Princeton High School will introduce a new math class into its curriculum, designed to help students succeed in lower level maths.
This course will be a continuation of the pre-algebra course offered, said Principal Andy Berlinski.
After completing pre-algebra, students currently move to regular education math 1. The new course is designed to bridge the gap between the current pre-algebra and the more rigorous math 1. This course would allow students to have a solid foundation before jumping to Math 1. The pre-algebra curriculum purchased by PHS has 9 units.
“Currently pre-algebra is covering 4 of the 9 units,” Berlinksi said. “We would feel more comfortable if students were able to cover all 9 before moving to math 1. Functions, systems of equations, geometry, measurement, and probability/statistics are topics not covered in the first year that are necessary for success in math.”
Berlinski told board members the course is designed to bridge the gap between pre-algebra and math 1 and allows for more one-on-one support for struggling students.