Math - Secondary Math II

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Strand: MATHEMATICAL PRACTICES (MP)
The Standards for Mathematical Practice in Secondary Mathematics II describe mathematical habits of mind that teachers should seek to develop in their students. Students become mathematically proficient in engaging with mathematical content and concepts as they learn, experience, and apply these skills and attitudes (Standards MP.1-8).

Strand: NUMBER AND QUANTITY - The Real Number System (N.RN)
Extend the properties of exponents to rational exponents (Standards N.RN.1–2)
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Standard N.RN.1
Explain how the definition of the meaning of rational exponents follows from extending the properties of integer exponents to those values, allowing for a notation for radicals in terms of rational exponents. For example, we define 51/3 to be the cube root of 5 because we want (51/3)3 = 5(1/3)3 to hold, so (51/3)3 must equal 5.

Standard N.RN.2
Rewrite expressions involving radicals and rational exponents using the properties of exponents.

Use properties of rational and irrational numbers (Standard N.RN. 3).
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Standard N.RN.3
Explain why sums and products of rational numbers are rational, that the sum of a rational number and an irrational number is irrational, and that the product of a nonzero rational number and an irrational number is irrational. Connect to physical situations (e.g., finding the perimeter of a square of area 2).

Strand: NUMBER AND QUANTITY - The Complex Number System (N.CN)
Perform arithmetic operations with complex numbers (Standards N.CN.1–2).
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Standard N.CN.1
Know there is a complex number i such that i2 = –1, and every complex number has the form a + bi with a and b real.

Standard N.CN.2
Use the relation i2 = –1 and the commutative, associative, and distributive properties to add, subtract, and multiply complex numbers. Limit to multiplications that involve i2 as the highest power of i.

Use complex numbers in polynomial identities and equations (Standards N.CN.7–9).
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Standard N.CN.7
Solve quadratic equations with real coefficients that have complex solutions.

Standard N.CN.8
Extend polynomial identities to the complex numbers. Limit to quadratics with real coefficients. For example, rewrite x2 + 4 as (x + 2i)(x – 2i).

Standard N.CN.9
Know the Fundamental Theorem of Algebra; show that it is true for quadratic polynomials.

Strand: ALGEBRA - Seeing Structure in Expression (A.SSE)
Interpret the structure of expressions (Standards A.SSE.1–2)
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Standard A.SSE.1
Interpret quadratic and exponential expressions that represent a quantity in terms of its context.

1. Interpret parts of an expression, such as terms, factors, and coefficients.
2. Interpret increasingly more complex expressions by viewing one or more of their parts as a single entity. Exponents are extended from the integer exponents to rational exponents focusing on those that represent square or cube roots.

Standard A.SSE.2
Use the structure of an expression to identify ways to rewrite it. For example, see x4 – y4 as (x2)2 – (y2)2, thus recognizing it as a difference of squares that can be factored as (x2 – y2)(x2 + y2).

Write expressions in equivalent forms to solve problems, balancing conceptual understanding and procedural fluency in work with equivalent expressions (Standard A.SSE.3).
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Standard A.SSE.3
Choose and produce an equivalent form of an expression to reveal and explain properties of the quantity represented by the expression. For example, development of skill in factoring and completing the square goes hand in hand with understanding what different forms of a quadratic expression reveal.

1. Factor a quadratic expression to reveal the zeros of the function it defines.
2. Complete the square in a quadratic expression to reveal the maximum or minimum value of the function it defines.
3. Use the properties of exponents to transform expressions for exponential functions. For example the expression 1.15t can be rewritten as (1.151/12)12t ≈ 1.01212t to reveal the approximate equivalent monthly interest rate if the annual rate is 15%.

Strand: ALGEBRA - Arithmetic With Polynomials and Rational Expressions (A.APR)
Perform arithmetic operations on polynomials. Focus on polynomial expressions that simplify to forms that are linear or quadratic in a positive integer power of x (Standard A.APR.1).
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Standard A.APR.1
Understand that polynomials form a system analogous to the integers, namely, they are closed under the operations of addition, subtraction, and multiplication; add, subtract, and multiply polynomials.

