Core-Plus Mathematics: Course 4: Preparation for Calculus

Grade Levels: 11-12

Funded by the National Science Foundation, Core-Plus Mathematics is a four-year, international-like high school mathematics program that aligns well with the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics, including the Standards of Mathematical Practice.

Course 4 continues the preparation of students for college mathematics, with a focus on preparation for calculus. The text is designed so that students learn important mathematics and mathematical habits of mind through inquiry and problem-based investigations featuring realistic contexts.

Core-Plus Mathematics provides extensive teacher support and a suite of free available mathematical software tools

Core-Plus Mathematics: Course 4: Preparation for Calculus

  • Development of mathematics as an active science of patterns involving quantity and change, shape and motion, data and chance, and counting and algorithms
  • Courses organized around interwoven strands of
    • algebra and functions
    • geometry and trigonometry
    • statistics and probability
    • discrete mathematics
  • Mathematical strands developed in coherent, focused units connected by fundamental unifying ideas
  • Mathematics developed in context with an emphasis on applications and mathematical modeling
  • Student-centered investigations promote active learning through problem solving
  • Full and appropriate use of technology tools, including new CPMP-Tools® software for each course