Senior Year Inviting More Math Choices
When students at Prescott High School sign up to take math as seniors, not all of them will be wading into precalculus or calculus, with in-depth explorations of derivatives and trigonometric functions.
Some will instead end up using mathematics to study the Electoral College, or the security of Internet passwords, or how delivery companies ship packages to different locations on time.
The northern Arizona high school is one of many that have created alternative math courses for 12th graders who are not interested in taking precalculus or calculus, or not academically ready for those classes. Across the country, interest in introducing new senior-year math options is rising as more states require four years of the subject for graduation and schools explore alternatives for both...
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