Secondary Math Curriculum Review

Dear White Pass Parents and Families, 

The White Pass School Jr/Sr High School performed a review of the secondary math curriculum this past school year. The review focused on middle school mathematics, Algebra, Geometry, and Algebra II. The process included a review of the current math curriculum at the Jr/Sr High School as well as other math curriculums at the secondary level.

This review was completed by our 7 – 12th grade math teachers. The teachers identified a curriculum from many curriculums to be considered for adoption. The curriculum identified, Illustrative Mathematics, (IM), would provide our students opportunities to have greater success in mathematics. This math curriculum then was reviewed by the building principal and the Superintendent.

The goal was to have a mathematics program at the secondary level that complimented what was being taught at the elementary. A second goal was to have a mathematics program to ensure that students had the mathematic skills and thinking necessary to be successful.

All of the Illustrative Mathematics (IM) K–12 Math™ curricula are research-driven, problem-based, and fully aligned to college and career-ready standards to ensure teachers have the tools needed to facilitate student success.

The courses that this curriculum would be used as well as the links to the specific courses are below you will need to use the following login information to view the curriculum - Username: Password: 123456

7th – Grade Level Math

8th – Grade Level Math

9th – Algebra

10th – Geometry

11th – Algebra II

The math curriculum for PreCalculus, Calculus, and AP Statistics will remain the same as what has been used in the past.

Frequently asked questions.

Credit Requirements

Washington state requires that students earn AT LEAST THREE credits of math (RCW 28A.230.090).

1.0 Credit of Algebra I or Integrated Math I

1.0 Credit of Geometry or Integrated Math II

1.0 Credit of high school-level math course that meets the student's education and career goals identified in the student's high school and beyond plan

Summary of Alignment & Usability for McGraw-Hill Illustrative Mathematics 6-8, and Illustrative Mathematics 9 - 12 Math by EDReports – Link to summaries -

Mathematics Grades 6-8

The instructional materials for McGraw-Hill Illustrative Mathematics 6-8 Math meet the expectations for focus and coherence in Gateway 1. All grades meet the expectations for focus as they assess grade-level topics and spend the majority of class time on major work of the grade, and all grades meet the expectations for coherence as they have a sequence of topics that is consistent with the logical structure of mathematics. In Gateway 2, all grades meet the expectations for rigor and balance, and all grades meet the expectations for practice-content connections. In Gateway 3, all grades meet the expectations for instructional supports and usability. The instructional materials show strengths by being well designed and taking into account effective lesson structure and pacing, supporting teacher learning and understanding of the Standards, offering teachers resources and tools to collect ongoing data about student progress on the Standards, and supporting teachers in differentiating instruction for diverse learners within and across grades.

Mathematics Grades 9 – 12

The instructional materials reviewed for LearnZillion Illustrative Mathematics Traditional series meet expectations for alignment to the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics (CCSSM) for high school, Gateways 1 and 2. In Gateway 1, the instructional materials meet the expectations for focus and coherence by being coherent and consistent with "the high school standards that specify the mathematics which all students should study in order to be college and career ready" (p. 57 of CCSSM). In Gateway 2, the instructional materials meet the expectations for rigor and balance by reflecting the balances in the Standards and helping students meet the Standards' rigorous expectations, and the materials meet the expectations for mathematical practice content connections by meaningfully connecting the Standards for Mathematical Content and the Standards for Mathematical Practice.

Please feel free to email any questions or input you would like to provide on the curriculum being considered for instruction to Dr. Paul Farris at Thank you for responding to Dr. Farris by August 5, 2022.