Algebra II Syllabus


Ms. Barberi

2018 – 2019


Contact Information:


Phone: 845-521-1181

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Extra Help:

Monday - 2:30pm - 3:30pm

Tuesday  - 2:30pm - 3:30pm

Wednesday  - 2:30pm - 3:30pm

Thursday  - 2:30pm - 3:30pm

* If these days and times do not work with your schedule please reach out and we will work together to find a day and time that does meet your needs! 


Course Description:

In Algebra 2 with Trigonometry, students will learn how to compare commonalities and differences among families of functions, including Linear, Quadratic, Polynomial, Radical, Exponential, Logarithmic, Rational and Trigonometric Functions. Introductions to new topics like complex numbers, trigonometric identities, as well as the various properties of different types of graphs. Students will also learn about how to properly work with a set of data to draw conclusions using statistics and represent their findings graphically.


Course Essential Questions:

  • How do mathematical models create a framework for understanding complex ideas?
  • In what ways can functions be similar to, or different from, one another?
  • What is an approach to assess a new problem and determine a strategy to solve it?
  • How do mathematical relationships provide the ability to predict outcomes and make decisions?




Semester 1

Foundations of Functions

Linear Functions

Linear Programming

Polynomial Functions


Semester 2

Quadratic Functions

Rational Expressions & Functions

Powers & Roots

Exponential & Logarithmic Functions

Additional Topics (time permitting)


Student Evaluation

Tests/Major                                                            40%

Attendance/Participation/Group Work/Classwork    20%

Quizzes/Project                                                      30%      

Homework                                                            10%


Instructional Philosophy

A combination of lecture, class discussion, presentations, videos, cooperative learning, and problem-based learning will be used in this course.

Students will be engaged in a variety of challenging real-world problems and assignments to show how math is used in everyday life. They will be held to high expectations regarding their quality of work and personal behavior. Our classroom will be built on the notion that mistakes are an acceptable and crucial part of the learning process. Students are expected to be respectful of others and themselves and encourage learning. Students and teacher will engage in respectful and collaborative interactions in order for students to take responsibility and create an atmosphere of mutual learning. Students will be given opportunities to receive extra help and to redo major assignments, such as unit tests and large projects, in order to ensure mastery and success. Students will be engaged in a variety of learning activities such as individualized work, hands-on activities, data collection, and open-ended problem solving.  Students will often work in groups in order to create a collaborative learning environment where ideas can be built off of others thoughts. Instruction will be modified and adjusted based upon ongoing data collection.



●      Come to class ready and willing to learn.

●      Keep your notes, quizzes & tests organized & readily available.

●      Participate in class discussions, ask questions in class, and ask for extra help when needed.

●      Aid in creating a positive, collaborative, and safe learning environment for all.

●      Encourage each other to work at our highest ability in order to succeed.

●      Be respectful of yourself, others and school property.