Math Program Description
We are pleased to offer a Certification of College Readiness in Mathematics for high school students who successfully complete our Algebra 2 pilot program. The goal of this program is to prepare students for success in future math DE courses as well as on-campus college math courses.
LSU Class Notes and LSU Videos have been added to the existing Pre-DE Algebra 2 course. The course runs in MyMathLab and includes supplemental activities independent of MyMathLab for use in the classroom. This course is completely aligned with the Louisiana Mathematical Standards. A list of topics includes:
- Systems of Equations
- Exponents, Polynomials, and Polynomial Functions
- Rational Expressions
- Rational Exponents, Radicals, and Complex Numbers
- Quadratic and Higher Degree Equations and Functions
- Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
- Sequences and Series
- Trigonometric Functions and Identities
The full course profile can be accessed at Course Profiles | LSU Math.
Since the Algebra 2 course is not a dual enrollment course, high school teachers are allowed to change the order and content of the assignments, quizzes, and tests. At the conclusion of the course, we will provide a certification test in MyMathLab to be administered to the students. Students who earn 70% or higher on the certification test will earn a Certificate of College Readiness in Mathematics.
To participate in the pilot, teachers must be DE or Pre-DE certified by July 1, 2021, and must attend a synchronous virtual training workshop on July 13 from 9 AM-12 Noon and 1-4 PM. At this workshop, teachers will have an opportunity to develop a greater understanding and knowledge of the course content and pedagogy and to form a professional network with other teachers who participate in the program. Also, they will be given a detailed list of specific objectives to be included on the certification test. There is no cost for the training or for student participation in the pilot, but students will need a $40 MyMathLab access code. To apply to participate in this program, click this link and fill out the form.
In future years, we intend to add similar additional resources to our Pre-DE Algebra 1 and Geometry courses.