Segment A of Algebra 2 teaches that algebraic representation can be used to generalize patterns and relationships. Linear, quadratic, and exponential relationships are algebraic functions which allow us to organize data and make decisions in our world. Topics covered include: (1) Algebra basics, (2) complex numbers, (3) rational expressions and equations.

Segment B of Algebra 2 teaches that linear, exponential, polynomial, periodic, step and absolute value functions can be represented verbally, numerically, graphically, and analytically to understand patterns and relationships. The characteristics of exponential and logarithmic functions and their representations are useful in solving real-world problems. Topics covered include: (1) exponential functions, (2) logarithms, (3) quadratic equation and conic sections.

PRE-REQUISITES: Algebra 1 recommended

ESTIMATED COMPLETION TIME: For both segments 32-36 weeks or approximately 125 – 135 hours

MAJOR TOPICS AND CONCEPTS — SEGMENT A

Algebra Basics

  • Order of Operations
  • Solving Equations
  • Functions
  • Composition of Functions
  • Graphing Linear Equations
  • Graphing Linear Inequalities
  • Solving Systems of Linear Equations

Complex Numbers

  • Roots of Real Numbers
  • Properties of Radicals
  • Properties of Radicals with Rational Exponents
  • Imaginary Numbers
  • Addition and Subtraction of Radicals
  • Complex Numbers
  • Multiplication and Division of Radicals
  • Binomials Containing Radicals and Complex Numbers

Rational Expressions and Equations

  • Rational Expressions
  • Products and Quotients of Rational Expressions
  • Sums and Differences of Rational Expressions
  • Complex Fractions
  • Rational Equations
  • Rational Equations with Polynomials

Solving Radical Equations

  • Solving Radical Equations with Radicals on Both Sides
  • Graphing Quadratic Functions
  • Solving Quadratic Equations by Completing the Square
  • Solving the Quadratic Equations by the Quadratic Formula
  • Writing Quadratic Equations and Functions
  • Key Components of Quadratic Functions

MAJOR TOPICS AND CONCEPTS — SEGMENT B

Exponential Functions

  • Inverse Relations and Functions
  • Exponential Rules
  • Exponential Functions
  • Solving Exponential Equations
  • Real-World Application
  • Compound Interest
  • Exponential Growth and Decay

Logarithms

  • Logarithmic Functions
  • Properties of Addition and Subtraction
  • Properties of Multiplication
  • Change-of-Base Formula
  • Graphing Logarithmic Functions
  • Natural Logarithms and the Number e
  • Solving Logarithmic Equations

Quadratic Equation and Conic Sections

  • Distance and Midpoint Formula
  • Parabolas
  • Circles
  • Ellipses
  • Hyperbolas
  • Solving Quadratic Systems
  • Measures of Central Tendency
  • Types of Sequences
  • Arithmetic Sequences
  • Geometric Sequences
  • Sums of Sequences
  • Infinite Geometric Series
  • Probability and Odds
  • Permutation and Combinations

LINKS TO FULL COURSE CURRICULUM MAPS

SEGMENT A

SEGMENT B