I've been teaching for 11 years, and this is the first time that I've been asked to pick a new textbook. The students entering the class are coming from low level Algebra 2 classes and some are coming from our middle level Algebra 2 class because they haven't done well. The first book I was looking at is from Key Curriculum Press. In the first few pages it says that the book is designed for teaching three courses... 1. Core Algebra 2 2. Algebra 2 with trig 3. Algebra 2 with stats Is the "Advanced Algebra" text supposed to be a replacement for a traditional Algebra 2 class? It doesn't say what course the student using this book should have had before or what course they are expected to be going to next. I think the book is not what i need to teach an Advanced Algebra class. It seems like it will just end up being a total repeat of Algebra 2. Is that what Advanced Algebra is supposed to be? Are the students supposed to be coming from Algebra 1? or Algebra 2? This is much more confusing than I thought it would be.