Algebra 2 Supply List 2019-20

Algebra 2 SUPPLY LIST:

Here's a list of supplies you will need for math class this year. Please try to have them the first week of school, that means by Thu August 15th ideally!  All supplies REQUIRED by Mon, Aug 19th.  

Required (Expected) materials:  Students may receive a 5% grade reduction in Work Habits if students don't bring required materials to class starting on Mon Aug 19th.

  • 1-1.5 inch 3-ring binder
  • Composition notebook (NO SPIRAL please)
  • 5 dividers (labeled Warm Ups, Handouts/Notes, Classwork, Homework, Quizzes/Tests)   
  • Pencils EVERY DAY (mechanical preferred, bring extra lead)
  • Good erasers
  • Red pen for grading homework
  • Scientific calculator (TI30-XS is my suggestion) View on Amazon
  • Binder paper (wide or college rule, 3 hole punched) 

Helpful materials (will be available in class, but some may want their own):

  • Washi Tape (or other tape to attach handouts into notebook)
  • Glue Stick
  • Ruler 
  • Graph paper
  • Graphing Calculator (I personally use a TI-84 Plus. This calc will only be allowed on SOME tests, not required and could be helpful to prep for PreCal then AP Calc) 

NOTE:  Students will be instructed & expected to KEEP ALL PAPERS in their Math Binder each quarter (organized within the divider categories) through the end of each quarter.

Dear Parents,

Have you ever said or heard one of these phrases...

“I’m just not good at math.”

“I’m not a math person.”

“I wasn’t born with the math gene.”

I recently read an article that said the following...

"Unfortunately, these phrases are all too familiar. Kids go through school and life being bombarded with messages that some people are good at math and some people aren’t.

For some of us, math just “clicks.” But what if it doesn’t “click” for you right away? Well, you might as well give up. You’re just not a math person. 

The problem with these messages, whether stated or implied, is that they’re FALSE! 

The more researchers study and adjust how math it’s taught, the more evidence shows a link between a growth mindset and math success.

Research shows that kids who have a GROWTH MINDSET about their math abilities perform better on standardized tests and are more engaged.

So how can YOU help your kids develop a growth mindset in math? 

First, go here for tips and strategies: 

5 Powerful Ways to Help Kids Develop a Growth Mindset in Mathematics

We will discuss this further at Back 2 School Night.  I hope you can make it.  I am so excited for the new school year and so excited to meet YOU, and to teach your student!  :)

In His Service,

Mrs. Rebecca Ragle

rragle@victorycs.org