Last modified Oct 31

Algebra 2

  • 8th Grade
Emily Norppa

Welcome to Algebra 2!

Overview for Algebra 2

The content of Algebra 2 is organized around families of functions. They will continue to work with quadratic and exponential functions, and will learn to work with new kinds of functions as well. These new function types include logarithmic functions, trigonometric functions, and radical functions.  There is an emphasis on recognizing and representing functions in a variety of forms, such as verbal descriptions, graphs, and tables. Students will also learn to model real-world situations using functions in order to solve problems arising from those situations. In addition to its algebra content, Algebra 2 includes lessons on probability and data analysis.

This Week in Algebra 2

This week, the Algebra 2 students will be reviewing working with systems of linear equations. They will be learning new applications of this, including linear programming.

Syllabus

To see the syllabus for this class, click here.

Google Classroom

Join Code for students: 56v9mo

I use Google Classroom (click here for link) as my main way to communicate with students during the school year. I post slides from class, announcements, and any homework assignments that they can turn in electronically. As a parent or guardian, you can also sign up to receive updates about what I post on Google Classroom. If you would like to sign up for this information, please email me (enorppa@gracesystem.org) with the subject “Google Classroom” and let me know your child’s name, as well as which email(s) you want to use to receive notifications.

Homework

  • Tuesday
    • Finish problem from class
  • Wednesday
    • text pp. 160-161 #21-49 odd, 55, 56
  •  Thursday
    • Same as Wed.
  • Friday
    • text pp. 166-167 #13-23 odd

Learning Links

Virtual Nerd – Short video explanations, with examples, of many different math topics.

Khan Academy – Videos, examples, and practice problems to help students become proficient in math (and a number of other subjects as well). Middle school students have Khan Academy accounts, which they made at the beginning of the year under Ms. Norppa’s supervision, using their school Google accounts. They have Ms. Norppa listed as a coach, so she is aware of their time spent on Khan Academy, as well as their progress on different topics.

Math Is Fun – Down-to-Earth textual explanations of math concepts.

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