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 courses:
MATH 085 College Readiness Math
Content: Basic Operations on Whole Numbers, Integers, Decimals & Fractions; Basic Algebraic Expressions & Equations, Geometry, and Probability
Completion of MATH 085 in high school will allow a student at CWI to register for:
- MATH 097 Introductory Prep Math
- MATH 099 Extended Prep Math
- MATH 118/118L Technical Math & Technical Math Lab
- MATH 123P/122 Math in Modern Society & Math in Modern Society Plus
- MATH 153P/152 Statistical Reasoning & Statistical Reasoning Plus
MATH 097 Introductory Prep Math
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 143P/142 College Algebra & College Algebra Plus
- MATH 153 Statistical Reasoning
- CHEM 101 Introduction to Chemistry
- ACCT 201 Introduction to Financial Accounting
Why is college prep math important to take in high school?
MATH 085 and MATH 097 serve 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.
- Students in MATH 085 and MATH 097 will receive a passing grade once all the curriculum is completed.
- MATH 085 curriculum is equivalent to Units 1 – 2 in the previous MATH 095 course.
- 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?
- 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)
High school instructors who would like to begin teaching college prep math beginning Fall 2023 are asked to apply by June 1.
Contact the Math Solutions Center at firstname.lastname@example.org to get started or for more information.