Honors Algebra II
This course is a faster-paced, more in-depth study of Algebra II than college-prep Algebra II. Students enrolled in this class have demonstrated an aptitude for mathematics and the willingness to commit extra time and effort in studying for the quality point they earn. Those expecting to take Calculus in high school should be eligible to enroll in this course. Algebra II is the third course in the systematic study of college-preparatory mathematics. Algebra II is the study of functions. Students will investigate polynomial, rational, quadratics, and other second-degree functions and perform the basic operations on each type. Students will compare and contrast sets of numbers, e.g., irrational, imaginary, and complex. In Algebra II, students will solve a variety of algebraic equations, inequalities, and word problems using the appropriate algorithm(s) for each, including solving with the aid of a graphing calculator where appropriate. Students will correctly use mathematical terms and symbols when speaking and/or writing. Accuracy, neatness, and organization are stressed in this class. The development of higher-order thinking skills is a primary objective, including multi-step problem-solving.
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