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Course Recommendations & Policies
Mr. Alazaus’ Algebra II Class 
Contact Information:
Phone Number: 330-938-4460
E-Mail: Shawn.alazaus@WBWarriors.org 
Course Objectives: The purpose of this course is for students to build upon concepts of Algebra. The goals for students in this course include:
            1. Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
            2. Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
            3. Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.
            4. Use appropriate tools strategically.
            5. Attend to precision.
            6. Look for and make use of structure.
            7. Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.


Recommendations:The following items are recommended for this class:
  • Graphing calculator or graphing app
  • 1.5 inch 3 ring binder with loose leaf paper for notes, homework, and handouts
3-5 subject notebook for math only and a folder for handouts
Ruler for drawing straight lines
Pencils and erasers
Highlighters for notes

Classroom Rules and Regulations:
All school policies should be followed. (Check the handbook)
Be in your seat when the bell rings.
Come Prepared to learn every day.
Do Your Own Work. Cheating or the appearance of cheating will not be tolerated
Participate in class discussions and be prepared to answer questions. (I will call on you)
Be respectful to your peers, teacher, and guests of the classroom.

Grading Policy


Grades will be calculated on a semester basis.  The nine weeks grades are worth twice as much as the final exam.  Each semester will take into account 2 nine weeks grades and an exam grade. 


A – 4.0            Example:          1st 9 weeks – A (4 x 2 = 8)

B – 3.0                                     2nd 9 weeks – B (3 x 2 = 6)

C – 2.0                                    Exam – C (2)

D – 1.0                                    8 + 6 + 2 = 16

F – 0.0                                     16/5 = 3.2 (B) 

This student would earn a B for   .5 credits.


Therefore, there will no longer be semester grades.  These grades will be final for .5 credits.  Each semester will go on the final transcript separately.  Students must pass 2 of the 3 grading periods per semester in order to pass .5 credits of the course.  The three grading periods for the first semester are 1st 9 weeks, 2nd 9 weeks and exam.  The three grading periods for the second semester are the 3rd 9 weeks, 4th 9 weeks and final exam

Homework:Homework problems or homework videos will be assigned just about every night. An attempt to do the homework should be made in order to establish an understanding of the material. Homework will sometimes be checked the next day for completion. If it is not done or work is not shown you will not receive credit.
Some homework assignments will be collected and graded. It will be announced ahead of time if an assignment will be turned in.
Quizzes: Quizzes usually, but not always, are announced ahead of time. Expect approximately 5-6 quizzes for each unit.
Tests:Tests will always be announced ahead of time. Test problems come from homework assignments, quizzes, example problems from class, and similar problems not previously seen.