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Algebra II vs Honors Algebra II

 

Algebra II

 

 

Algebra II Honors

 

 

Recommended Prerequisites:

  • Completion of Geometry with a C- or better for both semesters

  • Basic Algebra I skills are required with mastery of solving equations, numeracy, exponents and graphing linear equations

 

 

 

Recommended Prerequisites:

  • Completion of Geometry with an A- or better

  • Summer packet to review/refresh Algebra I standards

  • Thorough knowledge of Algebra I is expected

  • Student should enjoy mathematics and desire to be challenged.

 

 

 

Content:

  • Some place time spent reviewing Algebra I

  • Linear relations and functions

  • Systems of equations

  • Quadratic relations and functions

  • Powers and roots

  • Complex numbers

  • Exponents and logarithms

  • Polynomials

  • Sequences and series

  • Matrices

 

 

 

Content:

  • Minimal class time spent reviewing Algebra I

  • Linear relations and function

  • Quadratic relations and functions

  • Exponential and logarithmic functions

  • Rational and irrational algebraic functions

  • Higher degree functions

  • Complex numbers – arithmetic and graphing

  • Sequences and series

  • Probability

  • Data analysis

  • Conic sections

  • Matrices

 

 

 

Activities: 

  • Group work

  • Lectures

  • Quizzes and tests

 

 

 

Activities:

  • Very fast paced course with the first three chapters covered in less than two weeks

  • Sections are covered in one day

  • Group work

  • Presenting problems on the board

  • Challenge group problems

  • Daily quizzes

  • Group projects

 

 

 

Homework:

  • Assigned daily (including weekends)

  • Assigned problems mainly from the first 2/3 of the problem set and are mostly straightforward questions.

  • Required to read the text, take notes and show work

 

 

 

Homework:

  • Assigned daily (including weekends)

  • Assigned problems are typically challenging requiring problem solving skills

  • Problems require synthesis of learned skills and concepts

  • Required to read the text, take notes and show work