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Academic Year 2020-2021 • Grade 10 and above • Mathematics Sequence

Algebra 2 (Advanced Algebra)

As far as possible, students are allowed to investigate algebraic concepts and processes before being introduced to the formulas and symbolic representations. Topics for exploration will include: linear, quadratic, exponential, logarithmic, rational, and irrational functions. You will expand your understanding of the number system to include complex numbers, and you will develop an understanding of the concepts of elementary trigonometry, elementary probability, and sequences and series. You also will learn to model real-world problems using these concepts. A graphing calculator will be required at this level and beyond. Class sessions will take place using a virtual white board over ZOOM. All class sessions are archived for review by the students or if the student is unable to attend for any reason. Students will receive a secure invitation from the instructor to attend class sessions. The student will be able to download a set of Guided Notes from the Moodle for each chapter. These will assist our work together and help to make connections between the readings, the class discussions and the homework. Homework will be assigned and discussed during class time. ALL quizzes and tests will be posted on the Moodle and will be available to be downloaded by the student when the student and their parent are both notified by email. They are to be competed and returned to the instructor for evaluation. Students will have an opportunity to correct all assessments to show mastery. It is the responsibility of the parents to supervise their student while completing each assessment. The evaluations will be returned to both the student and parent. Progress reports will be sent out to the student and parent on a regular basis.

Course Website: Algebra 2 (Advanced Algebra)

Sections and Teachers

Section 1:

Instructor: Art Mabbott

Starts: August 31, 2020
Ends: June 11, 2021

Monday 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM ET • Wednesday 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM ET • Friday 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM ET

Tuition: $500.00



Prerequisites

Algebra I & Geometry.

Recommended background

Algebra I & Geometry.

Teacher's notes:

Mr. Mabbott expects his students to reach mastery of all skills learned. Therefore the students will be asked to rework all assessments until such time that they can demonstrate mastery at 100%. One-on-one support in addition to regular class meetings will provided as needed.

Textbooks and Materials

This textbook is required:

Discovering Advanced Algebra: An Investigative Approach [Edition 3], Authors: Jerald Murdock, Ellen Kamischke, and Eric Kamischke

ISBN: 1465290397

Publisher's website: Discovering Advanced Algebra: An Investigative Approach

Best sources: Scholars Online Bookstore or Key Curriculum Press (1-800-995-MATH)

Other information: ISBN 13:  978 1465290397


This textbook is required:

TI-NSPIRE (either Numeric or CAS) , Authors: Texas Instruments

ISBN:

Best sources: Scholars Online Bookstore


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Classes start August 31, 2020. Enroll by August 20 to attend orientation to avoid late enrollment fees.


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