Pacing Guide for Algebra 2

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.

Lessons Flex Days + Assessment Total

Unit 1: Linear Functions and Applications

Topic A: Features of Linear Functions

Topic B: Systems of Functions and Constraints

Topic C: Piecewise Functions

13 2 15

Unit 2: Quadratics

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

Unit 3: Polynomials

Topic A: Polynomial Features and Graphs

Topic B: Operations with Polynomials

Topic C: Polynomial Extensions

14 2 17

Unit 4: Rational and Radical Functions

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

Unit 5: Exponential Modeling and Logarithms

Topic A: Modeling with and Interpreting Exponential Functions

Topic B: Definition and Meaning of Logarithms

16 2 18

Unit 6: Unit Circle and Trigonometric Functions

Topic A: Trigonometric Ratios in Application and on the Unit Circle

Topic B: Graphing Sine, Cosine, and Target

14 2 16

Unit 7: Trigonometric Identities and Equations

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

Unit 8: Probability and Statistical Inference

Topic A: Probability

Topic B: The Normal Distribution

Topic C: Statistical Inferences and Conclusions

13 2 15

Unit 9: Limits and Continuity

Topic A: Limits and Continuity

9 2 11