Math 2

Course Description:

This is an integrated algebra and geometry course. We will build upon students’ knowledge of equations and functions as we explore the geometric and logical underpinnings of algebraic reasoning. We investigate the properties of two and three dimensional figures. The relationships between segments, points, planes, triangles, quadrilaterals, polygons, and circles are examined. Various applications include, but are not limited to: area, surface area, volume, transformations, similarity, and congruency of geometric figures. Logical problem solving is emphasized through the introduction of deductive and inductive reasoning.

Assessment and Evaluation:

  • Your class score will be an average of scores from the summative assessments.
  • The exact dates for summative assessments will be announced about 1 week in advance.
  • Students are required to organize and maintain all notes, homework, and worksheets in this class in a separate and clearly labeled notebook or binder.
  • Homework assignments must be completed on pages that can be removed from the binder and added back after receiving feedback. The notebook will serve as a helpful reference tool if it is properly maintained.
  • Formative assessments and practice will not be included in your course average, but completion of these assignments will greatly enhance performance on summative assessments.
  • Formative assessments, notes, and practice must be completed on time in order to qualify for the scheduled retake of any summative assessment.

Materials:

  • Course Textbook: Mathematics II (Pearson 2014)
  • TI graphing calculator
  • Notebook/binder with pockets for storing handouts
  • Graph paper and notebook paper
  • Pen, pencil, eraser, ruler and other general stationery items

Tentative schedule for unit coverage:

Dates Topics
August 27 – September 21 Reasoning and Proof
September 24 – November 2 Proving Theorems About Lines and Angles
November 5 – December 7 Congruent Triangles
December 10 – January 18 Proving Theorems About Triangles
January 21 – February 22 Proving Theorems About Quadrilaterals
February 25 – March 29 Similarity
April 1 – May 7 Right Triangles and Trigonometry
May 8 – May 28 Circles
May 29 – June 12 Properties of Exponents
May 29 – June 12 Polynomials and Factoring
May 29 – June 12 Quadratic Functions