Algebra can briefly be described as the study of mathematical symbols and the rules for manipulating these symbols. It is considered a unifying thread of most of mathematics. In this course, you will be introduced to numerous mathematical concepts that you have previously encountered in Algebra 1 and Geometry. Additionally, many algebraic concepts can be utilized in a variety of professions like construction, music, scientific research, education, business, engineering, cooking, architecture, and medicine. The study guide is designed to help prepare students for exams by including additional examples that are explicitly applicable to this course.
Please note that students will need a graphing calculator for this course. We recommend the TI-84
Plus by Texas Instruments, but any graphing calculator capable of graphing algebraic equations,
plotting data points, and performing regressions is fine.
Completion of Algebra 1 is required. Additionally, completion of or concurrent enrollment in Geometry is strongly recommended.
There are 10 exams in Algebra 2.
Carter et al., Algebra 2, McGraw-Hill.