• ALGEBRA 2

  • Course Fees for LISD Students

    Course fee if taken outside the school day: 

    Algebra II - Semester A Credit - $150.00

    Algebra II - Semester B Credit - $150.00

    * Total fee for the one-credit course = $300.00

     

    Course fee if taken within the school day:

    Algebra II - Semester A Credit - $0.00

    Algebra II - Semester B Credit - $0.00

     

    Teacher: Sandy Lumley


  • Course Prerequisites

    Algebra I, Geometry

    Course Description - Semester A

    Welcome to Online Algebra II! In this course, you will look deeper into the number system, polynomials, inequalities, sequences, sums functions and how to solve them all! You will gain more insight into Mathematics and receive many opportunities to practice your new skills with examples and questions that will stretch your mind and help you find solutions to real world problems. No matter how hard I work as your teacher, you as the student must put forth the effort to grow in your knowledge and be an active participant.

    This course is designed to build on algebraic and geometric concepts. It develops advanced algebra skills such as systems of equations, advanced polynomials, imaginary and complex numbers, quadratics, and concepts and includes the study of trigonometric functions. It also introduces matrices and their properties. The content of this course are important for your’ success on both the ACT and college mathematics entrance exams. You should expect weekly live collaborate sessions with their teacher and peers via the Zoom tool where they will work with peers to learn about and solve application problems. Knowledge will be showcased through 6 summative assessments that include both written and multiple-choice questions. Built in structures for success will included but not limited to pacing guides, weekly progress reports, and frequent feedback on work products submitted.

    Course Description - Semester B

    In this course, you will look deeper into polynomial functions, rational and radical expressions and equations, exponents, logarithms and their graphs as well as bi-variate data. You will gain more insight into Mathematics and receive many opportunities to practice your new skills with examples and questions that will stretch your mind and help you find solutions to real world problems.

    This course is designed to build on algebraic and geometric concepts. It develops advanced algebra skills such as systems of equations, advanced polynomials, imaginary and complex numbers, quadratics, and concepts and includes the study of trigonometric functions. It also introduces matrices and their properties. The content of this course are important for your’ success on both the ACT and college mathematics entrance exams. You should expect weekly live collaborate sessions with their teacher and peers via the Zoom tool where they will work with peers to learn about and solve application problems. Knowledge will be showcased through 6 summative assessments that include both written and multiple-choice questions. Built in structures for success will included but not limited to pacing guides, weekly progress reports, and frequent feedback on work products submitted.

    Required Assignments

    This course is housed in the Apex learning management system. You will read and take notes over online lessons with each lesson ending with an optional practice assignment and a required quiz. The self-assessments in this course allow you to gauge your understanding of the material before proceeding to a graded assessment. Graded assessments include include collaboration sessions, quizzes, practice assignments, and exams. Each of the six units will end with a computer-scored test as well as a teacher-scored test.

    Interactivity

    You will have the opportunity to collaborate with your peers and your teaching using interactive tools such as Zoom. Zoom allows you to build community in the online classroom and share learning and experiences that enable all students to be productive 21st century learners.

    Apex Grading Guidelines

    This course is delivered using the Apex learning management system that uses a running point grading system. Your grades will include quizzes, journals, practices, forums, live class sessions, computer-graded tests, teacher-graded tests, and projects.

    Semester grades will be based on your completed quality of work grade prior to taking your semester exam. Exam averages will be based on a combined averate of a computer-graded exam (50%) and a teacher-graded exam (50%).

    The final semester average is based upon LISD grading guidelines and will consist of the semester grade (85%) and the exam average (15%). By Lewisville ISD grading guidelines, you must pass the final exam and have a course grade of at least 70% to pass the course. All semester exams are proctored.

    Late Work Guidelines

     All work within a module is due by the module end date (see pacing guide for specific dates).

    A ZERO will be entered as a PLACEHOLDER for work not completed by the due date. The zero will be changed once the work has been submitted. VLA follows the district's Late Work guidelines.

    • Work submitted the first day after the module end date will earn a maximum possible score of 70;
    • Work submitted the second day after the module end date will earn a maximum possible score of 60; and
    • Work submitted the third day after the module end date will earn a maximum possible score of 50.

    Module Close:  Modules will lock down 72 hours after the end date. You may not submit work for credit after the module has closed. Any zeros remaining when the module closes will remain as zeros in the grade book.

    Reteach/Reassess/Regrade

    If you earn a grade below a 70 on a major grade, the teacher will reteach, then reassess. In order to receive reassessment options, you must turn in major grade assignments within a module by the module end date. After the reteach/reassess, the higher of the two grades will be assigned, with the maximum possible score of 70.

    Required Resources

    You will need the ability to access Google docs. A graphing calculator is recommended.

    Technical Requirements

    Technical System Requirements: PC or MAC preferred

    Minimum Bandwidth Required: 128K

    Video Player: Quicktime; VLC Player

    Plug-ins:  Java 10 or higher; Adobe Reader 6 or higher

    Student must be able to download files: Yes

    Software needed to complete this course: Zoom Launcher (free download)

    Pop-Up blocker:  Off

    Caching:  Off

    Browser compatibility: Mozilla Firefox 7 or higher preferred; Google Chrome 11 or higher; Internet Explorer 8 or higher.

    Services for Students with Special Needs

    For students with an IEP/504 Plan, we provide accommodations listed to meet the student’s needs. Many accommodations are built into our courses (extended time on assignments, flexible exam setting). Accommodations that are not already built into the course may still be met through individualizing the presentation, providing guided notes, live teaching/tutorial sessions, phone contact, and one-on-one conversations.