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Modeling Our World with Mathematics

Quick Information

The State Course Code for Modeling Our World with Mathematics is WA0009.

View the Modeling Our World with Mathematics district/administrator flyer.

Contact Information

Jennifer Cronquist
K-12 Mathematics Specialist
360-725-6429
jennifer.cronquist@k12.wa.us

Modeling Our World with Mathematics (MOWWM) is a modularly-designed mathematics course developed locally by OSPI with input from educators across Washington, and is designed to follow Geometry.  It contains career-connected thematic units where students use high school mathematics to analyze everyday life and work. The content and instructional strategies support increased attainment of the common core high school content standards while developing the standards for mathematical practice.

Thematic Units

  • Getting Started
  • Health & Fitness (new material now available)
  • Environmental Science (newly released for SY 2020-21)
  • Civic Readiness
  • Finances for Life 
  • Digital World
  • Arts and Music
  • Civil Engineering (in development)

Directions to access Course:

  1. Connect to the Modeling Our World With Mathematics page on Moodle
  2. Enroll in the course
NOTE: New users to the system will need to register with their email account for access.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Students who take MOWWM should be juniors or seniors who have taken Algebra I and Geometry, perhaps with limited success, but have earned two credits of math. They should have taken the SBA but no minimum score is required. The lessons in MOWWM were developed to support students who traditionally struggle in mathematics. MOWWM can fulfill the 3rd credit of math requirement. 

For students who intend to go on to post-high school learning that requires mathematics (some trade schools or military fields, two- or four-year colleges) MOWWM is recommended as a supportive transition to support their High School and Beyond Plan (HSBP). The mathematics that students complete in MOWWM will strengthen their skill base to make additional study of mathematics more attainable. Therefore, juniors who take MOWWM may find greater success than would have been expected if they had gone straight from Algebra I and Geometry.

Students’ success in Modeling Our World with Mathematics may encourage students to enroll in a 4th credit of math, increasing their mathematics facility and expanding their career pathways.    

MOWWM does not complete a Graduation Pathway, but mathematics skills, problem-solving strategies and growth mindset developed in the course will support student success in the Graduation Pathway of their choice. Following successful completion of MOWWM, students will be better prepared to take additional quantitative courses such as Algebra II, Technical CTE courses, and additional STEM courses.

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