Algebra 2 EVP
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Algebra 2 covers those topics common to most traditional Algebra 2 courses but also incorporates topics including trigonometry, statistics, and pre-calculus readiness. Applications within the areas of physics, chemistry, set theory, and probability as well as graphing calculators are also woven into the course. The interactive textbook on CD and the regular text with digital access both include video tutorials to accompany each lesson. Technology and graphing calculators are used extensively in this course to reinforce the concepts covered. All students must possess a TI-84 graphing calculator.
Access to a scanner or digital camera is necessary for this course as students will be required to submit work on assignments frequently throughout the semester/year. Usage of a graphing calculator is also a requirement in this course. Only the TI-84 family is supported by our instructors.
Recommended sequence for students taking non-Honors courses: MATH100, MATH200, MATH300 followed by their choice of MATH310, MATH410, MATH440, or MATH510.
*As part of the EVP program, this course will have a live class requirement once a week at a set time; please see the website for time choices. This live class will include teaching, discussion with classmates from around the world, demonstrations, questions and answers, and other aspects of a live classroom. Students will have weekly due dates and stay on a traditional coursework schedule.
Semester 1: August 26 - January 26
- Weekly live meetings begin September 3
- Fall Break: November 25 - 29
- Christmas Break: December 23 - January 3
- Spring Break: April 6 - 10
Times: Tuesday 8:00 am or Tuesday 3:00 pm US Central Time
From the Teacher
Have you ever been in a math class and not understood exactly what the teacher was saying or felt like you couldn’t voice your questions and confusion? Have you ever struggled in vain to understand a math concept and no matter who you asked no one could explain it to you in a way that you understood? If you have, you are not alone! In fact, most people will tell you that they don’t like math or sometimes even hate math. In my experience I have almost always found this to be connected to some negative experience they had in a math class or with a math teacher along the way, and it has resulted in a dislike and even a fear of math or anything math related.
I too, have been in a math class where I didn’t understand anything that the teacher was saying, and so I understand first hand how incredibly frustrating, exhausting and defeating this can feel. But have no fear! I am your here to help you navigate the twists and turns of this, your first introduction to Algebra. I understand that many students come into Algebra I with fears of how they will do or whether or not they will be able to succeed, and so I have made it my number one priority to make sure that you never, EVER feel like you are alone during this course. I have taught this course many times and I know exactly where the pitfalls are before you get there, so I can direct and guide you safely around them when the time comes. Algebra I doesn’t have to be scary, intimidating or confusing, but can actually be a lot of fun and even a joy to learn! I want to share my love of math with you, and show you how beautiful the world of math can be and even more importantly, what it can tell us about our awesome and divinely intelligent Creator!