Oxford School District Math Course Descriptions

      7th & 8th Grade Courses

      • Math 7

        Math 7 is the target grade-level math course where students reinforce their skills from Math 6 while building the foundational skills for prealgebra. Students are expected to master 15 priority standards during the course.

        Compacted Math 7 (“CM7”)

        CM7 is a high school credit accelerated math course that combines the Math 7 course and the Math 8 (Pre-Algebra) course in one year. Students are expected to master 15 Math 7 standards and 6 Math 8 standards during the course. *Note: this is a credit-bearing course for high school G.P.A.

        Math 8 (Pre-Algebra)

        Math 8 is the target grade-level math course where students receive high school credit. This pre-algebra math course is designed to prepare students for Algebra 1. Students are expected to master 18 priority standards during the course. *Note: this is a credit-bearing course for high school G.P.A.

        Compacted Math 8/Algebra 1 (“CM8”)

        CM8 is a high school credit accelerated math course that combines the Math 8 (pre-algebra) course and the Algebra 1 course. Since Algebra 1 is the basis for all future math courses, it is important that students build a solid foundation. Students are expected to master 24 priority standards during the course. *Note: this is a credit-bearing course for high school G.P.A.

      6th Grade Courses

      • Math 6

        Math 6 is the target grade level math course where students reinforce skills from elementary grades while building the foundation for Math 7. Students are expected to master 15 priority standards during the course.

        Accelerated Math 7

        Accelerated Math 6 is an accelerated math course that combines the Math 6 and Math 7 courses. Students are expected to master 15 Math 6 standards and 8 Math 7 standards during the course. It is highly recommended that students enrolled in this course have mastered all 15 Math 5 priority standards.

      High School Courses

      • Foundations of Algebra

        Foundations of Algebra is a one-credit math course offered only to 9th grade students in need of support prior to taking Algebra 1. Students are expected to master 16 priority standards that will prepare them for Algebra 1.

        Algebra 1

        Algebra 1 is a one-credit math course that formalizes and extends the math learned in middle school. Algebra 1 is the basis for all other high school math courses, so it is important that students build a solid mathematical foundation. Students are expected to master 20 priority standards.

        Geometry

        Geometry is a one-credit math course that extends students’ geometric experiences from middle school. Students explore more complex geometric situations and learn to give formal mathematical arguments. This course also provides students with skills that target the math portion of the ACT. Students are expected to master 20 priority standards.

        Algebra 2

        Algebra 2 is a one-credit math course that extends the algebra skills learned in Algebra 1 while also preparing students for more advanced math courses. This course provides students with skills that target the math portion of the ACT. Students are expected to master 18 priority standards.

        Advanced Math Plus

        Advanced Math Plus is a one-credit math course designed to bridge the standards from Algebra 2 to AP Calculus. AMP includes rigorous standards that will prepare students for collegiate courses dealing with higher-level trigonometric, algebraic, and calculus concepts. This course is formerly known as Algebra 3 and follows a traditional Trig/Pre-Calculus curriculum and is recommended for students interested in taking AP Calculus.

        College Essentials/S.R.E.B. Math Ready

        College Essentials/S.R.E.B. Math Ready is a one-credit course designed to assist students who are in need of a fourth year math preparatory course prior to entering college. This course is best suited for students who have not mastered the skills needed for Advanced Placement (A.P.) courses. This course targets students to become college and career ready to ensure they are prepared for post-secondary mathematics.

      Dual Enrollment Courses

      • College Algebra

        College Algebra is a one-high-school-credit (3 college-credit hours) nine-week course that includes inequalities; functions; linear and quadratic equations, circles, and their graphs; rational, radical, and higher-order equations; applications; polynomial and rational functions; logarithmic and exponential functions; systems of equations. Prerequisites include two years of high school algebra (Alg 1, 2) and an ACT math subscore of at least 19.

        Trigonometry

        Trigonometry is a one-high-school-credit (3 college-credit hours) nine-week course that includes trigonometric functions and their graphs; trigonometric identities; trigonometric equations; radian measurement; solutions of right and oblique triangles; inverse trigonometric functions; applications. Prerequisites include College Algebra with a grade of C or higher or an ACT math subscore of at least 20.

      Advanced Placement (A.P.) Courses

      • A.P. Statistics

        A.P. Statistics is a one-credit introductory college-level statistics course that introduces students to the major concepts and tools for collecting, analyzing, and drawing conclusions from data. Students cultivate their understanding of statistics using technology, investigations, problem solving, and writing as they explore concepts like variation and distribution; patterns and uncertainty; and data-based predictions, decisions, and conclusions.

        A.P. Calculus AB

        A.P. Calculus AB is a one-credit math course that focuses on students’ understanding of calculus concepts and provides experience with methods and applications. The course requires students to use definitions and theorems to build arguments and justify conclusions. A.P. Calculus AB is designed to be the equivalent of a first semester college calculus course devoted to topics in differential and integral calculus.

        A.P. Calculus BC

        A.P. Calculus BC is a one credit math course designed to be the equivalent to both first and second semester college calculus courses. A.P. Calculus BC applies the content and skills learned in A.P. Calculus AB to parametrically defined curves, polar curves, and vector-valued functions; develops additional integration techniques and applications; and introduces the topics of sequences and series.

      Last Modified on February 10, 2022