*Welcome to Algebra II!*

*ALL ABOUT ALGEBRA *

**Dating back to c. 1650 BC, civilizations have been solving for the unkowns using Algebra. The earliest ****evidence dates back to the Ancient Egyptians utilizng Algebra to solve linear equation with both one and two unknowns. The first to write about Algebra was Per****sian Mathematician Abu Ja'far Muhammad ibn Musa al-Khwarizmi. Given the nickname "The Father of Algebra", al-K****hwarizmi's work in mathematics using wortds had one goal: problem solving**

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**“When I consider what people generally want in calculating, I found that it always is a number.”**

## What's the point?

*"Why learn Algebra? Finding X is only useful if you're a pirate."*

The purpose of this course is to utilize our key mathematical practices and apply them to Algebra II. Our course will build on prior knowledge from Algebra I and Geometry and ensure that students experience mathematics as a **coherent**, **useful**, and **logical** subject that makes use of their ability to make sense of problem situations.

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I am look foward to a great year ahead!

Mr. Mark Sweatlock