Algebra 2
Master Teacher: Angela Ellis Duration: Yearlong course offered in fall/spring (34 weeks). Suggested High School Credit Value: 1 credit. Suggested Grade Level: 10th grade level and up. Tuition: $499 for HSLDA Members/$579 for nonmembers.
Description: Algebra 2 is a course that builds on the concepts covered in Algebra 1 and Geometry and introduces new topics that will give students the necessary skills to take higherlevel classes in mathematics. Algebra 2 provides the mathematical foundation for many academic careers and applies to a multitude of professions. Professions such as architects, engineers, scientists, and business owners require strong Algebra 2 skills. Within the framework of a biblical worldview, students in this course will discover mathematical concepts that God has created in His universe. It is critical that students master the skills presented in Algebra 2 in order to be successful in future math courses such as PreCalculus & Trigonometry and AP^{®} Calculus AB.
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Live Online Class Session Schedule
Dates: August 24, 2020 – May 7, 2021
Class Section

Weekly Meeting Time

Instructors

Section 1: Closed–Section is Full 
Wednesdays, 12:30–2:00 p.m. Eastern 
Mrs. Angela Ellis

Section 2 
Mondays, 2:00–3:30 p.m. Eastern 
Mrs. Laura Priano

Section 3 
Tuesdays, 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Eastern 
Mrs. Laura Priano

Additional class times will be added as they become available for registration. Please note: all class times are subject to the availability of each individual instructor. See this page for more information. If you have questions, please call 5403388290 or email academy@hslda.org

Frequently Asked Questions
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What topics will I learn about in Algebra 2?
Algebra is the language that describes functional relationships in God’s universe. For example, the speed of a satellite is a function of the diameter of its orbit. Each unit in Algebra 2 will present such an interesting realworld application. Students will learn how algebra can be used to analyze data and solve problems, all within a Christian worldview. Algebra reflects the orderliness of God and helps us to discover the regularity in His created universe.
Topics include:
 Mathematical concepts including number systems, operations, and functions.
 How to create matrices from data and perform matrix operations.
 How to solve quadratic equations and polynomial functions.
 The relationship between radicals and fractional exponents.
 How to convert between exponential and logarithmic equations.
 How to solve and graph rational expressions.
 The basics of probability and statistics.

How much homework is in Algebra 2?
We estimate that the course workload will take 57 hours per week.
During a typical week in this course, students will complete the following coursework:
 6090 minutes of live class instruction
 3 recorded lectures
 30 homework problems per lecture (selfgraded)
 First week in each unit: no quiz or test; second week: quiz; third week: test
Throughout the year, students will also complete the following tasks:
 Midterm exam and final exam

What books will I use in Algebra 2?
The official booklist for Algebra 2 is now available. In the official booklist, you will find information about the editions, book descriptions, and ISBN numbers.
You can order course materials for competitive prices through the Christianbook.com bookstore. Use the Textbook Finder to locate the required resources for your courses. Please note that while most books are available through Christianbook.com, some titles are not carried and will need to be purchased elsewhere.

Am I ready to take Algebra 2?
Students entering Algebra 2 should have successfully completed Algebra 1 and Geometry. Students should have a firm foundation in the following concepts from Algebra 1 and Geometry: solving multistep equations, solving inequalities, factoring, exponent rules, solving and graphing quadratic equations, graphing linear equations, graphing quadratic equations, graphing twovariable inequalities, solving polynomials, solving practical problems involving angles and right triangles, constructing and judging the validity of a logical argument, using formulas for surface area and volume to solve problems, and solving problems involving symmetry and transformations.
If a student is to be successful in this course, it is important that they have strong time management skills, higherlevel thinking skills and good notetaking skills.
For help determining if your student is ready for this course, please use our selfgraded Algebra 2 Readiness Test.
Please visit our Academic Readiness page for more information.

What is a Live Online Class Session in Algebra 2?
In every HSLDA Academy course, students meet weekly with their instructor and classmates in an online classroom for additional teaching, discussion, Q&A, or group activities. The class sessions are interactive and are conducted using a web meeting software with video, audio, chat, and application sharing capabilities.
Scheduled, realtime sessions in the online classroom are not the only form of instruction available in a HSLDA Online Academy course, but are offered in addition to lectures or other instructional materials that students are able to access online at their convenience.
When they register, students will need to select a particular class section and live class meeting time. Additional class sections may be added to the schedule at a later point in the course registration period. Registered students will be notified of any changes to the live session schedule.

What if I have a schedule conflict with the listed Algebra 2 class time?
All live class sessions are recorded for later viewing. While it is recommended that students attend each live class session, students can make arrangements to watch the recordings and receive full participation credit.
Students should contact their instructor at the start of their course to inform the instructor of any foreseen schedule conflicts.

What is the tuition for Algebra 2?
Please visit our tuition and discounts page for a full summary about course costs.
HSLDA members save $80 on yearlong high school courses in addition to Early Registration discounts!
