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Course SummaryThis Algebra II Curriculum Resource & Lesson Plans course is a fully developed resource to help you organize and teach algebra II. You can easily adapt the video lessons, transcripts, and quizzes to take full advantage of the comprehensive and engaging material we offer. Make planning your course easier by using our curriculum as a guide.
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How It Works
You can use this algebra II course as a template for designing and implementing your course. Here are the key components of the course and how you can use them:
- Chapters - Each chapter covers a unit of algebra II, from the review of basic arithmetic to trigonometry. Use these chapters as mile markers as you map out your course. We recommend planning to spend a week on each chapter, but you can always allocate the chapters according to the length of your specific algebra II course.
- Lessons - Within each chapter are video lessons that further break down topics into bite-sized chunks. These lessons cover single topics like inequalities. Each one is often appropriate for a single class.
- Key Terms - Within each lesson are key terms. These are emphasized on screen and in the transcript. As you develop your syllabus, these key terms help you focus on the most important learning objectives. For example, the lesson on conic sections includes key terms like ellipses, hyperbola and parabola.
As you work on your algebra II lesson plans, save time by incorporating video lessons from this resource. Here's how:
- Introduce Topics - Your students will be in the right mindset for understanding topics like matrices and determinants if you begin class with a short video. It can be a jumping-off point for a lecture, group activity or class discussion.
- Break Up Lectures - The video format, which often includes animation, helps students visualize topics like mean, median, mode and range.
- Assign For Homework - Each lesson in the course, from number lines to basic trig identities can be assigned to your students as homework.
Each video lesson includes a complete transcript. You can utilize these transcripts in several ways:
- Lecture Notes - Do you need a guide as you plan a lecture, such as one on sines and cosines? The transcripts cover each topic in depth, with key terms highlighted for quick reference.
- Student Reading - Perhaps you'd like your students to learn about regression analysis, but you don't have class time available. Assign the transcript as extra reading.
- Study Tools - When it's time for a unit exam on factoring, you can point your students to the transcripts on prime factorization, rational roots theorem and related topics to help them study.
Each video lesson has a corresponding quiz. Here's how to use the quizzes:
- Homework - Assign a quiz to your students as homework. You'll receive an email with the results, which enables you to verify they've completed the assignment and that they've understood the material. Questions cover everything from understanding quadratic equations to key facts, like the double angle formula.
- Tests - You can meld the material in the quizzes into your own student assessments, saving you valuable time. Need a few questions on combinatorics? There are plenty!
- Discussions - Jump-start a discussion with questions like: What's a geometric sequence?
Below is a sketch of the algebra II curriculum modeled on a 26-week course. This sample can be adapted based on your course schedule. Navigate the chapters and lessons for more detail.
|Week||Unit||Sample of Topics Covered|
|Week 1||Basic Arithmetic Review||Number lines, signed numbers, order of operations, metric system|
|Week 2||Algebraic Expressions and Equations Review||Math formulas, algebraic expressions and equations|
|Week 3||Real Numbers||Graphs of rational numbers, absolute value, transcendental numbers|
|Week 4||Complex and Imaginary Numbers Review||Operations with complex numbers, graphs of complex numbers|
|Week 5||Exponents and Exponential Expressions Review||Exponential notation, scientific notation, power of zero|
|Week 6||Properties of Functions Review||Transformations, range, domain, inverse functions|
|Week 7||Linear Equations Review||Distributive property, intercepts, undefined slope|
|Week 8||Systems of Linear Equations||Solutions for systems of linear equations, systems in three variables|
|Week 9||Inequalities Review||Set notation, compound inequalities, absolute value inequalities|
|Week 10||Matrices and Determinants||Matrix, augmented matrix, determinants, Cramer's rule|
|Week 11||Absolute Value Review||Absolute value expressions and equations, dilations, reflections|
|Week 12||Polynomials||Polynomial graphs, quartics, quintics|
|Week 13||Factoring||Prime factorization, fraction notation, rational roots theorem|
|Week 14||Graphing and Factoring Quadratic Equations Review||Scatterplots, line graphs, methods using FOIL|
|Week 15||Rational Expressions||Operations with rational expressions, equations of direct variation|
|Week 16||Graphing and Functions||Graphs of inverse functions, slopes and tangents on graphs|
|Week 17||Roots and Radical Expressions Review||Estimates and simplification of square roots, radicands, radical equations|
|Week 18||Quadratic Equations||Quadratic formula, quadratics not in standard form, use of two binomials|
|Week 19||Exponential and Logarithmic Functions||Exponential decay vs. growth, logarithms, exponential equations|
|Week 20||Conic Sections||Graphs of ellipses, circles, hyperbola, parabola|
|Week 21||Sequences and Series||Finite and infinite, factorial notation, summation notation, geometric sequences|
|Week 22||Sets||Groups, sets, power sets, set builder notation|
|Week 23||Combinatorics||fundamental counting principle, permutations, math combinations, conditional probability|
|Week 24||Calculations, Ratios, Percent and Proportions Review||Ratio, rate, proportion, compounding interest|
|Week 25||Statistics||Mean, median, mode, range, normal distribution, regression analysis|
|Week 26||Trigonometry||Sine, cosine, double angle formula, conversions between radians and degrees, basic trig identities|
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