# Algebra 2

**Overview**

**Units of Study**

Unit 1: Equations, Inequalities, Functions |
Students will expand on their knowledge of linear relationships through inverse, composite, and piecewise‐ defined functions, as well as operations on function, linear‐programming, and systems of linear equations and inequalities. |

Unit 2: Quadratic Functions |
Students will continue their journey beyond linear functions and study quadratic functions. Emphasis will be placed on the solutions to quadratic equations: methods of finding them, determining their nature, and interpreting their meaning. |

Unit 3: Polynomials |
This unit has students focus on higher order polynomial functions. Focus will be placed on operations on polynomials, factoring, investigating intercepts, end behavior, and extrema. Students will also study permutations, combinations, and binomial probability. |

Unit 4: Series, Exponential and Logarithmic Functions |
Students will connect their knowledge of linear functions to arithmetic sequences and series. They will then go beyond linear relationships and explore geometric sequences and series and how they connect to exponential and logarithmic functions. |

Unit 5: Radical and Rational Functions |
Students will extend their knowledge of functions to radical and rational functions in this unit. Students will investigate inverses, composite functions, as well as equations and inequalities dealing with radical and rational functions. |

Unit 6: Trigonometry |
Students will build on their understanding of right triangle trigonometry in studying angles in radian measure, trigonometric functions and periodic functions. |

Unit 7: Probability and Statistics |
Students will explore the realm of statistical applications by focusing on the design of surveys, observational studies, and experiments. |

**Math Practice Standards**

- Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them
- Reason abstractly and quantitatively
- Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others
- Model with mathematics
- Use appropriate tools strategically
- Attend to precision
- Look for and make use of structure
- Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning

**KhanAcademy**

**SpringBoard**

This year all Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2 mathematics classes at Hollywood High School are using the SpringBoard program developed by The College Board. The College Board is also responsible for creating the SAT and the Advanced Placements Exams. The program is a research-based program that puts the learning in the students’ hands. Each lesson is designed to teach students content in the context of a problem, as opposed to content with no immediate relevance. This course is going to push you to think in ways that many have not done previously. There will be a lot of emphasis put on student input and collaboration in class. Things may start out a little frustrating and slow, but once the class has the feel for the program the results will be well worth the effort.

**Official Common Syllabus**

**Practice Exams**