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Algebra 2

The Algebra II (K) course moves at a very reasonable pace for most high school students. It is meant to be a college preparatory course in nature, taking the student through a great number of Algebra II concepts but also spending a little more time on reviewing Algebra I than the honors course.  Upon completion of Algebra II, students will be ready to tackle any PreCalculus course the following year.

Course Description

Topics in the Algebra 2 course include: linear functions, systems of linear equations and inequalities, quadratic functions and complex numbers, exponential and Logarithmic functions, rational Algebraic Functions, irrational Algebraic Functions, quadratic Relations and Systems (circles, ellipses, hyperbolas, and parabolas).

Topics covered:

Algebra 2

  1. Linear functions
  2. Systems of linear equations and inequalities
  3. Quadratic functions and complex numbers
  4. Exponential and Logarithmic functions
  5. Rational Algebraic Functions
  6. Irrational Algebraic Functions
  7. Quadratic Relations and Systems (Circles, Ellipses, hyperbolas, and parabolas).

 

Prerequisites:

  • Algebra 1
Course Expectations

Students taking this course for Kolbe Core (K) credit are expected to complete daily assignments, periodic exams and quizzes.  Kolbe Honors (H) students will go into more depth and cover more material than the Kolbe Core (K) students.

Assignment due-dates and grades are established by the parent.  Optionally, a student may be enrolled in the Self-Paced Plus© grading assistance program to receive grading assistance from a Kolbe Academy faculty or staff member on designated assignments in the course. In this case, parents will still submit final grades to Kolbe for the course, but may choose to incorporate the graded assignments into the student’s overall grade or use the Kolbe-graded assignments to assist in arriving at the student’s final grade.

Course Texts
  • Algebra and Trigonometry: Functions and Applications
  • Calculator Requirement & Policy:  Graphing Calculator. Students are required to have a standalone calculator that has the ability to graph, work with polar coordinates, make statistical calculations, complete matrix calculations, store multiple values, and evaluate trigonometric functions.  Teachers will teach the course using a TI-84 Plus calculator.  Students should plan to either have a device that they are able to function independently or a device that will match the teacher.  The devices that will be compatible to the instruction are the TI-83, TI-83 Plus and TI-84. 
Course Plan Sample

Note that this is the digital version of the homeschool course plan, which is found in the course's associated Parent Group.  This course plan is built into the Schoology course for the student. 

FoersterAlgebraIIANDAlgebraIIandTrig.pdf

Course Details:

Section Number

SCM-10ALG2FR

 Video Presenter 

Mrs. Copley

Grades (Typical)

 8 - 12 (8th, 9th)

Tuition

$499

Self-Paced Plus Grading Assistance
(Optional)

$200

Credits (Type)

 10 (Mathematics)

Transcript Designation

 K

Pre-requisite

 Algebra 1 placement exam and successful completion of

Math 7 with Pre-Algebra, Pre-Algebra or equivalent.

Self-Paced Companion Course

Introduction to Physics and Chemistry

Online Companion Course

Introduction to Physics and Chemistry