How to Use This Course
Algebra 2 is a full-year course designed for students who have successfully completed Algebra 1. It includes textbook reading, practice problems, homework, and unit tests. Key vocabulary is highlighted, and study tips are included. An answer key is also included.
Welcome to Algebra 2! The text covers the topics typically taught in Algebra 2 in a way that is clear and easy to follow. Use the weekly lesson guide as you work through the material. There will be one or more sections to complete each week. You will need to read the text, review the examples, and then complete the Try It exercises after each example. At the end of each section, there are Section Exercises to practice what you have learned. Check your answers as you complete the exercises to make sure you understand the material. The answers to all of the Try It exercises and the Section Exercises are available in the Student Solution Manual which is included.
- Week 1: Real Numbers: Algebra Essentials
- Week 2: Exponents and Scientific Notation
- Week 3: Radicals and Rational Expressions
- Week 4: Factoring Polynomials; Rational Expressions
- Week 5: The Rectangular Coordinate System and Graphs; Linear Equations in One Variable
- Week 6: Models and Applications; Complex Numbers
- Week 7: Quadratic Equations; Other Types of Equations
- Week 8: Linear Inequalities and Absolute Value Inequalities
- Week 9: Functions and Function Notation; Domain and Range
- Week 10: Rates of Change and Behavior of Graphs; Composition of Functions
- Week 11: Transformation of Functions
- Week 12: Absolute Value Functions; Inverse Functions
- Week 13: Linear Functions
- Week 14: Modeling with Linear Functions; Fitting Linear Models to Data
- Week 15: Quadratic Functions; Power Functions and Polynomial Functions
- Week 16: Graphs of Polynomial Functions; Dividing Polynomials
- Week 17: Zeros of Polynomial Functions; Rational Functions
- Week 18: Inverses and Radical Functions; Modeling Using Variation
Students who complete all exercises, assignments, and tests may earn one full academic credit. As always, please check your own state’s academic requirements.