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Nashville Replaces Algebra and Geometry With Integrated Math

Education Week – Liana Heitin

“Next year, Nashville public schools will begin the transition from teaching Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II to teaching integrated math courses, which weave together concepts from each discipline…integrated math is not exactly a novel concept—but it’s gotten renewed attention under the Common Core State Standards. The standards lay out both the traditional and integrated approaches for teaching high school mathematics and suggest schools choose one…At least three states—North Carolina, West Virginia, and Utah—have recently mandated that all public high schools use integrated math. Georgia has technically been using integrated math since 2008—but it hasn’t been popular. Nearly 85 percent of Georgia teachers participating in a recent survey administered by the state’s board of education said they would rather be teaching the traditional pathway than the integrated one.”(more)