Strand: ALGEBRA - Creating Equations (A.CED)
Create equations that describe numbers or relationships. Extend work on linear and exponential equations to quadratic equations (Standards A.CED.1–2, 4).
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Standard A.CED.1
Create equations and inequalities in one variable and use them to solve problems. Include equations arising from linear and quadratic functions, and simple rational and exponential functions.

Standard A.CED.2
Create equations in two or more variables to represent relationships between quantities; graph equations on coordinate axes with labels and scales.

Standard A.CED.4
Rearrange formulas to highlight a quantity of interest, using the same reasoning as in solving equations; extend to formulas involving squared variables.For example, rearrange the formula for the volume of a cylinder V = π r2 h.

Strand: ALGEBRA - Reasoning With Equations and Inequalities (A.REI)
Solve equations and inequalities in one variable (Standard A.REI.4)
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Standard A.REI.4
Solve quadratic equations in one variable.

1. Use the method of completing the square to transform any quadratic equation in x into an equation of the form (x - p)2 = q that has the same solutions. Derive the quadratic formula from this form.
2. Solve quadratic equations by inspection (e.g., for x2 = 49), taking square roots, completing the square, the quadratic formula and factoring, as appropriate to the initial form of the equation. Recognize when the quadratic formula gives complex solutions and write them as a ± bi for real numbers a and b.
Solve systems of equations. Extend the work of systems to include solving systems consisting of one linear and one nonlinear equation (Standard A.REI.7).
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Standard A.REI.7
Solve a simple system consisting of a linear equation and a quadratic equation in two variables algebraically and graphically. For example, find the points of intersection between the line y = –3x and the circle x2 + y2 = 3.

Strand: FUNCTIONS - Interpret Functions (F.IF)
Interpret quadratic functions that arise in applications in terms of a context (Standards F.IF.4–6).
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Standard F.IF.4
For a function that models a relationship between two quantities, interpret key features of graphs and tables in terms of the quantities, and sketch graphs showing key features given a verbal description of the relationship. Key features include intercepts; intervals where the function is increasing, decreasing, positive, or negative; relative maximums and minimums; symmetries; and end behavior.

Standard F.IF.5
Relate the domain of a function to its graph and, where applicable, to the quantitative relationship it describes. Focus on quadratic functions; compare with linear and exponential functions. For example, if the function h(n) gives the number of person-hours it takes to assemble n engines in a factory, then the positive integers would be an appropriate domain for the function.

Standard F.IF.6
Calculate and interpret the average rate of change of a function (presented symbolically or as a table) over a specified interval. Estimate the rate of change from a graph.

Analyze functions using different representations (Standards F.IF.7–9).
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Standard F.IF.7
Graph functions expressed symbolically and show key features of the graph, by hand in simple cases and using technology for more complicated cases.

1. Graph linear and quadratic functions and show intercepts, maxima, and minima.
2. Graph piecewise-defined functions and absolute value functions. Compare and contrast absolute value and piecewise-defined functions with linear, quadratic, and exponential functions. Highlight issues of domain, range, and usefulness when examining piecewise-defined functions.

Standard F.IF.8
Write a function defined by an expression in different but equivalent forms to reveal and explain different properties of the function.

1. Use the process of factoring and completing the square in a quadratic function to show zeros, extreme values, and symmetry of the graph, and interpret these in terms of a context.
2. Use the properties of exponents to interpret expressions for exponential functions. For example, identify percent rate of change in functions such as y = (1.02)t, y = (0.97)t, y = (1.01)12t, y = (1.2)t/10, and classify them as representing exponential growth or decay.

Standard F.IF.9
Compare properties of two functions, each represented in a different way (algebraically, graphically, numerically in tables, or by verbal descriptions). Extend work with quadratics to include the relationship between coefficients and roots, and that once roots are known, a quadratic equation can be factored. For example, given a graph of one quadratic function and an algebraic expression for another, say which has the larger maximum.

