Algebra 2 covers quadratic equations, conics, polynomials, functions, logarithms, cleaver factorizations and substitutions, systems of equations, sequences and series, symmetric sums, advanced factoring methods, classical inequalities, functional equations, and more. This course goes beyond what you would find in a typical honors Algebra II curriculum, as it covers topics found in honors Algebra II and Precalculus classes, as well as many topics no found in most other curricula. This is a one-year course and is divided into two parts to be taught in two semesters, Algebra 2A and Algebra 2B.
Algebra 2A covers conics, polynomial division, polynomial roots, factoring multivariable polynomials, sequences and series. Algebra 2B covers identities, induction, inequalities, exponents and logarithms, radicals, special classes of functions, and piecewise defined functions.
This course is intended for high-performing students and will focus on problem solving skills. Students will learn via practicing solving problems in the classroom. Each class will have 3 hours where after being introduced with the new material, students spend the rest of the classroom time practicing the new skills.
Who Should Take Algebra 2A: Students should have a mastery of basic algebra up through and including quadratic equations before taking this course. Typically this class follows our “Algebra 1B” class. Students who have completed typical Algebra 1 may be ready for this class. An entrance exam should be taken to evaluate student’s readiness.
Who Should Take Algebra 2B: Students should have a mastery of basic algebra up through and including polynomials, sequences and series, advanced factoring before taking this course. Typically this class follows our “Algebra 2A” class. An entrance exam should be taken to evaluate student’s readiness.