Number and Quantity
The Complex Number System
  • Perform arithmetic operations with complex numbers
  • Use complex numbers in polynomial identities and equations

Seeing Structure in Expressions

  • Interpret the structure of expressions
  • Write expressions in equivalent forms to solve problems

Arithmetic with Polynomials and Rational Expressions

  • Perform arithmetic operations on polynomials
  • Understand the relationship between zeros and factors of polynomials
  • Use polynomial identities to solve problems
  • Rewrite rational expressions

Creating Equations

  • Create equations that describe numbers or relationships

Reasoning with Equations and Inequalities

  • Understand solving equations as a process of reasoning and explain the reasoning
  • Solve equations and inequalities in one variable
  • Represent and solve equations and inequalities graphically

Interpreting Functions

  • Interpret functions that arise in applications in terms of the context
  • Analyze functions using different representations

Building Functions

  • Build a function that models a relationship between two quantities
  • Build new functions from existing functions

Linear, Quadratic, and Exponential Models

  • Construct and compare linear, quadratic, and exponential models and solve problems

Trigonometric Functions

  • Extend the domain of trigonometric functions using the unit circle
  • Model periodic phenomena with trigonometric functions
  • Prove and apply trigonometric identities

Expressing Geometric Properties with Equations

  • Translate between the geometric description and the equation for a conic section.

Statistics and Probability
Interpreting Categorical and Quantative Data

  • Summarize, represent, and interpret data on a single count or measurement variable

Making Inferences and Justifying Conclusions

  • Understand and evaluate random processes underlying statistical experiments
  • Make inferences and justify conclusions from sample surveys, experiments, and obersvational studies

Using Probability to Make Decisons

  • Use probability to evaluate outcomes of decisions
Mathematical Practices
  1. Make sense of problems and persevere in problem solving them.

  2. Reason abstractly and quantitatively.

  3. Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.

  4. Model with mathematics.

  5. Use appropriate tools strategically.

  6. Attend to precision.

  7. Look for and make use of structure.

  8. Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.

Semesters at a Glance

Semester 1

Semester 2

  • Unit 1 - Introduction to Transformations (2 weeks)
  • Unit 2 - Quadratic Functions (5 weeks)
  • Unit 3 - Polynomial Functions (5 weeks)
  • Unit 4 - Radical Functions (3 weeks)
  • Unit 5 - Exponential and Logarithmic Functions (5 weeks)
  • Unit 6 - Rational Functions (3.5 weeks)
  • Unit 7 - Sequences and Series (2.5 weeks)
  • Unit 8 - Trigonometry (4 weeks)
  • Unit 9/10 - Statistics and Probability (2 weeks)

Algebra 2 Overview

ALG II Guide Overview

Alg II 1-pg math guide

Alg II Detailed Curriculum Guide (password protected)
Standards for Mathematical Practice in Action
Algebra 2 Critical Key Ideas
Algebra 2 Course Descriptions
Algebra 2 Mathematics Framework
Algebra 2 High Level Standards

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