Algebra 2 A and B will prepare you for precalculus or a college Algebra class and meet the requirements for the Algebra strand in the MN State Math Standards. Quarter one is largely a review of the most important skills from Algebra 1(or equivalent) to ensure you have a solid understanding of the building blocks of Algebra before we continue. Then we focus on functions.
In Algebra 2A, we will study linear, quadratic, and polynomial functions. The skills we practice are evaluating expressions, solving equations, linear functions and inequalities and will write, graph, and solve absolute value, quadratic, and polynomial functions.
In Algebra 2B, you will write, graph, and solve exponential, logarithmic, and rational functions, work with sequences and series, and be introduced to trigonometry.
Class activities will be varied to include the following:
- Regular online class meetings
- Practice assignments
- Teacher-created videos explaining how to solve problems from your assignments
- Vocabulary practice
- Real-world problem-solving questions
- Unit tests to evaluate students’ progress and understanding
Throughout the courses, you will actively participate in their own learning and will also benefit from personal feedback to help you continue to improve your skills.
Course materials: Online Algebra 2 Text at CK-12, online calculators at Desmos and GeoGebra, Office 365. You may also wish to use a handheld scientific or graphing calculator, but it is not required.
Standards met: Algebra 2 A and Algebra 2 B together meet all standards and benchmarks in the Algebra strand of the Minnesota 2007 Math Standards for Grades 9-11.
Credit: 1.0 (Semester A = 0.5 credit, Semester B = 0.5 credit.)
Honors Opportunity: Yes
Prerequisites: Algebra 1, or the equivalent, for Algebra 2 A. Algebra 2 A, or the equivalent, for Algebra 2 B. Geometry A and B, taken before or concurrently.