William H. Peacock, LCDR USN, Ret.
Mathematics Instructor
Homework Assignments
How to Find Videos on YouTube
Section 1.1 Video Part 1
Section 1.1 Video Part 2
Section 1.1 Video Notes
Section 1.1 Class Powerpoint
Section 1.1 Class Notes
Section 1.2 Video Part 1
Section 1.2 Video Part 2
Section 1.2 Video Notes
Section 1.2 Class Powerpoint
Section 1.2 Class Notes
Section 1.3 Video Part 1
Section 1.3 Video Part 2
Section 1.3 Video Notes
Section 1.3 Class Powerpoint
Section 1.3 Class Notes
Section 1.4 Video Part 1
Section 1.4 Video Part 2
Splitting Middle Term Video
Section 1.4 Video Notes
Section 1.4 Class Powerpoint
Section 1.4 Class Notes
Chapter 1a Sec 1.1 - 1.4 Test Review Powerpoint
Section 1.5 Video Part 1
Section 1.5 Video Part 2
Section 1.5 Video Notes
Section 1.5 Class Powerpoint
Section 1.5 Class Notes
Section 1.6 Video
Section 1.6 Video Notes
Section 1.6 Class Powerpoint
Section 1.6 Class Notes
Section 1.7 Video Part 1
Section 1.7 Video Part 2
Section 1.7 Video Notes
Section 1.7 Class Powerpoint
Section 1.7 Class Notes
Section 1.8 Video Part 1
Section 1.8 Video Part 2
Section 1.8 Video Notes
Section 1.8 Class Powerpoint
Section 1.8 Class Notes
Chapter 1b Sec 1.5 - 1.8 Test Review Powerpoint
Section 2.1 Video Part 1
Section 2.1 Video Part 2
Section 2.1 Video Notes
Section 2.1 Class Powerpoint
Section 2.1 Class Notes
Section 2.2 Video Part 1
Section 2.2 Video Part 2
Section 2.2 Video Notes
Section 2.2 Class Powerpoint
Section 2.2 Class Notes
Section 2.3 Video
Section 2.3 Video Notes
Section 2.3 Class Powerpoint
Section 2.3 Class Notes
Section 2.4 Video Part 1
Section 2.4 Video Part 2
Section 2.4 Video Notes
Section 2.4 Class Powerpoint
Section 2.4 Class Notes
Section 2.5 Video
Section 2.5 Video Notes
Sec 2.5 Class Powerpoint
Sec 2.5 Class Notes
Section 2.6 Video Part 1
Section 2.6 Video Part 2
Section 2.6 Video Notes
Sec 2.6 Class Powerpoint
Sec 2.6 Class Notes
Section 2.7 Video Part 1
Section 2.7 Video Part2
Section 2.7 Video Notes
Sec 2.7 Class Powerpoint
Sec 2.7 Class Notes
Section 2.8 Video Part 1
Section 2.8 Video Part 2
Section 2.8 Video Notes
Sec 2.8 Class Powerpoint
Sec 2.8 Class Notes
Section 3.1 Video
Section 3.1 Video Notes
Section 3.1 Class Powerpoint
Section 3.1 Class Notes
Section 3.2 Video Part 1
Section 3.2 Video Part 2
Section 3.2 Video Notes
Section 3.2 Class Powerpoint
Section 3.2 Class Notes
Section 3.3 Video Part 1
Section 3.3 Video Part 2
Section 3.3 Video Notes
Section 3.3 Class Powerpoint
Section 3.3 Class Notes
Section 3.4 Video Part 1
Section 3.4 Video Part 2
Section 3.4 Video Notes
Section 3.4 Class Powerpoint
Section 3.5 Notes
Section 3.5 Video Part 1
Section 3.5 Video Part 2
Section 3.6 Notes
Section 3.6 Video
Section 3.5 Class Worksheet
Section 3.6 Class Worksheet
Chapter 3 Summary Notes
Section 4.1 Video Notes
Section 4.1 Class Powerpoint
Section 4.1 Class Notes
Section 4.1 Video Part 1
Section 4.1 Video Part 2
Section 4.2 Video Notes
Section 4.2 Class Powerpoint
Section 4.2 Video
Section 4.3 Notes
Section 4.3 Video Part 1
Section 4.3 Video Part 2
Section 4.4 Video Notes
Section 4.4 Class Powerpoint
Section 4.4 Video Part 1
Section 4.4 Video Part 2
Section 4.5 Video Notes
Section 4.5 Class Powerpoint
Section 4.5 Video
Section 4.6 Notes
Section 4.6 Video
Section 4.7 Notes
Section 4.6 Class Worksheet
Section 4.7 Video Part 1
Section 4.7 Video Part 2
Chapter 4 Summary Notes
Section 4.7 Class Worksheet
Section 5.1 Notes
Section 5.1 Video
Section 5.2 Notes
Section 5.2 Video Part 1
Section 5.2 Video Part 2
Section 5.1 Class Worksheet
Section 5.2 Class Worksheet
Section 5.3 Notes
Section 5.3 Video Part 1
Section 5.3 Video Part 2
Section 5.4 Notes
Section 5.4 Video
Section 5.3 Class Worksheet
Section 5.4 Class Worksheet
Section 5.5 Notes
Section 5.5 Video
Section 5.6 Notes
Section 5.6 Video
Section 5.5 Class Worksheet
Section 5.6 Class Worksheet
Section 9.1 Notes
Section 9.1 Video Part 1
Section 9.1 Video Part 2
Section 9.2 Notes
Section 9.2 Video
Section 9.1 Class Worksheet
Section 9.2 Class Worksheet
Section 9.3 Notes
Section 9.3 Video Part 1
Section 9.3 Video Part 2
Section 9.4 Notes
Section 9.4 Video Part 1
Section 9.4 Video Part 2
Section 10.1 Video Part 1
Section 10.1 Video Part 2
Section 10.1 Video Part 3
Section 10.2 Video
Permutations - 3 Video
Permutations - 4 Video
Permutations - 5 Video
Permutations - 6 Video
Permutations - 7 Video
Permutations - 8 Video
Permutations - 9 Video
Permutation - 10 Video
Permutations - 11 Video
Combinations Lesson Notes
Combinations - 1 Video
Combinations - 2 Video
Combinations - 3 Video
Combinations - 4 Video
Combinations - 5 Video
Combinations - 6 Video
Combinations - 7 Video
Combinations - 8 Video
Combinations - 9 Video
Binomial Theorem Lesson Notes
Binomial Theorem - 1 Video
Binomial Theorem - 2 Video
Binomial Theorem - 3 Video
Binomial Theorem - 4 Video
Binomial Theorem - 5 Video
Binomial Theorem - 6 Video
Binomial Theorem - 7 Video
Binomial Theorem - 8 Video
Honors Algebra 2

