High School Math 2B*

Note: This class is offered as both a Classic course and Honors course. Honors Math is for highly engaged students who like to think deeply and challenge themselves. Honors students will engage with a weekly project, reading, problem of the week, or research topic that will help them dive deeper into the subject and think more critically. These weekly WAM also provides students with an opportunity to explain their deep thinking and push past procedural math to a more complete, conceptual understanding.

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.

Overarching Questions

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.

Course Details

Recommended Grade: 10th (Sophomore)

Prerequisites*: High School Math 2A

Estimated Weekly Hours: 5-7

Format: Live, self-paced, independent

Credits: 0.5

*Transferring from a traditional track? Check out this guide for help!

*This course is equivalent to Geometry B.

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Please note that program and course descriptions, as well as reading and materials lists, are subject to change as we continuously improve our curriculum throughout the year. Book and materials lists for the upcoming school year are published in SIS mid to late June. Some courses require subscriptions e.g., Adobe software or online magazines that may not be covered by partner schools.