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Old 08-09-2015, 05:37 PM
 
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I want to be a student-teacher for an Algebra 2 class. However, on the application, I have to check a box next to the grade that I want to student-teach for. I know that Algebra 2 is typically taken in 9th or 10th grade, but I'm only allowed to select one grade. Which grade should I choose?
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Old 08-09-2015, 05:44 PM
 
Location: Mid South Central TX
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For a straight track student, Algebra 1 would be grade 9, Geometry grade 10, and Alg 2 grade 11. For an advanced track student (who takes Alg 1 in 8th grade), Alg 2 would be grade 10.
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Old 08-09-2015, 05:44 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Algebra-Geometry-Algebra II
Usually a junior level class.
You may get younger students who did Algebra in 8th grade.
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Old 08-09-2015, 07:05 PM
 
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At the school in which I teach Algebra II is traditionally a sophomore level class. This is typical for most of the state.

The sequencing was as follows:

7th Grade- Pre-Algebra
8th Grade- Algebra
9th Grade- Geometry
10th Grade- Algebra II

After which the sequencing is heavily dependent on their "track" (four year university/community college/ work force)

College Track:
11th Grade- Pre-Calc
12th Grade- Calculus/Statistics

Non College:
11th Grade-Advanced Functions and Modeling
12th Grade-Discrete Mathematics

However it is important to know that with the advent of Common Core many schools are abandoning these courses in favor of classes such as Math I, Math II, and Math III, all of which are less associated with a specific discipline of mathematics. I would recommend that you contact the department head(s) of the school(s) that you are interested in to inquire as to what system they use.
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Old 08-09-2015, 07:45 PM
 
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Wheen I went to school, the 160's, it was:

9th Algebra I
10th Geometry
11th Algebra II
12th Trigonometry

For science it was:

9th General
10th Biology
11th Chemistry
12th Physics
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Old 08-09-2015, 08:50 PM
 
Location: Camberville
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In my middle/high school, the order was Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, and then either onto the trig/pre-calc track or algebra III and/or statistics.

College prep students took Algebra I in middle school and moved straight to Algebra II in 9th grade.
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Old 08-09-2015, 09:02 PM
 
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Different schools do it differently.

At my kids school the courses go:

Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, Pre Calculus

Some students start their HS sequence in 7th, others in 8th, others in 9th. Additionally, some students take Geometry and Algebra 2 in the same year. The bottom line is students can take Algebra 2 in 9th, 10th or 11th grade.
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Old 08-10-2015, 05:22 AM
 
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Look up the course catalog at the school where you want to student teach and see when most of the kids are taking that class. At our high school the college bound kids would have taken Algebra 2 as sophomores.
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Old 08-10-2015, 06:37 AM
 
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Different schools do it differently.

At my kids school the courses go:

Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, Pre Calculus

Some students start their HS sequence in 7th, others in 8th, others in 9th. Additionally, some students take Geometry and Algebra 2 in the same year. The bottom line is students can take Algebra 2 in 9th, 10th or 11th grade.

This. In our town for example, Algebra 1 is 8th, Algebra 2 is 9th, geometry 10th, trig 11, calc 12th.
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Old 08-10-2015, 07:41 AM
 
Location: Mount Laurel
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Different schools do it differently.

At my kids school the courses go:

Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, Pre Calculus

Some students start their HS sequence in 7th, others in 8th, others in 9th. Additionally, some students take Geometry and Algebra 2 in the same year. The bottom line is students can take Algebra 2 in 9th, 10th or 11th grade.

^^^

Every school district work differently. Our district starts Algebra for really advanced kids at 7th grade. The Advanced kids take Algebra in 8th grade. They take the course and final like a HS freshman would (normal track is Algebra I as freshman requirement).
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