Strand: FUNCTIONS - Building Functions (F.BF)
Build a function that models a relationship between two quantities (Standard F.BF.1).
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Standard F.BF.1
Write a quadratic or exponential function that describes a relationship between two quantities.

1. Determine an explicit expression, a recursive process, or steps for calculation from a context.
2. Combine standard function types using arithmetic operations. For example, build a function that models the temperature of a cooling body by adding a constant function to a decaying exponential, and relate these functions to the model.
Build new functions from existing functions (Standard F.BF.3).
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Standard F.BF.3
Identify the effect on the graph of replacing f(x) by f(x) + k, k f(x), f(kx), and f(x + k) for specific values of k (both positive and negative); find the value of k given the graphs. Experiment with cases and illustrate an explanation of the effects on the graph using technology. Include recognizing even and odd functions from their graphs and algebraic expressions for them.

Strand: FUNCTIONS - Linear, Quadratic, and Exponential Models (F.LE)
Construct and compare linear, quadratic, and exponential models and solve problems (Standard F.LE.3).
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Standard F.LE.3
Observe using graphs and tables that a quantity increasing exponentially eventually exceeds a quantity increasing linearly, quadratically, or (more generally) as a polynomial function.

Strand: FUNCTIONS - Trigonometric Functions (F.TF)
Prove and apply trigonometric identities. Limit θ to angles between 0 and 90 degrees. Connect with the Pythagorean Theorem and the distance formula (Standard F.TF.8).
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Standard F.TF.8
Prove the Pythagorean identity sin2(θ) + cos2(θ) = 1 and use it to find sin(θ), cos(θ), or tan(θ) given sin(θ), cos(θ), or tan(θ) and the quadrant of the angle.

Strand: GEOMETRY - Congruence (G.CO)
Prove geometric theorems. Encourage multiple ways of writing proofs, such as narrative paragraphs, flow diagrams, two-column format, and diagrams without words. Focus on the validity of the underlying reasoning while exploring a variety of formats for expressing that reasoning (Standards G.CO.9–11).
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Standard G.CO.9
Prove theorems about lines and angles. Theorems include: vertical angles are congruent; when a transversal crosses parallel lines, alternate interior angles are congruent and corresponding angles are congruent; points on a perpendicular bisector of a line segment are exactly those equidistant from the segment’s endpoints.

Standard G.CO.10
Prove theorems about triangles. Theorems include: measures of interior angles of a triangle sum to 180°; base angles of isosceles triangles are congruent; the segment joining midpoints of two sides of a triangle is parallel to the third side and half the length; the medians of a triangle meet at a point.

Standard G.CO.11
Prove theorems about parallelograms. Theorems include: opposite sides are congruent, opposite angles are congruent, the diagonals of a parallelogram bisect each other, and conversely, rectangles are parallelograms with congruent diagonals.

Strand: GEOMETRY - Similarity, Right Triangles, and Trigonometry (G.SRT)
Understand similarity in terms of similarity transformations (Standards G.SRT.1–3).
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Standard G.SRT.1
Verify experimentally the properties of dilations given by a center and a scale factor.

1. A dilation takes a line not passing through the center of the dilation to a parallel line, and leaves a line passing through the center unchanged.
2. The dilation of a line segment is longer or shorter in the ratio given by the scale factor.

Standard G.SRT.2
Given two figures, use the definition of similarity in terms of similarity transformations to decide if they are similar; explain using similarity transformations the meaning of similarity for triangles as the equality of all corresponding pairs of angles and the proportionality of all corresponding pairs of sides.

Standard G.SRT.3
Use the properties of similarity transformations to establish the AA criterion for two triangles to be similar.

Prove theorems involving similarity (Standards G.SRT.4–5)
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Standard G.SRT.4
Prove theorems about triangles. Theorems include: a line parallel to one side of a triangle divides the other two proportionally, and conversely; the Pythagorean Theorem (proved using triangle similarity).

