Alegbra 2N (Non-Regents)
PLEASE NOTE – STUDENTS IN THIS CLASS WILL NOT BE TAKING A REGENTS / COMMON CORE EXAM AT THE END OF THE YEAR.
Alegbra is the study of the rules of operations and relations involving the concept of variables representing numbers.
Trigonometryis a branch of mathematics that deals with triangles, particularly right triangles. Trigonometry deals with relationships between the sides and the angles of triangles and with the trigonometric functions, which describe those relationships.
Suggested Materials: Each student should bring each of the following to class each day:
- A Notebook specifically this course OR a section in a big binder for this course
- A pencil or pen
- A calculator (a scientific calculator is recommended)
- Graph Paper (when doing graphing sections)
- The class will be seated in alphabetical order. If you need your seat changed due to nearsightedness, I will do my best to accommodate you.
- Each student must be in their assigned seat when the bell rings with their homework/notebook open and on their desk.
- Homework, Quizzes, and Exams will NOT be accepted if it is not neat, on time, and legible.
- No Locker permission will be granted during class, students must come to class on time and prepared.
- Bathroom permission will be granted only in emergency situationsafter the first 10 minutes of class
- Any student caught cutting will receive a ZERO for any class work, quiz, or test given that day.
- All quizzes and exams must be made up the following day. If a student is absent for a long period of time and needs additional time to prepare, see Mr.Diamond at the end of the period on the day you return to school.
- Tests, Quizzes and Collected Homeworks may not be announced. Every Test/Quiz can be Cumulative! You must be ready every day of class to show that you know what has been taught and practiced in class.
Cheating on any assignment or exam will not be tolerated. Anyone who is caught cheating OR trying to cheat will receive a ZERO. If a student is looking at another student’s paper, talking, or looking in a notebook or textbook, that student will be given a ZERO for cheating. Please keep your eyes on your own paper and keep quiet during all tests and quizzes.
Homework will be assigned most nights. HW may be to watch a prerecorded video on the topic we will be working on in class. Students should TAKE DETAILED NOTES ON EACH VIDEO THEY ARE ASSIGNED TO WATCH. After each video is assigned, students will take a short Open Notebook Quiz on the Video. This will be an easy grade for the students IF they have watched the video and have taken good notes on the video. This is a great way for students to increase their average!
About the learning process:
I do not believe you learn Algebra by watching me do it on the board or by watching a video. I’ve watched Kobe Bryantand LeBron James play a number of basketball games, but I’m still not a good basketball player. I can introduce the topics to you on the board or in a video, but that alone will not be enough for you to learn and master the topics. Learning only BEGINS to take place in class or on the video as you listen and watch as the topic is introduced. It CONTINUES when you struggle to do the problems in class and when you face the problems on your own or in a group with other students. Don’t be discouraged if at first you don’t succeed, it is only through REPETITION that you will find your way through the learning process.
Benjamin Franklin is quoted as saying: “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.”
In the movie Jerry Maguire, Tom Cruise was asked by his client to “Show me the Money!” Well, in this class, I will often ask you to “Show me the Work!” If you do not show work on your classroom assignments, homework assignments, quizzes, or tests, you will not receive any credit. Showing your work is critical in this course, so please Show me your Work!!!!
Each assignment that you complete, including classwork, homework, quizzes, and tests, will have different weighted values. For example, classwork will be worth 1-5 points, homework, 5-10 points, quizzes 10-50 points, and tests will be between 50-100 points. At the end of each quarter, I will divide the number of points you earn by the total possible points that you could have earned. This makes it easy for you to calculate your average at any point in time!
Tests, Quizzes and Collected Homeworks will not always be announced. Every Test/Quiz can be Cumulative! You must be ready every day of class to show that you know what has been taught and practiced in class.
This year, I will be traveling between RCK and JJ. I am usually available for individual extra help most days after school. Please see me or email me to make an appointment to be sure you receive help when you come. You should come with specific questions you need answered! Any parent or student may contact me to discuss a student’s progress or to get homework assignments. The best way to contact me is through email:
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Subject: Algebra 2N
1. What type of cell phone do you have?
2. Is it a Smart Phone?
3. Does your phone have internet access?
4. What math class did you take last year?
5. Who was your math teacher last year?
6. How did you do in math last year? Why?
7. Is there anything I can do to make this year successful for you in math class?
8. Tell me a little bit about yourself. What are you interests, hobbies, and special talents? What do you like to do after school? What do you like to do on the weekends?
9. Is there anything else you would like to tell me about yourself? Feel free to use the back side to tell me more about yourself.