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**C Block CP Algebra II – Carlson/Powers**

**D Block CP Algebra II - Carlson**

**What we expect –**

1. **Work Hard**—at the start of every class,
please begin the problems on the board; during class, please work on problems
or projects that I assign, with the students around you; at home, please complete
the assigned homework problems.

2. **Don’t Give Up**—through this course, more
than anything, I would like to help encourage you to become more resilient
mathematicians. We will work this year
on how to get past roadblocks on your way to doing increasingly challenging
math.

3. **Be Nice**—in this room, you are all
working towards a common goal of mastering a second year of algebra. There is
no room for cruelty, disrespect, or anything but pleasantness for any member of
our classroom.

**What you should expect
–**

1. **Spirals** – weekly cumulative quizzes
that allow you to improve your grades as you show improvement on your skills. We’ll go into this more when we take our
first spiral next Friday.

2. **Calculators** –it is important that you
are able to work math problems with and without calculators—there will be times
for both during the year. It is expected
that you will have a calculator with you in class, and take it home in order to
work on homework. If you don’t already
have a calculator, I highly recommend the TI-84+ because it lets you do math on
the calculator that looks like the math you do on paper, but any graphing
calculator will do fine—I’d recommend looking at the list of calculators you
can use on the SAT. If purchasing a
calculator would be a financial hardship, let me know, and I’ll put you in
touch with Ms. Noftle to get a loaner.

3. **Grading** – Grading in this class will be
a mixture of spirals, homework, classwork, and modeling projects. There is also a
mid-term and a final/senior final test for all students.

4. **Homework** – On most nights, you will
have homework to complete to practice the concepts we studied during the
previous day's class. Homework may be graded directly, or at the start of
class as part of our warm-up. Sometimes, homework may be assigned in the
form of watching a video you will find on our class website. Speaking of which…

5. **Class website** – I’ve set up a website, (http://www.tofercarlson.com/algebra2),
where throughout the year I will put a variety of resources to help you in this
course.

6. **Book** – We’ll be using the giant green
book. I will use the book to assign
homework, and that’s about it. It can
stay wherever it is that you complete your homework.

7. **Binder** - Each student should have a
binder, preferably 1" or 1.5". If you already have one, just
check with us to make sure it will work. The binder will be divided into
three sections: homework, class notes, and reference sheets. We will take
the homework and notes out approximately every 2 weeks so the binders don't get
too full, but reference sheets should always stay in your binder. The
reference sheets will be very helpful, used to refresh your memory on certain
types of problems you learn now that are part of bigger problems later in the
year.

8. **Communication** – I live in room A210,
you can reach me by email at either teachertofer@gmail.com,
or kristofercarlson@danvers.org. Mr. Powers is our co-teacher and has an
office in A328. E-mail is michaelpowers@danvers.org.

Email me for a book code