One of my pet peeves in math education: integrate concepts from the beginning instead of offering them piecemeal.
For many years, as Glendale students have crossed off the math classes they’ve needed to graduate, they have enrolled in Algebra 1, then Geometry, followed by Algebra 2.
Now, as local math educators look to adopt a new “integrated” approach to teach Common Core math to high school students, they may do away with the old system.
Under the new approach, students would enroll in Math I, Math II and Math III, and study the same five concepts in each course — number and quantity, algebra, functions, geometry as well as statistics and probability. … (LA Times)