# Algebra 2 Learning Targets Revision

###### Posted on August 7, 2016 at 10:00 pm by Lisa

Well, I did it. For as long as I have been thinking about it (pretty much since I was told in April that I would be teaching Algebra 2), I finally took the learning targets for Algebra 2 and rearranged them (if you wish a little more detail, check out my recent blog post on what I’m changing this year). If you’re wondering what the inspiration was, head off to Jonathan Claydon‘s blog and read through his Pivot Algebra 2 posts.

It wasn’t without struggle.

I’m finally ready to hack my Alg2 curriculum to pieces & I find myself stalling. Doesn’t help that my computer chose to have probs now.

— Lisa Henry (@lmhenry9) August 3, 2016

@stoodle I’ve taught Alg2 like 19 of my 24 years and mostly the same order / “way.” Really struggling with the final doing the change.

— Lisa Henry (@lmhenry9) August 3, 2016

@stoodle And I can’t figure out why I’m struggling with putting it into a new order. I was so there at TMC16 & now, well…

— Lisa Henry (@lmhenry9) August 3, 2016

@stoodle I have the ideas in my head, I think it’s just the physical doing of it that I’m stuck on. I just need to do it.

— Lisa Henry (@lmhenry9) August 3, 2016

@lmhenry9 You can do it! Just open a new document and start writing for half an hour about the order you think it should go in.

— Mattie B (@stoodle) August 3, 2016

And with some pushing from Mattie and Sam (but I can’t seem to embed his tweet), I finally got around to working on it Friday morning.

So, here is my new (and improved, I hope!) Learning Target list for Algebra 2:

I look forward to reading your comments.

Tags: Algebra 2, Learning Targets
Love it. Thanks for sharing. Do you have something like this for Algebra 1?

Hi Brad!

I do have my Algebra 1 Learning Targets from last year, but I do not have them organized the same way. My original draft is here. If you’d like me to email you the last version I used (which has some tweaks to what you see in the blog post), I’ll be happy to email them. Send me a tweet to let me know if you want me to email last year’s learning targets to you.

–Lisa

Congratulations on finishing your list! Redoing my Algebra II pacing guide was one of my goals for this summer, too. Your order looks like it’s similar to what I plan on using (borrowing from Henrico County in Virginia), which makes me feel better. I think that they do a reasonable job addressing some of the points that are included in the Pivot Algebra 2 posts.

Thanks for sharing that, Sarah! I appreciate it.

–Lisa

Anything you could share regarding Algebra 1 or Algebra 2 would be appreciative. Do you know where I could find the real world application for either course

Thanks so much,

Brad