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Dear Academic Approach Families and Colleagues:

Today, we’re sharing two more math pathways we’ve designed to support higher-level math students. Both target the math content students are encountering in sophomore and junior year math courses.

Algebra II for College-Level Rigor
Instructors build on skills commonly taught in Algebra II courses. This includes challenging skills that are needed for tough ACT/SAT questions and college readiness, including nonlinear equations, factoring, solving quadratic equations, and conics. An in-depth understanding of these topics is critical for progressing to the next level of math, and we want to ensure that students are ready to move beyond Algebra II.

Advanced Number Topics
This pathway focuses on broader topics that are included in many precalculus curricula. These skills allow students to fully understand advanced number properties—and what they can and cannot do with these numbers. The foundations of these skills are crucial to success in college level math and STEM classes. Some topics instructors may include complex numbers, logarithms, trigonometry, matrices, and vectors as well as an overview of discrete math and rational/irrational numbers.

We hope these math module overviews have been helpful to you in considering how to best support your students as they continue to progress through math courses this spring and prepare to return to higher-level math courses next school year!

Be well,
Matthew Pietrafetta, Ph.D., Founder & CEO

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