If you work at a school where you have autonomy about what to teach in Algebra 2, then you might be interested in the Algebra 2 pacing guide below.

**HOW LONG ARE THE CLASS PERIODS**

Before we get to pacing, you should know that classes at my school meet for **65 minutes** and we are on a 7-period rotating schedule. Sometimes a class meets 3 times a week, sometimes 4; it depends on the week.

I taught Algebra 2 at the private school where I currently teach from 2012 to 2017. I also taught Algebra 2 at other schools from 1998 to 2007.

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*You might also be interested in what I teach in Precalculus or what I teach in my non-AP Calculus class.*

**TEXTBOOK**

The textbook we used was Glencoe Algebra 2 © 2014, McGraw Hill.

*If you want a ***FREE Google Sheets version** **of these pacing guides**, scroll down to the bottom of this page.

| | **Semester 1** |

1 | 1.1 | Expressions and Formulas and 1.2 Properties of Real Numbers |

2 | 1.3 | Solving Equations and 1.4 Solving Absolute Value Equations |

3 | 1.5 | Solving Inequalities |

4 | 1.6 | Solving Compound Absolute Value Inequalities |

5 | | Review for chapter 1 quiz |

6 | | Quiz, chapter 1 |

7 | 2.1 | Relations and Functions |

8 | 2.2 | Graphing Linear Functions |

9 | 2.3 | Rate of Change and Slope |

10 | | Graphing from Slope-Intercept Form |

11 | 2.4 | Writing Linear Equations |

12 | 2.8 | Graphing Linear Inequalities |

13 | | Review for test on chapter 2 |

14 | | Test 2.1 - 2.4, 2.8 |

15 | 3.1 | Solving Systems of Equations Algebraically, graphic organizer |

16 | 3.2 | Systems of Inequalities |

17 | 3.3 | Linear Programming |

18 | 3.4 | Systems with 3 variables |

19 | | Review for quiz 3.1 - 3.4 |

20 | | Quiz Systems of Equations 3.1 - 3.4 |

21 | 3.5 | Operations with Matrices and 3.6 Multiplying Matrices |

22 | 3.7 | determinant and 3.8 Identity and Inverse Matrices |

23 | 3.8 | Solving Systems using Matrices |

24 | | Review for chapter 3 test |

25 | | Test ch 3 |

26 | 4.1 | Graphing Quadratic Functions |

27 | 4.2 | Solving Quadratic Equations by Graphing |

28 | 4.3 | Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring |

29 | | practice 4.1 to 4.3 |

30 | 4.4 | Complex Numbers |

31 | | Review for quiz, 4.1 to 4.4 |

32 | | Quiz 4.1 - 4.4 |

33 | 4.5 | Completing the Square |

34 | 4.6 | Quadratic Formula & Discriminant |

35 | 4.7 | Transformations with Quadratic Functions |

36 | | Review chapter 4 test |

37 | | Test 4.1 - 4.7 |

38 | 5.1 | Operations with Polynomials |

39 | 5.2 | Dividing Polynomials |

40 | 5.3 | Polynomial Functions |

41 | 5.4 | Analyzing Graphs of Polynomial Functions |

42 | | Review for Quiz 5.1 - 5.4 |

43 | | Quiz 5.1 - 5.4 |

44 | 5.5 | Solving Polynomial Equations |

45 | 5.6 | Remainder & Factor Theorems |

46 | 5.7 | Roots & Zeros (card sort) |

47 | | Review for chapter 5 test |

48 | | Test, 5.1 - 5.7 Polynomials |

49 | | review for exam |

50 | | review for exam |

| | **Semester 2** |

1 | 6.1 | Operations on Functions |

2 | 6.2 | Inverse Functions (composition and variation) |

3 | 6.4 | nth roots and 6.5 Operations with Radical Expressions |

4 | 6.5 | continued and 6.6 Rational Exponents |

5 | 6.7 | Solving Radical Equations |

6 | | Review for chapter 6 test |

7 | | Test chapter 6 |

8 | 7.1 | Graphing Exponential Functions |

9 | 7.2 | Solving Exponential Equations & Inequalities |

10 | 7.3 | Logs and Log Functions and 7.4 Solving Log Equations & Inequalities |

11 | | Review for quiz |

12 | | Quiz 7.1-7.4 |

13 | 7.5 | Properties of Logs and 7.6 Common Logs |

14 | 7.7 | Natural Logs |

15 | 7.8 | Using Exponential & Log Functions (growth and decay) |

16 | | Review for test on chapter 7 |

17 | | Test chapter 7, Exponents and Logarithms |

18 | 8.1 | Multiplying & Dividing Rational Expressions |

19 | 8.2 | Adding & Subtracting Rational Expressions |

20 | | practice 8.1 & 8.2 |

21 | 8.3 | Graphing Reciprocal Functions |

22 | 8.4 | Graphing Rational Functions |

23 | 8.5 | Variation Functions |

24 | 8.6 | Solving Rational Equations |

25 | | Review for chapter 8 test |

26 | | Test ch 8 Rational Functions |

27 | 10.1 | Sequences as Functions |

28 | 10.2 | Arithmetic Sequences & Series |

29 | 10.3 | Geometric Sequences and Series |

30 | 10.4 | Infinite Series (and Sigma from 10.2 and 10.3) |

31 | | Review for Sequences & Series Quiz |

32 | | Quiz, Sequences & Series |

33 | 0.4 | Counting Techniques |

34 | 0.5 | Adding Probabilities |

35 | | Lesson 3 section 0.6 Multiplying Probabilities |

36 | | review for probability quiz |

37 | | Quiz on probability |

38 | | Lesson 4 Types of Data & Histograms |

39 | | Lesson 5 Measures of Center |

40 | | Lesson 6 Measures of Spread & Boxplots |

41 | | Lesson 7 Standard Deviation |

42 | | Review for Probability & Statistics test |

43 | | Test on Probability |

44 | 12.1 | Trig Functions in Right Triangles |

45 | 12.2 | Angles and Angle Measure (Unit Circle) |

46 | 12.3 | Trig Functions of General Angles |

47 | 12.4 | Law of Sines |

48 | 12.5 | Law of Cosines |

49 | | Review for Quiz on Trigonometry |

50 | | Quiz on Trigonometry |

51 | | Review for Exam day 1 of 2 |

52 | | Review for Exam day 2 of 2 |