Saxon Math: Algebra 2 (Section 6)

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Section six in this series of twelve units takes a turn toward modeling, with lessons on exponential growth and decay, determining angle of rotation, and linear programming. Theory isn't neglected, however, as learners also confront completing the square, deriving the quadratic formula, dealing with rational exponents, and determining experimental probability. Each self-contained lesson makes a great addition to your relevant curriculum, with a bonus calculator activity on graphing trigonometric functions to stretch your class's technology skills.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the derivation of the quadratic formula as an introduction to the formula itself, or a concrete example of completing the square techniques
  • Harvest probability data sets and graphs from relevant lessons to supplement your current repetoire of problems
  • Exponential growth and decay lessons lend themselves well to cross-curriculum units with biology or consumer science applications
Classroom Considerations

  • While lessons are quite modular and separable in nature, practice problem sets tend to integrate and reference completed lessons
  • Calculator lab assumes that the class is using the TI-83/84/85 suite of calculators
Pros

  • Many examples and worked problems provide both application and theoretical work
  • Data sets and application problems drawn from real-life situations
  • Modularity of units allows for seamless integration into existing curriculum
Cons

  • No answer keys provided
  • No logic to the order or progression of lessons