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CONTEMPORARY MATHEMATICS IN CONTEXTCONTEMPORARY MATHEMATICS IN CONTEXT A high school curriculum for grades 9–12, developed by the

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Contemporary Mathematics in Context is a four-year, integrated mathematics program that includes a three-year core curriculum for all students, plus a flexible fourth-year course that continues the preparation of students for college mathematics. The curriculum builds on the theme of mathematics as sense making. Each course advances students ’ mathematical understanding along interwoven strands of algebra and functions, geometry and trigonometry, statistics and probability, and discrete mathematics. Each of these strands is developed within focused units connected by fundamental themes, common topics, and mathematical ways of thinking. The program emphasizes mathematical modeling and modeling concepts, including data collection, representation, interpretation, prediction, and simulation. Graphing calculators are assumed and appropriately used throughout the curriculum. Each of Courses 1–3 consists of seven units and a capstone experience. Each unit has three to six multi-day lessons which develop major ideas through investigations of applied problems. The time needed to complete units varies from four to si

Year: 2011
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