## Description

### Algebra 2 Course Overview

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.*

### MathXL

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

### Prerequisites

- 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