Algebra 2 Honors (MATH350)
1.0 (yearlong course)
A grade of an 85% or higher in the subject area course taken the previous year.
This course begins with a review of key Algebra 1 topics such as solving equations and inequalities, graphing linear equations and solving linear systems of equations. The course then transitions into covering matrices, quadratics, conic sections, polynomials, radical equations, exponential and logarithmic equations, sequences & series, and rational equations. This course also includes a unit on trigonometry and probability.
Students will be guided in their learning through written material, videos, and web-based activities and assessments.
Students need access to a scanner or digital camera (phone is fine) in order to submit work for the teacher to review. Students will also need a TI-84 graphing calculator for this course.
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: MATH150, MATH250, MATH350, MATH450, followed by their choice of MATH500, MATH510, or MATH520.
Have you ever looked around and wondered if you could use math to describe the path of a baseball? Do you see math problems as puzzles waiting to be solved? Do you enjoy a challenge? Does it excite you to learn new methods and understand math concepts at a deeper level? Do you love graphing on your graphing calculator and on the coordinate plane?
Then you just might want to take Honors Algebra 2. Honors Algebra 2 is a fast-paced class that reviews some foundational algebra but also introduces many new algebra concepts as well as covering a unit of trigonometry and one of probability. In this class we will focus on strengthening our understanding of key algebraic concepts and how they are connected. We will also work on our math communication skills so you will be well-prepared for the next high school class you would like to take and your college classes to come.
If there are books and materials for this course, they can be purchased from our Online Bookstore.
I especially like how there are now more options for completing the I NEED HELP discussion boards, and I really enjoyed the optional monthly projects!
I thoroughly enjoyed our Points to Ponder twice this semester
The math in context allows students to see where they will use math in real life.