The mathematical focus of this course is similar to that of Algebra 1. All of the topics of Algebra 1 are covered at a faster pace and in greater depth. Additional topics include compound inequalities in two variables, expressions involving rational exponents, linear regression, absolute value equations and inequalities, imaginary numbers, functions, and transformations of linear, quadratic, and absolute value functions.
Good arithmetic skills, a working knowledge of the Cartesian plane, and the ability to solve linear equations are assumed. This course is designed for students who have a good understanding of the material from a thorough pre-algebra course or the first half of an Algebra 1 course as well as for those who have had a full Algebra 1 course, but would benefit from a deepening of their understanding prior to enrolling in an Algebra 2 course.
Open to: Freshmen