Algebra Function and Data Analysis Syllabus

Algebra Functions and Data Analysis (AFDA) 

Course Syllabus 

Course info:

Regina Desper

Phone: 540-632-0892

(accepts text messaging)

Classroom: 2201




Classwork –70%




Classwork 70% + Quiz/Test 30% = nine-week grade. Semester exams to be determined


RCPS Grading Scale


Students should monitor their grades regularly in Synergy, and new grades are updated each week by Monday for the previous week’s work. I do accept late assignments, however all missing tests, quizzes, assignments must be turned in no later than 2 weeks from the due date.


Disclaimer: Due to the ongoing pandemic, this syllabus could change at anytime during the year. Please check our school’s Canvas platform for the most current syllabus for this class.

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:

Monday-Friday3:20 pm- 3:45 pm

A3 12:50 pm- 2:20 pm

Outside of those times, you can request an appointment to meet.


Remote Instructional Bell Schedule:

A Day meets every Monday-Wednesday

B Day meets every Tuesday-Thursday

Fridays all Classes meet


Text Box


Classroom Expectations:

  • If you miss more than 2 days in a row of class, then a phone call home to a parent/guardian will occur.


  • You are responsible for completing your daily work on your scheduled day in Canvas.


  • Take responsibility for your learning---be attentive, complete assigned work with quality mental effort.


  • Take pride in doing your “personal best”. Develop good work ethic/ study habits.(This is an important life skill for your future.)


  • Participate in group discussion/Ask questions in class during discussion.


  • This is a No Bullying Zone, please be respectful with your language. NO CUSSING!!!


  • Students who use inappropriate language, share inappropriate images, behave inappropriately on video conferences will be subject to appropriate disciplinary action.


  • Students should not share their login information, meeting links, or passwords with others.


  • School and classroom rules apply to the virtual learning environment.


  • Students should have a quiet place to work that is free of distractions.


  • Students please be on-time with microphone OFF, and should be appropriately dressed for virtual instruction during our live meetings.(Those students who do not have a signed media release,are required to keep your camera’s off.)


Statement for Students with Disabilities
Any student with a documented disability will receive the accommodations in his/her IEP or 504 plans. 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.


  • “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.