## Essentials Algebra 2B

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guide studentsâ€™ journeys through customized feedback and praise. Mathematical concepts are applied to everyday occurrences such as earthquakes, stadium seating, and purchasing movie tickets. Students investigate the effects of an equation on its graph through the use of technology. Students have opportunities to work with their peers on specific lessons.
**Prerequisites:** Algebra 2A

**Course Objectives:** Upon completion of this course, students will be able to...

- identify methods to solve systems of equations
- Use elimination and substitution to solve systems of nonlinear equations
- Use graphing to solve systems of linear and nonlinear equations
- Identify properties of exponents that help solve exponential equations, explain how an exponential equation is created, and explain how they are used in the real world
- Explain the relationship between exponential functions and logarithmic functions and how these functions can be used to simplify or solve equations
- Solve exponential equations with unequal bases
- Explain why average rate of change varies on exponential functions and the effect that adding a constant has to the exponential function
- Graph logarithms with different bases
- Combine exponential and logarithmic functions, and identify how graphs change when elements are changed
- Explain arithmetic sequences and geometric sequences and how functions combine to create them
- Explain how arithmetic sequences and geometric sequences differ from series
- Use sigma notation to evaluate a series
- Find the sums of infinite arithmetic and geometric series
- Explain the relationship between sets and subsets of a sample space
- Determine if events are independent and/or the conditional probability of two events
- Use mean and standard deviation of a data set to fit a normal distribution and estimate percentages of the population and make inferences about the populations
- Use the unit circle to apply trigonometric functions to real numbers
- Graph trigonometric functions that show the period, midline, and amplitude

**Course Outline:**

Module 6 : Systems of Equations and Inequalities

Module 7: Exponential and Logarithmic Functions

Module 8: Sequences and Series

Module 9: Statistics

Module 10: Trigonometry

**Resources Included:** Online lesson instruction and activities, opportunities to engage with a certified, online instructor and classmates, when appropriate, and online assessments to measure student performance of course objectives and readiness for subsequent academic pursuits.

**Additional Costs:** Graphing calculator or online graphing calculator

**Scoring System: **Michigan Virtual does not assign letter grades, grant credit for courses, nor issue diplomas. A final score out of total points earned will be submitted to your school mentor for conversion to their own letter grading system. Total course points may vary per student based on the items students test out of. The total points in the course may vary per student based upon the number of lessons which each individual demonstrates mastery through scores earned on lesson pre-tests. Students will be exempted from the points possible on a lesson quiz associated with successfully passing a related lesson pre-test.

**Time Commitment:** Semester sessions are 18-weeks long: Students must be able to spend 1 or more hours per day in the course to be successful. Summer sessions are 10 weeks long: Students must be able to spend a minimum of 2 or more hours per day, or about 90 hours during the summer, for the student to be successful in any course. Trimester sessions are 12-weeks long: Students must be able to spend 1.5 or more hours per day in the course to be successful.

**Technology Requirements: ** Students will require a computer device with headphones, a microphone, webcam, up-to-date Chrome Web Browser, and access to YouTube. It is also recommended that students possess a scientific calculator for this course.

Please review the Michigan Virtual Technology Requirements: https://michiganvirtual.org/about/support/knowledge-base/technical-requirements/

Lightweight devices such as Apple iPads, Google Chromebooks, and tablets have limited support for Java which still appears in a small percentage of FLVS courses. FLVS has worked to de-Flash its courses. Students may need extra work-around steps or alternate browsers to engage with some portions of select courses or may be required to utilize text-alternatives for some interactive objects. FLVS recommends students have a Windows or Mac based computer available to complete coursework in the event that your selected mobile device does not meet the needs of the course. Fully supported Operating Systems for FLVS courses include Windows (7 or higher), Mac OS X (10.8 or higher), and MacOS (10.12 or higher). Supported Browsers include the most recent versions of Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and Apple Safari on devices that support Java and HTML5. Browsers need to be up to date, and some FLVS courses may require installation or enabling of the following Plug-ins: JavaScript enabled, Cookies enabled, Java installed. https://www.flvs.net/student-resources/system-requirements

**Instructor Support System: **For technical issues within your course, contact the Customer Care Center by email at [email protected] or by phone at (888) 889-2840.

**Instructor Contact Expectations: **Students can use email or the private message system within the Student Learning Portal to access highly qualified teachers when they need instructor assistance. Students will also receive feedback on their work inside the learning management system. The Instructor Info area of their course may describe additional communication options.

**Academic Support Available: **In addition to access to a highly qualified, Michigan certified teacher, students have access to academic videos and outside resources verified by Michigan Virtual. For technical issues within the course, students can contact the Michigan Virtual Customer Care by email at [email protected] or by phone at (888) 889-2840.

**Required Assessment: **Online assessments consist of formative and summative assessments represented by computer-graded multiple choice, instructor-graded writing assignments including hands-on projects, model building and other forms of authentic assessments.

**Technical Skills Needed:** No special skills are required beyond being able to operate a computer and use word processing software.

**Additional Information:** This course permits students to test out of content and therefore are not NCAA eligible. If you are enrolling a student athlete for Credit Recovery purposes, we recommend our full-length Plus courses.