Algebra 2

Melissa Lopez
Monday 9AM (ET)



Algebra 2 Course Overview

This class is approved by the NCAA.

Algebra 2 is designed as a sequel to Algebra 1.

Topics include polynomials, factoring, algebraic fractions, exponents, radicals and quadratic equations.

Students will be prepared for upper level math classes such as pre-calculus and college algebra upon the completion of this class.

It is NOT necessary to complete Geometry prior to taking this course.


This course will utilize the online resource MathXL® – a powerful, online homework, tutorial, and assessment system.

We will use online homework and tests throughout the class to give students repeated practice and confidence in growing math skills. It includes: video and/or power point lecture slides, step by step examples for any problem, chapter reviews, individualized study plans based on performance. This tool allows for instant help and feedback on each problem, supporting mastery of each topic.

Grade Levels

  • 9-12


  • Successful completion of Algebra 1 required

Books / Required Materials

  • Intermediate Algebra by Lial, Hornsby, and McGinnis 12th edition ISBN 13: 9780321969354
  • TI-83+ or higher graphing calculator Computer access required during the week
  • Math XL subscription (students will set this up with instructor)

Course Outline

  • Number System Skills Review
  • Linear Equations and Inequalities
  • Graphs of Linear Equations
  • Functions
  • Systems of Linear Equations
  • Polynomials
  • Synthetic Division
  • Factoring
  • Rational Expressions
  • Roots, Radicals, and Exponents
  • Quadratic Equations and Inequalities
  • Inverse Functions
  • Exponential and Logarithmic Functions

Melissa Lopez

Melissa Lopez went to college at Baylor University where she studied biology and chemistry. Studying science at a Christian university allowed her to appreciate both God’s work in creation and His relationship with us. After college, Melissa worked in a medical research lab studying cancer targeting; then, God called her to teach. She taught in public schools for 9 years and has been teaching at local homeschool co-op for four years. It has been amazing to watch God create so many unique educational opportunities; online teaching is another way to teach for God and connect with students.

Melissa Lopez has been married to her husband for 14 years, and they currently live just outside of Dallas, Texas. They have three boys that they are currently homeschooling, so life at the Lopez house is never boring or quiet. Melissa Lopez is a member of Lakeshore Church in Rockwall, Texas. This year Melissa Lopez is looking forward to getting to know her students and helping them be as successful as they can be.

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