Syllabus

Course Syllabus

 Welcome to Foundations of Math II or Math II

 

Foundations of Math II: 1- year instruction

Math II:  1-semester instruction

Overview

 

  • The emphasis of high school mathematics instruction encompasses 5 conceptual categories:  number and quantity; algebra; function; geometry; and statistics.  Mathematical modeling is an integral component of all conceptual categories.  The modeling perspective allows students to experience mathematics as a way to make sense of data and problems from real situations in many fields of work knowledge.  Math II is a progression of the standards established in Math I. In addition to these standards, Math II includes: polynomials, congruence and similarity of figures, trigonometry with triangles, modeling with geometry, probability, making inferences and justifying conclusions. (NCDPI Division of K-12 Curriculum and Instruction)

     

    Materials

  • Notebook

  • Pencils/Pens

  • Dry Erase markers and erasers (optional)

  • Highlighters

  • TI-83/84 (optional)

     

    Textbook       

  • Weighting

    • Tests                                                                40%

    • Quizzes, Problems of the Week, Projects       35%

    • Classwork, Homework                                   20%

    • Notebook Check                                               5% 

       

      Final Exam

           The final exam is the North Carolina Final Exam for Math II and it is 25% of the total course grade.  

       

      How to Calculate Final Grade for the Course:

              1st 9-Weeks 37.5%      2nd 9-Weeks 37.5%      Final Exam:  25%

       

       

      For Parents/Guardians

      How can I help my child in mathematics?

  • Have student show you what they have learned daily

  • Have student explain problems to you

  • Have student explain how to correct each problem missed on assessments

  • Check PowerSchool for student’s current grades

    • Grades are updated at least once a week.

  • Ask for progress reports (on a 3-week basis) and report cards (each 9-weeks)

                  1ST Semester:  Progress Reports Aug. 26, Sept. 16; Report Cards Oct. 13, Jan. 4

     

    When can my child get extra help?

  • Smart Lunch/Study Hall will be held twice a week

  • Student can check Pearson Success Net (textbook) for lessons

  • Student can email me with additional questions

     

    What should the student do in case of an absence?

  • Make up work is only allowed for excused absences.

  • Students must make up assignments within a timely manner: assessments within one week of return to school and classwork within three days of return to school.

  • Make up assessments must be done in the classroom before/after school.

     

                                       

     

    Joyce Cunningham

    jcunningham@wcps.org

     

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