HSLDA Online Academy | Algebra 2
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Algebra 2

Master Teacher: Angela Ellis
Duration: Yearlong course offered in fall/spring (32 weeks).
Suggested High School Credit Value: 1 credit.
Suggested Grade Level: 9th grade level and up.
Tuition: $525 for HSLDA Members/$575 for non-members. 

Description: Algebra 2 is a course that builds on the concepts covered in Algebra 1 and introduces new topics that will give students the necessary skills to take higher-level 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 Pre-Calculus & Trigonometry and AP® Calculus AB.

Watch a sample clip of an Academy live class session. 

Algebra 2 — Live Online Class Session Schedule,
August 27, 2018 - April 26, 2019

Class Section

Weekly Meeting Time

Instructors

Section 1
Mondays, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. Eastern

Mrs. Stacy Carpenter

Section 2
Closed–Section is Full
Tuesdays, 12:30 - 2:00 p.m. Eastern

Mrs. Laura Priano

Section 3
Tuesdays, 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. Eastern

Mrs. Laura Priano

Section 4
Closed–Section is Full
Wednesdays, 1:30  – 3:00 p.m. Eastern

Mrs. Angela Ellis

Additional class times will be added as they become available for registration. If you have questions, please call 540-338-8290 or email academy@hslda.org

Frequently Asked Questions about Algebra 2

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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 real-world 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 5-10 hours per week.

    During a typical week in this course, students will complete the following coursework:

    • 60-90 minutes of live class instruction
    • 3 recorded lectures
    • 30 homework problems per lecture (self-graded)
    • 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 our Christian Book Distributors bookstore. Use the Textbook Finder to locate the required resources for your courses. Please note that while most books are available through Christian Book Distributors, 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. Students should have a firm foundation in the following concepts from Algebra 1: solving multi-step equations, solving inequalities, factoring, exponent rules, solving quadratic equations, graphing linear equations, graphing quadratic equations, graphing two-variable inequalities, and solving polynomials. 

    If a student is to be successful in this course, it is important that they have strong time management skills, higher-level thinking skills and good note-taking skills.

    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, real-time 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 $50 on yearlong high school courses!