
College Readiness Mathematics




College Readiness Mathematics is a fourth course option for students who have completed Algebra I or Coordinate Algebra, Geometry or Analytic Geometry, and Algebra II or Advanced Algebra, but are still struggling with high school mathematics standards essential for success in first year postsecondary mathematics courses required for nonSTEM majors. The course is designed to serve as a bridge for high school students who will enroll in nonSTEM postsecondary study and will serve to meet the high school fourth course graduation requirement. The course has been approved by the University System of Georgia as a fourth mathematics course beyond Algebra II or Advanced Algebra for nonSTEM majors, so the course will meet the needs of collegebound seniors who will not pursue STEM fields.
College Readiness Mathematics focuses on key content and practice standards to ensure that students will be ready for postsecondary academic courses and career preparation in nonSTEM fields. The course will revisit and expand the understanding of content standards introduced in earlier mathematics courses and will emphasize numeracy, algebra and functions, geometry, and statistics in a variety of contexts.
Instruction and assessment should include the appropriate use of manipulatives and technology. Mathematics concepts should be represented in multiple ways, such as concrete/pictorial, verbal/written, numeric/databased, graphical, and symbolic. Concepts should be introduced and used, where appropriate, in the context of realistic experiences.
The Standards for Mathematical Practice will provide the foundation for instruction and assessment. The content standards selected are essential for postsecondary preparation in nonSTEM study.
This course emphasizes an understanding of math concepts, as opposed to memorizing facts. Math Ready students learn the context behind procedures and come
to understand why to use a certain formula or method to solve a problem. By engaging students in realworld applications, this course develops critical thinking skills that students will use in college and careers.
The course consists of eight units: algebraic expressions, equations, measurement and proportional reasoning, linear functions, systems of linear equations, quadratic functions, exponential functions, and statistics.
