SpringBoard high school math courses equip students with the critical thinking skills needed for success in AP courses, college, and career.
Algebra 1 students:
- Gain an understanding of the properties of real numbers.
- Formalize the language of functions.
- Explore the behavior of functions numerically, graphically, analytically, and verbally.
- Use technology to discover relationships, test inferences, and solve problems.
- Write expressions, equations, and inequalities from physical models.
- Communicate mathematics understanding formally and informally.
- Read, analyze, and solve right triangle and trigonometric functions within contextual situations.
- Develop area formulas necessary for determining volumes of rotational solids, solids with known cross sections, and area beneath a curve.
- Explain work clearly so that the reasoning process can be followed throughout the solution.
In grades 6, 7, and 8, SpringBoard Math students learn and practice the critical thinking skills needed to analyze, solve, and explain complex math problems and to be successful in Advanced Placement classes and beyond.
Grade 6 (Course 1)
Grade 6 students learn to:
- Model functions in numerical, symbolic (equation), table, and graphical forms.
- Communicate mathematics verbally and in writing, justifying answers and clearly labeling charts and graphs.
- Explore and represent data in a variety of forms.
- Use multiple representations to communicate their understanding of a math concept.
Grade 7 (Course 2)
Grade 7 students continue to:
- Acquire an understanding of functions—in the context of algebra and graphs.
- Write, solve, and graph linear equations; recognize and verbalize patterns; and model slope as a rate of change.
- Communicate problem-solving methods and interpret results clearly.
- Investigate concepts presented visually and verbally.
Grade 8 (Course 3)
Grade 8 students extend their knowledge by:
- Writing algebraic models from a variety of physical, numeric, and verbal descriptions.
- Solving equations using a variety of methods.
- Justifying answers using precise mathematical language.
- Relating constant rate of change to verbal, physical, and algebraic models.
- Using technology to solve problems.
- Reinforcing and extending the vocabulary of probability and statistics.
Resources and Samples
Go to SpringBoard Math Sample Activities to download samples that you can use in your classroom.
Algebra 2 students:
- Develop the algebra of functions through operations, composition, and inverses.
- Read and analyze contextual situations involving exponential and logarithmic functions.
- Work with functions graphically, numerically, analytically, and verbally.
- Learn optimization problems.
- Compare the relative rate of change of linear and exponential functions.
- Learn the concept of infinite sum as a limit of partial sums.
- Work with statistics in numerical summaries and calculations using the normal, curve, and the modeling of data.
- Gain an introductory understanding of convergence and divergence.
- Collect, analyze, and draw conclusions from data.
- Solve problems in contextual situations dealing with polynomial, rational, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions.
- Model motion using parametric equations and vectors.
- Develop an intuitive understanding of limits and continuity.
- Justify their reasoning and understanding verbally, in writing, and with models.
- Use technology to explore and support conjectures.
Go to Sample Activities to download samples that you can use in your classroom.