Common Core Algebra II – It’s Coming…

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So, I’ve had a lot of inquiries lately about how Common Core Algebra II is coming along. This is understandable as our thoughts inherently turn towards the 2015 – 2016 school year. Isn’t that what we all do in the depths of January winter cold? O.k. Maybe it’s just me.

Anyhow, I wanted to give an update to folks.

I’m moving along on it at a good, but predictable, pace. I have an curricular/lesson outline and unit structure and many lessons done. I’m not ready to release any of that yet, but will in the coming month (or so). I’m still chewing on the toughest topics of the course (IMHO that is), which are probability and statistics. But, besides that, my thinking is pretty clear on the rest. It just takes time to write the lessons and the homework sets that are Common Core rigorous and yet help kids and teachers make this though transition. So, I beg patience from everyone as I work away.

Predictably, many of the lessons are similar to those from Algebra 2 with Trigonometry. So, I’m posting just a couple lessons here that are a little different. More will eventually come and we get closer to having all the lessons done. I am hopeful for an early spring finish on the lessons and homework sets.  (Then I get to start on the laborious Answer Key – as my smart aleck son Max loves to point out).

Unit #4.Lesson #13.Newton’s Law of Cooling

Unit #7.Lesson #5.Even and Odd Functions


4 thoughts on “Common Core Algebra II – It’s Coming…

  1. Absolutely love your work. Thanks for taking the time to do this. We would love to buy the answer key sets for our district. Please let me know when you think these will be avavible long with the full course.
    Thanks again,
    Diane Nardslico
    RFA Math teacher

  2. Diane,

    The full text, in first draft, is already up on our website. Go to:

    Good luck with the end of the year!

  3. Hi Kirk,

    Do you know when the workbook for Algebra 2 common core will be available for purchase? I would love to purchase a copy for myself. Thank you!

    High School Math Teacher

  4. Trina,

    The workbooks will be available in mid-August. They will then be available for purchase on our site via credit card. If you have any other questions, please email: [email protected]

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