Algebra 2 is a full-year, high school math course intended for the student who has successfully completed the prerequisite course Algebra 1. This course focuses on algebraic techniques and methods in order to develop student understanding of advanced number theory, concepts involving linear, quadratic and polynomial functions, and pre-calculus theories. This course also integrates geometric concepts and skills throughout the units, as well as introducing students to basic trigonometric identities and problem solving.
By the end of the course, students will be expected to do the following:
- Understand set notation and the structure of mathematical systems
- Calculate and perform operations with real and imaginary numbers.
- Know how to use functional notation and operations on functions.
- Simplify and solve algebraic fractions.
- Perform operations on polynomials, including factoring, long division, and synthetic division.
- Solve algebraic word problems involving mixtures, money, integers, and work.
- Evaluate and solve radical expressions and equations.
- Solve systems of equations with graphing, substitution, and matrices.
- Graph and solve quadratic equations, including conic sections.
- Graph and solve exponential and logarithmic equations.
- Explore trigonometric identities and functions using the Unit Circle, graphs and modeling.
- Calculate permutations, combinations, and complex probabilities.
- Interpret sample surveys, normal distributions and observational studies