Algebra 2

Saxon Algebra 2 offers a substantial review of all topics in Algebra I and then moves on to cover the following topics at an advanced level:

  • solving and graphing of linear and quadratic equations,
  • factoring,
  • a variety of types of word problems,
  • solving quadratic equations by completing the square,
  • solving simultaneous equations with fractions and decimals,
  • complex roots of quadratic equations,
  • solving systems of nonlinear equations,
  • graphing and solving a system of inequalities,
  • exponential equations, as well as a review of key geometry,
  • probability, and
  • statistics topics.

Time is spent developing geometric concepts and writing proof outlines.

Students completing the Algebra 2 curriculum will have studied the equivalent of one semester of informal geometry.

Course Details

Algebra 2

Algebra 2 includes:

  1. Graphical solution of simultaneous equations
  2. Scientific notation
  3. Radicals
  4. Roots of quadratic equations including complex roots
  5. Properties of real numbers
  6. Factoring
    inequalities and systems of inequalities
  7. Logarithms and antilogarithms
  8. Conic sections
  9. Exponential equations
  10. Basic trigonometric functions
  11. Algebra of polynomials
  12. Vectors in polar and rectangular form
  13. Algebraic word problems
Algebra 2 – An Incremental Approach, 3rd Edition. Saxon, 2003

Mr. Erich Gott

Erich Gott holds a B.S. in Physical Education with a Minor in Mathematics, and a Master of Science in Exercise Physiology from BYU. Erich has taught mathematics for 40 years in Utah, Colorado, Dubai, and India.  His teaching experience spans from the middle school and high school levels through college. Erich has been recognized with a National Board Certification in mathematics and early adolescence. He has developed curriculum for elementary through college level math courses. Erich and his wife have 4 children and 12 grandchildren.