• Honors Algebra 2

    Honors Algebra II

    Teacher: Mr. Jim Eutsey

    Credit: 1 credit

    Time: One year course

    Content:

             Chapter 1

                      The Language of Algebra

                      What is a Function?

                      Function Notation

                      Graphs of Functions

                      Solving Equations

                      Rewriting Formulas

                      Explicit Formulas

                      Recursive Formulas

                      Notation for Recursive Formulas

     

             Chapter 2                                   

                      Direct Variation

                      Inverse Variation

                      The Fundamental Theorem of Variation

                      Graph of y=kx

                      Graph of y=kx2

                      Graph of y=k/x and y=k/x2

                      Fitting a Model to Data I

                      Fitting a Model to Data II

                      Combined and Joint Variation

     

             Chapter 3

                      Constant Increase/Decrease Situations

                      Graph of y=mx + b

                      Linear Combinations Situations

                      The Graph of Ax + By = C

                      Fitting a Line to Data

                      Recursive Formulas for Arithmetic Sequences

                      Explicit Formulas for Arithmetic Sequences

                      Step Functions

     

             Chapter 4

                      Storing Data in Matrices

                      Matrix Addition

                      Matrix Multiplication

                      Matrices for Size Changes

                      Matrices for Scale Changes

                      Matrices for Reflections

                      Transformations and Matrices

                      Matrices for Rotations

                      Rotations and Perpendicular Lines

                      Translations and Parallel Lines

     

             Chapter 5

                      Inequalities and Compound Sentences

                      Solving Systems Using Tables or Graphs

                      Solving Systems by Substitution

                      Solving Systems Using Linear Combinations

                      Inverses of Matrices

                      Solving Systems Using Matrices

                      Graphing Inequalities in the Coordinate Plane

                      Systems of Linear Inequalities

                      Linear Programming

                     

     

             Chapter 6

                      Quadratic Expressions

                      Absolute Value, Square Roots and Quadratic Equations

                      Graph-Translation Theorem

                      Graphing Quadratics

                      Completing the Square

                      Fitting a Quadratic Model to Data

                      The Quadratic Formula

                      Imaginary Numbers

                      Complex Numbers

                      Analyzing Solutions to Quadratic Equations

     

             Chapter 7

                      Power Functions

                      Properties of Powers

                      Negative Integer Exponents

                      Compound Interest

                      Geometric Sequences

                      Nth Roots

                      Positive Rational Exponents

                      Negative Rational Exponents

     

             Chapter 8

                      Composition of Functions

                      Inverses of Relations

                      Properties of Inverse Functions

                      Radical Notation for nth Roots

                      Products with Radicals

                      Quotients with Radicals

                      Powers and Roots of Negative Numbers

                      Solving Equations with Radicals

     

     

    Grade Distribution for Math:

     

    A.   90% tests ,homework, notebook, quizzes, projects, and progress in the Study Island Program

    1. 10% attendance, participation and citizenship

     

    1. Tests and quizzes
    • Tests and quizzes will be given periodically during each quarter. The tests will follow each chapter. The quizzes may be given at any time so be prepared!

     

    1. Homework
    • homework will be graded on the following basis:
    • 3 pts.- homework done on time and neat, work shown
    • 2 pts-   at least 75 % done
    • 1 pt- at least 50% done

    *** All homework and tests are to be done in pencil!

     

     

    1. Notebook:

             Organize as follows:

    1. Assignment sheet
    2. Notes- # each page and label using date and section
    3. Homework- label by page and problem #’s
    4. Labs
    5. Quizzes

     

     

     

    Attendance, Participation and Citizenship

    • You will receive a point each day for getting to class before the bell rings with all of your required materials (pencil, notebook, book, calculator, etc.) If you are not in class, or you are late to class without an admit you will not get the point. Absence due to school events will not count against you.You must learn to be responsible for success!
    • You will also be graded on participation (asking questions, staying on task, participation in labs) as well as good citizenship (encouraging others, proper language, etc.)

     

    If you want/need additional help:

             I am available to help you before school at 7:45 AM. I may also be able to help you during my study hall period (8th), but you must check with me beforehand. You may also call me at home before 10 PM!

            

            

                     

     

     

                           

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  • Geometry

     

     

    Geometry Course Outline

    Teacher:  Mr. Jim Eutsey

    Credit: 1 credit

    Time: One year course

     Students in geometry will explore characteristics of one, two and three dimensional objects.  They will be introduced to a basic study of logical thought processes.  We will be using study island to help reinforce what you will be learning in the classroom.

     Topics covered (may not follow this order):

    I.               Area and Perimeter           

    II.             The Geometry of Right Triangles

    III.           Basics of Geometry

    IV.           Parallel and Perpendicular Lines

    V.             Similarity & Congruence

    VI.           Quadrilaterals

    VII.         Surface Area and Volume

    VIII.       Circles

    IX.          Transformations and Symmetry

    Other topics may also be covered if time allows.

     Grade Distribution for Math:

     A.  90%  tests ,homework, notebook, quizzes, projects, and progress in the Cognitive Tutor and Study Island Program

    B.    10%   participation and citizenship

     A.   Tests and quizzes

    -       Tests and quizzes will be given periodically during each grading period.  The tests will follow each chapter.  The quizzes may be given at any time so be prepared!

