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Algebra II Honors

Course ID: 3280

A primary goal of Algebra 2 is for students to conceptualize, analyze, and identify relationships among functions. The course reviews and expands concepts learned in Algebra I such as graphing, solving both linear and quadratic equations. Radicals, exponential, and rational equations will be expanded upon in more detail than in Algebra I. New topics such as conic sections and logarithms will be taught. This class is a high school honors credited course and average students should expect to spend about 8 - 9 hours a week outside of the class to complete all assignments and study for their tests. Students are not allowed to use notes or any other help, other than their own calculator, on their quizzes and tests. Again, this estimate
of 8 - 9 hours of outside classroom work is based on an average. If a student does not stay focused, or if a student is missing any pre-requisite knowledge necessary for this course, they may spend more time than 9 hours a week. Conversely, if a student is gifted mathematically, they may spend less than 8 hours a week of outside classroom time on assignments and studying.

Please note: A parent or caregiver MUST proctor all tests taken at home. All tests must be signed by the parent or caregiver, to signify this supervision occurred. Again, The student must only have access to their
calculator and NO technological device capable of internet connection can be accessible.

Information regarding where to send this test will be coming shortly. Thank you for your patience.
*Math Lab Tutoring will be available Thursdays from 9:30am -12:30 pm in the RCF Math Lab.* All CEDAR policies apply. RSVP by email 24 hours in advance.
Cost: $15.00 per student per Thursday. One-on-one tutoring is also available by request through the teacher.

Prerequisites: Geometry, Algebra I, Algebra 2 Placement Test

Resources and Materials:

  1. Algebra 2 Home School Kit 3rd Edition


    — Author: BJU Press


    — ISBN-13: 978-1-60682-458-0


    — This kit includes all the material you will need for class

Categories: Honors; Math
Target Levels: Grade 9; Grade 10; Grade 11; Grade 12
High School Credits: 1

Tuition and Class Schedule by Academic Term:

Full Year 2024-25

  • Tuition and Fees

    • Grading Fee: $50.00

    • Tuition Fee: $595.00

    • Paid Security Guard Fee for Safety of Students: $25.00

  • Section 1: Jamey Akien (takien@hotmail.com) (Open)

    • Tue 9:25 am - 10:45 am

Topics and Objectives 1. Basic Algebra
— 1.1 Real Numbers
1. Identify the major subsets of the real number system, relationship to each other, & examples
2. Identify & use properties of real numbers
3. Graph and order real numbers
4. Determine if set of numbers is closed under a given operation
— 1.2 Real Number Operations
1. Find absolute value of a real number
2. Evaluate numerical expression using order of operations
3. Identify number of terms in algebraic expression
4. Evaluate algebraic expression using Substitution Property
— 1.3 Simplifying Algebraic Expression
1. Classify polynomials by number of terms and degree
2. Add and subtract polynomials
3. Apply definitions and properties of exponents to simplify expressions
— 1.4 Solving Equations
1. Identify the properties of equality
2. Solve equations by applying the properties of equality
3. Solve literal equations for a specified variable
— 1.5 Applying Equations
1. Solve problems involving number and angle relationships
2. Solve problems involving the distance; d=rt
3. Solve problems involving simple interest I=Prt
4. Solve problems involving mixtures
— 1.6 Solving Inequalities
1. Identify and use properties of inequalities
2. Solve and graph linear inequalities
3. Write and solve linear inequalities describing real-life situations
— Write equations from given word problems
— Solve inequalities
— Solve compound inequalities
— Solve absolute value equations
— Solve absolute value inequalities
2. Linear Relations
— Identify and utilize relations and functions
— Create graphs of linear equations
— Learn to write linear equations
— Learn to model linear equations
— Identify and interpret special functions
— Graph inequalities
— Learn to identify and measure distances and midpoints
3. Solving Systems
— Solve systems graphically
— Solve Systems Algebraically
— Solve Problems with Systems
— Graph systems of inequalities
— Utilize linear programming
— Utilize linear systems in 3 variables
4. Matrices
— Organize data with matrices
— Identify elementary matrix operations
— Learn to multiply matrices
— Identify determinants and Cramer's Rule
— Utilize inverse matrices and solving systems
— Identify and use matrices transformations
5. Chapter review
— Chapter 4 review
— College Entrance Test Preparation 6. Quadratic Equations
— Multiply Polynomials
— Learn to factor quadratic polynomials
— Learn to solve quadratic equations by factoring
— Solve equations by taking roots
— Utilize complex numbers
— Learn to solve quadratic equations by completing the square
— Learn and use the quadratic formula to solve quadratic equations
— Identify means most efficient means to solve quadratic equations and identify expected solutions
— Learn to use and solve quadratic equations
7. Polynomial Functions
— Identify and use quadratic functions
— Identify and manipulate quadratic functions
— Learn to work with zeros and inequalities with parabolas.
— Practice modeling with quadratic functions
— Learn how to and practice dividing polynomials.
— Continue learning to divide polynomials with synthetic division
— Learn to factor polynomials
— Solve Polynomial Equations
— Learn to Graph Polynomial Functions
— Chapter 6 - Chapter Review
8. Radicals and Exponents
— Practice simplifying radicals
— Learn to manipulate rational exponents
— Process sums and differences
— Process products
— Process quotients
— Solve radical and exponential equations
— Practice more radical equations
— Identify and manipulate radical functions
— Review chapter material for test
9. Chapter 8 - Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
— Identify and follow function operations
— Identify and follow inverse relations and functions
— Identify and understand exponential functions
— Learn to use exponential functions
— Learn to use logarithmic functions
— Identify properties of logarithms
— Operate with exponential and logarithmic equations
— Learn about natural logarithms
— Review Chapter 8 concepts to prepare for the chapter test
10. Chapter 10 - Trigonometry
— Learn right triangle trigonometry
— Practice solving right triangles
— Practice Trigonometry in the coordinate plane
— Learn to use radians and the unit circle
— Learn to graph sine and cosine functions
— Identify the graphs of other Trigonometric functions
— Learn to translate Trigonometric functions
— Identify inverse Trigonometric functions
— Review chapter for chapter test
11. Chapter 12 - Sequences and Series
— Introduce sequences and series
— Identify arithmetic sequences
— Identify geometric sequences
— Identify arithmetic series and sigma notation
— Identify geometric series
— Introduce sequences
— Review for chapter test
12. Chapter 9 - Rational Expressions and Equations
— Simplify rational expressions
— Multiply and divide rational expressions
— Add and subtract rational expressions
— Review Chapter 9 concepts to prepare for the chapter test.
— To classify variations as direct, inverse, or joint and solve problems involving variations

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