Principles of Algebra 2


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For Ages 15-18

A course that teaches algebra from a biblical perspective! Algebra 2 students will get a glimpse of God’s handiwork as they apply their studies. Most algebra books come across as a whole bunch of meaningless, often hard-to-understand problems. But algebra doesn’t have to be that way at all. This book is full of different “tools” in algebra, seeing how they all really help us explore God’s creation and complete real-life tasks. Students should leave their Algebra 2 lessons each day understanding why they’re learning what they’re learning, equipped to really apply math, and awed at the Creator.

Algebra 2 lessons can be completed in 60-90 minutes. The recommended schedule suggests 5 days per week.

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Principles of Algebra 2

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SKU M205-9
Manufacturer Master Books
Weight (in lbs) 3.60
Title Principles of Algebra 2
Subtitle Applied Algebra from a Biblical Worldview
ISBN 13 9781683442059
Contributors Katherine Loop Hannon
Binding Paperback
Page Count 568
Publisher New Leaf Publishing Group, LLC
Dimensions (in inches) 8 1/2 x 11

Most algebra books come across as a whole bunch of meaningless, often hard-to-understand problems. But algebra doesn’t have to be that way! This curriculum shows students how the various concepts in algebra help us explore God’s creation and complete real-life tasks. Students should leave their math lessons for the day understanding why they’re learning what they’re learning and in awe of the Creator.


  • Biblical Worldview: Discover how the very existence of math proclaims the faithfulness of God . . . and experience the joy of using math to explore God’s creation.
  • Connection to Real Life: Learn how algebraic concepts actually apply and get ready to apply them yourself.
  • Full Color Design with Easy-to-Understand Graphics: Get ready for an algebra program that is filled with colorful pictures and charts that aid in understanding the material.

This program consists of:

  • Full-color Textbook (this book) that presents concepts in an engaging way to students, incorporating science and other real-life examples. Throughout the material, students are also pointed back to God and taught math concepts from a biblical worldview.
  • Teacher Guide with worksheets, quizzes, and tests that not only help students learn the concepts, but also show them algebra in action and help them learn critical thinking skills.
  • Solutions Manual that not only gives the solutions to all the worksheet, quiz, and test problems, but also includes numerous explanatory notes.
  • Optional Video Supplement that walks students through the concepts step-by-step is available on the Master Books Academy site.

Designed with homeschool students in mind, but useable in group settings too.

This program was written so that students could be mainly self taught, with an e-course available for those who need more instruction. The Solutions Manual walks through how answers were obtained and is filled with explanatory notes.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Setting the Foundation
  • 2. Exploring Exponents
  • 3. Numbers and Sets
  • 4. Solving for Unknowns and Problem-Solving Skills
  • 5. Solving More In-Depth Problems
  • 6. Unleashing Algebra: Solving Systems of Equations
  • 7. Introducing Functions and Function Notation
  • 8. Introduction to Polynomial Functions
  • 9. Quadratic Functions
  • 10. More with Polynomials
  • 11. Rational Functions
  • 12. Exponential Functions
  • 13. Logarithms
  • 14. Transforming Functions - Plus More with Functions
  • 15. Functions and Formulas That Help Us Count, Find Probabilities, and Generate Sequences
  • 16. Review
  • Appendix A: Math's Message
  • Appendix B: Reference Section
  • Index


Each and every topic is presented in such a way so as to constantly remind us of Who God is and how He truly matters in our lives....The dialogue is written in conversational English, not highbrow “mathematicianese,” so it is easy to understand....The examples are generally not just random math problems. Most are carefully chosen to clearly illustrate the principle and to reveal evidence of our Creator.....I highly recommend this textbook for math students AND for teachers in generals as a reference book for learning how they can be more effective at incorporating a Christ-centered focus into all of their subjects.

Jay Auxt, Retired Adjunct Instructor of Mathematics and Creation Science at Antietam Bible College

Shows students why they are learning concepts and how algebra's very existence points us to God.
Review by Kathleen
This course is written to the student with the intention of the student using it independently.

Student Book: Each chapter gives many examples on how those concepts are used in real life. Which answers the question: Am I ever going to use Algebra?

I especially like the notes (highlighted in green) within each concept. They point out helpful reminders or specific things to look for.

The Keeping Perspective section of each lesson focuses on how that concept points to God and all that He created.

There are many beautiful, vibrant pictures. Lots of graph examples which really help the student to see the problem worked out.

