Secondary Mathematics

Secondary Textbook Adoption Website

Click on the title above to go to the textbook adoption website. It is updated with information on the secondary textbook adoption process during the 2015-2016 school year.

Connected Mathematics Project (Grades 6-8)

The Connected Mathematics Project (CMP) was funded by the National Science Foundation between 1991 and 1997 with the goal of developing a mathematics program for grades 6, 7, and 8. The result was Connected Mathematics, a complete mathematics program that helps students develop understanding of important concepts, skills, procedures, and ways of thinking and reasoning in number, geometry, measurement, algebra, probability, and statistics. CMP is published by Pearson Prentice Hall.

Prentice Hall Mathematics: Algebra1, Geometry, Algebra2 (Grades 9-12)

Prentice Hall Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2 teaches for understanding by incorporating an interwoven strand of thinking and reasoning into problem solving.  Students learn in different ways and at different paces. Unique, built-in resources differentiate instruction to support all levels of learners in becoming successful problem solvers. Differentiating instruction helps all students develop conceptual understanding, fosters mathematical reasoning, and refines problem-solving strategies.

Beyond Algebra 2, Poudre School District offers courses in Pre-Calculus, Calculus, Statistics, and Discrete Math. 

Colorado Mathematics Academic Standards

Poudre School District teaches the Colorado Academic Standards.  These standards were written after Colorado adopted the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics in 2009.  The PARCC exam is designed to assess student understanding of these standards.

Colorado Academic Standards
Common Core State Standards for Mathematics
PARCC: Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers

Math Pathways

To learn how students can progress through PSD's Mathematics curriculum, see Math Course Pathways.

For more information, contact Kelly Shank, 490-3024, email

Video Resources

Lessons That Count is an engaging new Channel 10 series of supplementary video lessons for Algebra 1, Algebra 2, College Algebra and Pre-Calculus. Imagined and created by our own Fort Collins High School math teacher Sara Slagle and her Math Honor Society students, these wonderful, short lessons can be used in class or at home. They are fun, based on the math standards, and teach important math concepts.

First in the series:

“Lessons that Count: Parabolas”  (November 2013)

Channel 10 Broadcast Schedule