Saxon Math: Algebra 2 (Section 2)

This Saxon Math: Algebra 2 (Section 2) unit also includes:

This second of twelve algebra 2 units continues the first section's emphasis on matrices and using technology tools. Through these lessons, the class will manipulate polynomials and solve systems of equations, convert units, find determinants, learn Cramer's rule, start investigating parametric equations, and much more. Aligned practice problems are written to many specific applications, allowing for a variety of class interests and extensions. A great supplement for current curriculum or a wholesale topic replacement.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Consider using the modular units, labs, or practice problems to supplement your own curriculum. The topics of determinants and Cramer's rule are particularly well-covered in these lessons
  • Use the investigation included at the end of the section as an interdisciplinary unit
  • Assign graphing calculator labs to small groups, then have each group present and teach their lab to the class
Classroom Considerations

  • While units are mostly modular in topic and order, integrated practice problems rely on information from previous lessons. This might require some editing if you are using the lessons out of order
  • Graphing calculator labs assume that the class is using the TI-83/84/85 suite of calculators
Pros

  • Practice problems spiral in many concepts from previous lessons
  • Emphasis on application of concepts
  • Technology used as a tool to further learning, not a final answer finder
Cons

  • No answer keys or teaching suggestions given
  • No natural flow to topic progression