Course Syllabus

Welcome to Math 4 Honors!!!


In Math 4 we will extend some of the concepts you touched on in Math 1, 2 and 3, specifically graphing functions, logarithms & trigonometry.  And also look at Statistics and its applications in todays world. For a more specific outline of what topics will be covered, follow this link to the Math 4 Standards


Some Important Information About the class...

  • Supplies: each day you will need charged chromebook, pencil & paper
  • Assignments: Each day of class, you will have an assignment to submit in Canvas. You should be able to complete it during class. 
  • Assessments: Assessments include quizzes and unit tests. You will happen at the end of each unit. You may expect 3 unit tests per grading period.
  • Expectations: 
    • Please arrive in class  on time with all class materials. 
    • Your chromebook should be charged before coming to class.
    • Cell phones & ear buds/headphones need to be put away during class.
  • Grading Scale:
    • 60% assessments  
    • 40% assignments  
  • Late Work vs Make up work
    • all work should be completed the day assigned.
    • Assignments turned in Late will earn at most a 50%. 
    • Make-up work due to an absence should be completed within a week of returning to class, unless otherwise arranged with the teacher. If submitted within this week, no penalty will be given. 
  • Canvas: The majority of assignments not completed on paper must be submitted on our learning platform,  Canvas.  Assignments can be submitted a variety of ways including, uploading files, typing into text boxes, and sharing Google documents/presentations.  Students will be shown how to submit assignments on Canvas as needed.  Individual assignments will indicate which method of submission on Canvas is expected.  If students need a refresher or have questions, they can access the Canvas Student GuideLinks to an external site. for specific instructions.  It is the student's responsibility to ensure assignments are submitted on time and to contact the instructor if there is a problem. Please note that student activity is logged while in Canvas so instructors will be able to see if the student opened the assignment, if there was any activity including a log of student activities during on-line tests and quizzes.  Students are not allowed to leave the testing window during assessments.  Doing so is considered cheating and will be handled as set forth in the Porter Ridge HS handbook.

    NOTICE: Although many assignments are submitted and graded in our learning platform, Canvas, the "final" grades shown may not be properly weighted and do not contain assignments that were not graded in Canvas.  For the student's official grades, please continue to access the parent portal through Powerschool. Login information should be the same as last year. If you need assistance accessing the parent portal, please contact the school.”



  • Functions
  • Regression
  • Logarithms


  • Trigonometry - Graphs & properties
  • Triangle Trigonometry
  • Explanatory Data Analysis


  • Collecting Data
  • Probability
  • Inference

To reach Mrs.Ruggiero


*emails & phone calls will not be answered during class time.   I will make every effort to reply as soon as possible. 

Office Hours:

  Tuesdays & Thursdays 
3:15 - 4:00pm

*Other times by appointment

Helpful Links

Desmos (online calculator)

EmpowerEd Parent Resources



Math 4 HN is an honors level course. This course is also available in the Program of Studies at the College Preparatory level. Students earning credit for an Honors level course receive an elevated number of Quality Points for their Grade Point Average. Students choosing the Honors level course should be aware that this Honors level course will include:

  • Required extension opportunities that are directly related to the Standard Course of Study. This includes additional content beyond that covered in the College Preparatory level.
  • More challenging coursework and assessments. Students will be expected to demonstrate higher levels of understanding for grades.
  • Projects and presentations will be more in depth.
  • Students will have to focus and study regularly to master the content.
  • The expectation that students can move through the coursework at an accelerated pace and students experiencing difficulty should quickly seek guidance from their teacher on how they can be more successful.

Examples of Honors Differentiation in this Course:

CP Honors
NC.M4.AF.4.1 Translate between algebraic and graphical representations of piecewise functions (linear, exponential, quadratic, polynomial, square root).


NC.M4.AF.4.1 Translate between algebraic and graphical representations of piecewise functions (linear, exponential, quadratic, polynomial, square root) and create algebraic and graphical representations of piecewise functions to model contextual situations.