Welcome Parents! Welcome to Solon High School and to your son or daughter’s year in Algebra II. I appreciate and welcome your participation and involvement in your child’s education. Algebra II Mrs. Holman
Education:BGSU – Bachelor of Science in Secondary Mathematics EducationAshland – Master of Education in Computer Technology Experience: (21years) Solon High School 2002-Present Wooster High School 1995-2002 Vermilion HS & Middle School 1992 - 1995
Structure of the class Study Teams During this course your child will collaborate with other students as a member of a study team. Together, each team will complete problems and activities that will help them discover new mathematical ideas and methods. This is a very student-centered class. I will support your children as they work, but will not take away their opportunity to think and investigate for themselves. In order to be successful in this class your child will need to be a willing and active participant as they develop their mathematical understanding.
Principles of the CPM Course Design • Students learn best engaged in inquiry that leads to deep conceptual understanding of the underlying mathematics, exploiting each others’ insights, and using distributed learning to increase retention and transfer of knowledge. • The CPM Connections series integrates basic skills and procedures with conceptual understanding, encouraging students to understand ideas, see relationships between them, and apply mathematical principles to complex problems. • Students are held responsible for high academic rigor, analysis, and critical thinking, and communicate their mathematical findings in writing or in oral presentations in a clear and convincing manner.
Key Topics of Study • Investigations with Families of Functions • Sequences and Equivalence • Exponential Functions • Transformations of Parent Graphs • Solving Equations and Systems of Equations • Solving Inequalities and Systems of Inequalities • Inverses • Logarithms • Polynomial Functions
Grading Scale & Weights Note: Current grades are accessible on the parent viewer.
Supporting Your Child • Remind your child that daily homework assignments are an essential part of this class providing additional instruction, practice and reinforcement of review and newly acquired concepts as well as a preview for upcoming concepts. • Encourage your child to seek help immediately if they are having difficulty so that the problem can be remedied quickly. Students can get help from me, another student, or the Math Lab. • Instill in your child that attendance is a requirement for success.
Internet Information On my page, you will find daily lessons, homework, upcoming tests and quizzes as well as some of the class resources. To get to my page follow these steps: 1.Go to the Solon Schools web page www.solonschools.org 2.Choose Schools - SHS 3.Choose Staff Directory 4.Scroll down to my name (Charlotte Holman) 5.Choose “Calendar” from the bottom 6.Choose the appropriate class (Algebra II)
Communication Parent – Teacher communication is of utmost importance for student success. If at anytime you have a concern or question, please email or call me. I check and respond to email regularly, so that is the preferred method of contact. If you need me to call, please leave a number you can be reached at during school hours. • Voicemail: 440-349-7757 EXT 5441 • Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank You for Attending Tonight! • Please make sure to leave the note card with the requested information with me as you leave. • Please feel free to contact me at any time with concerns or questions. • My school website is a great place to find out what your son or daughter is or should be working on! • Thank you for being a supportive parent. I am looking forward to a rewarding school year.