# Algebra 2

## What is Yay Math? Take a look inside and see it from the perspective of parents and students who love it.

It's possible to have a high-quality math learning experience, while also feeling positive the entire time. Here's how:

## Online Course Curriculum

Welcome to Algebra 2!
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Chapter 1 – Equations and Inequalities
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Chapter 2 – Linear Relations and Functions
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Chapter 3 – Systems of Equations and Inequalities
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Chapter 4 – Quadratic Functions and Relations
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Chapter 5 – Polynomial Functions
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Semester 1 Final Exam
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Chapter 6 – Inverse and Radical Functions and Relations
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Chapter 7 – Exponential and Logarithmic Functions and Relations
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Chapter 8 – Rational Functions and Relations
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Chapter 9 – Conic Sections
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Chapter 10 – Sequences and Series
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Chapter 11 – Statistics and Probability (BONUS CHAPTER)
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Chapter 12 – Trigonometric Functions
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Chapter 13 – Trigonometric Identities and Equations
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Semester 2 Final Exam
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Refer a friend program
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Learning can be one of our lives' most fulfilling experiences. Or it can be downright dreadful. No matter where or who they are, students deserve a high quality learning program. They deserve to be engaged and inspired, to laugh along with goofy class jokes, and to feel validated because they have the same question as someone else in the room.

This must be our mission, and nothing less:

1.) to offer students a gratifying math experience

2.) one that teaches them everything they need to know, at a high level

3.) one that leaves them feeling good about the subject, and themselves, afterwards

Indeed, students need to learn math now, for their current coursework. But the stakes of this moment extend far after their mathematics courses are behind them. Students carry with them both positive and negative memories of learning... for the rest of their lives. Decades from now, they shouldn't be saying, "UGH, I'm just no good at math." They could be saying, "You know I really enjoy math; it's all kinda like a puzzle."

It's no secret that their relationship with math now impacts the rest of their lives. Their career choices, self-confidence, and even just feeling comfortable while talking numbers, or while handling their finances.

Some people... well, lots of people in fact, immediately associate math learning with negative emotions. And no matter how much a student, parent, or teacher valiantly grits their teeth and tries to get through it, we all know the truth. The truth is that no one can learn at their best if their mind and emotions are locked in a negative state.

That's the burning reason behind what I do. If such values resonate with you as well, then so too will this program. Thank you for considering it.

"The Algebra 2 program was such a good investment for me and I’m so glad I made this purchase. I’m an adult returning to college, taking calculus classes and trying to comprehend the material can be challenging. Trying to make sense of it all while studying, I stumbled upon the Yay Math videos on YouTube. I found that the way Robert describes things made it so much easier for me to understand my college math classes. Ever since I found his videos, I’ve been watching all of them from Algebra to Trigonometry, and they’ve helped me get through my classes. Since his other videos were so helpful, and recognizing that I would benefit from more of a solid foundation in Algebra 2, I bought Robert's curriculum program. It’s so much easier to grasp the concepts now, and so easy to use. I would highly recommend this curriculum to anybody who needs a better understanding this material."

- Mario, Columbus OH

Robert Ahdoot

Robert Ahdoot began his teaching journey almost 20 years ago as a classroom math teacher. Throughout that time, his personal mission was to explore every specific way to reach his students. He saw firsthand how learning ignited when he connected to them as people. When in such an elevated space, any prior feelings of shutdown they had experienced vanished. One mental note led to several, which led to a living and growing teacher playbook. Through years of dedication and focus on student connection, his classes became fun, lively, and positive beacons of learning for both him and his students.

Yet within so elevated a space, he and his students felt a restlessness. It was the dawn of the video era, and they knew that what they were stumbling upon something could truly benefit others, if they could only experience it themselves. So out came an impromptu camcorder perched atop a precarious stack of books, and the Yay Math movement was born.

