Algebra 2 Curriculum

Topics Covered

  • Comparing/Interpreting Linear, Quadratic, and Exponential Motion
  • Identifying attributes of Linear & Quadratic Motion
  • Focus on Rate and Differences in Position
  • Linearly Varying Speed/Interpret Rate Graphs
  • Identifying & Representing a Quadratic Function in a Standard Algebraic Form
  • Comparing Families of Functions
  • Investigate Graphs by Translation and Represent the Result Algebraically & Graphically
  • Indentifying & Representing a Quadratic Function in Vertex Form
  • Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring, Completing the Square, & using the Quadratic Formula
  • Solutions of Quadratic Functions
  • Investigating the "a", "b", & "c" value in y=ax2+bx+c and Representing in Standard Form
  • Multiple Representations of Exponential Functions
  • Understanding Multiplicative Relationships
  • Understanding Principles of Linear Approximation

Correlation to Prentice Hall's "Advanced Algebra: An Algebra 2 Course" (2001)

By administering the complete Algebra 2 Package, you will cover the following chapters and sections outlined in this Prentice Hall textbook:

Chapter 5: Quadratic Equations & Functions

  • 5-1 Modeling Data with Quadratic Functions
  • 5-2 Properties of Parabolas
  • 5-3 Comparing Vertex and Standard Forms
  • 5-5 Quadratic Equations
  • 5-7 Completing the Square
  • 5-8 The Quadratic Formula

Chapter 7: Exponential and Logarithmic Functions

  • 7-1 Exploring Exponential Models
  • 7-2 Exponential Functions
  • 7-5 Exponential and Logarithmic Equations
The SimCalc Algebra 2 Package also reviews the following topics of this text:
Chapter 1: Models, Functions, and Permutations
  • 1-3 Relations and Functions
  • 1-5 Vertical and Horizontal Translations
Chapter 2: Linear Relationships and Functions
  • 2-1 Linear Equations and Slope
  • 2-3 Interpreting Linear Functions

Correlation to McDougal Littell's "Algebra 2" (2001)

By administering the complete Algebra 2 Package, you will cover the following chapters and sections outlined in this Prentice Hall textbook:

Chapter 4: Quadratic Functions and Factoring

  • 4.1 Graph Quadratic Functions in Standard Form
  • 4.2 Graph Quadratic Functions in Vertex or Intercept Form
  • 4.3 Solve x2+bx+c=0 by Factoring
  • 4.4 Solve ax2+bx+c=0 by Factoring
  • 4.5 Solve Quadratic Equations by Finding Square Roots
  • 4.7 Completing the Square
  • 4.8 Use the Quadratic Formula and the Discriminant
  • 4.10 Write Quadratic Functions and Models

Chapter 7: Exponential and Logarithmic Functions

  • 7.1 Graph Exponential Growth Functions
  • 7.2 Use Functions Involving e
  • 7.7 Write and Apply Exponential and Power Functions
The SimCalc Algebra 2 Package also reviews the following topics of this text:
Chapter 1: Equalities and Inequalities
  • 1.2 Evaluate and Simplify Algebraic Expressions
  • 1.3 Solve Linear Equations
  • 1.4 Rewrite Formulas and Equations
  • 1.5 Use Problem Solving Strategies and Models
Chapter 2: Linear Equations and Functions
  • 2.1 Represent Relations and Functions
  • 2.2 Find Slope and Rate of Change
  • 2.3 Graph Equations of Lines
  • 2.4 Write Equations of Lines
Chapter 3: Linear Systems and Matrices
  • 3.1 Solve Linear Systems by Graphing
  • 3.2 Solve Linear Systems Algebraically