HS math Course progression and book selection question

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  1. atomic

    atomic Companion

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    What is after Algebra 2 at your school?

    We have three levels of Algebra 2 (Algebra 2, Academic Algebra 2, and Algebra 2 Honors).

    The Algebra 2 go to Advanced Algebra.
    The Academic Algebra 2 go to Precalc or Advanced Algebra(if they are lazy).
    The Algebra 2 honors go to Geometry Honors.

    I've been given the opportunity to change the "Advanced Algebra" class. I am the only one teaching two sections of this course. Approx. 20 students each class.

    The Curriculum supervisor would like to see it as an extension of Algebra II which would continue to build Algebra II skills that would lead into necessary skills for math classes in college.

    Anyone know of a good text that would do that?

    The supervisor gave me Key Curriculum Press Advanced Algebra, but it looks like a Science book with a little Algebra 2 thrown in.
     
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  3. Brendan

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    We have a bunch of different tracks in our school:

    Track 1 the Lowest:
    9th: Foundations of Algebra and Geometry
    10th: Focus on Algebra I
    11th: Focus on Geometry
    12th: Focus on Algebra II OR Consumer Math

    Track 2:
    9th: Focus on Algebra I
    10th: Focus on Geometry
    11th: Focus on Algebra II
    12th: Advanced Algebra

    Track 3:
    9th: Algebra I CP/H
    10th: Geometry CP/H
    11th: Algebra II CP/H (Stats elective)
    12th: Precalc I/II H, Intro to Calc (H) (Stats elective)
    **Only Precalc I is necessary

    Track 4:
    9th grade: Geometry H
    10th: Algebra II H
    1th: Precal H
    12th: AP Calc or Calc Honors
     
  4. MissSkippyjonJones

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    I teach Elementary, but when I was in HS (not that long ago) we had to take Algebra1 and 2 and geometry. After that if you wanted to take Calc or Stats you could as an elective
     
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  6. Soccer Dad

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    We teach:

    HONORS-
    (8th Grade): Advanced Algebra (originally a 9th grade course)
    (9th Grade): Honors Geometry
    (10th Grade): Honors Agebra II and Trig
    (11th Grade): Honors Pre-Calc and/or AP Stat
    (12th Grade): AP Calc and/or AP Stat

    NORMAL-
    (9th Grade): Algebra
    (10th Grade): Geo.
    (11th Grade): Alg, II & Trig
    (12th Grade): Pre-Calc and/or Home finances
     

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