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.
Note: 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 Note: 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.)