Why Take This Course?
If math is a language, then algebra is the grammar of that language. Everyone has mathematical ideas, but if you don’t know how to express a pattern as an equation or an action as a function, then you won’t be able to communicate those mathematical ideas effectively. Learn the language of math, and a whole new way of perceiving the world will open up to you. In Math 2A, we learn about exponential properties, quadratic functions, and extend the core concepts of arithmetic to polynomials. We also read classic math texts to expand our vision of how math appears in our world.
|Unit 1||Unit 2||Unit 3||Unit 4|
|What are the key ideas in polynomial structures and complex numbers?||What are the key ideas in multiplying and factoring polynomials?||What are the key ideas in quadratic equations?||What are the key ideas of exponents?|
|What are the key ideas of polynomial structures?||How are polynomials multiplied?||How are quadratic equations solved?||How are various problems involving exponents solved?|
|What are the key ideas of complex numbers?||How are polynomials factored?||How are quadratic equations graphed?||What are some of the frontiers of mathematics?|
|What are some key ideas in the history of arithmetic and algebra?||What are some key ideas in the history of geometry, calculus, and data?|
Texts and Materials Students Must Purchase
- Euclid's Elements by Euclid, Dana Densmore, T. L. Heath
- Students must create an account in Khan Academy and add Williamsburg Academy as their coach.
- Students taking the self-paced or independent version of this course do not need to purchase any texts or materials.
- Recommended Grade: 10th (Sophomore), 11th (Junior)
- Prerequisites: High School Math 1B
- Versions & Estimated Weekly Hours: 7*
- Format: Live / Self-Paced / Independent
- Credits: 0.5
*Math students spend at least one hour a day practicing math, plus two hours a week in live class sessions.