• Academy Park High School

    Course Syllabus

    Algebra II College prep

     

     


    Course Information

    Teacher Information

    Credit Hour: 1

    Name: Mr. Wharton

    Marking Period: 1 and 2

    Phone: 610- 522-4330 Ext. 6300

    Class Location: 300

    Office Location: 300

    Time: Block 4 1:15 to 2:35

    Office Hours: After school by appointment

    Teacher Website:

    E-Mail: pwharton@sedelco.org

     

     

    School Attributes

    The manner in which we prepare students at Academy Park High School is informed by four attributes: (1) Dedicated faculty who will hold themselves to, at minimum, to the same standards as the students we teach; (2) Positive relationships developed and nurtured between and among adults and students; (3) A high level of rigor included in instructional practices via standards aligned and contextually driven instruction; and (4) Connecting positive relationships with effective instruction for positive academy RESULTS!

     

     

    Course Description: This course will be investigating and exploring graphs of linear, exponential, and polynomial functions. The topics of study include: development of strategies for understanding sequences and equivalence, solving equations and inequalities, solving systems of linear equations and linear inequalities involving two to three variables, introduction to matrices and using them to solve problems, developing an understanding of probability involving permutations and combinations. While the topics covered in this level are the same as the CP level there is greater difficulty and rigor.

     

     

    Textbook: Algebra II Connections – College Preparatory Mathematics

     

     

    Course Competencies/ Learning Objectives

    Students who successfully complete [Insert course name] will be competent in the following areas:

    • Solve equations in function notation
    • Find points of intersection using multiple representations
    • Recognize and work with families of functions
    • Identify and generate arithmetic and geometric sequences
    • Solve expressions for equivalence
    • Determine relationships of graphs in the form of y=abx

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Student Evaluation

    The grading system for the Mathematics Department at Academy Park High School is as follows:

    The above areas will be used as the basis for 80% of your grade per semester. The midterm and/or final exam will constitute the remaining 20% of your grade per semester.

     

    Tests                                                                - 40%

    Quizzes                                                                        - 20%

    Classwork                                                        - 10%

    Attendance & Participation                              - 20% (school wide)

    Homework                                                       - 10% (school wide)

     

     

    Attendance Policy

    Regular and prompt class attendance is an essential part of the educational experience. Academy Park High School expects students to exercise good judgment regarding attendance and absences. Students will accept full responsibility for ensuring their work does not suffer because of absences. All students are expected to attend every scheduled class on time. Exceptions may be made for illness and valid emergencies.

     

    Classroom Expectations

    1. Arrive to class on time
    2. Be prepared
    3. Respect your classmates and teacher
    4. Give your all, all the time
    5. Be responsible for your actions
    6. No cell phones or IPod use allowed in class!!
    7. No sleeping in class
    8. No eating in class

     

    Class Requirements

    You will need a separate notebook for this class. (A notebook of graph paper is even better!) Pencils, erasers and if you have a calculator you may bring it to class. If you do not have a graphing calculator one will be provided for class use only.

     

     

    Plagiarism, Cheating, and Academic Integrity

    Plagiarism is the practice of copying words, sentences, images, or ideas for use in written or oral assessments without giving proper credit to the source. Cheating is defined as the giving or receiving of illegal help on anything that has been determined by the teacher to be an individual effort. Both are considered serious offenses and will significantly affect your course grade. Please refer to the Student Code of Conduct booklet for additional information.

     

    Methodology

    A combination of lecture, class discussion, presentations, videos, cooperative learning, and problem-based learning will be used in this course. Grades will be determined by the satisfactory and timely completion of assignments. The grade of each assignment is based on the prerequisite given for each assignment. Below is an overview of topic/ units and major assessments/assignments for this course. Please note dates/timeframes are subject to change and are an estimate.

     

     

    Unit/ Topic

    Course Activities

    Assessments/Assignments

    Month/ Timeframe

    Functions

    Building shapes with yarn

    Student Presentations

    Teamwork

    Working with graphing calculators

    Classwork, Homework, Team Tests, Quizzes, Individual Tests

    MP 1

    Sequences and Equivalence

    Bouncy ball experiment

    Area Models

    Classwork, Homework, Team Tests, Quizzes, Individual Tests

    MP 1

    Exponential Functions

    Applications of exponential functions

    Classwork, Homework, Team Tests, Quizzes, Individual Tests

    MP 1

    Transformations of parents graphs

    Parabola Investigation

    Mathematical Modeling

    Classwork, Homework, Team Tests, Quizzes, Individual Tests

    MP 2

     

    Solving and Intersections

    Using systems to solve problems

    Applications of systems of equations

    Classwork, Homework, Team Tests, Quizzes, Individual Tests

    MP 2

    *Additional Units and Topics will be discussed further

     

     

     

     

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    Academy Park High School

    Course Syllabus

    Pre-Calculus

     

     


    Course Information

    Teacher Information

    Credit Hour: Bl. 2

    Name: Mr. Wharton

    Marking Period: 1,2

    Phone: 610-522-4330 ext. 300

    Class Location: 300

    Office Location: room 300

    Time: 9:07 – 10:26

    Office Hours: Daily 2:40 - ?

