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State Board of Education approves traditional/discrete math options

MEDIA CONTACT: Matt Cardoza, 404-651-7358, mcardoza@gadoe.org or Meghan Frick, 404-656-5594, mfrick@doe.k12.ga.us

​Starting with the 2015-16 school year, high schools will be able to offer either integrated or traditional/discrete math courses.

“I have heard many times from students, teachers, and parents, that the lack of a traditional/discrete math option is an enormously troubling issue,” Superintendent Woods said. “Today, thanks to the collaboration of the Governor’s office and State Board of Education, we have been able to resolve that issue in a way that offers a choice at the local level.”

Surveys conducted by the State Board of Education and Regional Educational Service Agencies found that many educators desired a choice between integrated and traditional/discrete math. Public comment on the courses posted today was largely favorable. 

“This is good news for Georgia’s educators, parents, and students,” State Board Chair Helen Rice said. “These courses are a response to feedback from all of those groups – they are specific to the needs and responsive to the voices of Georgia’s students.”


Supporting Documents: 

Board Item

Foundations of Algebra Course Standards

Algebra I Course Standards

Geometry Course Standards

Chart for High School Mathematics Course Sequence Options

Memo Regarding Public Comment Summary

Survey and Rating Comments - Foundations of Algebra Standards

Survey and Rating Comments - Algebra I Standards

Survey and Rating Comments - Geometry Standards​


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