In Algebra II, a thorough treatment of advanced algebraic concepts will be provided through the study of functions, equations, inequalities, systems of equations, polynomials, rational and radical equations, complex numbers, and sequences and series. The course emphasizes a transformational approach to graphing functions, using translation, reflection, dilation, and rotation to generate a “family of functions” from a given “parent” function and building 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.
This course aligns with the Virginia Standards of Learning for Algebra II.
- Algebra I (required)
Course Texts and Materials
- None; all resources are provided within the course.
- Graphing Calculator (TI-82, TI-83, TI-83 Plus, TI-84 Plus, or TI-Nspire). Students will have access to a free online graphing calculator within the course, but a physical graphing calculator is allowed.
Starting 2021–2022: Offered in two half-credit semesters.
- 02056 Algebra II Sem 1 (0.5 cr)
- Full Year, Semester 1 (fall, 18 weeks)
- Fall Block, Semester 1 (early fall, 9 weeks)
- Spring Block, Semester 1 (early spring, 9 weeks)
- 02056 Algebra II Sem 2 (0.5 cr)
- Full Year, Semester 2 (spring, 18 weeks)
- Fall Block, Semester 2 (late fall, 9 weeks)
- Spring Block, Semester 2 (late spring, 9 weeks)
Note: For Summer Session 2021, this course is offered as a single, 1.0 credit, 6-week course.