This course is designed to build on algebraic and geometric concepts. It develops advanced algebra skills and includes the study of conic sections. Fundamental skills of mathematics will be applied to such topics as equations and inequalities, exponential relationships, quadratic and polynomial equations, rational expressions, imaginary and complex numbers. Other topics include understanding and applying the binomial theorem; applying analytic geometry to conic sections; solving simultaneous equations (linear and conic) using graphing, substitution, and elimination; applying basic algebra to problems involving ratios and proportions, coins, distance, rate and time; using the distance and midpoint formulas; solving equations with three variables; and understanding vectors. Math-U-See Algebra 2 meets the Algebra II requirement for the VSA Associate and Standard Level diploma only. Homework will average 4-6 hours per week.
Minimum age of 12 on the first day of class. Successful completion of Algebra I Math-U-See or comparable course in the previous 24 months is strongly encouraged.