Course Rationale: Mathematics provides the conceptual basis for the structure of many things around us. This course is an extension of the Algebra 1 curriculum. Topics that were first introduced in Algebra 1 will be built upon and applied to problems that require higher order thinking skills. Additional topics will also be introduced in a variety of methods, including self-
discovery activities, group project and presentations, and teacher led class discussions. Algebra 2 builds a foundation of mathematics for those students going on to Pre-Calculus and/or students who are college bound. Along with many colleges, many careers require a successful completion of an Algebra 2 course.
Course Description: Fundamental skills of mathematics will be applied to such topics as functions, equations and inequalities, probability and statistics, logarithmic and exponential relationships, quadratic and polynomial equations, and matrices. Technology will be used to introduce and expand upon the areas of study listed above. Use of computers and graphing
calculators will be incorporated into each chapter.