TCCC’s Math Pathways Project Team (MPPT), made up of math professionals at the district and college level, evaluated the region’s high school math curriculum in the fall of 2017 and released recommendations for each of the four tri-county school districts.
Geoff Schuler, who convenes the MPPT, and John C. Read, CEO of TCCC, will discuss their recommendations with Berkeley County School District’s Board of Education during tonight’s meeting. The meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. at H.E. Bonner Elementary School.
Here are the MPPT’s recommendations:
- All students should complete four credits of math in high school, including Algebra 1 and 2, Geometry and a fourth higher-level math course beyond Algebra 2.
- All students should enroll in and complete a math course each year of high school. Students who complete required math credits prior to ninth grade may receive graduation credit for that coursework; however, these students should still enroll in and complete a math course during each high school year.
- Students planning on pursuing a STEM career should take an Algebra-based course, preferably Pre-Calculus,
as their fourth level math course. If Pre-Calculus is completed prior to senior year, students should enroll in and complete an additional Algebra-based course.
- High school math courses beyond Algebra 1 should include a final course exam that is common across the district and aligned exclusively to the set of priority standards that are set for that course.
Click here to read the MPPT’s full statement and recommendations.