The content of Algebra II covers linear, quadratic, exponential, logarithmic, radical, and rational functions. Students will learn to represent functions as verbal descriptions, equations, tables, and graphs along with modeling real-life examples to solve problems. Other topics include graphing and solving inequalities in two variables, direct, indirect and joint variations, basic matrix operations, quadratic factoring, and solving quadratic systems by graphing, substitution, elimination or through the use of matrices. Algebra II will frequently relate back to topics learned in Algebra and Geometry, especially solving algebraic equations, trigonometry, data analysis, and probability. Graphing calculators are not required but strongly recommended for Algebra II.