Algebra 2 Honors (MATH350)
1.0 (yearlong course)
Algebra 1 (MATH100) & Geometry (MATH200)
Honors Algebra 2 covers those topics common to most traditional Algebra 2 courses but also incorporates topics including trigonometry, statistics, and pre-calculus readiness. Applications within the areas of physics, chemistry, set theory, and probability as well as graphing calculators are also woven into the course. Technology and graphing calculators are used extensively in this course to reinforce the concepts covered. All students must possess a TI-84 graphing calculator. The assignments in this course are more rigorous than those of the regular course, requiring the students to use even higher level thinking and reasoning skills. This course is meant to prepare the student for eventual studies in Advanced Placement® mathematics courses.
The course uses a free online textbook which is rich in examples, videos, and some interactives, but most of the book content has been placed in the actual course.
Access to a scanner or digital camera is necessary for this course as students will be required to submit work on assignments frequently throughout the semester/year. Usage of a graphing calculator is also a requirement in this course. Only the TI-84 family is supported by our instructors.
This course is a part of the honors track, and intentional focus will be on the required knowledge, critical thinking, and analytical skills needed to prepare a student to be successful in future upper-level and Advanced Placement® (AP®) courses.
Recommended sequence for students wishing to pursue advanced math classes: MATH150, MATH250, MATH350, MATH400, followed by their choice of MATH500, MATH510, or MATH520.
Do you love manipulating numbers? Do you love working an algebra problem that is long, and when you get to the end of it you have the correct answer? Is that exciting to you? 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, challenging class that combines algebra, trigonometry, statistics, and probability. In this class we will refine, strengthen and build algebra skills so that 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.