Learning Recommendations: C- or higher in CC Geometry.
General Description: Applied Algebra 2 focuses on the application of mathematics and statistics to the solution of functional problems in fields such as engineering and the applied sciences. The course includes practical application of mathematical concepts such as data inferences and systems of equations and inequalities.
Content: Critical areas include, but are not limited to:
- Systems of Equations and Inequalities
- Conic Sections
- Sequences and Series
- Trigonometric Functions
- Trigonometric Graphs and Identities
- Polynomial, Rational, & Radical Functions
- Linear, Absolute Value, Quadratic, Exponential & Logarithmic Models
- Data Inferences and Conclusions
Strategies: Students will learn through a combination of:
- Collaborative instructional approach
- Direct Instruction
- Technology enhanced instruction
- STEM based projects based on course content
- STEM bases in class labs
- Daily work and homework is assigned almost every night and can include homework records, activities, classwork, project labs, and reflection assignments.
- In general, students should expect 20-30 minutes of nightly work if completed without distractions. Time may vary depending on a student’s math knowledge.
- Students should complete all daily work and homework. Studies suggest that daily small doses of practice is better for learning math. Every lesson, assignment, activity, project and assessment is designed to better understand the topics in this course. Students should participate and complete all work whether or not it is grade or recorded.
Course Fee / Materials: Yes, see Course/Club/Misc. Fee link. A graphing calculator is required.
CTE Dual Credit: This course is CTE Dual Credit approved and articulated with Renton Technical College. Students must complete both semesters of the applied math course with a grade of “C” (2.0) or better. They must register for the Dual Credit at Renton Technical College in the same school year they compete the course by attending the annual field trip OR going to the college to register in person with the following documents filled out, a photo ID and a $30 application fee.