Algebra II Honors

Credit Hours: 1.0

Course Length: 2 Semesters

Semester 1

Course Description

Algebra 2A Honors is a rigorous alternative to a student’s first semester of Algebra 2, which begins the second year of algebra in the math curriculum. This course explores the world of functions and algebraic expressions and their visual representations. Students will then learn how to apply these to the real world. The concept of functions gains importance as the key to further studies in math. As a result, students learn to interpret and manipulate various kinds of functions including linear, quadratic, and polynomial. In addition, students further their understanding of matrix operations and systems of equations. This course should be followed by Algebra 2B (Honors or regular) to allow students to confidently progress to more advanced math courses like trigonometry, pre-calculus, and calculus. For students who plan to enter college and/or careers that involve

Course Prerequisites

  • Honors Algebra 1 or Algebra 1
  • Honors Geometry or Geometry

Required Textbook(s) and/or Materials

None

Major Concepts

  • Defining Functions
  • Linear Functions
  • Systems of Linear Functions
  • Matrices
  • Quadratic Functions
  • Complex Numbers
  • Higher-Order Polynomial Functions

Semester 2

Course Description

Algebra 2B Honors is a rigorous alternative to Algebra 2B. The course completes the studies of high school algebra and prepares students to advance to trigonometry, pre-calculus, and beyond. This course provides students with the opportunity to develop and strengthen skills in reading and evaluating algebraic expressions. Topics covered include exponential and logarithmic functions, rational and radical functions, properties and attributes of functions, conic sections, and data analysis. It also includes an introduction to probability and trigonometry. It takes a great deal of math skill to design beautiful and practical buildings, engineer fuel-efficient cars, follow the twists and turns of the economy, or recognize trends in modern medical data. In this course, students see how skills in algebra are applied to everyday life on the job. Projects that address real-life problems allow students to develop a deeper appreciation of mathematics and to practice what they have learned. In each lesson, students work through and complete several self-check activities and quizzes. In each unit, students complete the unit exam, deliver a unit project, and participate in self-reflection. Teacher feedback is provided throughout the course.

Course Prerequisites

Honors

  • Honors Algebra 1 or Algebra 1
  • Honors Geometry or Geometry

Required Textbook(s) and/or Materials

None

Major Concepts

  • Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
  • Rational and Radical Functions
  • Properties of Functions
  • Conic Sections
  • Probability and Statistics
  • Sequences and Series