Early Assessment Program

Mathematical Reasoning with Connections

Mathematical Reasoning with Connections.


Mathematical Reasoning with Connections (MRWC) is a new fourth year high school mathematics course designed to prepare students for the expectations and rigor of college mathematics courses. It reinforces and builds on mathematical topics and skills developed in Integrated 1-3 (or Algebra 1-2 and Geometry) and is designed as a bridge to college mathematics courses required in either STEM and non-STEM majors. MRWC is intended as a 4th year option for any student who has successfully completed Integrated 1-3 (or Algebra 1-2 and Geometry) and is planning to enter a college or university. 

Key features of the MRWC curriculum design:

  • Course has a-g area "c" UC/CSU approval. 
  • Reorganizes the traditional pathway of topics to emphasize the connections between algebra, geometry,
    trigonometry, statistics, etc.
  • Embeds the Mathematical Practices as an integral part of the curriculum.
  • Uses mathematical puzzle activities as an educational discovery and engagement strategy.
  • Promotes flexible and strategic thinking and critique of reasoning of self and others.

The unique team approach consists of 2 teachers (minimum), 1 coach, 1 counselor, and 1 site administrator and/or district administrator through a 20 days of professional learning spread over a year. Download the MRWC Key Principles to learn more of this unique professional learning. Schools interested in joining an MRWC may email Dr. Lilian Metlitzky at lmetlitzky@cpp.edu or fill out the MRWC Interest Form.

MRWC Documents for Download: