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Jones, Bill


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William F. Jones
Schedule
 

  Period

Subject Room

1st Period

Algebra2 Pre-AP

C218

2nd Period

Conference

C218

3rd Period

Algebra 2 Pre-AP

C218

4th Period

Algebra 2

C218

5th Period

Lunch

 

6th Period

Algebra 2 

C218

7th Period

Algebra 2 Pre-AP

C218

8th Period

Algebra 2 Pre-AP

C218


Just a few notes

 Thanks for dropping by.  Hopefully, you can find what you are looking for here.  If not, please contact me.

A little about me...I'm a 1977 graduate of Texas A&M and have a BBA with a concentration in Information Systems and an MBA '95 from St. Mary's.  I worked in software development for 23 years until becoming a teacher.   I am also a Clark parent, with one son graduating in 2008 and another in 2011.  As such, I understand the schedule challenges of students involved in extracurricular activities like Academic Decathalon, band, football, Latin, track, etc.  If you (or your student) face these challenges, please talk with me as soon as you are aware of conflicts.  I will be happy to work with you.

 
CONTACT INFO:
Email:  http://www.nisd.net/contactus/
Phone:  (210) 397-5150 ext. 3258
Generally, email is the quickest way to contact me.

Grading Policy and Tutoring

Algebra 2 Pre-AP and Regulars
   Tests - 60%, Quizzes - 30%, Daily Work - 10%
Homework checked daily.  Late work accepted on exception basis only. Read time limit policy below.  Students have access to the worksheets, book assignments and presentations through the sfiles. 

Tutoring is available during the following times:

 

 Monday

 Tuesday

Wednesday 

 Thursday

 Friday

Before school

8:00 AM –  8:45 AM

8:00 AM –  8:45 AM

8:00 AM - 8:45 AM

8:00 AM –  8:45 AM

Unavailable

4th Lunch

Unavailable

Unavailable

Unavailable

Unavailable

Unavailable

5th Lunch

12:55 PM – 1:20 PM

12:55 PM – 1:20 PM

12:55 PM – 1:20 PM

Unavailable

12:55 - 1:20 PM

After school

On Request

Unavailable

On Request

On Request

Unavailable

 

Homework Time Limit

I do not intend for a student to work more than 1 hour on math homework in a night.  If it takes longer than that, either I've assigned too much, or the student does not understand the assignment.  I suggest that students take the following approach.  After working 45 minutes, assess how long it will take you to finish.  If you can finish in around 15 minutes or less, then finish the assignment.  If you cannot, then go back over the assignment and write down questions to ask me that will help you understand.  Then have it signed by a parent.  This work can be completed at a later date for full credit.

NOTE: This policy is for typical math homework and is not used for projects that span several days.



Clubs Sponsored

Chess Club

The Chess Club is for both recreational and competitive chess.  The club meets on weekly for fun play.  We also compete in monthly competitions with other high schools for medals and trophies. 

Club meetings are Wednesdays at 7:30 AM in room C218

Extra practice meetings are Wednesdays at 4:15 PM in room C218


Guitar Club

This club is meeting on Tuesdays after school in room C215.



Announcements

Project Date

Handouts

Title Filename Modified
Conic Graphing Review.pdf 2/1/2014
Conics Review with Answers.pdf 2/1/2014
WS-Long and Synthetic Division.pdf 2/24/2014
Remind 101 Jones Letter.docx 10/14/2013
Semester 1 Exam Review Key.pdf 1/12/2014
Algebra II P-AP Jones syllabus 2013-2014.docx 10/14/2013

Links

Site Description
Graphing Quadratics in Standard Form
Graphing Quadratics in Vertex Form
Graphing Quadratics in Intercept Form
Factoring Quadratics
EX: Factoring and Solving Quadratic Equations.
Solving Quadratics by taking Square Root (part 1)
Solving Quadratics for Non-real Solutions (while solving by taking square roots) (Part 2)
Completing the Square (for solving quadratics or rewriting in vertex form)
The Quadratic Formula and the Discriminant
EX: 3 Methods to Solve a Quadratic Equation
EX: Rewriting Quadratic Equations in Different Forms
Vertical Motion Problems (Quadratics)
Graphing a Quadratic Inequality
Solving a Quadratic Inequality algebraically
Conic Sections: Parabolas
Distance and Midpoint Formulas
Conics: Parablolas Lecture
Conics: Parabola Examples
Conics: Completing the Square with Parabolas
Conics: Circles Lecture and Examples
Conics: Completing the square with Circles
Conics: Ellipse Lecture
Conics: Completing the square with Ellipses
Conics: Hyperbola Lecture
Conics: Completing the square with Hyperbolas
Conics: Graphing Hyperbolas
Piecewise Functions Review
Solving Non-Linear Systems of Equations
Inverses of Functions
Mixed Conics Review
Radical Equations Review Key
Composition of Functions Review Key
Properties of Exponents
Adding, Subtracting & Multiplying Polynomials
Polynomial - Long and Synthetic Division
Exponents and Polynomials Review Key
Direct and Inverse Functions
General Rational Functions and Their Graphs
Chapter 8.1 - 8.3 Review Key
Multiplying and Dividing Rational Expressions
Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions
Solving Rational Equations
Rational Expressions and Equations - Putting it all together.
Exponential Growth and Decay Functions
The Natural Base e
7.4 Evaluating and Graphing Logarithms
Exponential and Logarithmic Review Key (mid-unit test)
7.5 Applying Properties of Logarithms