## Algebra 2

## Welcome to Algebra 2

**Instructor: Ed Wheeler, Ed.D. **

#### MATH IS A LANGUAGE. BE PREPARED TO SHOW YOUR WORK WHEN SOLVING ALL PROBLEMS. MY POLICY IS SIMPLE; NO WORK NO CREDIT. ALSO, WE WILL NOT BE USING CALCULATORS VERY MUCH.

__Pearls of wisdom from this year’s Algebra II students.__

Know your multiplication tables through 15 and be able to perform simple division without a calculator.

Be able to recognize perfect squares.

It is very important that you can find a common denominator for a fraction without a calculator. For example be able to add 1/7 and 3/5 without conversion to decimals.

Be able to perform basic mathematical functions with fractions without using a calculator.

Know how to factor.

Know how to manipulate radicals

Know the order of operations.

Be prepared to study at home.

Take notes in class.

Know how to graph inequalities.

Know the slope intercept formula. y = mx + b

Be able to create and read graphs using the Cartesian frame. (x-, y-frame)

Always recheck your work.

Review worksheets can be found at the links:

Geometry worksheets (A good review of algebra section)