Course Goals

To offer a multifaceted approach to algebra: students will learn to express concepts, results and problems graphically, numerically, analytically and verbally

To use technology to help experiment, solve problems, interpret results, and support conclusions

To learn to efficiently use a graphing calculator

To learn problemsolving techniques that will maximize computational efficiency while minimizing computational errors
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The course will cover the following topics:

Solving linear systems

Adding, subtracting and multiplying polynomials

Solving polynomial equations by factoring

Radical expressions and equations

Solving and applying quadratic equations

Exponential and logarithmic equations

Solving nonlinear systems of equations

Sequences and series

Data analysis, probability, and statistics
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Prerequisites

Students should have successfully completed the equivalent of Algebra 1.

Students should be:

Familiar with the real number system, order of operations, and properties of real numbers

Familiar with the writing and evaluating of algebraic expressions

Able to solve linear equations, and equations and inequalities in two variables

Familiar with exponents, monomials and polynomials, rational expressions and equations

Able to factor and solve systems of linear equations and inequalities

Able to solve and graph linear and quadratic equations

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Course Resources
Textbook and Homework

Required:

Digital Resources ($45) purchased through Blue Tent include:

ebook of McGrawHill Glencoe Algebra 2 2018

WebAssign homework platform


Optional: hard copy of the textbook purchased on own or borrowed through Blue Tent OnLoan.â€‹
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Other Resourcesâ€‹

Desmos.com  a free online graphing program

GeoGebra  a free application for students to visualize 2D and 3D geometric shapes and their properties

Zoom  a free teleconferencing application

Notebook or binder

Graph paper
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Calculator

Required: A graphing calculator will be needed.

If students plan to purchase a graphing calculator, we recommend the TI84 series.
Technical Resources

Required:

A reliable internet connection

A computer with a webcam

A working microphone

A free phone/computer scanning app (such as CamScanner and Adobe Scan)


Recommended:

Earbuds or a headset with a microphone (a builtin computer microphone will work if needed)

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