CUSD Mathematics Program
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CUSD Math Program Textbooks (CUSD login credentials required)
Houghton Mifflin "Math Expressions" Think Central  Grades K5 
Houghton Mifflin "Go Math"  Middle School Courses: Math 6, Math 7, Math 7 Accelerated, and Math 8 
Pearson Algebra 1GeometryAlgebra 2  Middle School and High School Courses: Algebra 1 and Geometry High School Course: Algebra 2 
Khan Academy Math Videos, Articles, and Exercises for Students (updated 10/10/17)
Kindergarten Grade 1 Grade 2
Grade 3 Grade 4 Grade 5
*Grade 6/Math 6 *Grade 7/Math 7 *Math 7 Accelerated *Grade 8/Math 8
*Algebra 1 *Geometry *Algebra 2
Trigonometry Precalculus
Official AP Calculus AB Practice Official AP Calculus BC Practice Official AP Statistics Practice
Official SAT Practice
* videos, articles, and exercises aligned to Capistrano USD list of Essential Math Concepts (EMCs)
Math Course Placement Criteria for the 201718 School Year (updated 9/22/17)
Grade 7 Math Course Placement Criteria for Current (201718 School Year) Grade 6 Students
Current Grade 6 students enrolled in Math 6 who want to qualify to enroll in Math 7 Accelerated in Grade 7 must… 
UPDATED 9/22/17

Grade 8 Math Course Placement Criteria for Current (201718 School Year) Grade 7 Students
Current Grade 7 students enrolled in Math 7 who want to qualify to enroll in Algebra 1 in Grade 8 must… Current Grade 7 students enrolled in Algebra 1 who want to qualify to enroll in Geometry in Grade 8 must… 
UPDATED 9/22/17

Grade 9 Math Course Placement Criteria for Current (201718 School Year) Grade 8 Students
All current Grade 8 students enrolled in Math 8 will be enrolled in Algebra 1 in Grade 9. Current Grade 8 students enrolled in Geometry who want to qualify to enroll in Honors Algebra 2/Trig in Grade 9 must… 
UPDATED 9/22/17