    Teacher Website: pwharton@sedelco.org

    E-Mail: pwharton@sedelco.org

    School Attributes

    The manner in which we prepare students at Academy Park High School is informed by four attributes: (1) Dedicated faculty who will hold themselves to, at minimum, to the same standards as the students we teach; (2) Positive relationships developed and nurtured between and among adults and students; (3) A high level of rigor included in instructional practices via standards aligned and contextually driven instruction; and (4) Connecting positive relationships witha effective instruction for positive academy RESULTS!

     

     

    Course Description:

    The course topics include college algebra, advanced trigonometry, and analytic geometry of two and three dimensions. Students experience a thorough analysis of all elementary functions and curve-sketching. Selected discrete mathematics topics including normal probability distributions, non-linear regression, and hypothesis testing are explored. Practice with proofs such as mathematical induction is included. Experience with graphing calculators is incorporated.

     

    Textbook:

    Pre-Calculus with Trigonometry (CPM)

     

    Course Competencies/ Learning Objectives

    Students who successfully complete Pre-Calculus will be competent in the following areas:

     

    Transformations of Functions, Solving Non-Right Triangles

    Radians and the Unit Circle, Piecewise Defined Functions

    Summation, Piecewise Defined Functions, Inverses and Logarithms, Laws of Logarithms, Sine and Cosine, Working with Identities, Variation and Rational Functions, Limits, Solving Trig Equations, Modeling With Periodic Functions, More Complex Trig Equations

     

     

    Student Evaluation

    The grading system for the math Department at Academy Park High School is as follows:

     

    Tests, Projects, & Major Papers

     

    -

     

    40%

    Quizzes, Classwork, & Minor Assignments

    -

    20%

    Classwork

    Attendance & Class Participation

    -

    -

    10%

    20% (school wide)

    Homework

    -

    10% (school wide)

     

     

     

    The above areas will be used as the basis for 80% of your grade per semester. The midterm and/or final exam will constitute the remaining 20% of your grade per semester.

    Attendance Policy

    Regular and prompt class attendance is an essential part of the educational experience. Academy Park High School expects students to exercise good judgment regarding attendance and absences. Students will accept full responsibility for ensuring their work does not suffer because of absences. All students are expected to attend every scheduled class on time. Exceptions may be made for illness and valid emergencies.

     

    Classroom Expectations

    1. Arrive to class on time.

    2. Participate appropriately at all time.

    3. Complete all homework assignments. (When a student has “completed” their homework, it means that not only do they have a written copy of the work, they also understand the work from start to finish. You “complete” the homework when you “get it”, until then – keep trying J!!)

    4. Behave respectfully toward all people in the classroom.

     

    Class Requirements

    Everyday students should have a graph paper notebook, pencil, and a ruler. It would be a good time to get a TI graphing calculator as most students in pre-calc should have one of their own so that going forward on standardized tests and into college you’re familiar with your on machine, but it’s not required for this course. Other materials may become needed as the course progresses, I will attempt to inform students in advance depending on course timing.

     

    Plagiarism, Cheating, and Academic Integrity

    Plagiarism is the practice of copying words, sentences, images, or ideas for use in written or oral assessments without giving proper credit to the source. Cheating is defined as the giving or receiving of illegal help on anything that has been determined by the teacher to be an individual effort. Both are considered serious offenses and will significantly affect your course grade. Please refer to the Student Code of Conduct booklet for additional information.

     

    Methodology

    A combination of lecture, class discussion, presentations, videos, cooperative learning, and problem-based learning will be used in this course. Grades will be determined by the satisfactory and timely completion of assignments. The grade of each assignment is based on the prerequisite given for each assignment. Below is an overview of topic/ units and major assessments/assignments for this course. Please note dates/timeframes are subject to change and are an estimate.

     

     

    Unit/ Topic

    Course Activities

    Assessments/Assignments

    Month/ Timeframe

    Transformations of Functions

    View tubes, graph transformations, arbitrary graph transformations, etc.

    Chapter 1 plus supplemental material as required

    September

    Finding the area under a curve

    Shifting areas, areas of various geometric shapes, “rocket” launch

    Chapter 2 plus supplemental material as required

    Sept|Oct

    Logs

    Problem sets, applications

    Chapter 3

    Oct

    Balance depends on course pacing

     

    Ch 3- 5

    balance

    General Information: I am in my room almost every day after school. I generally will leave when students stop asking me for help, so if you are struggling please make time to stay after school. If you mention to me that you’re planning on coming on a particular day or days I will do everything that I can to be there for you. I want you to succeed, and success looks like you grasp the material before attempting AP Calc! I look forward to this semester and working with you.