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# Complete & Comprehensive Algebra 2 Homeschool Curriculum Focused on Mastery

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### Algebra 2 Curriculum Summary

The Algebra 2 homeschool curriculum is designed as a high school second or third year college prep math curriculum. A strong foundation in concepts and skills of Algebra 1 is required.

The first part of the Algebra 2 homeschool curriculum is an extensive series of sections on basic algebra topics that students should have mastered in Algebra 1. Part 2 of the curriculum focuses on quadratic equations/complex numbers, linear systems and matrices/determinants.

The next part of the Algebra 2 homeschool curriculum covers functions and relations and powers and radicals at a more advanced level.

The course finishes by introducing many advanced level topics to include exponential/logarithmic functions and solving polynomials of n-degree. Lastly, a chapter on rational functions is explored to include a section on graphing rational functions.

“As a Homeschooling mom I have the pleasure of choosing curriculum that fits my child’s learning style. When Saxon math wasn’t “clicking” for my daughter I saw TabletClass.com posted on our homeschool loop and gave it a try. It was a perfect fit, my daughter has flourished using TabletClass.com! After one week using TabletClass.com she said “oh mom this is great I LOVE it!!” Her comprehension in Algebra 2 has been excellent. Having access to our on line teacher Mr. Zimmerman is a big plus, you never get “stuck” because he is willing to help guide the student through any “hiccups” in the learning process. Now that she is in High School I am using the college SAT as her testing and I can’t wait to see how much her score goes up in math! We are so glad we added TabletClass.com to our curriculum!”

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## Algebra 2 Scope & Sequence

### Videos

##### Chapter 1: Basic Algebra (Review)

This chapter reviews many of the fundamental algebra skills that students should have mastered in Algebra 1. Students are encouraged to take the time to go over these sections to ensure they are ready for the more advance concepts later in the course.

Sections:

• 1.2 Subtracting Real Numbers
• 1.3 Multiplying and Dividing Real Numbers
• 1.4 Distributive Property
• 1.5 Simplifying by Combining Like Terms
• 1.6 One Step Equations
• 1.7 Solving Two Step Equations
• 1.8 Solving Multi-Step Equations
• 1.9 Formulas and Literal Equations
• 1.10 Linear Inequalities
• 1.11 Compound Inequalities
• 1.12 Introduction to Absolute Value
• 1.13 Solving Absolute Value Equations
• 1.14 Absolute Value Inequalities
• 1.15 Graphing Absolute Value Equations
##### Chapter 2: Graphing and Writing Linear Equations
This very important chapter stresses how to graph and write linear equations. Concepts involving the coordinate plane, slope and methods to graph lines are thoroughly reviewed and introduced. The second part of the chapter focuses on the various methods to find and write the equation of a line. Additional related topics are explored to include linear models, regression, absolute value graphs and word problems.

Sections:

• 2.1 Real Number System
• 2.1 Graphing Lines with One Variable
• 2.2 Graphing Lines with Two Variables
• 2.3 The Slope of a Line
• 2.4 Slope Intercept Method
• 2.5 XY Intercept Method
• 2.6 Using Slope-Intercept Form
• 2.7 Using Point-Slope intercept
• 2.8 Given the Slope and a Point
• 2.9 Given Two Points
• 2.10 Standard Form of Linear Equations
• 2.11 Best Fitting Lines and Scatter Plots
• 2.12 Linear Models/Word Problems
• 2.13 Graphing Linear Inequalities in Two Variables
##### Chapter 3: Systems
Understanding systems and the methods to solve them are vital in Algebra. This chapter introduces/reviews techniques to solve linear systems. Students will also explore special systems, word problems and systems of linear inequalities. Lastly, the topic of Linear Programming will be introduced. This powerful technique uses systems to “optimize” a constraint function. Because Linear Programming is widely used in business and industry this part of the chapter is a nice way to connect concepts of systems to “real world” applications.

Sections:

• 3.1 Solving Systems by Graphing
• 3.2 Solving Systems Substitution Method
• 3.3 Solving Systems by Elimination/Linear Combination
• 3.4 Solving Linear Systems Word Problems
• 3.5 Special Linear Systems
• 3.6 Solving Systems of Linear Inequalities
• 3.7 Linear Programming
##### Chapter 4: Matrices and Determinants
This chapter introduces the core concepts of matrices and determinants to students. Time is taken to teach terminology and common applications of matrices. Students will learn how to perform various matrix operations to include matrix addition, subtraction, multiplication and scalar multiplication. Additionally, students will learn the steps to find determinants and inverse of a matrix. The chapter also focuses on how matrices can be used to solve linear systems by using an inverse matrix or Cramer’s Rule.

Sections:

• 4.1 Introduction to Matrices
• 4.2 Matrix Operations
• 4.3 Matrix Multiplication
• 4.4 Determinants
• 4.5 Identity and Inverse Matrices
• 4.6 Solving Systems using Inverse Matrices
• 4.7 Solving Systems using Cramer’s Rule
##### Chapter 5: Quadratic Equations and Complex Numbers
Understanding the properties and methods to solve quadratic equations is essential for the student to advance in algebra. This chapter explains each concept in a very specific and focused manner. After students have been introduced to quadratic equations they build up their knowledge by learning various techniques to solve them.

