Academic Algebra II is a more advanced and rigorous version of the regular Algebra II course. Academic Algebra II emphasizes equation solving with applications toward the solution of word problems. Academic Algebra II will help students develop their analytical skills and will require higher order thinking. Units of study will focus on quadratic functions and factoring, polynomial functions, rational and radical functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, probability, and matrices. This class’s complexity requires additional outside study beyond the normal classroom setting. Academic Algebra II is weighted at 1.05.GradingYour grade will be based on points accumulated through the marking period in two weighted categories.
Letter grades according to school grading scale.
60% tests, quizzes, certain projects and assignments may fall in this category
40% notebook and reading checks, homework, classwork, projects
Homework – Assignments meant to introduce topics, reinforce concepts and practice skills.
In class assignments – Practice or discovery activities that may be given individually or in small groups.
Notebook and reading check – Based on the quality and organization of your notes.
Possible checks during tests, by exit slips and other methods.
Ask yourself, “Could someone else make sense of and learn from my notebook?”
Quiz – Similar to tests and designed to assess smaller blocks of information.
Quizzes can be given as solo or occasionally small group efforts.
Test – Assessments given over larger sections of materials, generally chapters.back to Courses