Algebra II Honors Syllabus

Curriculum Coverage in Mathematics for the 2015-16 School Year as Outlined by TNCore (TN transition to Common Core)

The following Dropped SPIs will NOT appear on the 2015-2016 EOC Exam.

Algebra II Dropped SPI’s:

SPI 3103.2.1 Describe any number in the complex number system.

SPI 3103.4.3 Describe and articulate the characteristics and parameters of parent trigonometric functions to solve contextual problems.

SPI 3103.3.6 Combine functions (such as polynomial, rational, radical and absolute value expressions) by addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, or by composition and evaluate at specified values of their variables.

SPI 3103.3.10 Identify and/or graph a variety of functions and their transformations.

SPI 3103.3.11 Graph conic sections (circles, parabolas, ellipses and hyperbolas) and understand the relationship between the standard form and the key characteristics of the graph.

SPI 3103.3.14 Solve problems involving the binomial theorem and its connection to Pascal’s Triangle, combinatorics, and probability.

SPI 3103.5.6 Find the regression curve that best fits both linear and nonlinear data (using technology such as a graphing calculator) and use it to make predictions.

TNCore recommends the following:

• Stop teaching the dropped SPIs
• Spend 60-75% of the year on the TNCore Focus Clusters listed below (The Focus Clusters are identified in red throughout the map.)
 N‐RN Extend the properties of exponents to rational exponents (1, 2) A‐SSE Write expressions in equivalent forms to solve problems★ (3, 4) A‐APR Understand the relationship between zeros and factors of polynomials (2, 3) F‐BF Build a function that models a relationship between two quantities★ (1, 2)

Mathematical Modeling is a Standard for Mathematical Practice (MP4) and a Conceptual Category, and specific modeling standards appear throughout the high school standards indicated with a star (). Where an entire cluster is marked with a star, each standard in that cluster is a modeling standard.

The Standards for Mathematical Practice

 MP1. Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them. MP2. Reason abstractly and quantitatively. MP3. Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others. MP4. Model with mathematics. MP5. Use appropriate tools strategically. MP6. Attend to precision. MP7. Look for and make use of structure. MP8. Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.

PARCC

Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) committed to developing model content frameworks for mathematics to serve as a bridge between the Common Core State Standards and the PARCC assessments.  The 2013-14 school year is the final year to prepare for the PARCC assessment, which will replace TCAP/EOC in 2014-15.  Constructed Response Assessments (CRA) will be administered in grades 1 through 8, as well as Algebra I, Algebra II, and Geometry.

Course emphases for PARCC Assessments are indicated by:

• Major Content
• pSupporting Content
• (RS)  Review Standard from Algebra I, but not directly assessed on the Algebra II PARCC

The high school standards specify the mathematics that all students should study in order to be college and career ready. Additional mathematics that students should learn in order to take advanced courses such as calculus, advanced statistics, or discrete mathematics is indicated by (+), as in this example:

(+) Represent complex numbers on the complex plane in rectangular and polar form (including real and imaginary numbers).

All standards without a (+) symbol should be in the common mathematics curriculum for all college and career ready students. Standards with a (+) symbol may also appear in courses intended for all students, but will not be directly assessed through PARCC.

*Note for Algebra II Curriculum Guide:

Sections from the Glencoe Textbook listed as Optional for 2013-2014 contain dropped SPIs that will NOT be assessed on the 2013-2014 EOC Test.  If the optional sections do not contain prerequisite or review standards, then teachers may need to adjust their pacing to include only tested concepts for the EOC Test, and then use time after the EOC in May to include some of the optional sections.  Many of these sections still contain important concepts that students need for the ACT Test.  All Juniors in Tennessee will take the ACT in early March.