The Algebra II math curriculum was designed to be implemented over the course of a single school year. It includes eight units of study over 143 instructional days (including days for lessons, flex days, and unit assessments). We intentionally did not account for all 180 instructional days in order for teachers to fit in additional review or extension, teacher-created assessments, and school-based events.

Each unit includes a specific number of lessons, a day for assessment, and a recommended number of flex days (see the table below) which can be used at the teacher’s discretion.

Each lesson was designed to be implemented within, approximately, a 60-minute class period. A suggested breakdown of a typical class period is shown below; however, this time allotment will vary depending on the lesson and lesson structure chosen by the teacher.

- 5–10 minutes: Warm up
- 25–30 minutes: Anchor Problems
- 15–20 minutes: Problem Set
- 5–10 minutes: Target Task

Lessons | Flex Days + Assessment | Total | |
---|---|---|---|

Topic A: Features of Linear Functions Topic B: Systems of Functions and Constraints Topic C: Piecewise Functions |
13 | 2 | 15 |

Topic A: Features of Quadratic Functions Topic B: Imaginary Solutions and Operating with Complex Numbers Topic C: Applications, Systems, and Inverse with Quadratics |
11 | 2 | 13 |

Topic A: Polynomial Features and Graphs Topic B: Operations with Polynomials Topic C: Polynomial Extensions |
14 | 2 | 17 |

Topic A: Introduction to Rational and Radical Functions and Expressions Topic B: Features of Rational Functions and Graphing Rational Functions Topic C: Solve Rational and Radical Equations and Model with Rational Functions |
18 | 2 | 20 |

Topic A: Modeling with and Interpreting Exponential Functions Topic B: Definition and Meaning of Logarithms |
16 | 2 | 18 |

Topic A: Trigonometric Ratios in Application and on the Unit Circle Topic B: Graphing Sine, Cosine, and Target |
14 | 2 | 16 |

Topic A: Basic Trigonometric Identities and Equivalent Expressions Topic B: Solve Trigonometric Equations Topic C: Advanced Identities and Solving Trigonometric Equations Topic D: Applications and Extensions of Trigonometric Functions |
16 | 2 | 18 |

Topic A: Probability Topic B: The Normal Distribution Topic C: Statistical Inferences and Conclusions |
13 | 2 | 15 |

Topic A: Limits and Continuity |
9 | 2 | 11 |

Total |