Algebra 3-4 Honors Syllabus
Algebra 1-2 Honors and Geometry Honors and/or Teacher Approval
The student will:
·Use technology and visual models as aids in understanding math content
·Apply mathematical problem solving strategies to solve problems from within and outside mathematics
·Be able to use the tools of estimation and mental math
·Integrate the NCTM standards to solve real life problems
·Integrate reading and writing into the math curriculum
All math courses are designed to meet the requirements of the Deer Valley Mathematics Curriculum, Arizona State Standards and National Council of Teachers of Mathematics standards.
This course involves a more rigorous analysis of the topics covered in Algebra 3-4. Areas receiving increased emphasis include trigonometry and solutions to higher-order relations.
By the end of the school year, the student will:
·Simplify & solve equations that contain inequalities, exponents, trigonometric functions, logarithms, rational numbers, and radicals.
·Solve linear & quadratic equations, as well as determining their intercepts, their domain & range, and transformations.
·Perform addition, subtraction, and multiplication with matrices.
·Calculate sums of sequences, work with binomial theorem, and determine probability of real life situations.
Please navigate to http://math-dvusd.wikispaces.com/ for a complete list of State Standards and further details.
All guidelines and rules of Boulder Creek High School will be followed. The Student is expected to:
·Ask questions. Ask for help. Set up a time for extra help if necessary.
·Come to class prepared. This includes supplies such as paper and pencils, as well as homework.
·Complete all assignments. (No late work will be accepted)
·No silly behavior, excessive talking, or disrespect to our school, the teacher, or fellow students will be tolerated. The student is expected to work on math assignments during class.
Consequences of not meeting expectations:
1. Discuss behavior with the student.
2. A conference with the student – possible seat change (parent contact)
3. Referral to administration
Note: Instructor will go directly to step 3 when deemed appropriate.
Test - Quizzes - Projects = 64%
Assignments – homework = 16%
Final Exams = 20%
Grading scale: (NO ROUNDING)
A = 100% - 90%
B = 89% - 80%
C = 79% - 70%
D = 69% - 60%
F = 59% and below
·Homework is due at the start of class. Homework can only be made up if the student has an excused absence. Students can Re-do any assignment for full credit if they attend tutoring prior to the unit test. Re-do assignments are due the day following a tutoring session. No Re-do assignments will be accepted for a unit once the test for that unit has been taken.
·Late assignments will be corrected but will not receive points.
·No extra credit - school policy.
·Grades can be checked through Powerschools. Grades will NOT be posted in the classroom, but the student can request to see their grade.
Adherence to the Boulder Creek Academic Integrity Code:
All students enrolled in Algebra 3-4 Honors will adhere to the framework and guidelines set forth in the Boulder Creek High School Academic Integrity Code. Cheating and Plagiarism will not be tolerated. The purpose of this code is to promote a positive learning environment for all involved. As humans, we will make mistakes as we grow. It is understood that we can learn from those mistakes and become better individuals in the future. Any student who violates this code will be referred to the Students Rights and Responsibilities handbook and assignment of appropriate consequences. Please refer to the Academic Integrity Code in its entirety for definitions and examples of plagiarism and cheating and strategies on how to avoid these infractions.
Upon return to class after an absence, a student has one school day for each day missed to make up work/test assigned during his/her absence regardless of the number of days absent. For example, if a student is absent on Thursday and Friday, he/she will have Monday and Tuesday of the following week to make up work and must turn in the work that was assigned during the days absent on Wednesday.
Coursework and assessments assigned prior to the absence(s) may still be due on the date assigned. It is the student’s responsibility to check with teachers immediately upon return for work missed and possible adjustment of due dates. Teachers may choose to schedule an appointment with the student to arrange due dates as needed.
Long Term Project Policy:
Long term projects are assignments given at least two weeks in advance. Teachers should note that the assignment is a long term project in the written instructions provided for the students. Long term projects are due on or before the date assigned, even if the student or teacher is absent on the due date. See the Student Handbook for additional details.
·Spiral Notebook or Composition Book
·A graphing calculator is strongly recommended. TI-83, TI-84, TI-30Xa (scientific calculator)
Parents/Guardians will be given information about accessing the Powerschools site at the Parent-Teacher conferences in October. The Powerschools site allows parents/guardians and students to access the student’s grades, attendance, and other information. The web address is: