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High School Traditional Curriculum Courses

SpringBoard Mathematics offers the traditional high school pathway in which algebra, geometry, and precalculus are taught sequentially.

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SpringBoard high school math courses equip students with the critical thinking skills needed for success in AP courses, college, and career.

Algebra 1

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.

Geometry

Geometry students:

  • 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.

Algebra 2

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.

Precalculus

Precalculus students:

  • 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.

Resources and Samples

Visit our SpringBoard Math Resource Library to get sample activities that you can print and use in your classroom, as well as other resources.