Algebra II

  • ALGEBRA II     (9420)    Grade 9-12           5 Credits

    Prerequisite:

    • Successful completion of Geometry

    Co-requisite:

    • Students who achieve a B in Algebra I Honors may take Algebra II concurrently with Geometry or
    • Students who achieve a B on major assessments in Algebra I/Honors Grade 8 Math may take Algebra II concurrently with Geometry
    • Students who achieve an A average or higher in Algebra I may take Algebra II concurrently with Geometry

    This course logically follows the study of Algebra I and Geometry.  It is intended for those students who have demonstrated a high degree of success in both Algebra and Geometry.  Algebra II encom­passes substantial amounts of Geometry, encouraging an integrated approach to prob­lem solving activities. Students are expected to use current technology. Four dimensions of understanding are emphasized: skill in carrying out various algorithms; developing and using mathematical properties and relationships; applying mathematics in realistic situations; and representing or picturing mathematical concepts. Matrices, functions, trigonometry, polynomials and statistics are just a few of the topics studied.


    ALGEBRA II HONORS                  (9421)    Grades 9-11         5 Credits (Honors)

    Prerequisite:

    • Minimum grade of A in Geometry and Algebra I or minimum grade of B- in Honors Geometry and Honors Algebra I
    • Minimum grade of B+ on major assessments in Algebra I/Honors Grade 8 Math

    Co-requisite: 

    • Students who achieve an A in Algebra I Honors may take Algebra II Honors concurrently with Geometry Honors OR
    • Students who achieve an A on major assessments in Algebra I/Honors Grade 8 Math may take Honors Algebra II concurrently with Honors Geometry
    • Students who achieve an A+ average or higher in Algebra I may take Algebra II Honors concurrently with Geometry Honors.

    This course will teach algebraic methods and graphing techniques, with special emphasis on problem solving. Algebraic theory and proofs will be discussed as well as determinants, sequences, series, probability, permu­tations, and combinations. The concepts of trigonometry and its application to problem solving are introduced as time permits.