# Algebra 1 & 2

## Algebra 1

This course provides the foundation for secondary mathematics study. Topics covered include algebraic expressions including polynomials and rational expressions, solving linear and quadratic equations, inequalities and systems of equations, and radicals and exponents. Emphasis is placed on problem solving and graphing.

**Prerequisites**: Pre-Algebra is recommended; this course may not be developmentally appropriate for students who have not yet reached the 8th grade.

**Textbook**: *Algebra: Structure & Method Book 1,* 2000, by Richard Brown and Mary Dolciani (ISBN 9780395977224)

## Algebra 2

Algebra 2 is a college preparatory course which builds on the foundation of Algebra 1. Topics covered include: the Real and Complex Number Systems, solving equations and inequalities, and functions including linear, quadratic, exponential, logarithmic, and rational. Analytic geometry, sequences and series, statistics and probability, and matrices and determinants are also covered.

**Prerequisites**: Algebra 1; Geometry (previously or concurrently).

**Textbook**: *Algebra and Trigonometry: Structure and Method Book 2,* 2000, by Richard Brown and Mary Dolciani (ISBN 9780395977255)