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Class Title: Parent: APEX Algebra II
Subject: Parent: Math
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Algebra II provides a curriculum that builds on the algebraic concepts covered
in Algebra I. Through a "Discovery-Confirmation-Practice" based exploration
of intermediate algebra concepts students are challenged to !or" to!ard a
mastery of computational s"ills to deepen their conceptual understanding of
"ey ideas and solution strategies and to extend their "no!ledge in a variety of
problem-solving applications. Course topics include conic sections# functions
relations and their graphs# $uadratic functions# inverse functions# and
advanced polynomial functions. %tudents also cover topics relating to rational
radical exponential and logarithmic functions# se$uences and series# and data
analysis and probability.
&ithin each Algebra II lesson students are supplied !ith a scaffolded note-
ta"ing guide called a "%tudy %heet" as !ell as a post-study "Chec"up"
activity providing them the opportunity to hone their computational s"ills by
!or"ing through a lo!-sta"es '(-$uestion problem set before moving on to a
formal assessment. )nit-level Algebra II assessments include a computer-
scored test and a scaffolded teacher-scored test.
The content is based on the *ational Council of Teachers of +athematics
,*CT+- standards and is aligned to state standards.
Prere$uisites. Algebra I
/ength. T!o %emesters
This class will cover the common core mathematics standards for algebra.
This will be a semesterlong ! high school credit class! spanning the "#$"
"#$% school year.
Must include this statement" This class will wor& toward one or more EA'(s.
This will be a yearlong class! spanning the "#$""#$% school year.
APEX )omp*ter Program
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Course Outline
Semester 1
)nit '. Conic %ections
/esson '. &hat Is a Conic %ection0
/esson 1. 2eometry of Conic %ections
/esson 3. Circles
/esson 4. 5llipses
/esson 6. 7yperbolas
/esson 8. Parabolas
/esson 9. *onlinear %ystems of 5$uations
/esson :. *onlinear Ine$ualities
)nit 1. ;unctions <elations = Their 2raphs
/esson '. 7o! +any >utputs0
/esson 1. ;unctions and <elations
/esson 3. Domain and <ange
/esson 4. Composition of ;unctions
/esson 6. %olving Problems !ith Composition
)nit 3. ?uadratic ;unctions
/esson '. ;actoring x1@bx@c
/esson 1. ;actoring ax1@bx@c
/esson 3. %pecial Cases
/esson 4. %olving ?uadratic 5$uations
/esson 6. Completing the %$uare
/esson 8. The ?uadratic ;ormula
/esson 9. 2raphs of ?uadratic ;unctions
)nit 4. )ndoing ;unctions and +oving Them Around
/esson '. Inverses
/esson 1. 2raphs of Inverses
/esson 3. %hifting ;unctions
/esson 4. %tretching ;unctions Aertically
)nit 6. Polynomial ;unctions II
/esson '. &hat Is a Polynomial0
/esson 1. ;actoring ,<evie!ed-
/esson 3. Imaginary *umbers
/esson 4. %ynthetic Division
/esson 6. ;actoring Polynomials Completely
)nit 8. Algebra II %emester ' <evie! and 5xam
/esson '. Preparing for the %emester 5xam
Semester 2
)nit '. <ational 5xpressions and 5$uations
/esson '. Proportions
/esson 1. <ational 5xpressions
/esson 3. %implifying <ational 5xpressions
/esson 4. +ultiplying and Dividing <ational 5xpressions
/esson 6. Adding and %ubtracting <ational 5xpressions
/esson 8. ;inding the 2olden <atio
/esson 9. Inverse Aariation
/esson :. <ational ;unctions
/esson B. Aertical Asymptotes
/esson '(. 2raphing <ational ;unctions
)nit 1. <adical 5xpressions and 5$uations
/esson '. Casics of <adicals
/esson 1. +ultiplying and Dividing <adicals
/esson 3. Adding and %ubtracting <adicals
/esson 4. <ationaliDing Denominators
/esson 6. %olving <adical 5$uations
/esson 8. <ational 5xponents
/esson 9. Complex *umbers
)nit 3. 5xponents /ogarithms = Their 2raphs
/esson '. 5xponential ;unctions
/esson 1. 5xamples and Applications of 5xponential ;unctions
/esson 3. 2raphs of 5xponential ;unctions
/esson 4. /ogarithmic ;unctions
/esson 6. 2raphs of /ogarithmic ;unctions
/esson 8. Properties of 5xponents and /ogarithms
/esson 9. %olving 5xponential 5$uations
/esson :. %olving /ogarithmic 5$uations
)nit 4. %e$uences and %eries
/esson '. ;inding Patterns
/esson 1. Arithmetic %e$uences
/esson 3. 2eometric %e$uences
/esson 4. Applications of *umber %e$uences
/esson 6. *umber %eries
)nit 6. Data Analysis = Probability
/esson '. <evie! of 2raphical Analysis of Data
/esson 1. <evie! of *umerical Analysis of Data
/esson 3. <evie! of Casic Probability
/esson 4. Advanced Counting Principles
/esson 6. Conditional and Compound Probability
/esson 8. Data 2athering and Inferential %tatistics
/esson 9. <andom Aariables
/esson :. T!o-Aariable Data
/esson B. 5xperimental Design
)nit 8. Algebra II %emester 1 <evie! and 5xam
/esson '. Preparing for the %emester 5xam
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!onsultant" #hat specific activities will the student be doing each
day/wee$/month to accomplish the goals of this course and complete the
curricula% The easiest way is to divide up each curriculum according to
the number of days or wee$s or months in the school year &or e'ample"
+,t*dent-s name. will complete //// chapter0*nit tests.
