Is Algebra Still Algebra?
Many students and parents have questioned the new math sequence drawn from the 2013 California Math Standards that puts Algebra at the 9th grade and adds a new 8th grade math course. This video explains how this change provides students a rigorous and essential 8th grade math experience that sets the foundation for higher math. It also details the standards in the 9th grade Algebra course that are drawn from the old Geometry and Algebra II courses. In both 8th and 9th grade, students are expected to perform more complex mathematical tasks. The combination of the 8th grade CA Math course and the 9th grade Algebra course are designed to ready students for the demands of Geometry, Algebra II and beyond.