This is our catalog of courses. We will occasionally adjust the course listing to reflect the addition of new courses and the retirement of others.
This class was designed with independent, self-paced, recorded learning in mind. As a classroom teacher of 25 years, I struggled watching homeschoolers get a week’s worth of content condensed into a one-hour lesson (instead of five daily 1 hour lessons in a traditional classroom!). So I spent a year recording ALL of the daily lessons I gave to my Algebra 2 class in a top 10 ranked high school in my home state of Michigan. Students will be able to watch video lessons providing an overview of the concepts that will be covered each week, download daily note sheets, then view individual videos walking them through the notes in a step-by-step fashion. To ensure mastery of concepts, students will complete homework assignments from the textbook and check them with complete, worked-out solutions. Each week students will have outcome assessments in the form of Moodle-based quizzes and tests. If you want the equivalent of a 5 day per week, classroom experience, this is the course for you!
This fourteen (14) week course is the first part of a two-part series on advanced concepts in Algebra. The goal of Honors Algebra 2 (part 1) is to build upon the concepts taught in Algebra 1 and Geometry while adding new concepts to the student’s repertoire of mathematics. Algebra 2 (part 1) continues the study of linear and quadratic functions, then extends knowledge to systems of linear equations and inequalities, higher-order polynomial functions, radical functions, and nth roots. Additional topics covered include a brief introduction to matrices. Graphing calculators will be used extensively in this class.
Holt McDougal Larson Algebra 2 (2007), ISBN-13: 978-0-618-92393-9 ISBN-10: 0-618-92393-4.
[A link for a FREE version of the Texas edition of the textbook can be found here. The course was designed with the Michigan edition but 99.5% of the problems are identical.]
A TI 83 or 84 Graphing Calculator *(many free apps and web sites can substitute for this)
Homework: Weekly lessons will include prerecorded videos, note sheets, practice problems, and a quiz or test. Homework questions will be assigned from the textbook along with solutions for students to self-check progress. Each unit will have a quiz or test at the end. Students will be expected to watch 3-4 instructional videos, complete daily homework, check their homework and submit it for grading.