The Algebra II curriculum builds on the concepts covered in Algebra I. Through a "Discovery-Confirmation-Practice"-based exploration of intermediate algebra, students are challenged to work toward a mastery of computational skills, to deepen their understanding of key ideas and solution strategies, and to extend their knowledge through a variety of problem-solving applications.
Course topics include systems of linear equations and inequalities, functions, relations, and their graphs; quadratic functions; parent functions, domain and range, inverse functions, composition of functions, and function transformations; and advanced polynomial functions. Students also cover topics relating to rational, radical, exponential, and logarithmic functions and their transformations; and data analysis.
This course supports all students as they develop computational fluency, deepen conceptual understanding, and apply mathematical process standards. Students begin each lesson by discovering new concepts through guided instruction, and then confirm their understanding in an interactive, feedback-rich environment. Modeling activities equip students with tools for analyzing a variety of real-world scenarios and mathematical ideas. Journaling activities allow students to reason abstractly and quantitatively, construct arguments, critique reasoning, and communicate precisely.
The content is specifically aligned with the 2012 TEKS Algebra II Standards.