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Algebra 2 Courses

Selected Topics In Algebra 2 (this class will last be offered in 2020-2021)

  • Length/credit: 1 year - 1.0 credit
  • Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
  • Prerequisite: Algebra 1 and Geometry
  • Course Number: 03010301

This course will begin with a reinforcement of content from previous algebra courses. Topics include equations and linear inequalities, factoring, graphing with and without the graphing calculator, solutions of equations, exponents, radicals, rational and irrational numbers, and quadratic equations. A TI-84 graphing calculator is required.

Algebra 2 (to be replaced by Integrated Math 3 in 2021-2022)

  • Length/credit: 1 year - 1.0 credit
  • Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
  • Prerequisite: Algebra 1 and Geometry
  • Course Number: 03010402

This course is designed to provide students with the skills and understanding necessary for the study of higher-level mathematics in Algebra 3/Trigonometry or Pre-Calculus. It includes studies of number systems and relations and functions, including linear, exponential, logarithmic, quadratic, radical and rational. This course also includes sequences and series and a review and an extension of factoring techniques. Problem solving, investigation and mathematical modeling will be employed to reinforce these topics, many of which employ the usage of a Ti-84 graphing calculator. A TI-84 graphing calculator is required.

Integrated Math 3 (to replace Algebra 2 in 2021-2022)

  • Length/credit: 1 year - 1.0 credit
  • Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
  • Prerequisite: Successful completion of Integrated Math 1 and 2
  • Course Number: 03150302

This course completes the three-course series of integrated mathematics and is designed to extend and apply the principles of Algebra, Geometry, and Statistics learned in the previous two courses to more complex mathematical scenarios. Students will expand earlier knowledge of linear, exponential, and quadratic functions to polynomials, rational functions, and trigonometric functions. Students will also extend their previous work with circles to other conic sections, their understanding of trigonometry to all triangles, and experiences with data as they solve more sophisticated problems. Students will experience mathematics as a coherent, useful, and logical subject that draws on their ability to make sense of problem situations, and will further develop the ability to explore and solve mathematical problems, think critically, work cooperatively with other students, and communicate mathematical ideas clearly.

Algebra 2 H (to be replaced by Integrated Math 3 H in 2021-2022)

Honors Course Symbol
  • Length/credit: 1 year - 1.0 credit
  • Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
  • Prerequisite: It is recommended that students have a grade of “A” or “B” on assessments in Geometry H
  • Course Number: 03010503

This course that will include a study of the real number system, relations and functions, linear systems and inequalities, three dimensional coordinate systems, rational and algebraic functions, radical and irrational functions, quadratic functions, polynomial functions, quadratic relations and systems, exponential and logarithmic functions, sequences and series, and statistics and data analysis. The algebraic, graphic, and numeric relations of the above topics are examined to enhance student comprehension. Connections are drawn to the real world wherever possible by extensive modeling problems. A TI-84 graphing calculator is required. With some additional, independent work outside of the course, students can be prepared to take the Mathematics Level 1 SAT Subject Test in the spring.

Integrated Math 3 H (to replace Algebra 2 H in 2021-2022)

Honors Course Symbol
  • Length/credit: 1 year - 1.0 credit
  • Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
  • Prerequisite: Recommended “A” on assessments in Integrated Math 2 or “B” on assessments in Integrated Math 2 H
  • Course Number: 03150503

This course is a faster-paced version of the final course in the three-course series of integrated mathematics and is designed to extend and apply the principles of Algebra, Geometry, and Statistics learned in the previous two courses to more complex mathematical scenarios. Students will expand earlier knowledge of linear, exponential, and quadratic functions to polynomials, rational functions, and trigonometric functions. Students will also extend their previous work with circles to other conic sections, their understanding of trigonometry to all triangles, and experiences with data as they solve more sophisticated problems. This version of the course will delve significantly deeper into the various topics and includes additional extension topics that are not part of the college preparatory version of Integrated Math 3. Students will experience mathematics as a coherent, useful, and logical subject that draws on their ability to make sense of problem situations, and will further develop the ability to explore and solve mathematical problems, think critically, work cooperatively with other students, and communicate mathematical ideas clearly.