Algebra II – not offered summer 2016

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Teacher:  Christine Jimenez

Grades: 9 – 12

For non-THEO students, please include a new application and the summer application fee payable to THEO.  Tuition check should be made payable to Christine Jimenez.

Meets:  To be Considered and Determined for summer 2017

11:15 – 2:30  three days/week

Class Description: We will complete the textbook Algebra 2, by Saxon. Algebra 2 covers all topics that are traditionally covered in second year algebra, as well as a considerable amount of geometry. In fact, students completing Algebra 2 will have studied the equivalent of one semester of informal geometry. Ample time is spent developing geometric concepts. Real-world problems are included along with applications to other subjects such as physics and chemistry.  Five to six lessons will be covered in each class period in a discussion oriented method, working sample problems in class.   Because we must cover 16 to 17 lessons per week in order to finish the book in eight weeks, students must be able to handle the workload and pace of this class.  Some SAT problems will be included in the class discussion, time permitting. Also, time is allowed for questions from homework.  Quizzes will be given in class.  We will complete the entire text as well as some additional homework problems.  Tests for each module will be completed at home.

Prerequisites:  An understanding of the concepts of Saxon Algebra I or an equivalent.  Note:  If you are unsure of the level your student, please consider the online placement test by Saxon. Once on this website, find and click on the “Saxon Homeschool” link.  Find and click the  link for “Resources”. Find and click the link for “Placement Tests”.

Maximum number of students that you will allow to take this class: 12

Homework: The student will be required to complete five to six lessons of homework per class. This includes finding and correcting errors on their own homework.

Cost:  $400 which can be paid $200 at sign up and $200 before June 18th

Supplies that the students should bring to class:

  • Saxon Algebra 2 (Third Edition) textbook
  • Non-spiral Paper
  • Scientific Calculator (TI-84 Plus Silver Edition is used by instructor, but any scientific calculator is fine as long as student is familiar with its use)
  • Pencils
  • 2-pocket folders
  • student test booklet

Additional items needed at home:  Red pen for grading;  Solutions Manual or “homeschool packet”, which includes the text answers and may come as a set with the textbook.