Calling all recent high school graduates, particularly from Wayzata and west metro school districts:
Did you take integrated math in elementary and secondary school? Are you currently enrolled in college and taking college-level math? If so, I would be very interested in hearing about how well integrated math prepared you for college-level math.
How are your current grades?
Would you recommend integrated math to your younger siblings or friends?
As districts like Eden Prairie and Minnetonka reject integrated math, the true believers in the Wayzata administration and faculty continue to reassure us parents that integrated math is OK, and Wayzata students are doing well. (Wayzata uses Everyday Math in elementary and Connected Math in the upper grades.) But there may be trouble in paradise. A freshman at The College of St. Benedict, who was an AP math student at Wayzata High School, is having a tough time in her math classes. A Wisconsin student and WHS 2003 grad avoided integrated math by taking math at the University of Minnesota, which was painful but he "actually learned math." A former Wayzata student, now at Minnetonka, is doing much better in traditional math classes there. One Wayzata parent decided to begin homeschooling her son with Saxon Math (a traditional math program) after elementary school rather than send him to middle school in the integrated math Wayzata district.
Based on your personal experience, does integrated math "add up" to an adequate college prepatory math program?