The Algebra 2 with Statistics course will prepare students for college Algebra and Stastics classes. Topics covered in Algebra 2 with Statistics A include a review of algebraic properties, linear functions and graphs, linear systems, matrices, quadratic equations and functions, polynomials and polynomial functions. Topics covered in Algebra 2 with Statistics B include radical functions and rational exponents, exponential and logarithmic functions, rational functions, quadratic relations, sequences, series, and probability and statistics. Course materials include video clip examples, interactive applets for inquiry-based learning, and real world application problems. Students also submit assignments and conduct inquiries using The Geometer's Sketchpad, a powerful mathematical modeling tool. Course activities include discussions, labs, and problem sets—offering each student a mathematics learning environment where they can understand and excel.
Course materials: The Geometer's Sketchpad software; online edition of Holt McDougal Algebra 2 ; scientific or graphing calculator
Standards met: These courses 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: Geometry A and B, or the equivalent, for Algebra 2 A. Algebra 2 A, or the equivalent, for Algebra 2 B.