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Holt McDougal Algebra 1, Geometry and Algebra 2

High School Math Curriculum Grades 9–12

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  • Why?

    It’s a Common Core Revolution—Yes, Less is More

    New, streamlined Student Editions provide clear, comprehensive coverage of the new Common Core State Standards, with full correlations in the front and CCSS wording printed on lesson pages (so parents know what is expected). Fewer lessons, taught to greater depth, and all supported with the new Holt McDougal Mathematics Explorations in Core Math for Common Core workbook.

    Makes Math Practices Priority #1

    Lessons and activities emphasize conceptual understanding, focus on critical thinking and reasoning, and integrate mathematical modeling. Math Practices are correlated in the Teacher’s Editions. The new On Core Activity Generator provides a full collection of performance tasks, conceptual investigations, and collaborative activities that develop true depth of knowledge. Check out the separate bank of activities for the Math Practice Standards and the bank of Graphic Organizers.

    Print Books, eTexts, and Robust Interactive Online Editions

    Any way you want it, that's the way you get it. Our textbooks are available in print or, you can pick and choose with class sets of texts and Holt McDougal Mathematics Explorations in Core Math for Common Core workbooks per student. You can go “green” with the most intuitive Online Editions available that work through a single log-in for the texts, resources, and online assessment system.

    Laser-focused on Closing the Gaps with Individualized RtI

    The new Are You Ready? and Ready to Go On? Assessment and intervention system helps close the gap in student understanding using detailed item analysis and prescriptions for individual students. The online assessment and intervention resources make it easy for teachers and students to navigate the new standards-driven curriculum.

    Preparation for the New National Assessments

    The On Core ExamView® Assessment Suite has the latest software and over 11,000 items written to all DOK levels and organized by 6–12 CCSS. What a way to provide additional standards-based practice; dip down to a Tier 3 level for skills remediation; and to prepare for new formats on the Common Core assessments. May be uploaded into the online assessment system. When final test formats are released, updated assessments and test preparation will help prepare your students to excel on national exams.

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    • Common core

      Developed from the Common Core State Standards

      Holt McDougal Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2 Common Core Editions are focused on preparing students for the new era in Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2.

      Built for the Common Core Math Standards, the programs components and features help prepare students for new high-stakes assessments. The Student Editions provide clear, comprehensive coverage of the new Common Core State Standards, with a special focus on the Standards for Mathematical Practice. More than just a full correlation to the new Common Core State Standards, teacher support includes chapter prerequisites, pacing guide, and course planners with teaching support to ensure complete coverage of the Common Core State Standards. Are You Ready? and Ready to Go On? features provide a highly effective, integrated Tier 1, 2, and 3 Assessment and Intervention System. Unique to Holt McDougal Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2, these features help students catch up and keep up with all the important concepts and skills. Holt McDougal Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2 is built on a solid foundation of research, proven to work in the classroom, and is consistent with No Child Left Behind requirements. This research is backed by the expertise of a world-class team of authors who have executed a program that makes students want to learn, helps them actually learn, and ensures their success on high-stakes tests.

    • Authors

      Meet the Holt McDougal Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2 author team!

  • Features

    Holt McDougal Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2 offers comprehensive instruction, assessment, and intervention tools for complete coverage of the Common Core State Standards. Features throughout the textbook provide opportunities for students to master the Standards for Mathematical Practices.

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    • Holt McDougal Mathematics Explorations in Core Math for Common Core

      The Holt McDougal Mathematics Explorations in Core Math for Common Core is designed to provide a strong Common Core support for teachers implementing the new Common Core State Standards and can be used either while still teaching from existing secondary mathematics programs currently in use or on its own. Holt McDougal Mathematics Explorations in Core Math for Common Core covers the entire Common Core State Standards for each grade level. Unique lesson design helps focus students’ attention on the important Standards for Mathematical Practice, too.