Info Regarding Math 7 Acc Placement Test For Incoming Grade 6 Students – Current CUSD Grade 5 Students (updated 9/22/17)
This year’s Math 7 Accelerated Placement Test will be administered in all Grade 5 classrooms to current CUSD students on Thursday, May 3, 2018. The Math 7 Accelerated Placement Test consists of forty multiple choice questions and three “Written Response” questions. All test questions are directly aligned to one or more of the Grade 6 Common Core math standards; a small number of questions addressing addition and subtraction of fractions are also included. Students will have 45 minutes to answer the forty multiple choice questions, then 15 minutes to answer the three “Written Response” questions.
Approximately onefourth of the 40 multiple choice questions will be NonTraditional Selected Response (NTSR) questions for which there will be multiple correct answers for each of these types of questions. The number of correct answers to be chosen for each NTSR question will be explained in the directions. All correct answers must be chosen by the student for an NTSR question to be marked correct; no partial credit will be given for these types of questions.
To qualify to enroll in Math 7 Accelerated in Grade 6, students must score EITHER (1) 80% or higher on the multiple choice section of the test OR (2) 70% or higher on the multiple choice section of the test AND 70% or higher on the "Written Response" section of the test.
Students/Parents will be notified of a student's Grade 6 math course placement via email during the week of July 26, 2018.
All Grade 5 students who do not pass the Math 7 Accelerated Placement Test on May 3 or 4 will be placed in Math 6 to start the 201819 school year, however, a parent may sign up their child to be given a retake opportunity. All retake tests will be administered on either July 26 or July 31 at the Capistrano USD office, 33122 Valle Road, San Juan Capistrano. Students who pass the retake opportunity will be transferred to Math 7 Accelerated prior to the start of the school year.
A previouslyadministered Math 7 Accelerated Placement Test is available for download by clicking:
Sample "Math 7 Accelerated Placement Test"
This year's Math 7 Accelerated Placement Test will have completely different questions aligned to the Common Core Grade 6 Math Standards, along with a few questions addressing addition and subtraction of fractions, which are taught in Grade 5, so student performance on this sample test will not necessarily correlate to performance on this year's placement assessment.
Math Placement Info for Students Transferring Into Capistrano USD in Fall 2018 (updated 1/17/18)
 201819 Math Course Placement Info for Students New to Capistrano USD (updated 9/22/17)
 201819 Math Course Placement Criteria for Students New to Capistrano USD (updated 9/22/17)
 201819 Math Course Placement Testing Schedule for Students New to Capistrano USD (updated 9/22/17)
If after reviewing the placement documents above, a parent has determined that his/her child needs to be tested for math course placement purposes for the 201819 school year, he/she will need to register for math course placement testing.
Click HERE to register your child for math course placement testing (for multiple children, please fill out one form for each child).
Dave Chamberlain
Capistrano Unified School District
Secondary Math Curriculum Specialist
Email: djchamberlain@capousd.org
Phone: 9492349265
201718 EndofCourse Final Exam Study Guides (updated 4/17/18)
All of the 201718 Capistrano USD endof course exam study guides will be available in early to midMay 2018 for middle school students currently enrolled in one of the following math courses: Math 6, Math 7, Math 7 Accelerated, Math 8, Algebra 1, and Geometry. Note to current high school students: The Algebra 1 and Geometry EndofCourse Final Exam Study Guides provided below will not necessarily align to your Algebra 1 or Geometry Final Exam, so check with your Algebra 1 or Geometry teacher for any study guide materials for your class.
 201718 Math 6 EndofCourse Final Exam Study Guide
(available in early to midMay 2018)  201718 Math 7 EndofCourse Final Exam Study Guide
(available in early to midMay 2018)  201718 Math 7 Accelerated EndofCourse Final Exam Study Guide
(available in early to midMay 2018)  201718 Algebra 1 Placement Test Study Guide
(applicable to current Math 7 students who qualify to take the Algebra 1 Placement Test)
(updated 4/17/18)  201718 Math 8 EndofCourse Final Exam Study Guide
(available in early to midMay 2018)  201718 Algebra 1 EndofCourse Final Exam Study Guide
(available in early to midMay 2018)  201718 Geometry EndofCourse Final Exam Study Guide
(available in early to midMay 2018)
Common Core Math Standards Info
Capistrano USD Math Course Pathway Options from Grade 6 Through Grade 12 (AS OF 11/14/16) 
February 2015 Parent University Info (Downloadable Files) Math Parent University  Overview PowerPoint Math Parent University  Elementary School Lesson Math Parent University  Middle School Lesson 
Common Core State Standards Initiative Website 
COMMON CORE STATE MATH STANDARDS  APPENDIX A 
California Department of Education (CDE) Common Core Resources Website 
California Math Framework (Adopted by California Department of Education on 11/6/13) 
Council of Great City Schools  Parent Road Maps to the Common Core Standards 
CCSESA  K8 California's Common Core Standards Parent Handbook (downloadable files): English Spanish 
CaliforniaAdopted Common Core Math Standards Per Grade Level/Course (Adopted 1/16/13): Standards for Mathematical Practice  K8 Standards for Mathematical Practice  High School Kindergarten Grade 1 Grade 2 Grade 3 Grade 4 Grade 5 Capistrano USD'S Math 7 Accelerated and Middle School Algebra 1 Standards 
Common Core Math Video Resources: Teaching Channel: Common Core State Standards For Math Ted.com Talk: "Math Class Needs a Makeover" By Dan Meyer  Developing Patient ProblemSolving (Common Core Math Practice #1) Click Here to View Khan Academy Videos Aligned to the Common Core Math Standards. 
Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium/CAASPP Info 
Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium Website 
Smarter Balanced Parents Fact Sheet Document 
CAASPP: Keeping California's Students on Track for College and Career 
Smarter Balanced  Math Item Specifications (Each Document is 61 pages): Grades 35 Grades 68 High School 
Smarter Balanced  Practice and Training Tests

Smarter Balanced  Sample Items 
Smarter Balanced Sample Performance Tasks: Grade 4 (10 Pages)  Grade 6 (9 Pages)  Grade 8 Sample Items/Tasks (14 Pages)  Grade 11 (10 Pages) 
Smarter Balanced  Sample Math Items (from Missouri Department of Education): Grade 3 Grade 4 Grade 5 Grade 6 Grade 7 Grade 8 High School (Grade 11) 
Engage NY  2016 Released Items (from engageny.com): Engage NY  2016 Scoring Materials from engageny.com): 
Smarter Balanced Calculators and Computer Keyboard Commands for Students: 
Contact Info
For more information about the Capistrano Unified School District’s Mathematics Program, contact:
Dave Chamberlain at 9492349265 or via email at djchamberlain@capousd.org.