HONORS ALGEBRA II with Trigonometry
Year – 1.0 credit; Sophomore/Junior; Prerequisite: Honors Geometry or Geometry with consent of department
Building on their work with linear, quadratic, and exponential functions from Algebra I, in this weighted course students extend their repertoire of functions to include polynomial, rational, and radical functions. Students work closely with the expressions that define the functions, and continue to expand and hone their abilities to model situations and to solve equations, including solving quadratic equations over the set of complex numbers and solving exponential equations using the properties of logarithms. The Mathematical Practice Standards apply throughout this course and, together with the content standards, prescribe that students experience mathematics as a coherent, useful, and logical subject that makes use of their ability to make sense of problem situations. The major units for this course are as follows: Polynomial, Rational, and Radical Relationships, Trigonometric Functions, Modeling with Functions, and Inferences and Conclusions from Data. There are 6 additional Common Core Standards covered in this course as compared to regular Algebra II. Students are required to have a graphing calculator (TI-nspire) for this course.