Prerequisite: Honors Math 1 or teacher recommendation
Grade Level: 10
Honors Math 2 topics include quadratic expressions, equations, and functions; comparing their characteristics and behavior to those of linear and exponential relationships from Math I. This course includes standards from the conceptual categories of Number and Quantity, Algebra, Functions, Geometry, and Statistics and Probability. The scope of Honors Math 2 is limited to quadratic expressions and functions, and some work with absolute values, steps, and functions that are piecewise defined.
In Honors Math 2, instructional time will focus on seven critical areas: (1) extending the laws of exponents to rational exponents; (2) comparing key characteristics of quadratic functions with those of linear and exponential functions; (3) creating and solving equations and inequalities involving linear, exponential, and quadratic expressions; (4) extending work with probability; (5) establishing criteria for similarity of triangles based on dilations and proportional reasoning, (6) Trigonometric identities, and (7) circles. Honors Math 1 also includes standards from Pre-Calculus courses so that when a student completes the Honors Math sequence they will be prepared for AP Calculus.