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                                                        Biography

Born in Good Intent Village, Guyana, South America, Mr. Beaton came to America as a youngster where he attended the East Orange Public School system.  After graduating what was once called Clifford J Scott High School (STEM Academy), Mr. Beaton attended The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) where he studied mechanical engineering. 

            It wasn’t until his junior year of college where he realized that his true passion fell within the realm of education.  Math had been a natural skill that he possessed; therefore helping others to attain this elusive skill was something that he knew would provide a sense of secular purpose. 

            After receiving his bachelors degree in Secondary Mathematics Education K-12, Mr. Beaton then went on to attain his Masters in Educational Administration from Montclair University.  He is currently in the process of attaining a Doctorate degree in Mathematics Education from Rutgers University.  His personal experiences in life have taught him to live by the simple notion that: Success; whether personal, professional, and relative to individuals, is based on choice, rather than past or present circumstances.  

 


Course Description

Algebra II:     Algebra II is a second year course to be taken after Algebra I.  The course emphasizes working with algebraic expressions primarily in linear and quadratic form and their applications in real world problems.  Students will work with graphs, powers and roots, polynomial operations, and seies; then eventually exploring more complex functions involving trigonometry, exponents and logarithmic form.

 

HSPA:  As part of this course, students will be given extensive preparation for the HSPA exam to be administered in March 2014.  Students are REQUIRED to take advantage of the entire HSPA program, which is tied intrinsically to the Algebra II curriculum.  Tutoring sessions are held after-school and on Saturday mornings to aid students in attaining success on the HSPA.

 


 

 



Syllabus

                                                                           EAST ORANGE CAMPUS HIGH SCHOOL

Department of Mathematics

Algebra II

Academic Year 2013-2014

 

INSTRUCTOR:   Mr. D. Beaton

PREREQUISTIES:  Algebra I and Geometry

TEXT:  Algebra II, Prentice Hall (PEARSON)

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION:  Algebra II is a second year course to be taken after Algebra I.  The course emphasizes working with algebraic expressions primarily in linear and quadratic form and their applications in real world problems.  Students will work with graphs, powers and roots, exponents and logarithms, trigonometry, polynomial operations, and series.

HSPA:  As part of this course, students will be given extensive preparation for the HSPA exam to be administered in March 2014.  Students are REQUIRED to take advantage of the entire HSPA program.  Tutoring sessions are held after-school and on Saturday mornings.

 

GRADING POLICY:

                       Classwork/Participation/Labs:                                                  40%

                        Formative Assessments/ Tests:                                                 25%

                        Homework/Research Projects:                                                  20%

                         Quiz                                                                                               15%

                        

 

                                                                                              RATIONALE:

This is a college-paced course with the recommend prerequisites of Algebra I and Geometry.  Algebra II continues the development of Algebra I and builds on the concepts taught in Algebra I and Geometry.  Geometry and Algebra concepts are linked to subjects of probability, statistics, and discrete mathematics.  Functions are developed and special emphasis is given to the concept of change as expressed in linear, polynomial, and exponential functions.  This course will offer instruction in the use of functions modeling real world problems.  It is usually taken in the student’s junior year and should be taken by all high school students.  Algebra II is a vital link to Pre-Calculus, Probability/Statistics, and all other higher-level mathematics courses.  Algebra II curriculum is strongly aligned to the CCSS (Common Core State Standards) and is written to ensure success in the course as well as state and national testing.

 

 

                                                                               STUDENT RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • ATTENDANCE:  Students are expected to attend EVERY class on time.  Students must come to class prepared with a NOTEBOOK and PENCIL.

  • TESTS:  Students must be prepared for a test EVERY OTHER FRIDAY.  Students are only allowed to make up tests if they are OFFICIALLY absent from school on the day of the test.

  • QUIZZES:  Students will be given quizzes throughout the marking period.

  • TI-84 GRAPHING CALCULATOR:  As part of this course, students will be issued a TI-84 Graphing Calculator to use in the classroom.  All students are responsible for the condition of the calculator and will be financially responsible if they damage it.

  • PROJECT:  Students will be given a HSPA based project during the first two marking periods.  Each week students will be given HSPA sheets that must be completed and turned in at the end of the week.  They will be used to create a HSPA portfolio.

  • HOMEWORK:  Homework will be given EVERY night, including weekends and holidays.  It will be stamped and kept in the notebook.

  • NOTEBOOK:  This course requires a notebook.

    • Notebooks must be for ALGEBRA II ONLY!!!!!

    • Notebooks will be collected bi-monthly in order to receive a homework grade.  Unstamped homework will not be graded.

    • Notebooks must be neat and organized.

  • ASSIGNMENTS:

    • All tests, quizzes, and project sheets must be completed in pencil.

    • Please write legibly.  If I cannot make out an answer on a test or a quiz, it will be marked wrong.

    • ALL WORK MUST ALWAYS BE SHOWN.

       

  • RULES and GUIDELINES:

{C}1.     {C}Please respect our classroom and everyone in it.

{C}2.     {C}ABSOLUTELY no food or beverages will be permitted in the classroom.

{C}3.     {C}VANDELISM is unacceptable.  See student handbook.

{C}4.     {C}Proper dress code will be enforced on a daily basis.

{C}5.     {C}As per school policy, electronic devices are not permitted during class time.

{C}6.     {C}As per school policy, students must arrive on time to class on a daily basis.

{C}7.     {C}A parent or guardian must provide an excuse note for the child when returning from an absence.  The note must have a daytime phone number where the parent or guardian may be contacted for verification.  If the child does not have this, the absence will be considered an unexcused absence and will follow school procedures.

{C}8.     {C}All TI-84+ graphing calculator procedures must be followed on a daily basis.  Calculator privileges can be revoked at any time.

{C}9.     {C}ALL school rules apply in the classroom.

 

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