Math II Honors
Recommended prerequisite(s): Math 1
In Math 2, students continue to deepen their study of quadratic expressions, equations, and functions; comparing their characteristics and behavior to those of linear and exponential relationships from Math 1. The concept of quadratics is generalized with the introduction of more sophisticated polynomials. The characteristics of more advanced types of functions are investigated (including inverse variation, radical, and simple trigonometric functions). The link between probability and data is explored through conditional probability and counting methods. Students explore more complex geometric situations and deepen their explanations of geometric relationships. Important differences exist between Math 2 and the historical approach taken in Geometry classes. Honors Math 2 explores content at a rigorous level to begin students’ preparation for advanced math courses. The Standards for Mathematical Practice apply throughout each course and, together with the content standards, require that students experience mathematics as a coherent, useful, and logical subject that makes use of their ability to make sense of problem situations. This course fulfills the North Carolina high school graduation requirement for Math 2. The final exam is the North Carolina Final Exam for Math 2.