Algebra Function and Data Analysis Syllabus

Algebra Functions and Data Analysis (AFDA)

Course Syllabus

Course info:

Regina Desper                           Kaswell Parrish


Phone: 540-853-2255               Phone: 540-853-2255

Classroom: 2201                      Classroom: 2205


Emily Scott


Phone: 540-853-2255

Office: 2228


If you need to reach your child during class, you may directly call the phone number listed above. Students are not allowed to have cellphones out during class.



Notebooks – 35%

Classwork – 30%

Quiz/Laptop – 10%

Test – 10%

Other/HW/Extension - 10%

Each Benchmark – worth 2 test grades


Students should monitor their grades regularly. I do accept late assignments, however all missing tests, quizzes, assignments must be turned in no later than 2 weeks from the due date.



1. First time late is a warning.

2. Second time late -5 on the do-now.

3. Third time late -5 on the do-now and phone call home.

4. Fourth time late is after school/lunch detention and a phone call home.

5. Fifth time late is a Referral and phone call.

In this course you will:

  • Investigate and analyze function (linear, quadratic, exponential, and logarithmic) families and their characteristics.
  • Use knowledge of transformations to write an equation, given the graph of a function (linear, quadratic, exponential, and logarithmic).
  • Will collect data and generate an equation for the curve (linear, quadratic, exponential, and logarithmic) of best fit to model real-world problems or applications.
  • Use appropriate representations for analysis, interpretation, and prediction of functions which will include algebraic formulas, graphs, tables, and words.
  • Determine optimal values in problem situations by identifying constraints and using linear programming techniques.
  • Calculate probabilities and apply it to real world problems.
  • Analyze what normal distribution is and design and conduct an experiment/survey.


Statement on Academic Integrity
Patrick Henry seeks to maintain an optimal learning environment. General principles of academic honesty include respect for the intellectual property of others, the expectation that individual work will be submitted unless otherwise allowed by an instructor, and the obligations both to protect one’s own academic work from misuse by others as well as to avoid using another’s work as one’s own. All students are expected to understand and abide by these principles. Students representing the work of another as their own will receive a grade of “F” on that assignment. Students will sign a pledge on every assessment indicating that they have neither given nor received help.


Be respectful. Be responsible. Be present. Be successful. Be On-Time to Class.





Office hours/Tutoring:

Mondays: 3:30 PM- 4:30 PM in Room 2201

Other times by appointment


Classroom Expectations:

  • Come into class and get all your materials right away and start on your do now’s.
  • If you need to use the bathroom, go before class. If you think you might be late to class, let me know!
  • No students can leave class 15 minutes after the bell rings or 15 minutes before the bell rings. If you need to go the bathroom during class, then you will need to sign out and have a 5-minute time limit as appropriate.
  • At the end of class, please put away supplies where you got them.
  • Use the trashcan closest to you. . . Don’t shoot baskets.
  • If you don’t understand, ask. It’s easier to learn right away, than try to catch up.
  • If you are absent, you should ask what you need to make up and what you missed.
  • This is a No Bullying Zone, please be respectful with your language. NO CUSSING!!!
  • “Mathematics is the most beautiful and most powerful creation of the human spirit.” By Stefan Banach
  • “Do not worry about your difficulties in mathematics. I can assure you mine are still greater.” By Albert Einstein

Cellphone policy:

-No cellphones in class. Please put in a locker, backpack, or place in the cellphone tote located in the classroom


-The student will get one warning to put away the cellphone.


-Second time, the student is told to put away the phone may result in the phone being taken and placed in the classroom tote until the end of class.


-If at any time the student refused to hand over the cellphone to the teacher, then the phone will go to hall principal’s office for the rest of the day and a phone call home to the parent/guardian.


-If student still refuses to hand over the phone, then there will be appropriate disciplinary actions by hall principal where appropriate and may result in the student’s removal from class and a phone call home.


-No cell phone charging is allowed in class per school policy.


Statement for Students with Disabilities
Any student with a documented disability will receive the accommodations in his/her IEP or 504 plan. If those accommodations are not sufficient for academic progress, the teacher, student, or parent may contact the case manager to arrange for a meeting to discuss additional options.