### CLASS MATERIALS

1.    Instructor: Hung Lau hlau@houstonisd.org

1.    Notebook , pencils and pens

2.    Conference time: 1st period & 8th period, RM#245

2.    Pearson eTextbook

3.    Phone: 713.847.4809

3.    Laptop/TI 84

 COURSE DESCRIPTION Welcome to Algebra II class. In this course, we will explore and interpret real-world problems as well as patterns and their representations (expressions, equations, graphs).The content of this course are important for students’ success on both the ACT and college mathematics entrance exams. We will use technology, such as TI-84 and  geogebra, which will help you analyze data and understand theorems easily. Your success in Algebra II depends on your willingness to be challenged to complete your work, turn it in on time, and ask questions.I ALWAYS EXPECT YOUR BEST EFFORT!

 CURRICULUM 1.    Functions 2.    Absolute Value Functions and Equations 3.    Systems of Linear Equations 4.    Matrices 5.    Quadratic Functions and Equations 6.    Square Root Functions and Equations 7.    Exponential and Logarithmic Functions and Equations 8.    Radical Expressions 9.    Cubic and Cube Root Functions and Equations 10.  Polynomials 11.  Rational Functions and Equations 12.  Data

 GRADING POLICY CLASSROOM RULES SUMMATIVE---60% FORMATIVE---40% 1.    Wear student ID 2.    Bring fully charged laptop Exams Lesson Quizzes 3.    Be on time Projects Homework 4.    Be respectful Classwork 5.    Take care of “Do Now”

 IMPORTANT 1.    Student work should demonstrate understanding of the problem assigned. 2.    Use proper heading (first name and last name, date, period) 3.    Homework is due next class. Late homework will result in a maximum score of  85 if completed. 4.    Missed quizzes will nor be made up. The test following the quiz will replace the missing quiz. 5.    If a student fails a test, there will be an opportunity for retaking the test. This retest grade will replace the failing test with a grade up to 90. 6.    Giving or receiving information on homework, tests will result in zero points.

 ABSENTEE POLICY Students are responsible of contacting the teacher via e-mail when absent, checking the calendar for assignments, along with watching PPTs/videos posted on the HUB or read Pearson eTextbook for any missed lessons to prevent falling behind in the course work.

 DISCIPLINE PLAN First Minor Offence Verbal warning Second Minor Offence Student/Teacher conference Third Minor Offence Parent Contact/Office Referral Major Offence Office Referral

 TUTORIAL Tuesday and Wednesday      3:30---4:30 pm