      Units in the Student Editions open with an introduction to the new Standards and Key Vocabulary in the Unpacking the Standards section. Guided-discovery lessons help students develop conceptual understanding and include Essential Questions and Reflect prompts. Lessons are followed with scaffolded guided practice, and then additional independent Practice and Problem Solving, so that students master important skills and develop expertise in modeling with the mathematics. Every unit closes with three or four leveled Performance Tasks followed by an extended Problem Solving Connection modeling opportunity. Every unit concludes with a section of Assessment Readiness test preparation practice that features selected response, constructed response, and extended response items.

      The Teacher’s Editions provide convenient professional development information that explains the Common Core Content Standards and the Standards for Mathematical Practice. Full teaching support is provided for every lesson, including notes for incorporating Teaching Strategies, helping students Avoid Common Errors, and making the Technology Connection. Lesson introductions include standards explanations, prerequisite skills, and important Math Background information. Questioning Strategies are included to use with lesson examples. Lessons close with a Summarize prompt. Highlighting the Standards strategies are often included to help teachers focus on the Standards for Mathematical Practice. As units close with Assessment Readiness, the Teacher’s Editions provide item correlations and item analyses for diagnosing student errors and useful for teaching test-taking strategies.

      Meaningful Assessments

      Holt McDougal Mathematics Explorations in Core Math for Common Core provides meaningful assessments to match instruction at the end of every unit. Leveled Performance Tasks serve as convenient authentic assessment tools and the Teacher’s Editions provide scoring rubrics. The next feature, Problem Solving Connections, may be used as an extended modeling activity or performance tasks. Every unit closes with a section of Assessment Readiness that features selected response, constructed response, and extended response items. The corresponding Teacher’s Editions pages provide item correlations and item analyses to help teachers diagnose student errors.

      Comprehensive Teacher Guidance

      The Holt McDougal Mathematics Explorations in Core Math for Common Core Student Editions provide a section of Unpacking the Standards at the beginning of every unit as a tool for explaining the goals and focus of the new Standards to students and their parents. Teacher’s Editions provide helpful teaching notes throughout the lesson teaching cycle. The Performance Assessment tasks at the end of every unit are leveled so that students may have universal access for assessment preparation.

      Ease of Use and Accessibility for Teachers

      The Holt McDougal Mathematics Explorations in Core Math for Common Core program makes it easy to incorporate new Common Core content and mathematical practices into existing curricula. The Student Editions provide full interactive lessons for all Standards and include meaningful assessments for every Unit. The Teacher’s Editions provide correlations, math background information, and teaching notes for every lesson. Helpful assessment tools are included for every Unit. Additionally, the Company is preparing helpful crosswalk information online so that teachers will have guidance for integrating this new Common Core program with their existing basal materials.

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    • Response to Intervention

      Holt McDougal Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2 addresses Response to Intervention in high school math throughout the series through unique features like:

      • Are You Ready?
      • Ready to Go On?
      • Questioning Strategies
      • Success for Every Learner
      • I.D.E.A. Works! Modified Worksheets and Tests

      Are You Ready?

      Are You Ready? provides direct instruction on scaffolded practice worksheets for students in need of help with basic skills review. Students log in and take an assessment that diagnoses and prescribes scaffolded intervention practice. Are You Ready? helps students in need of basic skill review and provides enrichment for those ready to move on. (Also available in print)

      Ready to Go On?

      Ready to Go On? is an online interactive prescriptive assessment that offers skill and problem-solving intervention practice to address student weaknesses before they are given summative tests, or enrichment for those ready to move on. (Also available in Print)

      Questioning Strategies

      Questioning Strategies includes questions designed to target the Standards for Mathematical Practice and develop depth of knowledge of the key concepts. Intervention is then recommended when needed throughout this resource.

      Success for Every Learner

      This resource provides alternate practice for each lesson, using a visual approach, and is ideal for English language learners as well as other students. Strategies for differentiated instruction are also included.

      IDEA Works!

