Alg2 = Algebra II

This is a required course, designed for students who are planning to attend college or pursue a technical post-secondary career.

The course emphasizes facility with symbolic expressions and forms, alongside graphical and tabular representations. It moves beyond the linear and quadratic forms learned in Algebra 1, to several other families of functions that extend those fundamental concepts. It also builds upon concepts of scaling and transformation from Geometry. Students will study polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, trigonometric, and discrete families; and will build functions by combination and composition, investigating both their abstract properties and the use of functions as tools for modeling real-world situations. The course concludes with several topics from probability and statistics, with an emphasis on conditional probability and random processes.

Students taking this course are required to have a graphing calculator; and must also have access to a computer outside school, either at home or the library.

LHS AdvAlg2 Google Classroom
Click here (or to the left on the chalkboard icon) to navigate to the LHS Google Classroom for Algebra 2. This website and our Google Classroom are the primary spots for LHS Alg2 online interaction.

The last day to retest or submit Q2 make-up work is one week before the end of the quarter: Monday, December 11.

Activities, exercises & other assignments

The following assignments should be turned in during class on each indicated day:

10/23 More Angry Birds Teamwork work with teammate on Angry Birds 44
10/24 Applications of Quadratic Equations {no assignment} 45
10/25 Strategies for Solving Quad Eqns First QuadApp Problem Set 46
10/26 Quadratic Applications Review Second QuadApp Problem Set 47
10/27 Quadratics Applications Test prepare notes & prepare for test 48
10/30 Imaginary & Complex Numbers {no assignment} 49
10/31 Manipulating Complex Numbers p274: 2-10 even, 11-18 all 50
11/1 Equations with Complex Solutions p274: 29-40 all 51
11/2 Complex Roots of Quadratic Eqns p274: 41-46, 50-52 all; and:
11/3 Using the Discriminant for Solutions catch up on homework! 53
11/6 Complex Numbers Quiz Preparation p289: 31-39 all, 57-72 all, 51 & 52 54
11/7 Election Day (no school) ~
11/8 Complex Numbers Quiz prepare for quiz 55
11/9 Intro to Polynomial Functions {no assignment} 56
11/10 Polynomial Roots & Standard Form p303: 1-12 all also 17 & 24 57
11/13 More Zeros, and Multiple Zeros p311: 1-12 even + catch-up 58
11/14 Intro to Polynomial Long Division p311: 16-32 even 59
11/15 More Polynomial Long Division p318: 2-12 even 60
11/16 Synthetic Division p318: 2-12 even any remainder ;-) 61
11/17 The Remainder Theorem p318: 14-24 even; check 16, 20, 24 62
11/20 Review and Prepare for Quiz p318: 26-33, all check evens 63
11/21 First Polynomial Quiz prepare notes for quiz (1 page max) 64
11/27 Solving Poly-Equations w/Graphs {no assignment} 65
11/28 Special Factoring Patterns p324: 1-14 all; check 2-10 even 66
11/29 More Factoring Practice p324: 16-26     start 67
11/30 Rational Root Theorem Intro p324: 16-26     finish 68
12/1 Rational Root Theorem Practice p333: 1, 2, 4, 6 69
12/4 More Polynomial Theorems p333: 7-11 odd 70
12/5 Conjugate Roots as Factors p333: 13-20 all 71
12/6   p333: 21-24 all; xc: {29,30,31} 72
12/7     73
12/8 Begin Second Polynomial Practice Q   74
12/11 Review & Prepare for P(q)^2   75
12/12 Second Polynomial Quiz prepare notes for quiz 76
12/13     77
12/14 Begin Practice Midterm Exam   78
12/15 Review & Prepare for Midterm I   79
12/18 Review & Prepare for Midterm II   80
12/19 *** ||| 81
12/20 Midterm Exam Period || 82
12/21 *** | 83
* Winter Break {happy holidays to one & all}

Late work will be penalized up to 5% for each scheduled day that it is overdue. The formula used is:

\[adjusted\;score = {0.95^{days\;late}} \times original\;score\]

Extra-credit opportunities may be announced in class from time-to-time. In many cases you will also find these posted here, or noted in the slides from that day's class. Look at each one and consider whether you want to give it a try.

Make-up work for a day’s absence is due the day following your return to class. If you complete it and turn it in on the first day you return to class, you will receive a 5% scoring bonus. Like other work, it will be penalized up to 5% for each scheduled day that it is overdue thereafter, using the formula above.

Oh, and here is a previous version of this page from the first quarter for your reference.