 Cashmere High School
 Algebra II Essential Standards
Algebra II Essential Standards

Algebra 2 Standards
(Units 1,2,3,5, and 6 have priority for semester 1)
(Units 4 and 710 have priority for semester 2/AMC)
Unit 1
Linear Functions
Students will be able to:
1) Identify families of functions and describe transformations of parent functions
2) Write equations of linear functions using a variety of information
3) Solve systems of linear equations of three variables algebraically
Unit 2
Quadratic Functions
Students will be able to:
1) Describe and write transformations of quadratic functions
2) Graph quadratic functions using xintercepts
3) Write equations of parabolas
4) Write quadratic equations to model data sets
Unit 3
Quadratic Equations and Complex Numbers
Students will be able to:
1) Solve quadratic equations for real and complex solutions
2) Add, subtract, and multiply complex numbers
3) Solve systems of nonlinear equations
4) Solve and graph quadratic inequalities
Unit 4
Polynomials
Students will be able to:
1) Graph and analyze polynomial functions
2) Add, subtract, multiply, divide, and factor polynomials
3) Find solutions/zeros of polynomial equations
4) Write polynomial functions
Unit 5
Rational Exponents and Radical Functions
Students will be able to:
1) Evaluate expressions using properties of (rational) exponents
2) Graph radical functions
3) Solve equations/inequalities containing radicals and rational exponents
4) Add, subtract, multiply, and divide functions
5) Explore inverses of functions
Unit 6
Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
Students will be able to:
1) Define and evaluate logarithms, using properties of logarithms and change of base formula
2) Graph exponential and logarithmic functions, including transformations
3) Solve exponential and logarithmic equations
4) Model data with exponential and logarithmic functions
Unit 7
Rational Functions
Students will be able to:
1) Classify and write direct and inverse variation functions
2) Graph rational functions
3) Add, subtract, multiply, and divide rational functions
4) Solve rational equations
Unit 8
Sequences and Series
Students will be able to:
1) Use sequence notation and write a rule for the nth term of an arithmetic or geometric sequence
2) Find sums of finite arithmetic, finite geometric series, and infinite geometric series
3) Evaluate recursive rules for sequences
Unit 9
Trigonometric Ratios and Functions
Students will be able to:
1) Find unknown side lengths or angle measures of right triangles
2) Evaluate trigonometric functions of any angle (including radians)
3) Write and graph trigonometric functions, including transformations
4) Verify and use trigonometric identities
Unit 10
Probability
Students will be able to:
1) Find probabilities of independent and dependent events
2) Calculate conditional probabilities
3) Use formulas for permutations and combinations
4) Use the Binomial Theorem to expand binomials
5) Construct and interpret probability distributions and normal distributions
Unit 11
Data Analysis and Statistics
Students will be able to:
1) Calculate probabilities using normal distributions, including the use of zscores
2) Analyze data collection methods and potential biases
3) Approximate margins of error for sample sets