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I think I read that the Algebra 2 curriculum was being revised-will this be done before the school year starts? I'm just trying to pace my year out and get my first unit planned. Thanks.
Dear Ms. Schmitz,
Thank you for your comment. We are working diligently on getting as much of the Algebra II course finished prior to the school year starting. All of the files in Units 1-4 are completed (Overview of Functions, Linear & Absolute Value Functions, Quadratic Equations & Complex Numbers, and Quadratic Functions). We have 4 units (Polynomial Functions, Rational Functions, Radical Functions, and Sequences & Series) whose presentations have been passed through by one of our writers. They are being reviewed by another writer prior to posting them. They should be finished by the end of August/beginning of September. That will bring us to having about 2/3 of the course completed. We will be finishing the remaining units during the first few months of the school year (Sept.-Nov. or Dec.). If you would like to see the overall plan for this course, please use the link below (Google Spreadsheet that can be viewed).
So will even/odd, end behavior, symmetry, increasing/decreasing be covered in two units? It is in the unit one slides and assessments but it is listed in Unit 12 Function Behavior Summary in your spreadsheet.
Dear Ms. Schmitz,
Thank you for your comment. Due to the structure of the comments on our website, I'm answering your question about even/odd, end behavior, etc. here.
The various topics of even/odd, end behavior, symmetry, etc. are covered throughout the course as the students learn about the various types of functions (e.g. Quadratic Functions, Polynomial Functions, Rational Functions, etc.). Each unit relating to functions discusses the characteristics of each type of graph, including even/odd, symmetry, etc. Unit 12: Function Behavior Summary will be providing a recap of everything that was studied throughout the course regarding functions, prior to the start of Conics.