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Individual Math Faculty Pages

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Mr Cohen

Mr Hoffman

Dr Statmore

Department of Mathematics & Computer Science

The SFUSD Math Placement Policy for incoming 9th graders

The School Board Math Placement policy which was approved June 14, 2016 is here. Some students may be able to take a Mathematics Validation Test (MVT), with details provided by an Administrative Regulation.  As of this date that Regulation is not available.  Click here for the July 18 letter which was sent to last year's incoming class regarding their MVT.  While we expect the rules to be similar, we do expect the first MVT will be given in spring rather than summer.  Those who failed the first MVT were allowed to take a second exam on August 20, 2016.



Mathematics Department, Mr Tom Chambers, Department Head

The study of mathematics helps students to develop thinking skills, order their thoughts, develop logical arguments, and make valid inferences. The goal of all mathematics courses is to enable students to discern mathematical relationships, reason logically, and use mathematical techniques effectively to solve real-world problems.

Mission Statement

To ensure each student is placed where he/she has the tools necessary for success and to challenge all students to achieve their potential. Courses are standards-based and students master the standards prior to progressing.


Course List, Textbooks and text coverage

The Mathematics Department's Course List provides a listing and description of the classes at Lowell offered by the Mathematics Department along with prerequisites for prospective students. Here (updated Fall 2015) is a list of textbooks currently used with the sections covered by course semester.


The Mathematics Program

All entering ninth-grade students are tested for math placement. Placement is determined based on a combination of the mathematics placement test and/or the Algebra I California Standards Test that should be given in middle school. If students are unhappy with their initial placement, they may attempt to audit the higher course along with the course they were placed into and move into the more advanced course sequence should be successful in the audited course.  Entering the honors path after Accelerated Math 2H is difficult because honors math courses move at a much more rapid pace than regular math courses.