11th Grade Algebra 2

Algebra 2 is a continuing exploration of algebra for eleventh graders who are preparing for graduation-level Performance Based Assessment Tasks. This course is the second and third part of three-semester series. By the end of this year, all 11th graders should have written a graduation level report and presented her or his project for consideration of graduation PBAT.

In these two semesters, students will explore the concepts related to logarithms, application of scientific notations with logarithms, solving a system of multi-variable linear equations using matrices, application of exponential functions, trigonometric functions, polar coordinates, and parametric functions.

Readings: 
All About Alice unit in IMP
Meadows or Malls unit in IMP
Small World, Isn't It? unit in IMP
High Dive unit in IMP
Media Used: 
http://www.cssjbronx.org
https://sites.google.com/site/hsmathprogram
Alice in Wonderland film
Significant Activities or Projects: 

All About Alice project: exploring in-depth application of logarithms and scientific notation

Parks or Malls project: solving a system of multi-variable (at least 6) linear inequalities using matrices

Small World, Isn't It? project: exploring in-depth application of exponential functions and data analysis

High Dive project: in-depth application of trigonometric functions, polar coordinates, and parametric functions

Sample PBATs: 
Multi-constraint linear programming
Population data analysis and prediction using exponential functions
Application of parametric and trigonometric functions in polar coordinates