# Recommended Course Sequences Guide

All of the Making Math Real courses are designed with a highly structured and sequentially developmental architecture. All of the content from each course emanates directly from the content of the course(s) that precede it. The following flowcharts provide the prescribed sequences to maximize learning and integration for each course. The following recommended course sequences are not exclusive. For example, the elementary school sequence is also recommended for grades K through community college, and the middle and high school sequence is also recommended for grades 3 through community college.

**Required Prerequisites**

Due to the highly developmental structure of the Making Math Real course content, there are several required prerequisite courses. The Overview must be completed before enrolling in any other Making Math Real course. In addition, Fractions, Decimals, and Advanced Place Value must be completed before enrolling in Pre-Algebra; and Pre-Algebra must be completed before enrolling in Algebra. For the Geometry courses, The 4 Operations and the 400 Math Facts and Fractions, Decimals, and Advanced Place Value must be completed before enrolling in Geometry Part I and Geometry Part I, Pre-Algebra, and Algebra must be completed before enrolling in Geometry Part II.

**Strongly Recommended
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Although the following courses are not required prerequisites, to maximize your time and content integration, it is strongly recommended to complete The 9 Lines Intensive prior to The 4 Operations and the 400 Math Facts and/or Fractions, Decimals, and Advanced Place Value as the 9 Lines methodology provides significant basis for the content in these courses. However, it is possible to complete The 9 Lines Intensive at a later time.

For Geometry Parts I and II, it is strongly recommended to have completed The 9 Lines Intensive and Kindergarten prior to enrolling in either Geometry Part I or Geometry Part II. The synthesis nature of geometry requires access to all the content from all relevant preceding Making Math Real courses.

**Optional Course Sequences**

Since it is not always possible for course participants to schedule enrollment in Making Math Real courses according to the recommended sequences, there are numerous options available. Once the Overview has been completed, course participants may immediately enroll in any of the following Making Math Real courses: 9 Lines Intensive, The 4 Operations and the 400 Math Facts, Fractions, Decimals, and Advanced Place Value, Games!, Time & Money, or Kindergarten.

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**Elementary School
Sequence*
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**OVERVIEW**

*The Overview is the mandatory prerequisite overview for all other Making Math Real courses and is not grade level specific.*

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**9 LINES INTENSIVE**

*Prerequisite: the Overview*

*Strongly recommended prior to The 4 Operations & The 400 Math Facts and/or Fractions, Decimals & Advanced Place Value*,*as well as**Geometry Part I*

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**The 4 OPERATIONS & THE 400 MATH FACTS**

*Prerequisite: the Overview*

*Required for Geometry Part I*

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**TIME & MONEY**

*Prerequisite: the Overview*

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**FRACTIONS, DECIMALS & ADVANCED PLACE VALUE**

*Prerequisite: the Overview*

*Required for Geometry Part I*

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**GEOMETRY PART I**

*Prerequisites: the Overview and The 4 Operations & The 400 Math Facts, Fractions, Decimals & Advanced Place Value*

*Required for Geometry Part II*

*** also recommended for K–
Community College**

**Middle School, High School,
and College Sequence°**

**OVERVIEW**

*The Overview is the mandatory prerequisite overview for all other Making Math Real courses and is not grade level specific.*

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**9 LINES INTENSIVE**

*Prerequisite: the Overview*

*Strongly recommended prior to The 4 Operations & The 400 Math Facts and/or Fractions, Decimals & Advanced Place Value,**as well as**Pre-Algebra, Algebra I,**Geometry Part I**and**Geometry Part II*

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**FRACTIONS, DECIMALS & ADVANCED PLACE VALUE**

*Prerequisite: the Overview*

*Required for**Pre-Algebra**Required for**Geometry Part I**Required for Algebra I*

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**PRE-ALGEBRA**

*Prerequisites: the Overview, Fractions, Decimals & Advanced Place Value*

*Required for Algebra I and**Geometry Part II*

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**ALGEBRA I**

*Prerequisites: the Overview, Pre-Algebra*

*Required for**Geometry Part II*

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**GEOMETRY PART II**

*Prerequisites: the Overview, Fractions, Decimals & Advanced Place Value, Pre-Algebra, Algebra I, and Geometry Part I*

**° also recommended for grades 3 through Community College**

**Pre-K, Kindergarten,
and 1st Grade Sequence**

**OVERVIEW**

*The Overview is the mandatory prerequisite overview for all other Making Math Real courses and is not grade level specific.*

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**KINDERGARTEN**

*Prerequisite: the Overview*

*Strongly recommended prior to Geometry Part I*