Additionally, students will learn the connection between solutions and graphs of quadratic functions. Methods and procedures are applied to graph quadratic inequalities and solve word problems.

Lastly, the chapter covers complex and imaginary numbers. Students are introduced to complex number operations, graphs and the role complex and imaginary numbers have as solutions to equations.

Sections:

• 5.1 Introduction to Quadratic Equations
• 5.2 Solving Quadratic Equations by Square Roots
• 5.5 Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring
• 5.6 The Discriminant – Types of Roots
• 5.7 Completing the Square
• 5.8 Quadratic Equation Word Problems
• 5.10 Complex and Imaginary Numbers
##### Chapter 6: Functions and Relations
Functions and relations transcend all through mathematics. This chapter explains core concepts at the Algebra 1/2 level and prepares the student for more advance study of the topic. Time is taken to explain the difference between a function and relation and introduce the student to the language of functions to include the domain, range and linear/nonlinear functions. Students will also learn function operations, composite functions and graphing.

Sections:

• 6.1 Introduction to Functions and Relations
• 6.2 Function Operations
• 6.3 Inverse Functions
• 6.4 Graphing Functions
• 6.5 Linear and Nonlinear Functions
• 6.6 Special Functions
• 6.7 Composite Functions
##### Chapter 7: Powers and Radicals
This chapter covers all the rules a student will need to know to work with powers, exponents, radicals and rational exponents. Also, important applications of these rules are coved to include scientific notation, compound interest, Pythagorean Theorem and the Distance and Mid-Point formula. Special emphasis is placed on solving radical and rational root equations.

Sections:

• 7.1 Product and Power Rules of Exponents
• 7.2 Negative and Zero Exponents Rules
• 7.3 Division Rules of Exponents
• 7.4 Scientific Notation
• 7.5 Compound Interest
• 7.9 Operations and Equations with Rational Exponents
• 7.10 The Distance and Mid-Point Formula
• 7.11 The Pythagorean Theorem
##### Chapter 8: Logarithmic and Exponential Functions
For most students this chapter will be their first introduction to logarithms. As such the chapter focuses on teaching the basic core concepts of a logarithm and its relationship to an exponential function. Students will learn how to covert between a logarithm/exponential equation.

Additionally, the chapter defines the properties of logarithms and how to condense and expand logarithmic expressions. The Natural Base e and Natural logarithms are explored with explanations of how to use the “log and ln” functions on a scientific calculator. Finally, the chapter covers the methods and procedure to solve exponential and logarithmic equations.

Sections:

• 8.1 Exponential Growth and Decay Functions
• 8.2 Introduction to Logarithms
• 8.3 Properties of Logarithms
• 8.4 The Natural Base e
• 8.5 Natural Logarithms
• 8.6 Solving Logarithmic Equations
• 8.7 Solving Exponential Equations
##### Chapter 9: Polynomial Functions
The first part of the chapter covers the parts of a polynomial, related terminology and how to perform polynomial operations. A special focus is placed on avoiding common mistakes. The second part of the chapter focuses on the extremely important skill of factoring polynomials. Students will first understand how to factor out a polynomial GCF and build on this to learn many techniques to factor polynomials.

Sections:

• 9.1 Introduction to Polynomials
• 9.2 Adding and Subtracting Polynomials
• 9.3 Multiplying Polynomials
• 9.4 Multiplying Polynomials Special Cases
• 9.5 Sum and Difference of Two Cubes
• 9.6 Factoring Greatest Common Factor
• 9.8 Special Factoring Rules
• 9.9 Graphing Polynomials
• 9.10 Solving Polynomial Equations by Factoring
• 9.11 Polynomial Division (long and synthetic division)
• 9.12 Remainder and Factor Theorem
• 9.13 Rational Root Theorem (Rational-Zero Test)
• 9.14 Solving n-degree Polynomials (Fundamental Theorem of Algebra)
##### Chapter 10: Rational Expressions/Equations
The first part of the chapter takes the student through fundamental rational expressions to include ratios, rates, proportions, percent and variation. Special emphasis is placed on learning different methods to solve rational expression problems. The section on simplifying rational algebraic expressions starts by reviewing basic examples using numbers before introducing variable examples.

The second part of the chapter builds from the student’s knowledge of polynomials and covers operations with rational expressions. Instruction will focus on learning to multiply, divide, find the LCD and solve rational expressions. Additionally, a section is dedicated to the procedure/ methods to graph rational functions; new terms like vertical and horizontal asymptotes will be explained.

Sections:

• 10.1 Ratios and Proportions
• 10.2 Percent
• 10.3 Direct and Inverse Variation
• 10.4 Simplifying Rational Expressions
• 10.5 Multiplying and Dividing Rational Expressions
• 10.6 Finding the LCD of Rational Expressions
• 10.7 Solving Rational Equations
• 10.8 Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions
• 10.9 Graphing Rational Functions (vertical and horizontal asymptotes)
##### Chapter 11: Data, Measurement and Probability

This chapter is an overview of how to work with data. Sections in the chapter introduce units of measures, conversion, mean, median, mode and range. Also, included is a section on graphs and plots such as box-and-whisker plots and frequency tables.

