Math II Syllabus Instructor: Lisa O’Connor Central Academy of Technology and Arts
- Course Description
Math 2 is an integration of Algebra, Geometry, and Statistics that focuses on more advanced linear topics, as well as other functions and their relationships to each other and applications to the real world. These topics include transformations, similarity and congruence, quadratic functions, square root and inverse variation functions, basic trig and probability. Honors students are expected to investigate topics more deeply and will be exposed to additional topics as well as work with more complex problems and with greater independence.
2. Goals and Objectives
Specific goals and objectives to be covered by the course can be found by following the link below and for Math 2
Schedule- Days and Times
Students will attend on the day indicated by the first letter of their last name.
A-D, Monday E-K, Tuesday L-Q, Wednesday R-Z, Thursday
Schedule New School Time- 9:05-3:45
1st period 9:05 to 10:35
2nd Period 10:40 to 12:10
3rd Period 12:15 to 2:10
A Lunch 12:20 to 12:50 B Lunch 1:00 to 1:30 C Lunch 1:40 to 2:10
4th Period 2:15 to 3:45
Final grades will be calculated with each 6 weeks grade and exam counting 25%. 6 week grades will be based as follows:
Homework/classwork: 50% Assessments: 50%
Classwork/Homework will be assigned each day to reinforce skills learned that day and in preparation for upcoming lessons. All work must be shown. Assignments that do not have appropriate work shown will receive a zero. This includes IXL assignments. All assignments must be completed on a separate paper from notes. Daily assignments can be found on the announcement board of the Canvas page for the class. Homework/Classroom assignments will include, but are not limited to, worksheets, discovery/investigations and IXL and other web based assignments.
Assessments will be given on a regular basis to help measure student learning. These could be quizzes, tests, group assignments, projects or any other method to assess student learning. As with homework, all work must be shown in order to receive credit.
Grades of "0" or "1"
A grade of "0" will be recorded when an assignment will not be able to be accepted for credit due to failure to make up or missing/incomplete assignment.
A grade of "1" will be recorded when an assignment has not been given credit but is still eligible to be turned in for partial credit or full credit. If noted as absent, assignment can be made up within the makeup policy time restraints for full credit. If the assignment is noted as missing or incomplete and shows a score of "1", it can be completed for partial credit (usually 1/2 credit).
Extra help is available through Canvas conference on Fridays. Students are expected to come to these sessions with questions prepared and actively seek instruction by asking questions.
Students may also request a peer tutor from their guidance counselor if they are in need of ongoing help outside of class.
- Pencil and eraser (either mechanical or standard) and colored pencils
- Notebook paper and graph paper
- Flashcards/blank index cards
- 3-ring Binder (with 5 dividers for sections)*
- Graphing Calculator*
- Pencil sharpener
- Dry Erase Markers (expo work best. Several are recommended)
*Graphing Calculators: We do not have a class set of calculators available for students to use during the class period. Students may use Desmos, an online graphing calculator or a handheld graphing calculator. It is recommended that you purchase the Texas Instruments TI 83 or TI 84, any edition (silver, plus, etc.) as you will continue to use it throughout high school/college math courses. Calculators are to be brought to class daily.
*3-ring binder set up- Dividers will be labeled by unit as follows
- Square root and inverse functions
All notes and assignments should be labeled at the top with the student’s name, date and assignment name or notes topic. Notes and assignments should be completed on separate pieces of paper.
Most assignments and resources will be accessed through our learning platform, Canvas. Most assignments will be completed and submitted on the students own paper. ALL WORK MUST BE SHOWN TO RECEIVE CREDIT, and all assignments must be labeled with the student’s name and appropriate date and assignment title.
6. Absences and Make-Up Work
Daily attendance is important to the understanding of mathematics. That said, it is sometimes necessary to miss class due to illness, field trips or sports commitments. It is a student’s responsibility to access the canvas page to find out what they missed while they were out of class. Missed assessments must be made up outside of class time. Any notes missed should be requested from a peer.
ABSENCE FROM SCHOOL- Notes, assignments and assessments missed due to illness must be made up within two days of the absence. Please make arrangements with the teacher to schedule a time to make up assessments during the tutoring sessions on Tuesday or Thursday mornings.
FIELD TRIPS/MISSED CLASS DUE TO SCHOOL OR SPORTS COMMITMENT- Students attending field trips or other school related commitments where they are not considered absent from school will not receive additional time for the day’s assignments, and must access Canvas and bring in all work the following day. If an assessment is missed, they must schedule a time to complete this during the Tuesday or Thursday morning tutoring sessions. ASSIGNMENTS OR ASSESSMENTS NOT MADE UP WITHIN THE ALLOWED TIME WILL RECEIVE A ZERO.
7. Classroom Expectations
- Students must come to class on-time and prepared with materials.
- Students must participate in class with a positive attitude and demonstrate effort.
- Students must be respectful to both peers and adults in and out of class.
- Students are not allowed to use earphones, iPods, MP3 players, game systems, or cell phones in class. CELL PHONES MUST BE TURNED OFF AND KEPT IN BACKPACKS DURING CLASS.
- When you are absent you are responsible for acquiring what was missed in class. . You have two days to turn in make-up work. If you are absent on the day a test is given, you must make arrangements to take it at another time.
- All assignments are to be completed in pencil.
- You need to bring your graphing calculator to class daily.
- No food or beverages in the classroom. Water only.
At CATA, instruction is very important. All students are expected to be in their classrooms and ready to receive
instruction before the tardy bell rings for each class. Following the tardy bell, students who are not in first period
class must report to the front office for a tardy pass. During the rest of the day teachers will mark student
tardy in the PowerSchool Attendance System. Only students with a Tardy Pass will be admitted after the tardy
bell rings for first period.
1st/2nd Tardy: Warning from an administrator in the front office (1st period) and the teacher in the classroom
3rd Tardy: Warning from an administrator in the front office (1st period) and the teacher in the classroom (all
periods). The teacher will contact the parent on the third tardy by phone.
4th/5th Tardy: Warning from an administrator in the front office (1st period) and the teacher in the classroom
(all periods). The teacher will submit a discipline referral to the administration and 1 day ASD with administration.
The administration will contact the parent.
6th/7th Tardy: Warning from an administrator in the front office (1st period) and the teacher in the classroom
(all periods). The teacher will submit a discipline referral to the administration and 2 days ASD with
The administration will contact the parent.
8th Tardy: Warning from an administrator in the front office (1st period) and the teacher in the classroom (all
periods). The teacher will submit a discipline referral to the administration and 3 days ASD. The administration
will set up a parent conference, create a written plan, and possible additional consequences.
- Contact Information
I look forward to working with you and your child. Please feel free to contact me with questions or concerns.
School Phone: 704-296-3088
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