Algebra II A/B is a class that takes the Algebra I and Formal Geometry skills and uses them to a higher degree and incorporates multiple concepts together to apply and understand new math concepts. It is necessary that students have a good foundation in the previous two classes listed, as they will be expected to recall and retrieve concepts/formulas to apply in the lesson listed below by chapter. Students will learn to interpret, graph, write and manipulate equations with leading degrees ranging from 1 to 5 (generally speaking). They will develop new techniques to graphing and analyzing equations quickly and more efficiently and will build a deeper understanding why functions and the data generated from them look and operate in unique, yet obvious ways. Algebra II reveals some of the secrets to why things happen in Algebra.
The prerequisites for enrolling in Algebra II are passing both Algebra I and Formal Geometry with a letter grade of a C- or better. Students who don't meet this prerequisites must take an "entrance exam" and score 70% or better to over ride the requisite of a letter grade of C- or better. You can not take the entrance exam prior to completing Algebra I and Formal Geometry. This test will be administered by the building principal or school counselor upon request of the student prior to the start of the semester.
- Chapter 1 Quadratic functions and factoring
- Chapter 2 Polynomials and polynomial functions
- Chapter 3 Rational exponents ts and radical functions
- Chapter 4 Exponential and logarithmic functions
- Chapter 5 Rational Functions
- Chapter 6 Data Analysis and Statistics
- Chapter 7 Sequences and Series
- Chapter 8 Trigonometric Ratios and Functions
Length: (2) Trimesters
Grade Level: 11, 12
Prerequisite: Algebra I, Formal Geometry (C- or better)
Cum Laude Points: 0