Atlantic Technical High School


Algebra 2 Honors (#1200340)



Teacher Name: William Peacock

Classroom Location:  2437

Phone Number: 754-321-5300 ext. 493-3136

Email Address: william.peacock@browardschools.com

Web Site: www.peacock-maths.org

Teacher Schedule:


Period 1: Algebra 2 Honors

Period 2: Algebra 2 Honors

Period 3: Planning

Period 4: Trigonometry Honors


Office Hours:

M-F: 1:45 pm – 2:15 pm

By appointment only.

Textbook/Supplementary Text(s):

Holt McDougal Larson, Algebra 2, Common Core Edition


High School Students are responsible for the care and return of all the required books and required materials/supplies on loan and will be issued an obligation for damaged or missing books and/or materials/supplies.


Note: Online textbook may be accessed through the BEEP Student Portal, Doorway #2:


User ID: 10 digit student number

Password: Birth Date (MM/DD/YYYY)



·         3” 3-ring binder

·         binder dividers

·         spiral notebook

·         Set of colored pencils

·         TI – 84 graphing calculator (if the student does not have a TI – 84, one will be issued to them)

·         4 AAA batteries




Broward County Schools Attendance Policy:

   A student who has had at least five unexcused absences, or absences for which the reasons are unknown, within a calendar month, or 10 unexcused absences, or absences for which the reasons are unknown, within a 90-calendar-day period, may be exhibiting a pattern of non-attendance (F.S.1003.26 (1) (b)) and the School Board of Broward County, Policy 5.5.

