IB Math HL 2

Warning: There will not be many formal assessments in 4th quarter since new content has already been instructed. Every weekly quiz counts!

Instructor: Mrs. Frink is available for extra help before and after school by appointment.

Classroom Phone: 269-323-5225 Email: kfrink@portageps.org

Google Site: https://sites.google.com/a/portageps.org/mrs-frink

Remind: https://www.remind.com/join/frinkhl1

Textbook: A copy of this book will be assigned and must be returned in excellent condition at the end of the year. If damage or loss occurs during the year, the replacement cost is $101.00 and the rebinding fee is $11.00

Wazir & Garry, Higher Level Mathematics, Pearson Baccalaureate © 2012

Online Textbook: If you are on a school computer, you must clear the internet history!


User name: PC2018

Password: Mustangs1

Materials: It is strongly recommended that each student have his/her own graphing calculator. (TI-83+, TI-84 +, or TI-NSpire (non-cas)). A limited amount are available in the classroom on a first come, first serve basis. Instruction will be done with the TI-NSpire and TI-84. The TI-89 and TI-92 are not permitted on quizzes and tests. Each student should keep an organized notebook. I recommend at least a 2 inch three ring binder with a spiral notebook.

Grading: During a semester, students will be graded on the following categories which are weighted as follows:

Homework (10%)- It is impossible to understand mathematics without writing notes, reflecting on class and readings, and doing homework. Homework will be checked for completeness. It will be randomly graded on correctness and quality of work. All notes from daily lectures should be written in a notebook with proper headings (Date & Title). If a student misses a day- the student is responsible for obtaining the notes for that day. Late homework will be accepted for half credit on the following day, with no credit awarded after that.

Tests & Quizzes (90%)- There will be approximately one quiz or test each week. Quizzes will be short and possibly unannounced. Tests will take place at end of a chapter or unit. They will be larger in point value and will be announced. Per department policy, no retakes will be given.

Over the two year course, an IB Mathematical Exploration will be assigned and assessed by your teacher as well as externally moderated by IB. Grading Criteria are available on the Google Site.

Absences and Tardies:

All school absence and tardy policies will be consistently enforced. They are outlined in the student planner. In regards to tests and quizzes, students will be responsible for making up any quiz or test missed due to an excused absence. If a student is absent on a day(s) leading up to a test or quiz where new material is covered, he or she will have extra time to prepare for the assessment. If a student is only absent on the day of a test, he or she will take the test the day he or she returns to class. If a student has a pre-arranged absence on a test or quiz day (ADs, vacations, appointments, etc.) he or she must make arrangements prior to the absence to take the assessment. Any missing quiz or test will be graded as a “0”.


Students caught cheating may be given a zero on an assignment, test, or quiz with no makeup privileges and a behavior intervention form will be submitted to the appropriate office. IB consequences may also follow. Internal assessments that have been plagiarized will receive a class grade of zero and cannot be submitted to IB. Students will only be able to rewrite their IA for submission to IB. Please refer to the student handbook for further information on plagiarism and collusion.

Passes: The student planner serves as a pass and must be signed by the teacher. No planner = No pass!

Classroom Rules:

· Per school policy, hats, backpacks, bags, and purses are not allowed in the classroom. Students will be given a tardy and sent to their lockers to return the item.

· Come to class on time and prepared (textbook, pencil, notebook, calculator).

Personal Electronics Policy:

· Students may use personal electronic devices during the beginning of the hour homework check (after he/she completes the warm-up activity) and during homework time provided the P.E.D. does not distract from the student’s ability to work on the homework.

· Laptops may be used as note taking devices during the lesson.

· External sound must be turned OFF at all times.

· Cell phones may NOT be used as calculators. There are plenty of calculators to borrow in the classroom.

· No photos or videos may be taken at ANY time.

Students are expected to put forth their best effort, get help when needed, ask questions, and have a positive attitude.