This is a 32-week, 90 min. accelerated course in algebra content. Algebra 1 is a pre-requisite to this course. Students will further their studies from Algebra 1 and see new material on matrices, logarithms, exponential functions, polynomial and quadratic functions, sequences and series, and transformations of functions. Students will also use a graphing calculator to aid in problem solving. This course will teach them more advanced calculator usage techniques that will help improve ACT/SAT scores.
This course will be supplemented with tutor-made video lessons weekly and online assignments through a game-based program. Class time will be spent reinforcing video lessons through hands-on activities and extending the lessons for advanced learners. Students will need to come to class having viewed the lessons and completed their daily online assignments in order to stay on track. Monthly assignment calendar sheets will be given for students to follow and make sure they are ready to fully participate in class each week.
Curriculum: Holt McDougal Algebra 2
Note: Purchasing the textbook is not required, but rather a helpful resource to have at home. Video lessons correspond directly to the lessons in the textbook. “Common Core” labeling on the textbook is not necessary as we will not be following a common core curriculum.
Link to the textbook: https://www.amazon.com/Holt-McDougal-Algebra-Student-2012/dp/0547647077/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1515180386&sr=1-1&keywords=holt+mcdougal+algebra+2
Note: “A graphing calculator is needed for this class. Students need to have a Ti-83, Ti-84, Ti-83 plus, Ti-84 plus, or Ti-89. Students will receive instruction on calculator usage and helpful ACT hints and tricks with the calculator.”
Class Homework requirements: Daily assignments of lessons and practice; occasional tests and quizzes
Class Fee: $410
Books and supply fee: $80*
Tutor: Lindsay Lamport
*Supply fees include a one year subscription to an online immersive math program (student’s progress.) that provides a platform for comprehensive math studies and real time observations of
*Two personal tutoring sessions provided with the class (1 for each semester, scheduled outside of class time).
In the event that the COVID-19 pandemic affects our ability to meet in person in a classroom, I will make the following adjustments to this class. Tutor and students will meet at the scheduled class time via zoom. Assignments can be submitted electronically, and feedback will be provided electronically. Our goal is to meet in person as soon as it is feasible. We may begin classroom meetings at any point during the school year as the COVID-19 situation resolves.