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Algebra 2 Honors EVP

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Description:

Honors 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 includes 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. The assignments in this course are more rigorous than those of the regular course, requiring the students to use even higher level thinking and reasoning skills. This course is meant to prepare the student for eventual studies in Advanced Placement mathematics courses.

Special Instructions

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.

This course is a part of the honors track, and intentional focus will be on the required knowledge, critical thinking, and analytical skills needed to prepare a student to be successful in future upper-level and Advanced Placement (AP) courses.

Recommended sequence for students wishing to pursue advanced math classes: MATH150, MATH250, MATH350, MATH400, followed by their choice of MATH500, MATH510, or MATH520.

*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
Semester 2: January 27 - June 7
  • Spring Break: April 6 - 10

Times: Tuesday 8:00 am or Tuesday 3:00 pm US Central Time

From the Teacher

Do you love manipulating numbers? Do you love working an algebra problem that is long, and when you get to the end of it you have the correct answer? Is that exciting to you? Do you love graphing on your graphing calculator and on the coordinate plane? Then you just might want to take Honors Algebra 2. Honors Algebra 2 is a fast-paced, challenging class that combines algebra, trigonometry, statistics, and probability. In this class we will refine, strengthen and build algebra skills so that you will be well-prepared for the next high school class you would like to take and your college classes to come.

In this class we will launch a pumpkin (virtually, of course), and use our skills to solve several Guided Discovery activities putting our theory into practice. I hope you will join me this year in Honors Algebra 2.