# Algebra 2

## Introduction

This page contains resources that may be of interest to students studying Algebra 2 (second year Algebra). The number of resources on this page will grow as additional items are developed. If you have any questions or special requests, please contact Earl at mathguy.us@gmail.com.

## Handbooks

- Pre‐Algebra Handbook version 2.4 – Covers math subjects for grades 6, 7 and 8.
- Algebra and PreCalculus Handbook version 2.9b – Covers two years of Algebra and some Pre-Calculus.

For more information on the handbooks, including download instructions, go to the Math Handbook page.

## Android Apps

- Number Explorer App version 1.1 – Explore numbers: prime factorization, divisibility, find all factors, greatest common factor and least common multiple.

- Quadratic Function App version 2.3 – Work with quadratic functions: various forms, complete the square, get decimal and exact (real or complex) zeros, transformations, domain, range, axis of symmetry, intercepts, end behavior, graph the function and more.

For more information on the Android Apps, including download instructions, go to the Android Apps page.

## PC Apps

- Algebra (Main) App version 0.8c – Covers topics in Algebra up to and including Pre-Calculus.
- Probability and Statistics App version 0.7p3 – Covers topics in Probability and Statistics.

For more information on the PC Apps, including download instructions, go to the PC Apps page.

## Sample Tests and Solutions

The value of reviewing these sample problems and solutions is twofold. The more obvious benefit relates to problems that a student has difficulty solving themselves; a solution is provided. Less obvious is the set of techniques used in our solutions; some of the techniques used on the sample problems may not be taught in the classroom. We concentrate on efficient solutions and shortcuts; so a review of the solved problems may present new techniques that enable a student to be more efficient in their approach to solving problems.

Note that Sample Tests are provided for multiple years. The units tend to overlap somewhat, so be careful that you are looking at the tests for the subjects you want.

- 2018-19 Unit 2 Part 1 Practice Test - Problems and Solutions – Practice test and step-by-step solutions for Quadratic Functions.
- 2018-19 Unit 2 Part 2 Practice Test - Problems and Solutions – Practice test and step-by-step solutions for Quadratic Functions.

- 2012-13 Unit 3 Sample Test - Problems and Solutions – Practice test and step-by-step solutions for Variation, Roots and Complex Numbers.
- 2012-13 Unit 4 Sample Test - Problems and Solutions – Practice test and step-by-step solutions for Quadratic Functions.

- 2012-13 Unit 5 Sample Test - Problems and Solutions – Practice test and step-by-step solutions for Polynomials.
- 2012-13 Unit 5 Companion – a subset of the Algebra Handbook that deals with Polynomials.

- 2012-13 Unit 6 Sample Test - Problems and Solutions – Practice test and step-by-step solutions for Exponents and Exponential Functions.

- 2012-13 Semester 1 Review for Final – Semester 1 Review document and step-by-step solutions.
- 2012-13 Semester 1 Sample Final (Instructional Materials) – Semester 1 sample final and step-by-step solutions.
- 2013-14 Semester 1 Sample Final (Instructional Materials) – Semester 1 sample final and step-by-step solutions.
- 2016-17 Semester 1 Sample Final (Instructional Materials) – Semester 1 sample final and step-by-step solutions.

- 2011-12 Chapter 7 Sample Test - Problems and Solutions – Practice test and step-by-step solutions for Exponents and Logarithms.
- 2012-13 Unit 7 Sample Test - Problems and Solutions– Practice test and step-by-step solutions for More Exponents and Exponential Functions.
- 2012-13 Unit 8 Sample Test - Problems and Solutions – Practice test and step-by-step solutions for Exponential and Logarithmic Functions and Equations.
- 2012-13 Unit 8 Companion – a subset of the Algebra Handbook that deals with Exponential and Logarithmic Functions and Equations.
- 2011-12 Chapter 8A Sample Test - Problems and Solutions – Practice test and step-by-step solutions for Rational Functions and Equations.
- 2012-13 Unit 9 Sample Test - Problems and Solutions – Practice test and step-by-step solutions for Rational Functions and Equations.

- 2012-13 Semester 2 Sample Final - Problems and Solutions – Semester 2 sample final and step-by-step solutions.