Explanation of SPIs to be dropped from 2012-13 Math 3-8 TCAP

User's Guide for 2009-10 Standards

Please reference the above Tennessee Mathematics User’s Guide designed to assist in the implementation of the Tennessee Mathematics Curriculum Framework. The standards are:

- Focused on major mathematics themes and their contextual applications
- Organized and consistent across the grade bands
- Stated clearly and concisely
- Increasingly complex across grade bands K-12
- Aligned with both the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Curriculum Focal Points for Prekindergarten through Grade 8 Mathematics and the Principles and Standards for School Mathematics, American Diploma Project Benchmarks, National Association for Educational Progress standards and ACT Standards

There are still five strands; two former ones have been combined and one new one has been added:

- Mathematical Processes – New Strand*
- Number and Operation – Content Strand
- Algebra– Content Strand
- Geometry and Measurement– Content Strand
- Data Analysis, Probability, Statistics– Content Strand

Each Strand is composed of three major parts:

- Grade Level Expectations or Course Level Expectations
- Checks for Understanding
- State Performance Indicators

New Strand*: The Grade Level Expectations for the Mathematical Processes Strand are the same for grade bands K-8 and for 9-12. The Checks for Understanding and the SPIs differ at each grade/course level.

Tennessee High School Mathematics Courses Pathway

Course | Number | Notes |
---|---|---|

Foundations I | 3130 | Elective Credit ONLY |

Foundations II | 3131 | Elective Credit ONLY |

Algebra I | 3102 (0) | Regular Algebra |

Algebra I CTE | 3102 (2) | CTE Algebra (formally Technical Algebra) |

Algebra IA | 3102 (3) | Elective Credit ONLY |

Algebra IB | 3102 (4) | Math Credit with EOC Examination |

Algebra II | 3103 | Math Credit with EOC Examination |

Algebra IIA | 3103(3) | Elective Credit ONLY |

Algebra IIB | 3103(4) | Math Credit with EOC Examination |

Geometry | 3108 (0) | Regular Geometry |

Geometry CTE | 3108 (2) | CTE Geometry (formally Technical Geometry) |

Geometry A | 3108 (3) | Elective Credit ONLY |

Geometry B | 3108 (4) | Math Credit with EOC Examination (proposed) |

Algebra II | 3103 | Math Credit with EOC Examination |

Integrated Mathematics I | 3132 | REVISIONS: Pending Common Core Model Courses, Coming Soon |

Integrated Mathematics II | 3133 | REVISIONS: Pending Common Core Model Courses, Coming Soon |

Integrated Mathematics III | 3134 | REVISIONS: Pending Common Core Model Courses, Coming Soon |

Advanced Algebra and Trigonometry | 3124 | Revised for the 2010-2011 school year |

Discrete Mathematics with Statistics and Probability | 3135 | Revised for the 2010-2011 school year |

PreCalculus | 3126 | Revised for the 2010-2011 school year |

Statistics | 3136 | Revised for the 2010-2011 school year |

Calculus | 3113 | Revised for the 2010-2011 school year |

Bridge Math | 3181 | 4th Year Senior Level Math Credit Course |

Senior Finite Math | 3182 | 4th Year Senior Level Math Credit Course |

GATEWAY Algebra | 3180 | Intervention course for students on former graduation requirement. |

Advanced placement mathematics courses are listed below. Descriptions for these courses may be found in the Advanced Placement Course Descriptions provided by the College Board. | ||

Calculus AB | 3127 | |

Calculus BC | 3128 | |

Statistics | 3129 |

Students may receive credit for only ONE of the following: Algebra I, CTE Algebra, or Integrated Mathematics I. It is strongly recommended that students who begin in the Traditional Program (Alg I, Geom, Alg II) not move to the integrated program. Transfer students may be an exception to this recommendation.