Mathematics Curriculum  
Algebra 2  
The standards below outline the content for a oneyear course in Algebra II. This course is designed for students who have successfully completed the standards for Algebra I and Geometry. All students preparing for postsecondary and advanced technical studies are expected to achieve the Algebra II standards. A thorough treatment of advanced algebraic concepts will be provided through the study of functions, “families of functions,” equations, inequalities, systems of equations and inequalities, polynomials, rational and radical equations, complex numbers, and sequences and series. Emphasis will be placed on practical applications and modeling throughout the course of study. Oral and written communication concerning the language of algebra, logic of procedures, and interpretation of results should also permeate the course. These standards include a transformational approach to graphing functions. Transformational graphing uses translation, reflection, dilation, and rotation to generate a “family of graphs” from a given graph and builds a strong connection between algebraic and graphic representations of functions. Students will vary the coefficients and constants of an equation, observe the changes in the graph of the equation, and make generalizations that can be applied to many graphs. Graphing utilities (graphing calculators or computer graphing simulators), computers, spreadsheets, and other appropriate technology tools will be used to assist in teaching and learning. Graphing utilities enhance the understanding of realistic applications through mathematical modeling and aid in the investigation and study of functions. They also provide an effective tool for solving and verifying solutions to equations and inequalities. 
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Standard 1  
DEVELOP SKILLS INVOLVING RATIONAL, RADICAL, AND POLYNOMIAL EXPRESSIONS  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Standard 2  
INVESTIGATE/APPLY PROPERTIES OF ARITHMETIC/GEOMETRIC SEQUENCES/SERIES  
 
 
 
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Standard 3  
PERFORM OPERATIONS ON COMPLEX NUMBERS  
 
 
 
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Standard 4  
SOLVE A VARIETY OF EQUATIONS, ALGEBRAICALLY AND GRAPHICALLY  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Standard 5  
SOLVE NONLINEAR SYSTEMS OF EQUATIONS  
 
 
 
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Standard 6  
RECOGNIZE MULTIPLE REPRESENTATIONS OF FUNCTIONS  
 
 
 
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Standard 7  
INVESTIGATE AND ANALYZE FUNCTIONS, ALGEBRAICALLY & GRAPHICALLY  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Standard 8  
INVESTIGATE AND DESCRIBE RELATIONSHIPS  
 
 
 
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Standard 9  
COLLECT/ANALYZE DATA TO MAKE PREDICTIONS & SOLVE PRACTICAL PROBLEMS  
 
 
 
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Standard 10  
SOLVE PROBLEMS INVOLVING DIRECT, JOINT, & INVERSE VARIATIONS  
 
 
 
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Standard 11  
IDENTIFY AND APPLY PROPERTIES OF A NORMAL DISTRIBUTION  
 
 
 
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Standard 12  
COMPUTE AND DISTINGUISH BETWEEN PERMUTATIONS AND COMBINATIONS  
 
 
 
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Standard 13  
USE MATRIX MULTIPLICATION TO SOLVE PRACTICAL PROBLEMS  
 

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