Honors Algebra II
Honors Algebra II topics include operations with rational and irrational expressions, in-depth study of linear equations and inequalities, analyzing and solving quadratic functions including complex numbers, solving systems of linear and quadratic equations, properties of higher degree equations, and operations with rational and irrational exponents. Students investigate and solve linear piece wise, absolute value, cubic, radical, exponential, logarithmic, and rational functions algebraically, numerically, and graphically, with and without a graphing calculator. Students analyze data and develop mathematical models to address real world problem situations. The honors course prepares students for advanced course work and engages students in enrichment opportunities. Rigor is demonstrated through sophistication and acceleration in terms of thought-provoking learning activities, challenging assessments, and more complex text/materials. Higher level critical and creative thinking skills such as interpretation, problem-solving, investigation, and logic are emphasized throughout the honors course. This course covers the topics presented in regular Algebra II at a more difficult level and intense pace. In addition, the class will cover the study of conic sections and sequences and series. Strong Algebra skills are important in this course which prepares students for Honors Pre-Calculus/Trig. Preparation for the standardized tests such as TCAP and ACT are also included in this course.