The following placement guide may be used to estimate which book a student should use. A placement test, to be used for initial placement only, will provide a more accurate measure.
Grade Level 
Accelerated Student 
Average Student 
Slower Student 
12th 
Calculus (A.P. Calculus*) 
Advanced Math (Geo., Trig., Alg. 4**) 
Advanced Math*** 
11th 
Advanced Math (PreCalculus II*) Calculus 
Advanced Math (Geo., Trig., Alg. 3**) 
Algebra 2 
10th 
Advanced Math (PreCalculus I*) 
Algebra 2 
Algebra 1 
9th 
Algebra 2 
Algebra 1 
Algebra 1/2 
8th 
Algebra 1 
Algebra 1/2 
Math 87 
7th 
Algebra 1/2 
Math 87 
Math 76 
6th 
Math 76 
Math 76 
Math 65 
5th 
Math 65 
Math 65 
Math 54 
4th 
Math 54 
Math 54 

* 
Suggested course titles. Accelerated students will finish Advanced Mathematics in the first semester of eleventh grade and begin Calculus in the second semester. PreCalculus I consists of the first 7090 lessons in Advanced Mathematics. PreCalculus II comprises the remaining lessons. 
** 
Suggested course titles. The content in GeometryTrigonometryAlgebra 3 is identical to that in PreCalculus I but is presented at a slower pace. Likewise, GeometryTrigonometryAlgebra 4 is the same as PreCalculus II. Using these course titles allows accelerated students who are not successful in Advanced Mathematics during the tenth grade to try again and still receive credit. Students who complete Advanced Mathematics will have taken the equivalent of two semesters of geometry, one semester of trigonometry, and one semester of advanced algebra. ("Geometry" in the course title ensures credit for geometry.) 
*** 
These students may find the material in Advanced Mathematics difficult. Consider placing them in a less rigorous mathematics course. 


Notes:
 Math 87 covers a broad spectrum of topics that are required by the mathematical standards of many states. Considerable prealgebra content is included, and students who complete the text successfully (80% or higher test scores) will be prepared to take Algebra 1 as their next mathematics course.
 Algebra 1/2 focuses on developing skills that prepare students for algebra. The prealgebra content is more extensive than the prealgebra content of Math 87; however, the scope is narrower.
