God created humans with a rational and inquiring mind. He blessed them with the ability to count, tell time and make change. In Mathematics we will explore and develop this God given gift systematically. As the Bible says “precept upon precept, line upon line …” (Isaiah 28:10), students will systematically build up their knowledge of Mathematics. As they learn the different disciplines of Mathematics students will recognize the logic and order God imbued in the world and by implication that God is a god of logic and order. They will develop a greater understanding and appreciation of God through their study of mathematics.
Students will recognize that our ability to learn about our world rests on the fact that we are created by a rational Creator; they will also see that as believers it is important to think logically and reason well. They will also reflect on ways to use math to serve others, not just to benefit themselves (ESLR: RC). Students will demonstrate the ability to perform algebraic functions defined in the course content (ESLR: ET). The emphasis will be put on problem solving of real-life situations, independent computational skill, and the use of technology such as graphing calculator to help simplify complicated-technical calculations (ESLR: NLL, SCW). Throughout the course, students are given opportunities to exercise communication skills – in talking, listening, writing, representing, and reading (ESLR: DC). Students will develop critical thinking, communications skills, and decision-making skills by connecting concepts to practical applications (ESLR: ET, DC, SCW).
To take the course, students must have done Algebra 1 course or the equivalent.
Algebra 2, Heath, Mc.Dougall Little
- Teaching accompaniment set
- Scientific/graphing calculators
50 minutes per day, 5 days a week
- Linear Equations
- Quadratic Equations
- Exponential & Logarithmic Functions
- Powers and Roots
- Sequences & Series
- Trigonometric Ratios & Functions
- Introduction to Probability
- Semester Exams