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Honors Algebra 2 & Trigonometry

Topics in the Algebra 2/Trig (H) course include: linear functions, systems of linear equations and inequalities, quadratic functions and complex numbers, exponential and Logarithmic functions, rational Algebraic Functions, irrational Algebraic Functions, quadratic Relations and Systems (circles, ellipses, hyperbolas, and parabolas, trigonometric and circular functions; properties of trigonometric and circular functions; trigonometric Identities; triangle Problems; and vectors.

Course Description

The Algebra 2/Trigonometry (OH) course moves at a very quick pace and emphasizes the more difficult concepts and mathematical applications in the text. This course of study is recommended for students who received an A in either Algebra I or Geometry and received at least a B+ in both Algebra I and Geometry. Students who do well in the Honors Algebra 2/Trig course will find themselves ready for the study of Calculus during the following year. All students pursuing honors should expect to find the content and pace of the coursework challenging and should be sure to allot extra time for their studies. This course will have a heavier emphasis on the mathematical applications of concepts.

Topics covered:

Algebra 2

  1. Linear functions
  2. Systems of linear equations and inequalities
  3. Quadratic functions and complex numbers
  4. Exponential and Logarithmic functions
  5. Rational Algebraic Functions
  6. Irrational Algebraic Functions
  7. Quadratic Relations and Systems (Circles, Ellipses, hyperbolas, and parabolas).


  1. Trigonometric and circular functions
  2. Properties of trigonometric and circular functions
  3. Trigonometric Identities
  4. Triangle Problems
  5. Vectors



  • Algebra 1
  • Geometry with a grade of A OR Honors Geometry with a grade of B or above OR a teacher recommendation
Course Expectations

Students taking this course for Kolbe Honors (OH) credit are expected to complete daily assignments, participate in class, and complete periodic exams and quizzes as assigned by their instructor.  Kolbe Honors (OH) students will go into more depth and cover more material than the Kolbe Core (OK) students. All requirements are assigned and graded by the instructor.

Course Texts & Materials
  • Algebra and Trigonometry: Functions and Applications
  • Calculator Requirement & Policy:  Graphing Calculator. Students are required to have a standalone calculator that has the ability to graph, work with polar coordinates, make statistical calculations, complete matrix calculations, store multiple values, and evaluate trigonometric functions.  Teachers will teach the course using a TI-84 Plus calculator.  Students should plan to either have a device that they are able to function independently or a device that will match the teacher.  The devices that will be compatible to the instruction are the TI-83, TI-83 Plus and TI-84. 


Course Details:

Section Number



Mrs. Powers

Grades (Typical)

9 - 12 (10th, 11th)

Live Class Meets

2x per week

1 hr., 20 min. each time


Tuesday & Thursday

Class Period



10:30 - 11:50 AM (Pacific)

1:30 - 2:50 PM (Eastern)



Honors Fee


Credits (Type)

10 (Math)

Transcript Designation



Algebra 1

Geometry or Honors Geometry

Companion Course

Chemistry or Honors Chemistry


Also offered at the Kolbe Core (OK) level.