   This course is fast-paced and demanding. One topic builds on another. Daily participation is a must. You are responsible for all material presented in class, present or absent, including announcements about course procedures. Exams, quizzes, and homework may include questions on material presented only in class, so performance on these indirectly reflects attendance. I do not reteach previous lessons. If you are absent, it is your responsibility to review the material covered, complete the assignments missed and if you require additional help see me or attend tutoring after school.


Tardies – IAW ATC student handbook.


To report a student absence, please call Ms. Gwen Boykin at 754-321-5300



BCS Grading System:


A     90 – 100%

B+ 87 – 89%

B     80 – 86%

C+ 77 – 79%

C    70 – 76%

D+ 67 – 69%

D    60 – 66%

F    0 – 59%

I     Incomplete


Additional Grading Information:

You must show all work, neatly and organized, or give an explanation to receive credit for all free response answers. All work in this course most be your own work IAW the Student Honor Code.

•  Tests: Tests are 60% of your total grade. Tests will normally cover one chapter. Books and/or notes are not allowed to be used at any time during a test. Violation of the student honor code will be handled IAW the ATC Student Handbook. Tests missed due to excused absences will be made up IAW the Student Code of Conduct.

•  Quizzes: Quizzes and/or class activities are 15% of your total grade. A quiz will be given on each homework assignment. Normally, quizzes will be given after reviewing the homework. Quizzes missed due to excused absences will be made up IAW the Student Code of Conduct.

•   Homework: Homework and classwork is 15% of your total grade. Homework will be checked when assigned during the first 5-10 minutes of class. All work must be shown to receive credit, answers only will receive no credit. All work must be neat and organized. Full credit for a homework assignment is 2 points (100%). Partially completed homework will receive half credit, 1 point (50%). No late homework will be accepted. Homework will normally be given on each chapter section.

•   Class Notes Notebook: Class Notes Notebook is 5% of your total grade. The Notebook will be graded on a scale of 0 to 100, based on completeness, neatness and organization. Late notebooks will be graded IAW the ATC student handbook.

•   Class Participation Grade: Class participation is 5% of your total grade. Class participation includes, but is not limited to; paying attention during class, note taking, participating in class discussions, asking/answering questions, working class problems (your turn, etc.) Full participation credit is 2 points (100%). Partial participation is half credit, 1 point (50%). No participation or disrupting class is a zero. Sleeping in class and use of unauthorized electronic devices in class will also result in a zero.

•   Makeup work: All makeup homework will be completed in accordance with the student handbook. However, previously assigned work is due the day of return. Makeup homework will be presented during the normal homework check upon your return to class. Makeup tests or quizzes will be completed in class on the day of return to class. Makeup tests, quizzes and homework not completed within the required time period will be assigned a grade of zero.


View Your Grades:

Grades can be viewed online by following the directions below:


1.     Go to https://browardfocus.com (access FOCUS using Chrome, Firefox or Safari)

2.     Student ID which is on your student schedule.

3.     Passcode: Student’s date of birth formatted as YYYYMMDD.

Four digits for the year, two digits for the month and two digits for the day.


Class Policies and Procedures

•    Math Notebooks:  2 notebooks total – one 3-ring binder notebook (class notes worksheets, handouts, and classwork worksheets) and one spiral notebook (homework).

     The class notes notebook (3-ring binder) will be maintained as follows;

     1. Used to keep all class note worksheets, classwork worksheets and other handouts.

     2. Will be divided and organized by chapter/section.

     3. When absent, students are responsible for obtaining missed notes.

     4. Class notes notebook will graded by chapters on the test. The notebook will be collected the  day of each test and graded.

     The homework notebook (spiral notebook) will be maintained as follows;

     1. Heading on the top of the first page of a homework assignment. Heading shall include assignment chapter, problems assigned, name, period and date.

     2. Show all work to receive credit for homework assignments. Work must be neat and organized.

     3. Homework will be checked at the beginning of class when assigned.                                     

•   Graphing Calculator (GDC): TI-84 required for class everyday.

    1. Solutions found from a graphic display calculator (GDC) must be supported by suitable work.

     2. Use on classwork and homework.

     3. Cannot be used on quizzes and tests. Only scientific calculators can be used on quizzes and tests. A class set of scientific calculators are available for use on quizzes and tests. Students may use their own scientific calculator on quizzes and tests.

