Year One

Math & Your Future

Real quick: two important facts about math and student outcomes.  

  • “The students taking the core plus Trigonometry outscored the core-curriculum takers by 2.6 points; the students taking core, Trigonometry, and an upper-level mathematics course outscored the core-takers by 4.4 points; and the students taking the core plus Trigonometry and Calculus outscored the core-takers by 6.9 points.” [on the ACT, which is scored out of 36]
  • “Our statistical analyses predict that taking a richer math curriculum in high school does indeed increase both the probability of graduating from college and earnings about a decade after the end of high school.”

Sources: ACT Crisis at the Core Report & Math Matters: The Link Between High School Curriculum, College Graduation and Earnings

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