Expansion of skills learned in Algebra 1
minimum 8, maximum 16
Class options: (Meets once/week)
Pre-requisites for class:
1 math credit
The objective of this course is to empower and equip students with the confidence and knowledge they will need to succeed in their future educational endeavors. A sampling of topics covered in the course is listed below.
Modeling on the Coordinate Plane
In Algebra 1 students learned how to model the equation of a line on a coordinate plane. In Algebra 2, the students will expand their knowledge to include quadratic, polynomial, trigonometric, and conic equations. All of this learning will culminate in the spring semester with a digitally rendered art piece created using the rules they have learned throughout the year.
Solving Advanced Equations
Have you heard the joke, “Why are math teachers like pirates?” It’s because they are always obsessed with finding X. It might be a terrible joke, but it certainly is true that in Algebra 2 your student will be asked to find x. A lot. They may not find buried treasure by the end of the year, but they will have learned how to solve equations of all shapes and sizes.
Classwork / Homework
Required Books & Materials
Publisher: McDougal Littell
Amazon and Abe Books
*You may purchase the text, or your student can access a digital version in Google Classroom.
Pencils, pens, highlighters
College ruled paper (spiral or a 3 ring binder)
Calculator (TI-30xs or higher), graphing calculator optional
Periodic access to internet programs on a computer or tablet
Classwork will include guided note-taking, traditional problem solving, critical thinking activities, and applied projects. Students will spend approximately 3-4 hours per week on homework assignments.