Fri., January 21, 2011 8:54am (EST)

High School Math Could Change
By Associated Press
Updated: 3 years ago

ATLANTA  —  
(GPB file photo)
(GPB file photo)
Georgia high schools could get more say in how they teach math after parents, students and teachers complained about the state's new curriculum.

State schools Superintendent John Barge proposed a plan at Thursday's state Board of Education meeting that could mean the end of the state's integrated math curriculum for some rising freshmen.

He said the classes are too accelerated for some students, causing them to fall behind in classes or drop out.

The state's curriculum blends algebra, geometry and other math concepts in three classes rather than teaching them separately. Barge's proposal fulfills a campaign promise to change the state's math curriculum.

The ste board will vote in March.