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Honors Algebra 2
The 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

  • 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

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

Course Resources

Textbook and Homework

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

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

  • A graphing calculator will be needed.

 

Technical Resources

  • Required:

    • A reliable internet connection

    • A computer with a web-cam

    • A working microphone

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

  • Recommended:

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