To succeed in Algebra 2, a student must have successfully completed Algebra I with solid understanding of all concepts, including how to solve linear and quadratic equations, graph lines, solve systems of equations, and solve inequalities and absolute value equations. Students should be comfortable simplifying and performing operations on rational and irrational algebraic expressions.
This course is designed to build on algebraic concepts learned in Algebra 1, preparing to student to succeed in Precalculus. It develops advanced more algebra skills such as equations and inequalities involving polynomials, imaginary and complex numbers, quadratics, irrationals, logarithms and exponential functions. Students will learn to recognize and graph equations representing conic sections. The course includes series and sequences, statistics and probability, and an introduction to trigonometric functions. It also introduces matrices and their properties. The course will have an emphasis on logical reasoning and problem solving skills.