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The world is full of magical things waiting for our wits to grow sharper. ~Bertrand Russell

This sophomore level course provides an extensive review of skills introduced in Algebra
I. Students will begin work with more complicated linear and quadratic equations,
inequalities, radicals, and polynomials. Algebra II students also study complex numbers,
conic sections, exponential and logarithmic functions, matrices, probability and statistics,
and trigonometry. Students in Advanced Algebra II work at a quicker pace and cover
material more in-depth than students in Algebra II. Students are expected to have
completed Advanced Geometry and Algebra 1.
Unit Pacing
Students will revisit concepts from Algebra I with a more challenging lens, and be
introduced to more advanced algebra and mathematics. The units below are tentative:
Fall Semester
Unit 1: Review
Unit 2: Linear Functions
Unit 3: Systems of Equations
Unit 5: Polynomials
Unit 6: Radical Functions & Inverses
Unit 7: Exponentials & Logarithms

Spring Semester
Unit 8: Rational Functions
Unit 9: Function Analysis
Unit 10: Conic Sections
Unit 11: Probability & Statistics
Unit 12: Trigonometry

Course Requirements
Students are expected to come to class with their supplies, as appropriate for the
lesson, each day.

## Required items for Advanced Algebra II:

-Pencil, paper, and graph paper
-Graphing calculator (TI-83, 84, or nSpire (non-CAS))

Occasionally, students will need to have their laptop in the classroom for data and
evidence collection and online assignments.

Course Evaluation
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Classroom Policies
Students are expected and required to follow all school rules, including the rules of
the classroom and of the dress code. Detention and possible administrative action
will be used when classroom rules have been broken.
Students will have 2 days (including the day of return) to complete and turn in all
makeup work for each excused absence. Upon returning to school, students should
check with the teacher immediately to see what needs to be made up.
Arrangements should be made in a timely manner (at the teachers discretion)
before or after school for quizzes, tests, or to learn material covered during an
excused absence.
Students who have UNEXCUSED absences will not be able to make up any missed
grades. This includes any work missed because of an unexcused tardy.
Students who are absent due to school-related activities should see me before the
absence and turn in all work on time.
Students will receive a zero on any assignments for cheating. Copying or letting
another student copy your paper is cheating, and both situations will result is a
zero.

Classroom Website
Updated progress and content of the course can be found at:

http://baysidebermudez.weebly.com
Parents can also keep track of student progress in all their classes using
NetClassroom.

Note to Students:
If you need extra help, you may see me for instruction or guidance. I will work with
you during breaks or after school, as necessary. Do not hesitate to ask for
assistance - sitting quietly when you do not understand may only get you left
behind and lost. Be willing to ask questions and to stick your neck out! Most
importantly, be positive a positive mind is the most powerful tool you can equip
yourself with!

To Parents/Guardians: