Course Description: What Is This Class About?
This is an advanced algebra course which covers the both linear and non-linear functional forms, as well as the relationship between text, equations, graphs and tables through mathematical modeling of realistic situations.
Algebra 2 is covered in one year in a 5 credit course that satisfies the state graduation requirements for Algebra 2.
Rationale: Why is it Important To Learn This?
Learning about mathematical theories and practices improves critical thinking and problem solving abilities. In addition, taking advanced math courses in high school will help students succeed if they chose to go on to college.
Prerequisites: What do I need to know before taking Algebra 2?
Passed Algebra I
Course Goals: What Are We Going To Do In This Class?
While covering the course concepts, students will learn to talk about mathematical functions, tackle real-world problems, strengthen their conceptual foundations and understand Algebra’s relevance in everyday life.
- Linear Functions, Systems and Sequences and Series
- Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
- Quadratic Functions
- Radicals and Complex Numbers
- Higher Order Polynomials
- Continuous and Discontinuous
- Functions, Relations, and Inverses
- Periodic Functions
- Conic Sections
- Function Transformations
Students will be graded on class work, homework, quizzes, tests, and Cognitive Tutor (online portion of the class).