The chapter also provides a section basic concepts of probability to include a discussion into the Law of Large Numbers and a section on more advance concepts like independent, dependent and mutually exclusive events. In addition to probability there is a section on counting theory which will take a look at how to count using trees and the Fundamental Principle of Counting.

Lastly, the chapter will look into counting arrangements using combinations and permutations.

Sections:

• 11.1 Units of Measure and Conversion
• 11.2 Measures of Central Tendency- Mean, Median and Mode
• 11.3 Exploring Data- Charts, Tables, Graphs and Plots
• 11.4 Introduction To Probability
• 11.5 Counting Theory
• 11.6 Probability of Independent, Dependent and Mutually Exclusive Events
• 11.7 Permutations and Combinations
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## A Complete Curriculum Designed for Homeschoolers

### TabletClass Math provides a full suite of comprehensive course support material with every membership at no extra cost.

##### See what’s inside…

Fully Explained Lesson Per Topic

The Lesson Video presents the key enabling concepts for the given topic. The video includes illustrations to help students visualize the concepts as well as the discussion of typical errors made by students. Lessons are in-depth offering objectives, and include a variety of problems with demonstration on how to solve.

These are not short, incomplete lessons that sometimes leave students frustrated and confused. We cover everything a student needs to learn on that specific topic.

Sample Video

Fully Explained Example Problems & Solutions

In addition to the lesson video, every topic includes example videos covering a wide range of problems on that topic. The videos are titled Example Set: A, Example Set: B, etc.

Problems are reviewed from basic to advanced and include word problems. They offer full explanations on how to solve, with each step demonstrated in the video. These videos help strengthen students’ proficiency on the topic.

Sample Video

Section Preview Worksheets cover all problems found in the Example Set videos. Ideally this file should be printed so the student can work on them either prior to watching videos, or along with the videos depending on how comfortable they are with the material.

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Resources included with every membership.

1. Section Worksheets:

• Full set of worksheets per section topic include problems and written answer keys with corresponding video solutions (aka Example Set Videos)
• Students can print worksheet assignments to work on prior to viewing corresponding solution videos or follow along with the solution videos
• 1000s of problems covered to include wide range of problem types from basic to advanced and word problems
• Designed to have students practice and fully master core academic skills

2. Chapter Notes:

• Comprehensive summary notes of all concepts covered​ within a chapter including specific steps to solve problems
• Designed to be a written learning reference for all course material (like a textbook)
• Perfect aid to study for quizzes and tests

3. Chapter Quizzes:

• Online quiz offers instant feedback includes answer keys, so students know what they need to revisit
• Designed to check for skill level, critical thinking, and overall comprehension
• Assessments are challenging and test for proficiency

Note: Chapter and final course tests are available in the optional Parent Resources.

All documents can be:

• Viewed in browser
• Printed
• Saved

##### Comprehensive Lessons
Fully Explained Lesson Per Topic

The Lesson Video presents the key enabling concepts for the given topic. The video includes illustrations to help students visualize the concepts as well as the discussion of typical errors made by students. Lessons are in-depth offering objectives, and include a variety of problems with demonstration on how to solve.

These are not short, incomplete lessons that sometimes leave students frustrated and confused. We cover everything a student needs to learn on that specific topic.

Sample Video

##### Extensive Examples
Fully Explained Example Problems & Solutions

In addition to the lesson video, every topic includes example videos covering a wide range of problems on that topic. The videos are titled Example Set: AExample Set: B, etc.

Problems are reviewed from basic to advanced and include word problems. They offer full explanations on how to solve, with each step demonstrated in the video. These videos help strengthen students’ proficiency on the topic.

Sample Video

Section Preview Worksheets cover all problems found in the Example Set videos. Ideally this file should be printed so the student can work on them either prior to watching videos, or along with the videos depending on how comfortable they are with the material.
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##### Bonus Resources
Included with every membership.

1. Section Worksheets:

• Full set of worksheets per section topic include problems and written answer keys with corresponding video solutions (aka Example Set Videos)
• Students can print worksheet assignments to work on prior to viewing corresponding solution videos or follow along with the solution videos
• 1000s of problems covered to include wide range of problem types from basic to advanced and word problems
• Designed to have students practice and fully master core academic skills

2. Chapter Notes:

• Comprehensive summary notes of all concepts covered within a chapter including specific steps to solve problems
• Designed to be a written learning reference for all course material (like a textbook)
• Perfect aid to study for quizzes and tests

3. Chapter Quizzes:

• Online quiz offers instant feedback includes answer keys, so students know what they need to revisit
• Designed to check for skill level, critical thinking, and overall comprehension
• Assessments are challenging and test for proficiency

Note: Chapter and final course tests are available in the optional Parent Resources.

All documents can be:

• Viewed in browser
• Printed
• Saved

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