Mathematics 2

Course Description

Welcome to Math II! Our course description is below. 

Math II is fun-filled and challenging educational experience! The course has two primary purposes:

1. Build a general set of skills and thinking skills students can use for the rest of their lives. Students will practice how to be effective communicators, analytical and creative thinkers, adept navigators of technology, inquisitive and persistent problem solvers, and reflective explorers of ideas. We will strive to make many mistakes and see them as opportunities for growing our brains. Students will build flexibility with numbers and sharpen their estimation skills.

2. Build mathematical proficiency around a specific set of Math II concepts. We will reinforce prior core ideas and work on new and more sophisticated algebra and geometry. Students will deepen their knowledge of linear and exponential relationships, and then add quadratic equations to their toolkit of functions. They apply and prove key formulas such as the Pythagorean theorem in different ways, and will learn new geometry such as triangle trigonometry. Additionally, students will further develop topics from middle school math courses, including surface area, volume, and probability. Priority is always given to the more important and interesting topics that are the most relevant for our lives and future math classes.

Upcoming Assignments See all


Class on 12/1

Kickoff: Review of Ratios and Proportions
Ch 3 Lesson 1: Scale Drawings #1, 2, 4. (Use ruler and compass for #3. Jason do example before #3.)
Intro Tasks Involving Ratios and Proportions (Including Scaling Task: Comparing Net Financial Worth on a Chart Outside
HW#19: Unit 3 Lesson 1 (pages 10-12) #1-4, 7. Unit 3 Lesson 2 (pages 18) #3-5. 
HW: Finish Unit 1-2 Project (Can turn in in class or Google Classroom)


Class on 12/3

Intro to Triangle Dilations and Triangle Similarity Tasks
Ch 3 Lesson 4 (#1 only): Thinking about Angles
Ch 3 Lesson 5: Splitting Triangle Sides
Discuss HW problems, like A’B’C’ notation and the term “rigid motions”
HW#20: Unit 3 Lesson 5 (pages 39-41) #1-3, 5, 6. Unit 3 Lesson 6  (pages 45-47) #1-5, 8, 9.