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    Seattle’s high school mathematics students prepare for college, careers, and life by completing at least three core courses, with four years of mathematics being highly recommended. State graduation requirements mean that students will complete at least three years of mathematics in high school, including at least:
    Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II or its equivalent or IB Mathematics. 

    PreCalculus, AP Statistics, AP Calculus, and/or IB Mathematics provide additional preparation for college and careers, and provide an important transition from high school to college-level mathematics.  Algebra 1 through PreCalculus are aligned to the Washington State standards (Common Core State Standards) that were adopted in 2012.  These courses are designed to address standards, or parts of standards, in a progression that builds conceptual understanding and connections between content.

    Our high school mathematics program, guided by Washington State standards, provides a balance of:

    • Conceptual Understanding
    • Procedural Proficiency
    • Problem-solving and Processes

    State Mathematics Requirements for Graduation

    Starting with the class of 2013, Washington State requires that students earn AT LEAST THREE credits of math (Algebra I; Geometry; and Algebra II or a rigorous, high school‒level math course that meets the student’s education and career goals identified in the student’s high school and beyond plan).  There are multiple pathways for students to fulfill math credits requirement for graduation which align to their high school and beyond plan.  For a list of state minimum credits to graduate, please refer to the Graduation Toolkit for the student's graduating class.

    Smarter Balanced Math Assessment (SBA) aligns to standards addressed in Algebra 1 and Geometry and will be administered to students starting in the spring of 10th grade.  Meeting graduation standards on the SBA Math AND English Language Arts assessments is one pathway for students to fulfill graduation requirements. Students have an opportunity to retest in the spring of their 11th and 12th grade years.

    Mathematics Textual Materials

    In 2009, Seattle Public Schools adopted materials published by Key Curriculum Press for Algebra I through Calculus, and by Pearson Learning for AP Statistics, as shown below. Each student will receive a hardback textbook for use at home and in school. The books include detailed examples, a glossary and index, and selected answers and hints.

    Students will also receive a class username and password from their teacher to access the entire textbook online through the Flourish platform. The online text has interactive features which enable students to link from pages in the book to practice problems, dynamic explorations, and calculator notes.

    Click on the links below for a sample of the family resources available online, or go to Kendall Hunt Parent Resources and click on the book cover for each course. Online resources include:

    • A Guide for Parents (in English and Spanish)—A brief summary of each chapter, includes tips for working with students, chapter summary exercises and review exercises with complete solutions. (Alg 1 (S)/Geo (S))
    • Condensed Lessons (in English and Spanish)—A detailed explanation of each lesson. These can provide extra help for students who have fallen behind or missed class, as well as support for adults who want to understand the details of the mathematics. (Alg 1 (S)/Geo (S))

    • More Practice Your Skills—a set of additional exercises for each lesson in the book for students who want extra practice. (Alg 1/Geo)

    • Calculator Notes, Programs and Data—helpful information, programs and tips for using calculators for specific activities. (Alg 1)

    • Dynamic Explorations - links to online resources that align to the chapter content that families can explore to develop conceptual understanding (Geo/Alg2/Precal)




    Algebra I

    Discovering Algebra, 2ndEdition(Kendall Hunt)


    Geometry, 4thEdition(Kendall Hunt)

    Algebra II

    Discovering Advanced Algebra, 2ndEd.(Kendall Hunt)


    PreCalculus with Trigonometry, 2nd Ed.(Kendall Hunt)

    AP Calculus AB

    Calculus, 1st Ed.(Kendall Hunt)

    AP Statistics

    Stats: Modeling the World(Pearson Learning)

    AB Calculus BC

    Calculus, 1st Ed.(Kendall Hunt)


    Online Resources