment is completed.  The student will earn the better of the two scores.


Extra Credit:  No extra credit assignments will be given.


Resources:  Algebra II Textbook,, Powerschool, teacher website