     B.    Homework

    -       homework will be graded on the following basis:

    -       3 pts.-  homework done on time and neat, work shown

    -       2 pts-   at least 75 % done

    -       1 pt-  at least 50% done

     

                Notebook:

                Organize as follows:

    1.     Assignment sheet

    2.     Notes- # each page and label using date and section

    3.     Homework- label by page and problem #’s

    4.     Handouts

    5.     Quizzes

    Participation and Citizenship

    -       You will receive one point every day for being in class on time with all of your required materials (agenda, book, notebook, calculator, pencil, etc.)  If you are late or not prepared you will not get the point!  You must learn to be responsible for success!

    -       You will be graded on participation (asking questions, staying on task, participation in labs) as well as good citizenship (encouraging others, proper language, etc.)

     

     If you want/need additional help:

                I am available to help you before school (7:45 AM).  I may also be able to help you during my prep period (8th), but you must check with me beforehand.  You may also call me at home before 10 PM!

     

     

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  • Principles of Technology

     

     

    Principles of Technology

    Course Overview

     

    Description

                Principles of Technology is a lab course in applied science that provides a better understanding of the basic principles of physics and the mathematics associated with them.  This course is designed for the student who does not plan on going to a four-year college, but may want to pursue a technical career.  A student should have a firm grasp of algebraic principles and must be able to manipulate equations.  This is a two-semester course.  The first semester will deal primarily with forces and how they interact as well as principles of work.  The second semester will deal with rates and resistance.

     

    Textbooks used: Principles of Technology Force, Work, Rate and Resistance books published by CORD

    Various lab equipment including labquest 2’s by Vernier

     

    Topics covered:

    1.     Forces in mechanical, fluid, electrical and thermal systems

    2.     Work in mechanical, fluid and electrical systems

    3.     Rates in mechanical, fluid, electrical and thermal systems

    4.     Resistance in mechanical, fluid, electrical and thermal systems

     

    What you will need:

    1.     A one inch three ring loose-leaf notebook with five dividers and paper. 

    2.     A scientific calculator.

    3.     A writing utensil.

     

    Grading:

                90%- homework, quizzes, tests, labs, etc.

                10%- citizenship and participation

     

    Notebook

                Must be organized as follows:

    1.     Grade sheet-  keep track of all grades

    2.     Notes and outlines

    3.     Worksheets and homework

    4.     Quizzes

    5.     Labs

     

    Citizenship and participation:

                Each student will be given a point per day for being in class, on time and prepared with all necessary materials.  Class participation will also be factored into this component of the grade. 

     

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  • Physics

     

     

    Physics

    Course Description

     Teacher:            Mr. Jim Eutsey

       Physics is an academic science dealing with the study of matter and energy and how they are related.  This should be one of the most challenging courses you will take in your high school career.  It is designed to prepare you for a freshman level college course.  It is a 1.4 credit course that will meet seven (or more) periods per week.

     What you will need:

    1.     A strong desire to learn and a good work ethic

    2.     A good scientific calculator

    3.     An one inch (or larger) three ring binder with dividers

    4.     Paper, pencils and erasers

     Topics covered:

    1.     The science of physics

    2.     Motion in one dimension

    3.     Two-dimensional motion and vectors

    4.     Forces and laws of motion

    5.     Work and energy

    6.     Momentum and collisions

    7.     Rotational motion and the law of gravity

    8.     Rotational equilibrium and dynamics

    9.     Fluid mechanics

    10.  Vibrations and waves

    11.  DC electrical circuits

    12.  Atomic physics

    13.  Other topics as time permits

     Textbook used:  Holt Physics

    Lab equipment: Labquest 2's with hardware and iPads with Graphical Analysis app as well as misc. lab equipment 

     Grading:

    A.  90%  tests ,homework, notebook, quizzes, projects, and progress in the Study Island Program

    B.    10%   participation and citizenship

    Homework:

                All homework is to be done in pencil.  You will be given 0-3 points for assignments based on completion, accuracy and neatness.  Occasionally, an assignment may be collected and checked and counted as a quiz grade.  The bottom line:  YOU MUST DO YOUR HOMEWORK!

     Tests and quizzes:

                Tests will follow each unit.  Quizzes may or may not be announced.  Be prepared!

     Notebook:

                Organize as follows:

    1.     Assignment sheet

    2.     Notes- # each page and label using date and section

    3.     Homework- label by page and problem #’s

    4.     Labs

    5.     Quizzes

     Labs:

                You will be required to do lab write-ups on the labs we do.  We will try to have at least one lab per unit.  You must participate in the lab in order to get credit for completing the lab!

    Participation and Citizenship

    -       You will receive one point every day for being in class on time with all of your required materials (agenda, book, notebook, calculator, pencil, etc.)  If you are late or not prepared you will not get the point!  You must learn to be responsible for success!

    -       You will be graded on participation (asking questions, staying on task, participation in labs) as well as good citizenship (encouraging others, proper language, etc.)

     If you want/need additional help:

                I am available to help you before school (7:45 AM).  I may also be available during my 8th period prep.  Please feel free to stop in an ask questions any time.  You can also call me at home (before 10:00 PM).  

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