Accelerated Algebra II

This course builds upon the fundamental concepts of the variables, expressions, equations, and graphs studied in first-year algebra. This course differs from Algebra II in that less class time is spent on reviewing Algebra I concepts. Students should have a solid mastery of Algebra I and desire the challenge of a faster-paced course. The course covers properties and applications of numbers, graphs, expressions, equations, inequalities, and functions. Applications of mathematics to real-world problems, effective reasoning skills, and problem-solving strategies are emphasized. The following skills and abilities are given high priority: making connections between the mathematical concepts studied and other subject areas, using mathematical language when modeling situations, effectively and efficiently using a graphing calculator and other applicable technology, and analyzing and avoiding common errors. (Full year, 1 credit)