      This teaching resource provides modified practice and problem-solving worksheets for every lesson and modified quizzes and tests for every chapter, along with flashcards, to support I.D.E.A. (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, an initiative guaranteeing that students with disabilities have the right to receive specially designed instruction).

    • Standards for Mathematical Practice

      The Standards for Mathematical Practice are important processes and proficiencies that span all levels of mathematics. The eight practices covered in these standards stress the ability to not just “do” math, but to understand and explain the math.

      Holt McDougal Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2 have integrated these practices into student learning throughout the program to develop learners who can think outside of the box.

      Persevere in Solving Problems

      Holt McDougal's four-step problem-solving plan guides students through the process of problem solving. At the beginning of each book, the problem-solving process is introduced, and practice appears throughout. Focus on Problem Solving features found in every chapter provide practice on this process and encourage students to apply what they have learned.

      Reason Abstractly and Quantitatively

      Think and Discuss appears at the end of every lesson or activity, prompting students to evaluate statements, explain relationships, apply mathematical principles, and justify their reasoning.

      Critique the Reasoning of Others

      What if?, Error Analysis, and Reasoning exercises demonstrate students' understanding of the application of mathematical principles and allow them to qualify their reasoning. Students are also prompted to show their deeper understanding of the mathematical structure.

      Model with Math

      Application exercises and Real-world Connections apply mathematics to other disciplines and in real-world scenarios.

      Use Tools Strategically

      Holt McDougal Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2 have a variety of Hands-on Labs and Technology Labs that use concrete technology tools to explore mathematical concepts. The Graphing Calculator activities incorporate graphing technology into student learning.

      Attend to Precision

      Reading and Writing Math and Write About It exercises help students learn and use the language of math to communicate mathematics precisely.

      Express Regularity in Repeated Reasoning and Make Use of Structure

      Lesson examples group similar types of problems together, and the solutions are carefully stepped out. This allows students to make generalizations about—and notice variations in—the underlying structures.

    • Math for the Digital Learner

      Holt McDougal Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2 were created with today's students in mind. With a plethora of digital assets available for classroom instruction and for independent work, students stay actively engaged in their mathematics lessons, thus increasing retention and application outside the classroom.

      Interactive Whiteboard Lessons

      Whether you are using a SMART Board®, Promethean®, or another type of interactive whiteboard device, Holt McDougal Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2 Interactive Whiteboard Lessons are compatible and easy to use. Simply make sure you have ActivInspire® on your computer before downloading. ActivInspire can be downloaded for free online.

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      Grade 6 (3.5MB)

      Grade 7 (3.7MB)

      Grade 8 (4.3MB)

      Grade 9: Algebra 1 (5.5MB)

      Grade 10: Geometry (6MB)

      Grade 11: Algebra 2 (5MB)

      Interactive Whiteboard How To help for On Core Mathematics (1.5MB)


      TI-Nspire® Activities

      Holt McDougal is the first publisher to use the new TI® player with activities. The TI player permits students to access the functionality of the graphing calculator online at the TI secure website. These lessons and tools guide students to understand key math concepts using the power of TI-Nspire technology. Correlations provided to teachers facilitate lesson enhancement. All of the TI Activities are designed to enhance the conceptual understandings of the Common Core standards.

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    • Available Digital Formats

      Intel Education Study eTextbooks

      Holt McDougal Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2 Student Edition content can be accessed through a variety of mobile devices via the Intel® Education Study platform. Each Intel Education Study eTextbook is enhanced with interactive features and social sharing tools that meet today’s connected students wherever they are ready to learn.


      iBooks® Textbooks

      iBooks® textbooks offer rich, magazine-style student editions, multi-touch capabilities, and embedded interactive features to maximize learning engagement. Available for iPad® and iPad mini™.

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      HMH® eTextbooks

      eTextbooks include all of the content from the print Student Edition. Available for all major devices, additional functionality may include zoom & resize, scroll, text and keyword web search, bookmark, and notes.

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