# Overview

The NAD Secondary Mathematics Committee (NADSMC), which met in June 2017, was composed of five math teachers and two union secondary leaders. They reviewed textbooks from five publishers. Materials for consideration were presented by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH), Kendall Hunt, Pearson, and McGraw Hill/Glencoe. The NAD Curriculum Committee has accepted the recommendation and publishes the following list of approved mathematics textbooks. Mathematics textbooks were previously reviewed in 2012 and adopted in 2013.

## Algebra I

Algebra 1 is the critical element in secondary mathematics education. Topics introduced in Algebra 1 provide the foundation students require for future success in high school mathematics, critical thinking, and problem solving. The primary goal in Algebra 1 is to help students transfer their concrete mathematical knowledge to more abstract algebraic generalizations.

## Algebra II

Mathematics provides the conceptual basis for the structure of many things around us. This course is an extension of the Algebra 1 curriculum. Topics that were first introduced in Algebra 1 will be built upon and applied to problems that require higher order thinking skills. Additional topics will also be introduced in a variety of methods, including self-discovery activities, group project and presentations, and teacher led class discussions. Algebra 2 builds a foundation of mathematics for those students going on to PreCalculus and/or students who are college bound. Along with many colleges, a majority of careers require a successful completion of an Algebra 2 course.

## Calculus

Due to the variation in curricular offerings across the NAD, the committee did not review Calculus textbooks. For further information and assistance, please consult your union conference office of education.

## Geometry

Geometry is a critical component of a mathematics education because students are required to relate concepts from Algebra I and Algebra II to geometric phenomena. This course requires students to focus on logical proof and critical thinking when solving problems or evaluating arguments. Much of the course is focused on preparation for Pre-Calculus, and thus several concepts and activities preview topics from these higher-level mathematics courses and analytic geometry. Most post-secondary institutions require students to take a geometry course in high school because this subject provides the necessary mathematical tools for complex reasoning and solving problems in the sciences, technology, engineering, and many skilled trades and professions.

## Pre-Calculus

This course is designed to cover topics in Algebra ranging from polynomial, rational, and exponential functions to conic sections. Trigonometry concepts such as Law of Sines and Cosines will be introduced. Students will then begin analytic geometry and calculus concepts such as limits, derivatives, and integrals. This class is important for any student planning to take a college algebra or college pre-calculus class.

## Consumer Math

Due to the variation in curricular offerings across the NAD, the committee did not review Consumer Math textbooks. For further information and assistance, please consult your union conference office of education.

## Pre-Algebra

Due to the variation in curricular offerings across the NAD, the committee did not review Calculus textbooks. For further information and assistance, please consult your union conference office of education.