Algebra II forms the foundation for key concepts in advanced math courses. This course covers a full year of Algebra II in eight weeks by addressing algebraic functions and equations of lines and higher order polynomials; exponents and logarithms; rational expressions; absolute value; piecewise; and step. The course ends with an introduction to trigonometry beyond the right triangle. Students explore concepts directly through their own investigations, make and test conjectures about what they observe, and apply these conjectures to solve problems and create new conjectures. Assessments include tests and quizzes, discussion prompts, and group and individual projects. By the end of the course, students will have gained proficiency in critical thinking, pattern recognition, graphing, transformations, and communication.
Summer courses are for-credit opportunities for ambitious students to get a jump on the next academic year. Students participating in these courses should plan to devote 25-30 hours per week for eight weeks to their course. Students will receive grades and comments in these classes, which are the equivalent of year-long, high-school level courses. Because of the pacing and intensity of for-credit summer courses, there is little flexibility; students must be available and have internet access for all eight weeks of the course.
WHAT STUDENTS SAY
"My teacher did a very good job providing support for me when I struggled with certain topics. This class helped me a lot and I would definitely take this course again!"
WHAT STUDENTS DO
Learning is an active process at One Schoolhouse. Students design, create and apply. And, they engage with classmates and connect with their teachers through discussions, video conferences, and projects. Specifically, in this class students will:
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Students encounter and solve application problems during which they apply what they learn each week by solving structured modeling problems. Students work through these project-based learning assignments both individually and collaboratively in teams. These applications lead students to new discoveries and deepen their understanding of the course material.
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