Integrated Math - Frequently Asked Questions
Please note: All numbers and data were accurate when this information first was distributed to the community in Fall 2013.
Students who will be taking a course within Lemont High School’s Mathematics Department for the first time during the 2014-15 school year or after will utilize the Integrated Math curriculum, which incorporates the scope and sequence of the Illinois State Board of Education’s Model Common Core Math Curriculum. Courses within this curriculum contain sequences of units designed to address all appropriate standards in a cohesive manner.
All levels of Integrated Math I, as well as the necessary prerequisite courses for those classes, will be implemented during the 2014-15 school year. All levels of Integrated Math II and Integrated Math III will be added in the 2015-16 and 2016-17 school years, respectively.
Students in the Class of 2015, Class of 2016 and Class of 2017 - as well as Class of 2018 students who were enrolled in Accelerated Algebra II Honors as eighth graders - will continue on in courses that are rooted in the school’s ‘traditional’ curriculum.
The following questions and answers have been provided for students and their parents/guardians to become more well informed about the adjustments to Lemont High School's mathematics curriculum that will take place over a three-year period.
- What is Common Core State Standards for Mathematics?
- What are the Standards for Mathematical Practice?
- Can you give an example of the Standards for Mathematical Practice?
- Why do the standards need to be changed?
- What is different about the new standards?
- Who decides the curriculum at Lemont High School?
- What is going to be different at Lemont High School?
- What is going to be the same at Lemont High School?
- Will my student be ready for college from Integrated Math?
- Will there still be a challenge for students at the honors level?
- Why did Lemont High School choose the Integrated Math courses?
- What has Lemont High School done to prepare to align its course content to the Common Core?
- What are the courses STEM Math Honors and STEM Math?
- Can a student begin in Integrated Math II (any level)?
- Will students be able to take Advanced Placement Courses?
- Will post-graduate institutions and the NCAA understand what Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II and Integrated Math III mean on a student’s transcript?
- How will students be placed in the courses?
- What are the options if I disagree with the placement?
- What about middle school students enrolling in the high school math class?
- Is there support for students who are achieving at a lesser rate?
- What about students who already have enrolled in a math course at Lemont High School?
- Why change if the end is the same?
- How will we know if it is working?
- What if I have a question that is not answered?