# Algebra II (Pratt)

Course Summary

Connecting math to the real world is a meaningful way for students to apply their logic and accuracy skills. Using various mathematical equations to model real life situations students will explore relationships and use them to problem solve and predict future conditions. Students will also study topics such as data analysis, probability, and series and sequences to evaluate and critique the world around them. This course will introduce more sophisticated topics originally addressed in Algebra I and Geometry courses. Topics covered include: linear models, exponential and quadratic models, radical functions and logarithmic functions.

Essential Questions:

How do we use mathematics in our daily lives?

What real world problems can be modeled using mathematics and how is this useful?

In what ways do we think mathematically when problem solving?

How do we determine the best approaches to solving a problem?

Schedule of Major Topics

Semester 1

October Quadratic Functions and Factoring

November Polynomial Functions

December Polynomial Functions

Semester 2

February Rational Exponents and Radical Functions

March Exponential Functions

April Logarithmic Functions

May Linear Functions

June Probability (if time permits)

*Students can expect to complete a project for each unit we study.