VENICE HIGH SCHOOL MATHEMATICS DEPARTMENT
Course 
Course Number 
Algebra 1H 
1200320 
Algebra 2H 
1200340 
1 Credit Each, Weighted
Textbooks: Algebra 1, Algebra 2; both by Larson 'Big Ideas' Math Series
The purpose of these courses is to provide the foundation for all higher level, college preparatory classes.
Topics shall include, but not limited to, operations and properties within the real number system; algebraic and graphical solutions of first degree equations and inequalities in one and two variables; relations and functions; direct and inverse variation operations with polynomials including all forms of factoring; rational and irrational algebraic expressions; quadratic equations; and quadratic functions.
Classroom Procedures:
 You must come prepared with the proper materials: textbook, pen/pencils, and a 3ring binder or notebook.
 A personal calculator is recommended, and a few will be available in my classroom for use. One userfriendly scientific model is the TI30Xa (around $10), however any model is fine. Remember, this is not required.
 NO CELL PHONES OR OTHER ELECTRONIC DEVICES ARE ALLOWED, and must be turned off at all times.
 Violation of this policy will result in consequences in accordance with VHS school rules.
 Use the wastebasket and sharpener before and/or after class (whenever possible).
 Show respect to classmates and to the teacher. Raise your hand to be called on. Do not leave until you are dismissed.
 Always hand in your work on time. Late work is not accepted, except in the case of an excused absence. You have one day for every day of absence to make up work. Tests must be made up within the same time frame.
 NO FOOD OR DRINKS ARE ALLOWED IN THIS CLASSROOM! (Except water)

Homework Policy:
Homework will be assigned nightly, with few exceptions. You must complete or make a good attempt at completing each problem in order to receive full credit. All work must be shown. Assignments with answers only will not be accepted. Late work is not accepted. Please include your name, date, page number and class period on every paper that is handed in.
Please regularly check my web page for class information, assignments, and additional resources:
http://www.LashVHS.com
Employability Skills:
Employability skills are mandated by the county and will count as 20% of your semester grade. They are based upon attendance, homework, following rules and behavior. The remaining 80% is based
upon Quiz and Test scores. This is very common in Honorslevel courses in general.
Grading Scale:
A = 90  100 
B = 80  89 
C = 70  79 
D = 60  69 
F = 59 OR BELOW 
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