Algebra II




Tom Carson

Course Time:
Algebra 2A:  Tuesdays & Thursdays
Algebra 2B:  Tuesdays & Thursdays
Please note, Algebra 2 A & B are identical classes offered in two different periods.
Both A & B sections meet twice per week.

Course Prerequisites:

  • Students need to have completed Algebra I.

  • Students scoring a B or better in a pre-requisite class taken at WHCT
    are not required to take a placement test for the next level class.

  • All other students must pass a short placement test prior to registration.


Course Text and Calculator: 


  • Prentice Hall Algebra 2  2011 Edition

      Please note: 2011 Edition Only, NOT the Florida edition

      ISBN-  0133500438


  • any graphing calculator approved for use on the ACT
    (TI-84 Plus preferred)




Course Description:

This course will cover Quadratic Functions, Relations, and Conic sections;
Polynomial Functions; Radical and Rational Functions, Rational Exponents;
Exponential and Logarithmic functions; Series and Sequences;
Probability and Statistics; Matrices; Periodic Functions and Trigonometry;
Trigonometry Identities and Equations.

MathXL will provide students the opportunity to get online example problems
worked for every section in the text.


Course Class Time:

  • Answer questions from homework

  • Learn new concepts

  • Practice exercises



Course Homework Requirements: (subject to change as course flow dictates)

  • Each Tuesday students will receive a summary of that week’s assignments,
    which will be a mix of MathXL and textbook exercises.

  • Students are expected to check answers to odd-numbered exercises from the
    textbook at home.

  • Students/parents should be diligent to get assistance as needed during the week
    on assignments. You are welcome to email or call me for help!

  • Please contact me directly if there is a situation which warrants extra time on an assignment.



  • Tests will be administered at home in order to best utilize class time.




  • 40%  formative (homework, quizzes, participation)

  • 40%  tests

  • 20%  midterm & final

Specific Requirements:

  • Internet access is required for MathXL.

Course Supplies:

  • textbook

  • binder with tabs  -labeled Notes, Homework, Study Materials, Assessments.

  • ACT-approved graphing calculator (TI-84+ preferred)

  • loose-leaf lined paper

  • loose-leaf graph paper

  • pencils / red pen / blue pen

  • high-quality metal compass (not plastic)

  • protractor


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