YayMath.org is a free online collection of math video lessons, filmed LIVE in Robert's classroom, featuring authentic student interaction, that's both fun and emotionally connective. It has given life to now iconic, full costume math characters, like the "MathemaGyptian" and "MathemaChicken." Since its inception, Yay Math videos are viewed at a staggering 2 million minutes per month.

Yay Math's online proliferation has provided Robert the opportunity to give multiple TEDx talks on conquering math anxiety, keynote at schools and conferences about how to permanently achieve inspired learning, create comprehensive online courses for teachers and homeschool families to use, and pen his debut book, One-on-One 101: The Art of Inspired and Effective Individual Instruction. It's the complete guide to connecting to students through learning, and it has been adopted by multiple school administrations as a blueprint for cultivating transcendent student-teacher learning relationships.

Robert and his family recently relocated from California to Oregon.

Yay Math's promises.

• You don't need a textbook. The Algebra 2 curriculum is fully self-contained.
• The program is complete, covering a full year's worth of Algebra 2 course materials.
• It's easy and instant to implement. Access can begin minutes from now.
• The interface is mobile friendly, across all devices, and all browsers.
• All answer keys are provided, by Robert's hand, written out step-by-step, using intuitive coloring, with a human and sometimes light-hearted touch.
• Yay Math is the first-of-its kind throughout in the world, because its math lessons are filmed in front of a live classroom, with real student interaction. So when you watch, you feel like you're right in that room, sharing in the class's fun vibe. For example, meet the "Mathema-CHICKEN"...

• You'll get your time back. You no longer need to painstakingly find/create content, sift through the internet ocean, or constantly vet sources. This fully packaged and finished product is already done for you, at an exemplary level.
• Any negative relationship towards math will be healed. Ever heard a student laughing while learning math? It ignites your heart.
• Best of all, students, parents, and teachers simply LOVE it. It's the way learning ought to be.

Let's just say it: it's time to stop subjecting our students to some of the dreadful learning practices of the past.

No more arduous learning straight from the book, or from notes literally written in Greek, or from emotionless lectures. They only alienate students and stop learning cold. Every student, no matter where/who they are, deserves to have high-quality math experience. To smile while learning.

Who exactly is this for?
The program is designed to fit the needs of anyone with a desire for a high-caliber math education.

For teachers, your account gives you immediate access to a treasure trove of materials. The program works as an all-in-one online curriculum that's at your full disposal. You can use it to fuel your day's lessons, showcase videos as needed, and assign both online-based or written practice work. Every lesson plan is entirely done for you, including practice tests, chapter tests, and all hand-written step-by-step answer keys. All materials are also instantly downloadable for you to print, or to post to your school's LMS.

Homeschool families use this platform as a comprehensive, easy-to-use online course. Students jump right in and learn, section by section.

Last but not least, a variety of leaders, independent instructors, independent learners, and special educators use this course for a variety of reasons (e.g. to build necessary skills for a college course, to prep for a standardized test, or for an upcoming career change.) Reasons for obtaining this program are as unique as people themselves. How about parents who retain access to the course materials, for whenever their children need immediate support in a high school, college, or home school math class? Or grandparents who use this program to bolster their own understanding, so that they may be active participants in their grandchildren's education? Just spectacular.

Check out this live and interactive pie chart, showcasing exactly who signed up on Yay Math's course waiting list. Many different walks of life represented, all in our common pursuit for a comprehensive, relatable, and exemplary math program.

How long do I have access?

