Course Description:This course includes a thorough treatment of advanced algebraic concepts provided through the study of functions, “families of functions,” equations, inequalities, systems of equations and inequalities, polynomials, rational expressions, complex numbers, matrices, and sequences and series. Emphasis will be placed on practical applications and modeling throughout the course of study. Oral and written communication concerning the language of algebra, logic of procedures, and interpretation of results will permeate the course. Students will use graphing calculators, computers, and other appropriate technology. Students taking this course will take an end-of-course SOL test in Algebra II. Students must pass both the course and the SOL test to earn a verified credit.