Algebra 2/TrigonometryCourse Description:This course is designed for students with good mathematical ability and interest. Students will simplify a variety of expressions (radical, exponential, quadratic, polynomial, rational). Students will solve linear, quadratic and polynomial functions. Other topics include series, sequences, and trigonometry of the right triangle.Prerequisite: Geometry/Trig 1, C- or better or teacher recommendation.Recommended Calculator: TI-83 PlusThe Mathematics Department recognizes the use of calculators as a valuable tool for learning in the classroom, and calculators will be used extensively for class work and homework in all courses. The district uses TI-83 graphing calculators in the classroom. Students are encouraged to purchase their own graphing calculators, whether this brand or one with similar functions. In certain advanced courses, graphing calculators with specific capabilities are important for daily classroom performance and are required for Advanced Placement Examinations.While no specific brands are endorsed, there are restrictions on the type of calculators allowed on classroom tests and final exams. Calculators that do operations with variables, such as the TI-89, TI-92, and HP49G, will not be permitted to be used on district final exams, even though they may be used on some nationwide tests. Teachers have discretion as to whether these types may be used for particular classroom-related purposed.