Algebra II Module 1
Algebra II Module 1: Polynomial, Rational, and Radical Relationships
In this module, students draw on their foundation of the analogies between polynomial arithmetic and base-ten computation, focusing on properties of operations, particularly the distributive property. Students identify and make connections between zeros of polynomials and solutions of polynomial equations. The role of factoring, as both an aid to the algebra and to the graphing of polynomials, is explored. Students continue to build upon the reasoning process of solving equations as they solve polynomial, rational, and radical equations, as well as linear and non-linear systems of equations. An additional theme of this module is that the arithmetic of rational expressions is governed by the same rules as the arithmetic of rational numbers.