18 Algebra 2 Tutorials

These Algebra 2 tutorials are written by experienced educators, all of whom also offer private tutoring lessons. Get the Algebra 2 help you need, whether through these tutorials or through private tutoring lessons.

Factoring Quadratic Equations

Factoring quadractic equations is an essential skill in Algebra 2. This skill may seem difficult at first but it’s actually pretty simple once you understand the steps.

Function Composition

Function composition is a neat little operation because it allows you to put one entire function in for another function.

Evaluate variable expressions involving integers

Starting with the basics is variables (symbols for an unknown number, usually a letter like x or y) involving integers (an integer is a whole number, not a fraction). “Evaluate variable expressions involving integers” is the same as saying “solve for x using whole numbers”. With this, we need to know the following: 1) We…

Evaluate variable expressions involving rational numbers

Variable expressions involving rational numbers are one of the first lessons in Algebra 2. A rational number is basically a fraction or a decimal, but it can’t repeat forever (infinity). Technically, it’s “any number that can be expressed as the quotient or fraction p/q of two integers.”-mathforum.org. For example, .8, which can be expressed as…

Solve Absolute value inequation.

The absolute value has two parts so like |x| can be written as x for x>=0 and -x for x

Introduction to Complex Numbers

Consider the equation x^2=-1. Since squaring any number is 0 or larger, no real number will make this equation true. Create a number i such that i^2=-1. By “adding” i to the real numbers, the complex numbers (having the form a+bi where a and b are real numbers) are created. Visually represent a point a+bi…

Factoring Polynomials

Factoring polynomials is extremely important in your growth as a mathematician, but why? When we factor polynomials, we are finding the zeros of the function – meaning we are finding the places where the graph of the function crosses the x-axis.

Systems of Linear Equations

Systems of Linear Equations is a common problem you will see in algebra courses, even up to the college level. You are usually given two linear equations and must find their intersection to solve the system. I find that students don’t often struggle with these problems until they are in the form of a word…

Part 2 Verbal Problems Systems of Equations

This is the second part with problems 4-6.

Verbal Problems Solving for two unknowns with two equations

This Tutorial I wrote presents six problems with increasing difficulty that use Substitution and Elimination methods to obtain both unknowns. I will break it up into two parts.