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Penn Wood High School Mathematics Department

Algebra 2 College Prep

Ms. Culbertson - Room 102

Welcome to Algebra 2. In this course there will be an emphasis on functions including linear,
quadratic, polynomial, exponential and logarithmic functions. Students will be graphing and solving
linear and non-linear equations, as well as solving problems. The goal is to prepare students for Pre-
Calculus or a college level math class.


The following are required every day:

Notebook (graph ruled recommended)
Loose leaf graph paper
A graphing calculator for use at home
(Recommended to purchase a TI-84 graphing calculator)
You can access a graphing calculator on-line or iphone: https://www.desmos.com/calculator
or download one like we use in class (app only for android): https://wabbit.codeplex.com/


1. Check daily agenda.

The topics covered will be posted along with the state standards that are being
addressed in that lesson.
2. Gather materials needed.
Graphing calculators will be available. Other materials will be provided as needed for
specific lessons.
3. Have homework on your desk.
Homework must be on your desk and ready to be collected at the beginning of the
class period in order to count for credit.
4. Begin warm-up immediately.
Warm-up activities will be posted daily and students are expected to begin these
activities without being asked.
5. Try your best.
Every day you are expected to put forth your best effort in class and on
homework assignments.


Warm-Up 5 10 minutes Students complete activity posted independently.

Teacher is taking attendance and collecting homework.
Opening 5 10 minutes Students are taking notes and asking clarifying questions.
Teacher is explaining the lesson and/or provides information
needed to compete work time assignment.
Work Time 15 30 minutes Students work independently or in small groups to complete
activities related to the current standard and objective.
Teacher monitors progress and adjusts instruction as needed.
Closing 10 15 minutes Students complete activity and/or participate in discussion to
ensure they have understood the lesson.
Teacher leads activity/discussion or exit ticket to assess student
understanding of the lesson.

The grading scale for all secondary schools in William Penn School District is as follows:

90 100 A
80 89 B
70 79 C
60 69 D
50 59 F


Quarter grades will include the following types of assignments:

Classwork 25%
To earn credit for warm-up each day students must:
o Begin warm-up as soon as they enter the class room
o Attempt the problem or explain why (in writing) they are struggling
To earn credit for opening each day students must:
o Take all notes
o Attempt the practice problem(s) given
To earn credit for work time each day students must:
o Complete all independent class work assignments
o Exude positive and respectful behavior throughout the entire class period
To earn credit for closing each day students must:
o Attempt the problem(s) and/or explain why (in writing) they are struggling

Homework 25%
Homework will be assigned most nights.
Homework will be collected and spot checked (worth 4 points) using the grading rubric below:
4 Attempted to complete all problems showing all work step by step
3 Attempted to complete most problems showing some work
2 Attempted to complete half of the problems; little work shown
1 Attempted to complete a few problems; No work shown
0 No attempt made on any problems

Tests and Quizzes 30%

Each test will consist of approximately 15-20 multiple choice questions, and 1-2 constructed
response questions.
Each quiz will consist of 5-10 open ended questions.
Students will be expected to complete test and quiz corrections in order to ensure they have
learned the given topic/met the standard and will have the opportunity to earn back half of
the points lost during the first administration of the test.
o Test corrections must be completed after school.
o Students will be given approximately one week to complete the test corrections.

Quarterly Assessments 20%

At the end of each quarter, you will be assessed on all material taught in that quarter only.
These grades will be worth 20% of the quarter grade.
Algebra 2 Honors
Scope and Sequence

First Quarter Third Quarter

Unit 1: Linear Functions Unit 6: Radical Functions
Identifying Relations and Functions Square Root Functions and Inequalities
Domain and Range Nth Roots
Writing Linear Equations Operations with Radical Expressions
Graphing Linear Equations Rational Exponents
Scatter Plots and Lines of Regression Solving Radical Equations & Inequalities
Absolute Value Functions
Graphing Linear Inequalities
Unit 7: Exponential & Logarithmic Functions
Graphing Exponential Functions
Unit 2: Quadratic Functions Solving Exponential Equations & Inequalities
Graphing Quadratic Functions Logarithmic Functions
Solving Quadratic Equations by Graphing Solve Logarithmic Equations & Inequalities
Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring Common Logarithms
The Quadratic Formula Base e Logarithms and Natural Logarithms
The Discriminant
Complex Numbers
Unit 8: Compound Interest
Compound Interest
Continuously Compounding Interest
Using Exponential & Logarithmic Functions

Second Quarter Fourth Quarter

Unit 3: Transformations of Functions Unit 9: Rational Expressions
Parent Functions Multiplying & Dividing Rational Expressions
Transformations of Functions LCM of Monomials and Polynomials
Transformations with Quadratic Functions Adding & Subtracting Rational Expressions

Unit 4: Polynomial Functions Unit 10: Sequences & Series

Add and Subtract Polynomials Sequences as Functions
Multiply Polynomials Arithmetic Sequences & Series
Dividing Polynomials Geometric Sequences & Series
Polynomial Functions Infinite Geometric Series
Analyzing Graphs of Polynomial Functions
Solving Polynomial Equations & Inequalities
Unit 11: Probability
Fundamental Counting Principle
Unit 5: Operations and Inverses of Functions Permutations & Combinations
Operations on Functions Probability & Odds
Composition of Functions Independent & Dependent Events
Inverse Functions and Relations Compound Probability
Probability Project

mculbertson@wpsd.k12.pa.us Email is the best way to contact me.

You can expect a response within 24 hours.

(610) 284-8080 If you prefer telephone contact, you can call the school office.
Your call will be returned within 48 hours.

(484) 925-1698 You can leave a message on my personal voicemail.

I get these messages as emails, so I can see it in the classroom.
You can expect a response within 24 hours.


Students are welcome to stay after school for extra help. I am usually available until 3pm.
Sign-up with the teacher to ensure there are no conflicts.

Margie Culbertson, M.Ed.

Mathematics Teacher
Penn Wood High School
100 Green Ave.
Lansdowne, PA 19050
Ms. Culbertson Algebra 2, Period _____

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