This class was tough.
Course Overview:
For people who are not prepared to study almost every day and be willing to learn by themselves then I would not recommend this course for them.
Course highlights:
I learned how to study with groups in order to pass the class.
Hours per week:
3-5 hours
Advice for students:
Most importantly I would advice them to really know basic algebra for this course because if they don't it is going to be even more difficult.
Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Course Overview:
I would recommend this course because there is a lot to be learned and taken away from this course. In all my years of high school, this was my toughest math class and I passed by the skin of my teeth, however, I truly did learn a lot of things.
Course highlights:
Well, the first thing you will learn (or relearn) in this course is basic Algebra 1. Ms. Kirby will be very thorough in making sure you understand all the material you will need in the course. Once you review all the basics, things will start to get a bit harder. You will learn higher tier algebra and there will be a lot of functions and graphing. Ms. Kirby makes a point that you know how to do everything by hand and that you do not depend too heavily on your calculator which helps a ton when you forget your calculator for an exam. My favorite part of the class was all of the graphing we did and seeing how different functions translate onto a graph.
Hours per week:
6-8 hours
Advice for students:
I would STRONGLY suggest checking out a hard copy of the textbook. If you keep up with the homework and actually master the material, you will pass with no problems at all. During the class somethings were exceptionally easy and some were harder to master and understand and I made the mistake of not asking for help or asking questions when I was confused. DO NOT BE LIKE ME! Ms. Kirby is approachable and she will answer your questions, just make an effort.
This class was tough.
Course Overview:
It is obviously a requirement to graduate high school, but if you are going into a STEM related field then learning and mastering Algebra II is essential. When taking Pre-Calculus and now Calculus I only begin to understand just how important it is to have understood Algebra II. Math builds on itself, therefore, what we learn in Geometry, Algebra II, Trigonometry etc, will eventually come back. I sometimes have problems that require me to first understand Algebra II before I can even begin to think about Calculus concepts. It is important to understand it fully in order to succeed in your next math class.
Course highlights:
The highlights of the course is probably in the beginning of the semester when you review Algebra I and are given a preview of how you will transition from Algebra I to Algebra II. It is cool because you see the connections and understand why you learned certain things. It is also cool to be able to expand on what you already know. Algebra in my opinion is probably one of the most important math courses; it is highly relatable to the real world and can actually be used on a daily basis.
Hours per week:
3-5 hours
Advice for students:
Study outside of class, even if you think you understand something, it never hurts to simply reinforce it. Likewise, if you don't understand something don't just simply skip it. Make sure you go out of your way to understand it. If not, it will eventually come back and bite you. It doesn't take much to simply get on the internet and look up a quick video about logarithms or matrix equations etc.