Iowa - Graduation Requirements: Mathematics

Area: 
Mathematics
Policy Type: 
Statute
Year Adopted: 
2014
Summary: 

Iowa requires 3 units of math to graduate through 6 units of math are a part of the high school curriculum.

Body: 

Math standards include:
(1) Four sequential units which are preparatory to postsecondary educational programs. These
units shall include strands in algebra, geometry, trigonometry, statistics, probability, and discrete
mathematics. Mathematical concepts, operations, and applications shall be included for each of these
strands. These strands shall be taught through an emphasis on mathematical problem solving, reasoning,
and structure; language and symbolism to communicate mathematical ideas; and connections among
mathematical topics and between mathematics and other disciplines. Calculators and computers shall
be used in concept development and problem solving.
(2) Two additional units shall be taught. These additional units may include mathematical content
as identified in, but not limited to, paragraphs 12.5(3)“c,”12.5(4)“c,” and 12.5(5)“c”(1). These units
are to accommodate the locally identified needs of the students in the school or school district. This
content shall be taught through an emphasis on mathematical problem solving, reasoning, and structure;
language and symbolism to communicate mathematical ideas; and connections among mathematical
topics and between mathematics and other disciplines. Calculators and computers shall be used in
concept development and problem solving.

Implementing Authority: 
State Department of Education
Last Verified by NASBE: 
03/16/2016