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  • Topics: Introduction to Algebra II, Major Algebra II Themes, Key Skills
  • At times, it seemed that getting through Algebra was like living in a horror movie. Polynomials, functions, and systems of equations were all out t...
  • If you've ever thought of linear functions as being boring, prepare to be blown away. If you've never thought that, also prepare to be blown away....
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  • Matrices. At first glance, some might say they are useless groups of numbers. Or even worse—useless groups of 1's and 0's. For those of us who do...
  • Greetings, mathronaut. We're heading back to the planet of the polynomials, to take a closer look at a particularly fascinating subspecies of polyn...
  • Onward, mathtronaut; back to the planet of polynomials to search out new life, or at least find our little strange friends to check out all the new...
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  • Sometimes counting on all your fingers just won't cut it. Figuring out arithmetic calculations on your smartphone won't do the trick, either. When...
  • What is the point of trigonometry? Many have asked, and many are still asking. Some say it's all about angles, and they're right. But trig's true m...
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