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Algebra 2

Course Catalog ID:
3643
Subject Categories:
Math
Description

Most U.S. states and colleges require that every high school student complete math through Algebra 2 (with Algebra 1 and Geometry as prior courses) as a minimum requirement for HS graduation and college admission. This second-year algebra course is an essential building block in every student’s knowledge of mathematics, incorporating many of the concepts a student has learned in their mathematics studies up to this point, including a substantial amount of geometry. Students will be encouraged to develop proficiency in concepts they’ve already learned, such as working with linear and quadratic equations, powers and roots; as well as an introduction to new topics including matrices, logarithms, trigonometry, sequences and series, probability and conic sections. Through their study of Algebra 2, students will strengthen their application of algebraic principles to real-world problems.

Prerequisites
Grade Levels*:
9, 10, 11, 12
* Enrollment restricted based on Date of Birth and Grad Year (whichever is more limiting). Enrollment outside these levels requires written concurrence from TPS Support.
Readiness
• Successful completion of TPS Geometry (Honors) (70% or higher)
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• Successful completion of TPS Geometry (75% or higher)
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• Successful completion of Readiness Test
Notes and Conditions

Standard vs. Honors: For students planning to take Calculus in high school or college, we recommend considering the Honors version of this course. Either version is adequate preparation for Calculus, but the Honors version is specifically designed toward that purpose.

Curriculum: TPS uses the award-winning Elayn Martin-Gay High School Series (AGA). The Martin-Gay series is one of the few curricula (out of the many we reviewed) that has scope and level we require, including standard and honors level. It follows well from the Math Mammoth series we use in our Math Fundamentals and Pre-Algebra courses. It features a rich set of thousands of supplemental videos to aid self study. And it includes excellent on-line MyMathLab resources, which is the same platform already used by TPS Precalculus and Calculus. (This information should not be used for ordering materials, as TPS will be providing special bundle ISBN’s required for ordering.)

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Reviews from Students and Parents

“The course was very well laid out. I did not feel like I was overwhelmed with work. All homework is self-checked, but you can ask your teacher questions in class. The teacher I had is an amazing woman who is very passionate about teaching math! She makes every class feel fun and quick, and every concept seem as easy to grasp as 2+2! I never liked math at all, but when I took this course, math quickly became one of my favorite subjects. Would highly recommend!”

Miriam G
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Student

“This year I wasn’t able to take math at the homeschool co-op where I would normally take it. This was a perfect substitute and I am very grateful I had this opportunity. Despite the heavy work load, my teacher was able to always help out with any questions on homework I had, and every test gave all of the feedback I would have needed. This course is very packed, and any time we had left over in class was always used to help answer any questions I or my classmates had, making the experience interactive even without having cameras. The material was taught extremely well. Even in just half of the year I saw major improvements in my math skill as well as scoring much higher in the math section of the SAT, meaning that this class properly prepared me for the future.”

Andrew R
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Student

“I would definitely recommend this class. The way the course is set up is really great. There are boundless resources provided for assistance and understanding. The teacher is amazing and cares for each and every student’s success in this course. She even personally provides many resources to boost the class’s understanding. She’s a great, fun, and inspiring teacher that will keep any student going through Algebra 2.”

Joram R
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Student

“This is an awesome math course! The teacher is very encouraging and experienced — she knows exactly what we need to and need not know. She is super fun, and she has many interesting and useful little tricks that made hard math problems easy! I learned so much in the past school year!”

Sarah C
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Student

“Where to start? This is probably the most fun I’ve had during math — not particularly because I like math, but the teacher explains everything very thoroughly and everything clicked this year. Couldn’t recommend more.”

Braydon A
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Student

“I really enjoyed this course because it didn’t seem too fast-paced and I always had the help I needed if I didn’t understand something. The classes were fun and I enjoyed working problems with the other students.”

Naomi L
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Student

“I normally struggle with math, but the way this course was set up and how we covered the material was helpful. Class sessions focused on working problems together in class and encouraged participation, which was great. While the class is more fast paced, the curriculum and resources make it easy to follow along and stay on track.”

Hannah E
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Student

“I just finished a precalc course at community college. Only a couple students out of about 30 finished with A’s, and I had a 96. I was also able to help the college-age students understand the material and pass the class. They were all shocked that I’m only 16 and a HS Junior…”

Georgia S
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Student

“We had a lot of raised voices and constant nagging for our older kids to do their math. We have dragged out the math year through many summers. We have switched math curricula more than we have children! Then our fourth student took math through TPS this year and lo and behold, she LOVES math! We are definitely continuing with math through TPS!”

Sue W
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Parent