This is a college prep course that emphasizes strengthening of Algebra I skills while taking them to the next level of difficulty and integrating new concepts. Throughout the year we will discuss, among other things, linear systems, factoring, exponents, and conic sections, as time permits. We will work on note taking and problem solving skills. Students are encouraged to participate in class. Whenever possible, we use review games to prepare for tests. Creative ways to learn and remember concepts are incorporated. Students are strongly encouraged to possess a scientific calculator. We will, on occasion, use the school’s graphing calculators to further explore a concept. This course may be taken concurrently with geometry.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra I.