Algebra 2
Tutor: Kim Nelson
Length: Full Year Class Period: Thursday, period 1

Description: This Algebra 2 class covers the following topics:

  • Expressions, Operations, and Polynomials
  • Linear, Quadratic, Polynomial, and Rational Equations and Inequalities
  • Linear, Quadratic, Polynomial, and Rational Functions
  • Systems of Equations and Inequalities
  • Word Problems
  • Radicals and exponents
  • Complex Numbers
  • Trigonometry
  • Conic Sections
  • Logarithms

Three to four lessons will be presented each week, and the student will be expected to complete and correct each week's assignments, with questions answered at the next class.  Assignment notes, help videos, and other supplemental resources will be available online for all students on the CHAT math website.

Scheduling note:  There is the possibility that the tutor may be absent a week in the spring. There will either be a substitute teacher, the tutor will record the lesson as a video and hold extended office hours upon her return, or the final exams will be taken on the make-up day.

Note: This class does not include statistics.  There is an online statistics unit available at the end of the school year and should be registered for separately in the spring.  See the Class List for more information.

Additional Note: After completing this class, students will be prepared to take the College Algebra CLEP test if they so desire.  (For test specifics, see .)  Questions? Email Mrs. Nelson (address above).

Tutor: Kim Nelson graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in Mathematics from Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota. She holds a current Minnesota teaching license in secondary mathematics.  Mrs. Nelson taught math at Henry Sibley High School is West St. Paul for 6 years before starting her family.  She homeschooled all 4 of her children (now all in college or beyond), and has taught everything from Pre-K to Calculus. She is the co-founder of CHAT and has been teaching math classes at CHAT since it began in 2004.

Cost: $225, $235, or $245 per semester (depending on registration date)
Grades 9-12

Prerequisite: Algebra 1
Homework: Approximately 1 to 1 1/2 hours per day
Text: (to be purchased by parents) Bob Jones Algebra 2 text, 2nd edition (ISBN #1-57924-385-1)

algebra 2 book

Supplies:  Scientific calculator, online access for Google Classroom materials, accessible printer for worksheets