There is an extremely helpful reference section in the back of the book with drawings, units of measure, and other helpful reference items.
I also recommend the ecourse for this curriculum. It is great for a visual learner to walk them through the steps.
Wonderfully Straightforward
Review by Becky K
This is a delightfully straightforward math book that comes with full color images, tables, or examples that bring the material to life. This course is written where each concept is tied back to God and the Bible, showing that math is much more than just rules, but was wonderfully designed, allowing students to see the beauty amongst the complexity. This book would be considered the "textbook" part of the course and offers explanation and example problems for each concept covered. I especially enjoyed the real world examples given for certain topics that answers the age old question of "when will I ever use this in real life?" There are no worksheets, tests, or quizzes contained in this book. Those are located in the Teacher Guide. I was given an e-book copy of this book for free in return for my honest review. All opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
Math as a real-life tool
Review by Yolande
I used to love math in high school, but no math teacher could ever explain how to use Algebra in real life situations. This course shows the student that math is a real-life tool and not meaningless and boring equations and problems. The student will explore the blood pressure of giraffes and see how amazing God created giraffes. Also, the math behind hot air balloons and how men have utilized the consistencies God created to develop a useful device like hot air balloons. The special arrangement of seeds in a sunflower testifies God’s wisdom and care. This course makes math come alive. There are a lot of finance application examples guiding the student to be good stewards of money but above all to avoid the love of money and rather focus on investing in eternity.

The student text is colourful and lessons are presented very well with detailed explanations and illustrations. It all points to our Creator God, His consistent universe and how He consistently governs all things.

The student needs the following to complete this course: Principles of Algebra 2 Student Text which contains the presentations and explanations of concepts; Principles of Algebra 2 Teacher Guide which contains the worksheets, quizzes, and tests; and the Principles of Algebra 2 Solutions manual which contains step-by-step solutions and notes for the worksheets, quizzes and tests. There is an optional eCourse available through which provides more guidance and is helpful for visual and auditory learners (and Mom!).

I highly recommend this self-taught course for students who already completed an Algebra 1 course.

I received this product for free in exchange for an honest review.
Biblical Worldview Math
Review by Crystal
Principles of Algebra 2 lives up to its name as applied algebra from a biblical worldview. The text is engaging, with full color pictures, diagrams, and highlighted areas to break up text and help the reader understand the concepts and easily find key information. Throughout, there are relevant, real-world application problems. And the biblical worldview doesn’t disappoint. Instead of just math with Bible verses here and there, this text really helps us see God in math, and how it is a tool He gave us to better understand creation. I am really looking forward to using this Algebra 2 text in our homeschool!

The book I wish I’d had…
Review by Dustie
This is a well rounded level 2 Algebra book for high school students. One of the things I really appreciate is that there are, “applied algebra,” problems, in which the student applies the algebraic concepts to real-world situations. I remember asking my high school and college math teachers when I’d use most of this. Many of them could not give good examples. Understanding how to apply the concepts to life is invaluable. I really like how the lessons are presented. They are thorough and engaging. As a side note, it is in full color with helpful illustrations. There are additional references in the back for scripture, units of measure, geometry, and more. However, the most important thing that this book contains that others lack is a biblical worldview. Realizing that God made math and that it is a reflection of His consistency is so beautiful. This truth is woven within the text. It’s not like other programs I’ve seen that claim to be biblical but just stick a scripture somewhere on the page. The author asks questions like, “What names do we use to describe the consistent way God governs multiplication…?” Questions like these can be very helpful in redirecting our thinking toward our Creator, and they can also spark deeper conversations between you and your student. This book utilizes a variety of methods to reach various learning styles and reinforce concepts. It uses interesting topics, like calculating blood pressure and the flow of electricity, within the problems, so it is not boring. This is the type of book I wish I’d had when I took this course.
Review by Abbie
I am so thankful for Principles of Algebra 2! I have been waiting for this course. It actually became available for the 2021/2022 school year just in time for our graduating senior who needed this credit.

The course is easily followed. I appreciate that Masterbooks Academy offers the math courses as well to supplement the subjects.

My son found the course perfectly suited for independent study and each lesson was introduced adequately. I questioned my son as to how he felt each lesson was presented (or taught) in the book and asked if he felt the descriptions were adequate for the homework required. He said that he thought it was good.

Some days we did more sets (work) and on sections he had a better understanding of we did less.

An excellent resource.

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