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Algebra 2 Honors EVP

  • Name:

    Algebra 2 Honors EVP (MATH350e)

  • Department:

    Enriched Virtual

  • Credits:

    1.0 (yearlong course)

  • Prerequisites:

    A grade of an 85% or higher in the subject area course taken the previous year.

Algebra 2 Honors EVP


Updated for 24-25!

In this course, students will build on previous mathematical knowledge from Algebra I to investigate and use functions to solve problems. Students will analyze and graph functions that include linear functions, quadratic functions, exponential, and rational functions through investigations, projects, videos, and written material. Additional topics include sequences and series, matrices, conics, and statistics. Students will implement various mathematical processes and learn to justify their solutions. The students will also practice communicating their learning by using proper notation and making connections to previous learning. At the end of the course, the students will have developed their problem-solving abilities as well as the ability to view a real-world problem in context.

NOTE for Honors: Algebra 2 Honors (MATH350) is an enriched version of MATH300. The supplemental reading and activities in the Honors course allow students the opportunity to reinforce their learning as they gain a deeper understanding of the material. Students are supported by the teacher and by the lessons themselves as they work through the course. Students in the Honors course can expect an average of 1-2 hours of work per week in addition to the regular course content.

Special Notes:

The honors track includes a deeper focus on critical thinking and analytical skills by providing students with more challenging problems and assignments. These elements will prepare students to be successful in future upper-level and AP® courses.

The recommended sequence for students wishing to pursue advanced math classes: Algebra 1 (8th grade) – Geometry Honors – Algebra 2 Honors – PreCalculus Honors (if taking Calculus later) – AP Calculus or AP Statistics

TI-84+ or TI-84+ CE (preferred) Graphing calculators are not optional. Graphing Calculators are a required tool in this course. In each unit, students are given instruction and practice on the capabilities of their graphing calculator as they relate to calculus by both the instructor and the text.

Special Instructions:

*As part of the EVP program, this course will have a live class requirement once a week at a set time; please see the website for time choices. This live class will include teaching, discussion with classmates from around the world, demonstrations, questions and answers, and other aspects of a live classroom. Students will have weekly due dates and stay on a traditional coursework schedule.

Semester 1: August 26 – January 19

Fall Break: November 25 – 29

Christmas Break: December 23 – January 3

Semester 2: January 21 – June 8

Spring Break: April 14 – April 18

Times: Thursdays 8:00 AM OR Thursdays 12:00 PM US Central Time


Algebra II Honors is a great course to solidify your Algebra skills and get you ready for what comes next. For some of you, this might be your last high school course. For others, it is a stepping stone to those more advanced courses such as PreCalculus and Calculus. Either way, you will find this course a mix of review and new as you explore a variety of topics as you work on improving your math skills.

Do you learn by doing? You will have lots of exploratory activities for you to do. These help you understand the why behind what you are learning. Do you learn by watching videos? You will have videos to guide you through the examples. Videos are part of the lesson but are also there for your reference after you do practice problems. Do you learn better when you know how math applies to real life? You will have real-world type problems and projects about how what we are learning is applied to our lives. For example, did you know police use math and skid marks to tell how fast a car was going at accident scenes? Have you ever thought about how God is part of mathematics? You will be learning about how God is present in mathematics throughout history.

But best of all, you are not in this learning journey alone. You may say you are not good at math. I like to say that you are not good at math YET. As your teacher, I am here to help you if you have questions and guide you when you get stuck. The course was designed for students who might struggle with the concepts with extra hints and things to avoid mixed in with the content. I look forward to helping you be a better mathematician by the end of Algebra II Honors.

If there are books and materials for this course, they can be purchased from our Online Bookstore.

Student Feedback

I feel that the EVP format of this course boosted my learning experience in a way that the VRP did not. Live interaction with a teacher and classmates has allowed me to make and learn from my mistakes and the mistakes of others in real time.

I loved having breakout rooms and Kahoot activities in class this year. They were really helpful, kept me engaged throughout, and helped me absorb the material more quickly.

The course was very organized and easy to navigate.