2016 – 2017 = What skills and knowledge will my child be expected to master this year in Algebra II
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The Standards of Mathematical Practice (SMP) apply throughout this course and, together with the content standards, prescribe that students experience mathematics as a coherent, useful, and logical subject that makes use of their ability to make sense of problem situations.  
Content (Course Goals)  What skills will be covered?

The Complex Number System  Perform arithmetic operations with complex numbers; and Use complex numbers in polynomial identities and equations. 
Seeing Structure in Expressions  Interpret the structure of expressions; and Write expressions in equivalent forms to solve problems.

Arithmetic with Polynomials and Rational Expressions  Perform arithmetic operations on polynomials; Understand the relationship between zeros and factors of polynomials; Use polynomial identities to solve problems; and Rewrite rational expressions.

Reasoning with Equations and Inequalities  Understand solving equations as a process of reasoning and explain the reasoning; and Represent and solve equations and inequalities graphically. 
Interpreting Functions  Understand the concept of a function and use function notation. Analyze functions using different representations; and Interpret functions that arise in applications in terms of the context.

Trigonometric Functions  Extend the domain of trigonometric functions using the unit circle.; Model periodic phenomena with trigonometric functions.; and Prove and apply trigonometric identities

Creating Equations  Create equations that describe numbers or relationships. 
Building Functions  Build a function that models a relationship between two quantities; and Build new functions from existing functions.

Linear, Quadratic, and Exponential Models  Construct and compare linear, quadratic, and exponential models and solve problems. Interpret expressions for functions in terms of the situation they model

Interpreting Categorical and Quantitative Data  Summarize, represent, and interpret data on a single count or measurement variable.

Making Inferences and Justifying Conclusions  Understand and evaluate random processes underlying statistical experiments and Make inferences and justify conclusions from sample surveys, experiments and observational studies

Using Probability to Make Decisions  Use probability to evaluate outcomes of decisions. 
(Common Core Standards for Mathematics)