This question has been kicking around in the back of my head for a couple of years, but the impetus to post it now came from reading the related question at When did the American school system's progression of math classes take its current form?.
I have been trying for some time now to locate digital copies of the School Mathematics Study Group (SMSG) textbooks, colloquially known as the "New Math", and have accumulated quite a good-sized collection, available here. (My understanding is that all of these texts are in the public domain, and may be freely distributed.) I should acknowledge that I found most of these texts in an archive formerly hosted by Tom Giambrone at Buffalo State College that seems to no longer be available online.
One of the curious things about this archive is that it contains more than one text with the words "First Course in Algebra" in the title (including Parts I and II of both a Student's Text and Teacher's Commentary, plus a "Programmed First Course in Algebra") but there does not seem to be a follow-up "Second Course in Algebra" or "Algebra 2" or something similarly named. The description of the SMSG archive at the UT-Austin also seems to lack anything that is obviously recognizable as "Algebra 2".
I'm not sure whether there was a "Second Course in Algebra" text that I simply can't find any trace of, either because it is no longer extant or because my Google-Fu isn't strong enough, or whether such a book never existed in the first place.
Does anybody know:
- Was there an SMSG "Algebra 2" textbook or the equivalent, and if so, what was it called?
- If so, is it available anywhere, either in print or digital form?
- If not, what was the SMSG course sequence for students after Algebra and Geometry?