Standard G.SRT.5
Use congruence and similarity criteria for triangles to solve problems and to prove relationships in geometric figures.

Define trigonometric ratios and solve problems involving right triangles (Standards G.SRT.6–8).
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Standard G.SRT.6
Understand that by similarity, side ratios in right triangles are properties of the angles in the triangle, leading to definitions of trigonometric ratios for acute angles.

Standard G.SRT.7
Explain and use the relationship between the sine and cosine of complementary angles.

Standard G.SRT.8
Use trigonometric ratios and the Pythagorean Theorem to solve right triangles in applied problems.

Strand: GEOMETRY - Circles (G.C)
Understand and apply theorems about circles (Standard G.C.1–4).
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Standard G.C.1
Prove that all circles are similar.

Standard G.C.2
Identify and describe relationships among inscribed angles, radii, and chords. Relationships include the relationship between central, inscribed, and circumscribed angles; inscribed angles on a diameter are right angles; the radius of a circle is perpendicular to the tangent where the radius intersects the circle.

Standard G.C.3
Construct the inscribed and circumscribed circles of a triangle, and prove properties of angles for a quadrilateral inscribed in a circle.

Standard G.C.4
Construct a tangent line from a point outside a given circle to the circle.

Find arc lengths and areas of sectors of circles. Use this as a basis for introducing the radian as a unit of measure. It is not intended that it be applied to the development of circular trigonometry in this course (Standard G.C.5).
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Standard G.C.5
Derive using similarity the fact that the length of the arc intercepted by an angle is proportional to the radius, and define the radian measure of the angle as the constant of proportionality; derive the formula for the area of a sector.

Strand: GEOMETRY - Expressing Geometric Properties With Equations (G.GPE)
Translate between the geometric description and the equation for a conic section (Standard G.GPE.1).
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Standard G.GPE.1
Derive the equation of a circle of given center and radius using the Pythagorean Theorem; complete the square to find the center and radius of a circle given by an equation.

Use coordinates to prove simple geometric theorems algebraically. Include simple proofs involving circles (Standard G.GPE.4).
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Standard G.GPE.4
Use coordinates to prove simple geometric theorems algebraically. For example, prove or disprove that a figure defined by four given points in the coordinate plane is a rectangle; prove or disprove that the point (1, √3) lies on the circle centered at the origin and containing the point (0, 2).

Use coordinates to prove simple geometric theorems algebraically (Standard G.GPE.6).
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Standard G.GPE.6
Find the point on a directed line segment between two given points that partitions the segment in a given ratio.

Strand: GEOMETRY - Geometric Measurement and Dimension (G.GMD)
Explain volume formulas and use them to solve problems (Standards G.GMD.1, 3).
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Standard G.GMD.1
Give an informal argument for the formulas for the circumference of a circle, area of a circle, volume of a cylinder, pyramid, and cone. Informal arguments for area formulas can make use of the way in which area scale under similarity transformations: when one figure in the plane results from another by applying a similarity transformation with scale factor k, its area is k2 times the area of the first. Use dissection arguments, Cavalieri's principle, and informal limit arguments.

Standard G.GMD.3
Use volume formulas for cylinders, pyramids, cones, and spheres to solve problems. Informal arguments for volume formulas can make use of the way in which volume scale under similarity transformations: when one figure results from another by applying a similarity transformation, volumes of solid figures scale by k3 under a similarity transformation with scale factor k.

Strand: STATISTICS - Interpreting Categorical and Quantitative Data (S.ID)
Summarize, represent, and interpret data on two categorical or quantitative variables (Standard S.ID.5).
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Standard S.ID.5
Summarize categorical data for two categories in two-way frequency tables. Interpret relative frequencies in the context of the data (including joint, marginal, and condition reltive frequencies). Recognize possible associations and trends in the date.

Strand: STATISTICS - Conditional Probability and the Rules of Probability (S.CP)
Understand independence and conditional probability and use them to interpret data (Standards S.CP.1, 4–5).
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Standard S.CP.1
Describe events as subsets of a sample space (the set of outcomes) using characteristics (or categories) of the outcomes, or as unions, intersections, or complements of other events (“or,” “and,” “not”).

