Adopted High School Mathematics Pathway
The decision to recommend an integrated mathematics pathway reflects Coeur d’Alene Public School’s commitment to offering students the highest quality mathematics program. The new pathway offers the opportunity to focus on developing conceptual understanding and to help students see how the disciplines of mathematics are intertwined. The countries that consistently outperform the United States on the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) have long embraced integrated mathematics. The ISAT statewide mathematics assessment in tenth grade is an integrated exam as are both the PSAT and SAT exams – taken by students statewide. These are just two of the compelling reasons why our district recommended implementing the standards through a new course sequence – Math I, Math II, and Math III. Furthermore, knowing that our existing kindergarten through middle school programs already use an integrated approach to mathematics instruction, allows for a more natural extension of these programs in high school and provides additional rationale for selecting an integrated pathway.
Other large districts in Idaho have transitioned to an integrated pathway including West Ada (Meridian), Boise, Pocatello, and Weiser. Idaho Falls School District is also planning an integrated approach.
As approved by the Board of Trustees on April 16, 2018, "Math I," "ALP Math I," and "Boost Math I" will be available for students in the 2018-2019 school year. It will be our district's request to bring on subsequent courses in the pathway in the following two years, leading to multiple mathematics electives for our students' final years in high school.
For more detail, please visit the links below or the Big Ideas Math Parent Portal and choose Integrated Mathematics 2019 from the drop down menu.
Presentation to the Board of Trustees - ad hoc Recommendation
The ad hoc majority report to the Board of Trustees in the recommendation of a new mathematics course sequence with an implementation plan.
Course Sequence - High School Mathematics
Detail on the adopted course sequence of Math 1, Math 2, and Math 3 and how concepts are better organized to show connections while better preparing students for standardized assessments.
Adopted Implementation Plan
Our plan to support teachers and students in the transition and to make lasting shifts culturally where "focus, coherence, and rigor" in mathematics becomes the guiding force.
Comparison of Current and Proposed Mathematics Topics
A comparison of current topics and how a reshuffle of content would be supportive of student learning and performance.