Algebra II

From: $91.00 / month for 8 months

Grades: 9th–12th

Live class: Mondays 10:00 am–11:00 a.m. EST

Course dates: August 26th–May 18th

Price: $649

Instructor: Susan Habacivch

Instructor email: habacivch@gmail.com

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Course Description

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This will be a college preparatory course that will cover all the main concepts required for a high school credit in Algebra II. Emphasis is placed on the interconnectivity of topics as well as continual review of previous topics in the course and previous courses. Students will be taught skills, applications, properties and representations of topics in a multi-dimensional approach. We will learn problem solving on paper as well as using technology such as calculators and spreadsheets to prepare them for future work in college and beyond. Students will learn how to read, understand and communicate using mathematical language in daily assignments and in several projects during the year.

Topics included are:

  • Functions: graphing, modeling, transforming and solving applications of linear, quadratic, power, radical, exponential, logarithm, polynomial and trigonometric functions
  • Matrix operations and transformations: size, scale, reflections, rotations, translations
  • Solving Systems of equations and Inequalities: graphing, linear combination, substitution, matrices, and linear programming
  • Trigonometry: right triangle, Laws of Sines and Cosines, unit circle and radians
  • Conic Sections: Parabolas, circles, ellipses, hyperbolas
  • Probability and Series: arithmetic and geometric series, counting, permutations and combinations, Pascal’s Triangle and probability with the Binomial Theorem, binomial and normal distributions

Course Structure

The qualified student will spend 6-10 hours per week on this class. This accounts for watching pre-recorded videos, reading daily assignments and completing daily homework, and submitting handwritten weekly assignments. The submitted homework will consist of video concept check questions, daily readings and note-taking, electronic concept questions, and textbook questions, some submitted as scanned written work, and some to be checked against an answer key that will be provided. In addition, there will be two required projects (one each semester), handwritten and scanned chapter tests, and two cumulative multiple choice exams. To help students learn good note-taking, notes from each chapter will be submitted and evaluated. Each week, students are required to submit questions that will be addresses in our live sessions. These weekly live sessions will be used to review, practice problem solving and answer submitted questions.

Who should enroll?

Successful completion of Algebra I and Geometry and instructor approval are prerequisites. Students must complete an application and be approved before registering. The well-prepared applicant will have completed a basic algebra course and geometry course and is familiar with those fundamental concepts. They should have the maturity to diligently complete the assigned homework and seek additional help when needed. Learning how to learn mathematics is stressed in this course, so students who are motivated to improve should apply.

Technology Requirements:

  • High speed, broadband Internet
  • Sound card and microphone (for live sessions)
  • Streaming video capabilities to watch recorded lectures
  • Scanner or smart phone for submitting tests and homework

Evaluation and Feedback

All course lectures are pre-recorded and available for students to playback at their convenience. Weekly live problem solving and discussion sessions will be held where we collaboratively work on concepts and applications of concepts. Questions are welcomed! Students are not required to “meet” at the scheduled discussion time, but it is encouraged. Scheduled discussion times will be recorded for those unable to attend the live discussion times and available for approximately one month afterward. Students will be graded on homework, projects, notes, tests and exams. Submitted student work will be graded and returned within one week of the due dates. Outside of class times, student may contact the teacher using the Canvas messages with any questions or concerns.

Communication

Grades are perpetually available throughout the course and parents may contact me through Canvas messages on the course website. Parent teacher conferences will be offered in the fall and spring of the year.

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Required Texts

Required Texts: Advanced Algebra, 3rd Edition, The University of Chicago School Math Program, McGraw-Hill Wright Group, 2010.  ISBN  978-0076213924 or 0076213927

Additional Materials: TI-83 or TI-84 (any version, Plus, CE,silver, etc) graphing calculator

Reviews

  1. Grace

    Mrs. Habacivch,
    I have recently taken college placement tests and the SAT, and thanks to you, have placed into the classes I needed to take. I just wanted to make sure you knew that I will always remember your teaching!
    Thank you so much!
    Your former Advanced Algebra student, -Grace

  2. Ellie Kelcy

    Mrs. Habacivch is a wonderful teacher and helps you understand what your learning. I want to public school for my whole life and recently started homeschool but out of all the math teachers I had, I learned the most from her. She helps to explain certain problems in a way that helps you understand it best and she is a very kind, funny person. I would totally recommend this class to another because you get a lot out of it. I want to thank Mrs. Habacivch for all that she has done for me, helping me understand things a lot more, and preparing me for college.

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Instructor Bio

Susan Habacivch

Susan Habacivch earned a BS in Chemical Engineering from Washington University and a BA in French from Regis College. After working for several years in the fibers industry, she began homeschooling her four children in 2003. She has been tutoring and teaching science and mathematics in local coops since 2003 and has been teaching online since 2010.

Classes:
Pre-Calculus with Statistics

Algebra II

Geometry Intensive

Chemistry

Intro to Chemistry and Physics

Email: habacivch@gmail.com

All classes taught by Susan Habacivch