Standard S.CP.4
Construct and interpret two-way frequency tables of data when two categories are associated with each object being classified. Use the two-way table as a sample space to decide if events are independent and to approximate conditional probabilities. For example, collect data from a random sample of students in your school on their favorite subject among math, science, and English. Estimate the probability that a randomly selected student from your school will favor science given that the student is in tenth grade. Do the same for other subjects and compare the results.

Standard S.CP.5
Recognize and explain the concepts of conditional probability and independence in everyday language and everyday situations. For example, compare the chance of having lung cancer if you are a smoker with the chance of being a smoker if you have lung cancer.

Use the rules of probability to compute probabilities of compound events in a uniform probability model (Standard S.CP.6).
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Standard S.CP.6
Find the conditional probability of A given B as the fraction of B’s outcomes that also belong to A, and interpret the answer in terms of the model.

HONORS - Strand: NUMBER AND QUANTITY - Complex Number System (N.CN)
Perform arithmetic operations with complex numbers (Standard N.CN.3).
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HONORS - Standard N.CN.3
Find the conjugate of a complex number; use conjugates to find moduli and quotients of complex numbers.

Represent complex numbers and their operations on the complex plane (Standards N.CN.4–5).
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HONORS - Standard N.CN.4
Represent complex numbers on the complex plane in rectangular form, and explain why the rectangular form of a given complex number represents the same number.

HONORS - Standard N.CN.5
Represent addition, subtraction, and multiplication geometrically on the complex plane; use properties of this representation for computation. For example, (-1 + √3 i)3 = 8 because (-1 + √3 i) has modulus 2 and argument 120°.

HONORS - Strand: ALGEBRA - Reasoning With Equations and Inequalities (A.REI)
Solve systems of equations (Standards A.REI.8–9).

HONORS - Standard A.REI.8
Represent a system of linear equations as a single-matrix equation in a vector variable.

HONORS - Standard A.REI.9
Find the inverse of a matrix if it exists, and use it to solve systems of linear equations (using technology for matrices of dimension 3 x 3 or greater).

HONORS - Strand: FUNCTIONS - Interpreting Functions (F.IF)
Analyze functions using different representations (Standards F.IF.10–11).
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HONORS - Standard F.IF.10
Use sigma notation to represent the sum of a finite arithmetic or geometric series.

HONORS - Standard F.IF.11
Represent series algebraically, graphically, and numerically.

HONORS - Strand: GEOMETRY - Expressing Geometric Properties With Equations (G-GPE)
Translate between the geometric description and the equation for a conic section (Standards G.GPE.2–3).
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HONORS - Standard G.GPE.2
Derive the equation of a parabola given a focus and directrix.

HONORS - Standard G.GPE.3
Derive the equations of ellipses and hyperbolas given the foci, using the fact that the sum or difference of distances from the foci is constant.

HONORS - Strand: STATISTICS AND PROBABILITY - Conditional Probability and the Rules of Probability (S.CP)
Understand independence and conditional probability and use them to interpret data (Standards S.CP.2–3).
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HONORS - Standard S.CP.2
Understand that two events A and B are independent if the probability of A and B occurring together is the product of their probabilities, and use this characterization to determine if they are independent.

HONORS - Standard S.CP.3
Understand the conditional probability of A given B as P(A and B)/P(B), and interpret independence of A and B as saying that the conditional probability of B given A is the same as the probability of B.

Use the rules of probability to compute probabilities of compound events in a uniform probability model (Standards S.CP.7–8).
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HONORS - Standard S.CP.7
Apply the Addition Rule, P(A or B) = P(A) + P(B) - P(A and B), and interpret the answer in terms of the model.

HONORS - Standard S.CP.8
Apply the general Multiplication Rule in a uniform probability model, P(A and B) = P(A)P(B|A) = P(B)P(A|B), and interpret the answer in terms of the model.

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