__The Course Outline__

Below is a general listing of units of study that an Algebra 2 student will learn in this Regents-level course. The order of topics are not necessarily in order, as all districts design their own curriculum.
1. Number Systems & Polynomials2. Exponents & Rational Functions 3. Irrationals & Radicals 4. Complex Numbers 5. Linear Systems & Equations 6. Quadratic Systems & Conic Sections 7. Functions 8. Exponentials & Logarithms 9. Trigonometry 10. Transformations & Functions 11. Sequences & Series 12. Statistics & Inference 13. Set Theory & Probability 14. Regression |

__The Standards & Regents Exam Design__

Attached are the New York State standards for Algebra 2 (Common Core). These standards show the old standards, and the soon-to-be Next Generation Learning Standards for New York State Algebra 2.
The Regents Examination in Algebra 2 (Common Core) has a total of 37 questions:
Part I (48 Points): 24 Multiple Choice QuestionsPart II (16 Points): 8 Short-Sized Extended Response QuestionsPart III (16 Points): 4 Medium-Sized Extended Response QuestionsPart IV (6 Points): 1 Long-Sized Extended Response Question |

The exam has a raw score of 86 points, where the passing raw score can range between 24 and 32 points. It depends on the conversion chart from year-to-year. This raw score is then converted to a final score graded out of 100 possible points, where a 65 is standard passing score and any grade 85 or above is mastery.

The exam consists of a wide range of topics, each broken down by a percentage, as shown in the table below.

The exam consists of a wide range of topics, each broken down by a percentage, as shown in the table below.

__The General Course Description__

Algebra 2 is the capstone course for the three units of credit and regents exams required for an Advanced Regents diploma. This course is a continuation and extension of Algebra 1 and Geometry. Building on their work with linear, quadratic, and exponential functions, students extend their repertoire of functions to include polynomial, rational, and radical functions. Students work closely with the expressions that define the functions and continue to expand and hone their abilities to model situations and to solve equations, including solving quadratic equations over the set of complex numbers and solving exponential equations using the properties of logarithms. The 8 Mathematical Practice Standards apply throughout each course and, together with the content standards, prescribe that students experience mathematics as a coherent, useful, and logical subject that makes use of their ability to make sense of problem situations. All students will take the Algebra 2 regents exam in June. Successful passing of the New York State Algebra 2 regents exam in June satisfies, in part, the requirement of passing 3 Math regents exams for an Advanced Regents diploma.