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Mathematics

Calero High School's mathematics department offers the following three college preparation courses:

CCSS Math 1 Course Description:

Common Core State Standards (CCSS) High School Math 1 is a required course, which is one year in length. The fundamental purpose of the CCSS Math 1 course is to formalize and extend the mathematics that students learned in the middle grades.  It is the first course in a three-year college preparatory mathematics sequence.  The sequence and content of CCSS Math 1, of CCSS Math 2 and of CCSS Math 3 follow the recommendations of the California State Standards and Framework documents published in 2013, Common Core State Standards Appendix A, and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Principles and Standards for School Mathematics. Instruction time, infused with the eight Standards for Mathematical Practice, should focus on six critical areas: (1) extend understanding of numerical manipulation to algebraic manipulation; (2) synthesize understanding of function; (3) deepen and extend understanding of linear relationships; (4) apply linear models to data that exhibit a linear trend; (5) establish criteria for congruence based on rigid motions; and (6) apply the Pythagorean Theorem to the coordinate plane. This course satisfies 1 year of the Mathematics requirement in the East Side Union High School District.  This course satisfies 1 year of the Mathematics requirement at University of California and California State University.

CCSS Math 2 Course Description:

Common Core State Standards (CCSS) High School Math 2 is a required course that is one year in length. The focus is on quadratic expressions, equations, and functions; comparing their characteristics and behavior to those of linear and exponential relationships from CCSS Math 1. This course includes standards from the conceptual categories of Number and Quantity, Algebra, Functions, Geometry, and Statistics and Probability. Some standards are repeated in multiple higher mathematics courses; therefore instructional notes, which appear in brackets, indicate what is appropriate for study in this particular course. For CCSS Math 2, Instruction time, infused with the eight Standards for Mathematical Practice, should focus on five critical areas: (1) extend the laws of exponents to rational exponents; (2) compare key characteristics of quadratic functions with those of linear and exponential functions; (3) create and solve equations and inequalities involving linear, exponential, and quadratic expressions; (4) extend work with probability; and (5) establish criteria for similarity of triangles based on dilations and proportional reasoning. This course satisfies 1 year of the Mathematics requirement in the East Side Union High School District.  This course satisfies 1 year of the Mathematics requirement at University of California and California State University.

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