High School Math 2A

Why This Class

As a parent, you want your student to hone the skill of making smart decisions. Both algebra and geometry promote logical thinking skills that help adults make wise financial choices and intelligently analyze news reports. This course integrates lessons from both branches of math to bring your student’s judgment to a new level, in math and everyday life.

Mentors in this course introduce students to exponential properties and help them extend the core concepts of arithmetic to polynomials—and then apply it all to real-life scenarios. Students use geometry to explore the mathematical characteristics of solids, circles, and conic sections. With the help of math tutors as needed, they also use the principles of exponential growth and decay to answer practical questions.

By the end of this course, students round out their foundational skills in algebra and feel prepared to take on more advanced studies. Most importantly, they gain a more logical mindset that equips them to make better decisions every day.

Overarching Questions

How do I perform arithmetic operations with polynomials?

What are the different ways to factor a quadratic equation? What do the results tell me?

How can I use the standard equation of a circle to solve real-world problems?

What are the characteristics of absolute value and piecewise function graphs?

When is it better to use an exponential model instead of a linear model to describe a real-world situation?

Reading List for Live Course*

The Elements by Euclid

This course requires a Scientific or Graphing Calculator. Please see the book list in SIS for details.

*If your student is taking the self-paced version of this course, no texts or materials are required.

Course Details

Recommended Grade: 10th (Sophomore)

Prerequisites: High School Math 1

Estimated Weekly Hours: 5

Format: Live, self-paced

Credits: 0.5

Please note that program and course descriptions are subject to change as we continuously improve our curriculum throughout the year.