UCSMP Transition Mathematics
The UCSMP Third Edition curriculum emphasizes problem solving, everyday applications, and the use of technology and reading, while developing and maintaining basic skills. UCSMP Transition Mathematics integrates applied arithmetic, algebra, and geometry, and connects all of these areas to measurement, probablity, and statistics. Variables are used to generalize patterns, as abbreviations in formulas, and as unknowns in problems, and are represented on the number line and graphed in the coordinate plane. Basic arithmetic and algebraic skills are connected to correspondencing geometry topics. This course provides opportunities for students to visualize and demonstrate concepts with a focus on real-world applications. Graphic calculators are assumed for home use. This course assumes use of UCSMP Pre-Transition Mathematics or a strong K-6 mathematics background. Students who are at the 7th grade level or above on a recently standardized test (grade levels are national norms and these norms are higher now than 20 years ago) are appropriate to begin work in this course. There is some review of ideas from UCSMP Pre-Transition Mathematics to help students whose backgrounds are weak. Successful completion of this course prepares students for UCSMP Algebra or any other first-year algebra course. View a sample lesson from our Teacher's Edition of this program by clicking here.