# College Prep Math in High School

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College of Western Idaho's (CWI) Math Solutions Center provides an opportunity for high schools in southern Idaho to offer college prep math classes.

## College Prep Math Classes

High schools may partner with CWI beginning Fall 2023 to offer the following college prep math course:

### MATH 097 Introductory Prep Math

#### (3 credits)

**Content: **Ratios, Proportions and Percentages, Lines, Exponents and Polynomials, Factoring Polynomials, Quadratic Equations, Relations & Functions, and Rational Expressions and Equations

Completion of **MATH 097 **in high school will allow a student at CWI to register for:

**MATH 098***Advanced Prep Math***MATH 143P/142***College Algebra & College Algebra Plus***MATH 153***Statistical Reasoning***CHEM 101***Introduction to Chemistry***ACCT 201***Introduction to Financial Accounting*

## FAQs

### Why is college prep math important to take in high school?

**MATH 097** serves as prerequisites for many of the required math classes at CWI.

### What is the cost of College Prep Math classes?

College prep math classes taken in high school are free to students.

### How are college prep math classes structured?

- All college prep math classes are taught using Pearson's MyLabMath.
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**MATH 097**will receive a passing grade once all the curriculum is completed. **MATH 097**curriculum is equivalent to Units 3 – 8 in the previous**MATH 095**course.

### What happens if a student does not complete all of the curriculum?

Students who do not complete the curriculum will not receive a passing grade. These students will be required to retake the class from the beginning.

## Next Steps for High School Teachers

Are you interested in teaching college prep math at your high school?

### Minimum Qualifications

- bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution with an emphasis in math, science, or related field
- strong skills in mathematics
- at least 1 year of classroom experience (3 years preferred)

### Application Deadline

High school instructors who would like to begin teaching college prep math beginning Fall 2023 are asked to apply by Oct. 1.

Contact the Math Solutions Center at msc@cwi.edu to get started or for more information.