You can pay for the course all at once, or spread it out over 12 months. Following that, it'll be permanently yours with no further payments. Even as it grows with more materials and eventually increases in price down the line.
Is the curriculum comprehensive under Common Core?
Yes. 100% of the topics within the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are covered by this program. However, the topics are not specifically listed under each formalized code. Meaning, when you get to the section on "The Pythagorean Theorem", it'll simply be called, "The Pythagorean Theorem". It won't be called, "CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.8.G.B.6".
As a teacher, may I pick and choose parts of the program to supplement my own?
Absolutely. This program is clearly categorized by chapter and section, named exactly the way the books name them. So you can grab practice packets here and there, give online quizzes here and there, etc. And of course, you could simply use this program exclusively, as the course covers what is traditionally regarded as a full school year of Algebra 2.
Is there any formal high school or college credit given for completing the course?
Not directly. But there is a way to obtain course credit. With the shifting educational landscape brought on by the coronavirus, an increasing number of districts and colleges offer accreditation through the submission of a course portfolio.

That way, you may be able to get credit if you submit certain documents they request. For example, they may request sample work with assignment descriptions, course outlines, course codes, and other specifics of this nature. If you'd like, I can happily assist with the professional arrangement of the portfolio documents, at no additional cost to you.

The necessity to receive credit varies for each individual. Either way, at the conclusion of this course, all students receive a personally authenticated certificate of completion. You may choose to pass the certificate along to any educational institution, as you deem appropriate.

If I want multiple students to each have access, are discounted group licensing rates available?
Yes. To make arrangements, please contact robert "at" yaymath "dot" org with the number of students, and kindly include any pertinent information.
What's the difference between this course and the videos already available on yaymath.org?
Yay Math's video library is proudly available as a free online public resource. This Algebra 2 course is for people looking for a math program that uses the videos, yet offers more structure, depth, and comprehensiveness. The course goes beyond the videos, to also include:

• tons of applicable and engaging practice problems
• practice tests
• chapter tests
• final exams
• all step-by-step, in color, and hand-written keys, for all of the above
• (special bonus) the course also weaves in fun math riddles I've collected since I was a child, and inspirational quotes of wisdom and insight
What if I have a specific question during the course?
Special feature – student comments have recently been enabled on every section of the course. So if you need clarification on a specific problem beyond what the answer key shows, post your question, and I'll address it with alacrity. What's great is that everyone in the course from then on benefits from that exchange.
What if the course is not to my liking?
The spirit of this transaction is to fulfill you. Thus if you are unsatisfied with your purchase, please feel free to reach out within the first 30 days, to get a full refund.
I have another question. May I reach out?
Of course. Yay Math is a family. Please reach out and connect, robert "at" yaymath "dot" org.

"Summer of sophomore year of high school, I decided to get ahead in math by taking algebra 2 over the summer. I spent nearly a week trying to find the 'perfect' online course that I wouldn't need a teacher for. I investigated nearly 20 online programs, all of them being faulty in some way. I remembered my homeschool friend who referred to Yay Math as a better Khan Academy. Finding out that he offered an online, self-paced algebra 2 course, with a 'bundle' option that included algebra 2 and geometry, I knew I had to check it out. I decided to buy the course bundle because I have some siblings that will use it in the future. When I got the course, I was amazed at the amount of effort that was put into it. The answer keys had thorough explanations, and if any confusion was encountered Mr. Ahdoot replied really quickly. I found the course setup overall a unique approach to math. Every day I felt excited and motivated to finish the next lesson. I successfully finished algebra 2 over the summer, and I'm now taking precalculus. While I homeschooled for two years, I never found a course that I could 100% recommend to someone, I can now say that I've found one."

- Courtney, Dallas TX

"My daughter Sage is LOVING algebra 2, so much that I had to threaten to “take math away” from her last night, because we were getting ready for dinner and she “just wanted to finish a problem.” :)

Anyway, I was also writing to show you she found a way to export the document of problems into her iPad Mini and work the problems using her Apple Pencil on Good Notes. I wanted to share in case you had not seen anyone do this yet, as an option to printing. I suspect it is also making a difference with her ADD. She has moved to taking all of her notes on the iPad! I have attached screen shots of her work. You probably already know about this, but just in case!

Take care, and thanks again for a great program!"

- Emily, St. Louis MO