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## Honors Algebra 2The Fine Print

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 problem-solving techniques that will maximize computational efficiency while minimizing computational errors

The course will cover the following topics:

• Solving linear systems

• Adding, subtracting and multiplying polynomials

• Solving polynomial equations by factoring

• Solving and applying quadratic equations

• Exponential and logarithmic equations

• Solving nonlinear systems of equations

• Sequences and series

• Data analysis, probability, and statistics

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

## Textbook and Homework

• Required: Digital Resources \$40 purchased through Blue Tent. Includes:

• Ebook of class text: McGraw-Hill Glencoe Algebra 2 2018

• McGraw-Hill homework platform and interactive resources aligned with class text

• Optional: A hardback copy of the textbook purchased on own or borrowed through Blue Tent OnLoan.

Other Resources

• 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

Calculator

• A graphing calculator will be needed.

• If students plan to purchase a graphing calculator, we recommend the TI-84 series.

## Technical Resources

• Required:

• A reliable internet connection

• A computer with a web-cam

• A working microphone

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

• Recommended:

• Earbuds or a headset with a microphone (a built-in computer microphone will work if needed)

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