1ther examples of activities:
)hapter review online 2*estions3 online chapter 2*i44es3 online *nit tests3 final
exam 0 semester exam.
These examples will need to be specific to the chosen c*rric*la.
Must include the pace at which the student will move through each of the
materials in order to finish them by the end of the school year
5oving thro*gh the materials at this pace will ens*re completion by the
end of the semester and accomplish the goals of the co*rse. 6,t*dent-s
7ame8 will complete /////////////// each wee&
///////////////each month to ens*re completion by the end of the
semester. 9The goal may be to finish part of a text! etc.:
Methods of
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The st*dent will cover all topics and be assessed with a variety of
materials ranging from tests ; 2*i44es. These assessments are
developed by the Apex. The grade for the class will be assigned *sing
the 5id)ol*mbia Partnership-s grading scale 9<#$## = A3 >#>< = ?3
@#@< = ) below @# wo*ld = incomplete.:
+,t*dent-s name. will be expected to achieve @#A acc*racy on each assignment
or test before moving on to the next. )oncepts not mastered at this level will be
reta*ght *ntil @#A mastery is achieved. 5astery may be eval*ated by written
tests! oral 2*estions and answers! or parent observation.
Must include this statement" +,t*dent-s name. will complete all 2*i44es and
tests assessments and will present to cons*ltant at facetoface meetings at the
end of each month. All 2*i44es and tests will also be made available to the BC
teacher *pon re2*est for the awarding of high school credit.
(ist the methods by which you will evaluate your student)s mastery of the
material *nswer the +uestions" ,-ow will you $now they have learned
the material%. and ,#hat will you do if they have not%. /nclude the level
of accuracy you e'pect them to achieve 0102 is generally considered to be
indicative of mastery3 &or e'ample"
+,t*dent-s name. will complete $ *nit each monthly with a mastery of @#A of the
concepts st*died. ,t*dent-s concept*al mastery will be determined based on
completion of all 2*i44es and tests assessments to present to cons*ltant at face
toface meetings at the end of each semester. $ver% "onth progress will be
deter"ined b% the &' teacher of this course based on the (uestion: )*ill
the student "aster his perfor"ance objectives b% the end of the course+,
The &' teacher will ta-e into consideration ALL factors .including student
life situation/ effort/ attitude/ etc01 when "a-ing this professional judg"ent0
$ach "onth/ the student will be e2pected to "aster appro2i"atel% 345 of
the %earl% goals for this class .or 645 of se"ester goals1/ with all of the
goals being "et b% the end of the %ear .or se"ester01 The "aster% of an%
one goal "a% be an on7going process and so"e goals "a% overlap or be
difficult to "easure0 $valuation of progress toward the "aster% of the
goals will be based on "onthl% co"pletion .or progress toward
co"pletion1 of the learning activities that are designed to provide the
"eans to achieving the goals of the learning plan0 *ith that said/ "onthl%
progress can still be "ar-ed satisfactor% based on the professional
judg"ent of the teacher that the student will co"plete the goals of the
*ee-l% &r:
!onsultant" The typical number of hours spent on this sub4ect at this age
in a traditional classroom is 56 hours