    •    Students are required to bring their notebooks and calculator to class each day. Failure to

         do so will affect your ability to complete this course satisfactorily.

Restroom Passes:

         Restroom passes are only to be used for their stated purpose and should normally take about 5 minutes. Only one person at a time will be allowed to go to the restroom. A restroom pass will be posted, just go and return the pass. You do not have to ask permission. The restroom pass cannot be used during any test or quiz, until it has been completed and turned in. Restroom passes are a privilege. If a student abuses their restroom privileges, then they lose them.

Electronic Devices:

         IAW the student code of conduct and ATC student handbook, forbidden devices include, but are not limited to laptops, tablets, iPods, mp3 players, headphones/earbuds, smart watches and cell phones. These devices are required to be turned off and out of sight upon entering the classroom. Consequences; 1st offense – warning, 2nd offense – confiscated and turned into office, 3rd offense – confiscated and referral. Any tablets, smart watches or cell phones out or in sight during a quiz or test will be considered cheating and will result in a zero and be confiscated.

Classroom Rules:

         #1- Be prepared for class.

         #2- Do not disrupt the class (talking, horseplay, joking around, etc.).

         #3- Remain in assigned seat.

         #4- Participate in all class activates (note taking, working problems, etc.).

         #5-Class starts and ends IAW the bell schedule.


Consequences of breaking the above rules are IAW the ATC student handbook.


Note: Please refer to the Atlantic Technical High School Student Handbook for a complete explanation of school policies regarding late schoolwork, the Honor Code, Dress Code, etc. 
District Policies can be found at the Broward County Public Schools Code Book for Student Conduct: http://bcps.browardschools.com/codeofconduct.asp.


Course Description:

   Building on their work with linear, quadratic, and exponential functions, students extend their repertoire of functions to include polynomial, rational, and radical functions. Students work closely with the expressions that define the functions, and continue to expand and hone their abilities to model situations and to solve equations, including solving quadratic equations over the set of complex numbers and solving exponential equations using the properties of logarithms. The Mathematical Practice Standards apply throughout each course and, together with the content standards, prescribe that students experience mathematics as a coherent, useful, and logical subject that makes use of their ability to make sense of problem situations. The critical areas for this course, organized into five units, are as follows: Unit 1- Polynomial, Rational, and Radical Relationships: This unit develops the structural similarities between the system of polynomials and the system of integers. Students draw on analogies between polynomial arithmetic and base-ten computation, focusing on properties of operations, particularly the distributive property. Students connect multiplication of polynomials with multiplication of multi-digit integers, and division of polynomials with long division of integers. Students identify zeros of polynomials, including complex zeros of quadratic polynomials, and make connections between zeros of polynomials and solutions of polynomial equations. The unit culminates with the fundamental theorem of algebra. Unit 2- Trigonometric Functions: Building on their previous work with functions, and on their work with trigonometric ratios and circles in Geometry, students now use the coordinate plane to extend trigonometry to model periodic phenomena. Unit 3- Modeling with Functions: In this unit students synthesize and generalize what they have learned about a variety of function families. They extend their work with exponential functions to include solving exponential equations with logarithms. They explore the effects of transformations on graphs of diverse functions, including functions arising in an application, in order to abstract the general principle that transformations on a graph always have the same effect regardless of the type of the underlying function. They identify appropriate types of functions to model a situation, they adjust parameters to improve the model, and they compare models by analyzing appropriateness of fit and making judgments about the domain over which a model is a good fit. The description of modeling as “the process of choosing and using mathematics and statistics to analyze empirical situations, to understand them better, and to make decisions” is at the heart of this unit. Unit 4- Inferences and Conclusions from Data: In this unit, students see how the visual displays and summary statistics they learned in earlier grades relate to different types of data and to probability distributions. They identify different ways of collecting data— including sample surveys, experiments, and simulations—and the role that randomness and careful design play in the conclusions that can be drawn. Unit 5- Applications of Probability: Building on probability concepts that began in the middle grades, students use the languages of set theory to expand their ability to compute and interpret theoretical and experimental probabilities for compound events, attending to mutually exclusive events, independent events, and conditional probability. Students should make use of geometric probability models wherever possible. They use probability to make informed decisions.


Course Standards: