High School Math 2B*
Why This Class
As a parent, you sometimes need to make decisions without having all the facts—and count on principles to deduce the right answer. You want your student to be comfortable with this process in their life, too. This course helps by guiding them through advanced geometry lessons, while also polishing their algebra skills and introducing trigonometry.
Mentors in this course help students explore geometric proofs (the ancestors of modern logic) involving lines and angles, apply the principles of probability to real-life scenarios, and learn what types of problems trigonometry can solve. With the support of mentors and math tutors, students also take their first dive into quadratics and the quadratic formula. In the process, they complete the foundational math training that will prepare them to excel in advanced high school courses and beyond.
By completing this course, students gain experience in using principles to evaluate a limited set of facts and extract the truth. They come to appreciate the value of this skill in daily life, as well as math.
What is the real-world application for the factors of a parabola?
Can I find the side lengths of a triangle without using the Pythagorean Theorem?
Are there situations in which a triangle is impossible to solve?
How do I calculate the probability of independent and dependent events?
What are the basics of trigonometric ratios?
Readings 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.
Recommended Grade: 10th (Sophomore)
Prerequisites: High School Math 2A
Estimated Weekly Hours: 5-7
Format: Live, self-paced, independent
*This course is equivalent to Geometry B.