**Background Information and Adoption Process**

Alignment of the mathematics curriculum was the predominant focus during the 2014-15 school year with the successful textbook adoption of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s Math in Focus for grades K-5 and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s Big Ideas Math for grades 6-8 Palos Verdes Core Math classes. The work continued throughout the 2015-16 school year with the Intermediate and High School pilot for Essentials of Algebra, Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2.

PVPUSD secondary schools offer Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2 classes designed to meet the needs of all students. The Big Ideas Math Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2 program is a research-based curriculum providing a rigorous, focused, and coherent curriculum for middle school and high school students.

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Program: Big Ideas Math Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2

Website: http://bigideaslearning.com/

**Essentials of Algebra**

**Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Big Ideas Math**

PVPUSD high schools offer Essentials of Algebra, a two-year algebra course designed to provide students an opportunity to learn the essential algebra skills needed to meet the California graduation requirement for mathematics.

This Big Ideas Math Algebra 1 program offers a seamless transition for Essentials of Algebra students matriculating from PVPUSD’s Palos Verdes Core Math program.

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Program: Big Ideas Math Algebra 1

Website: https://ca.bigideasmath.com/students/?level=10.00&free=1