This Algebra 2 course is a continuation of the algebra skills gained in Algebra 1. This course will expose
students to a number of algebraic topics aligned to the Common Core Standards. In this standard-level course, students are expected to spend approximately 6-8 hours per week on their course work.
In this course, students will focus on four critical areas:
(1) Relate arithmetic of rational expressions to arithmetic of rational numbers.
(2) Expand understandings of functions and graphing to include trigonometric functions.
(3) Synthesize and generalize functions and extend understanding of exponential functions to logarithmic functions.
(4) Relate data display and summary statistics to probability and explore a variety of data collection methods.
Students will investigate topics such as rational functions and their graphs, methods for solving polynomial equations, simplifying radical expressions, applications of exponentials and logarithms, sequences and series, trigonometry, and probability.
This course incorporates a variety of textbook and multimedia resources including an adaptive problem set platform that provides various feedback on student assessments. Students will also engage in collaborative activities, such as simulations and discussions, and connect concepts in algebra to real-world applications, in order to develop a deeper understanding of algebra in the world.