Level: Form IV (10th–12th grades)
Subject(s): Math
Description:
In Algebra II, students will broaden their knowledge of quadratic functions, exponential functions, and systems of equations. To continue kindling wonder and creative thinking, Mrs. Panam will supplement the traditional textbook approach by adding in substantial amounts of curated supplemental material for enrichment and extension, along with practice standardized test problems. These challenging problemsolving activities are integrated to help students hone their mathematical and critical thinking skills and apply concepts across a wide range of situations and scenarios.
Note: Like our Algebra I class, Algebra II requires students to complete a large homework packet. Families have three options:
 Complete and submit the material digitally using a tablet (that can write on PDFs and upload the markedup PDFs to Google Classroom) along with a compatible stylus. (For example, an iPad and stylus would be great).
 Print each unit from Google Classroom at home, slowly and over the course of the school year, which requires a total of 800+ pages printed.
 Purchase the packet from Bluebonnet preprinted, at a cost of $94. If families choose option three, they must notify us before June 28 so we can include it in our bulk printing order. The cost will be billed with families’ July tuition payment.
Recommended: Tablet—compatible with Google Classroom, preferably also compatible with a stylus
Materials:
Students will need the following supplies which families purchase independently:

 Pencils & Erasers

 1 black/blue and 1 red nonerasable pen

 1 ruler (a small one is fine)

 A few color pencils or colored erasable pens (3 colors other than black)

 Graphing Calculator*

 A threering binder with lined/graph paper and dividers—or—a notebook (graphing or lined) with a 1.5″ binder (with lined/graph paper and dividers)
*Since graphing calculators are allowed and recommended for most standardized tests, it is advisable to invest in one. It is important for students to feel comfortable using one, especially on a timed exam. Recommended calculators can be found on the College Board site here. Mrs. Panam prefers TI89 and up (with CAS).
For Algebra 2, families should aquire the following additional supplies:

 Homework packet (see options above) and one of the following options:
 iPad and stylus
 access to a home printer capable of printing 800+ pages
 homework packet purchased from BHSC for $94
 Homework packet (see options above) and one of the following options: