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Innovative high-school math courses have the potential to engage students who may be turned off by traditional math instruction. Increasingly, high schools are offering rigorous courses such as data science, statistics, and discrete math in addition to the standard algebra-to-calculus sequence. Does taking this type of course improve or curtail students’ postsecondary opportunities? This webinar in our Architects of Math Opportunity series highlighted new research that begins to answer this important question.
Access to rigorous, high-quality mathematics is essential for high school students reaching their full potential, whether or not they pursue a degree or career in STEM. To best understand students’ math opportunities, it’s important that we hear directly from them. Their perspectives are critical to finding and implementing solutions to improve access to advanced math courses.
In his latest Mathematical Association of America blog, David Bressoud shares the findings of Just Equations’ report, Staying the Course: Examining College Students’ Paths to Calculus and supports the report’s recommendation for further research on the use of Calculus prerequisites.
In this piece for Chalkbeat, Just Equations National Policy Director Melodie Baker shares the story of her son’s college admissions process, during which he was grilled about his decision to take AP Statistics rather than AP Calculus his senior year. The story highlights findings from our report Calculating the Odds about covert calculus expectations in admissions and how they shape the math education landscape at large.
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