Gaining a deeper insight and developing a greater appreciation for mathematical models is the goal of this college preparatory course. Students will develop and practice higher level abstract thinking and reasoning skills that will help with data interpretation, proportions, measurements and equations.
Algebra 2 builds on the foundation of Algebra 1. Topics covered include 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.
Most colleges and universities still require Algebra 2 (college algebra) for admission; it is particularly important for those considering studying science, technology or engineering in college. Research shows that students who successfully complete Algebra 2 are more likely to graduate from college.
Prerequisites: Algebra 1; Geometry (previously or concurrently).