At Odysseyware, we are committed to designing and publishing standards-aligned courses to support student learning. Our curriculum development team designs courses beginning with state and national standards.

Subject Matter Experts unpack each standard to craft standards-aligned learning objectives prior to collaborating with instructional designers, curriculum writers and editors to design courses, units, lessons, projects and assessments.

Courses in Mathematics, English Language Arts, Science, and History/Social Sciences are aligned to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills, the Texas College and Career Readiness Standards, and the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness Resources.

Our digital curriculum is continually recognized for its consistent quality and rigor, with 22 technology courses receiving the ISTE Seal of Alignment for Proficiency and 22 core courses approved by Quality Matters.

Chemistry

Chemistry

03040000 TX

Chemistry is intended to provide a more in-depth study of matter and its interactions. In preceding years students should have developed an understanding for the macroscopic properties of substances and been introduced to the microstructure of substances. This chemistry course will expand upon that knowledge, further develop the microstructure of substances, and teach the symbolic and mathematical world of formulas, equations, and symbols.

The major concepts covered are measurement in chemistry, atomic structure, chemical formulas and bonding, chemical reactions, stoichiometry, gases, and chemical equilibrium. Students at this level should show development in their ability and understanding of scientific inquiry. The units contain experiments and projects that seek to develop a deeper conceptual meaning for the student and actively engage the student. The continued exposure of science concepts and scientific inquiry will serve to improve the student's skill and understanding.

Chemistry should be preceded by an Algebra I course and preceded or accompanied by an Algebra II course.

Upon completion of the course, students should be able to do the following:

  • Calculate and convert units using scientific notation and significant figures.

  • Explain the differences between elements, compounds, and mixtures.

  • Use Avogadro's number and the gas laws to calculate different variables in chemistry examples.

  • Explain and use the periodic table.

  • Recognize symbols for common elements.

  • Differentiate between the different types of bonds.

  • Predict how different elements will react.

  • Describe acid-base reactions and redox reactions.

State: Texas
Grade Level: 11
Category: Science
Course Length: Year

Biology

Biology

03010200 TX

Biology is intended to expose students to the designs and patterns of living organisms and their interactions with the environment. In preceding years, students should have developed a foundational understanding of life sciences. Expanding on that, this Biology course will incorporate more abstract knowledge including the micro and macro aspect of life. The major concepts covered are taxonomy, the chemical basis of life, cellular structure and function, genetics, microbiology, plant structure and function, animal structure and function, and ecology and the environment.

Students at this level should show development in their understanding of scientific inquiry. The units contain experiments and projects that seek to develop a deeper conceptual meaning for students and that actively engage them. The continued exposure of science concepts and scientific inquiry will serve to improve the students' skills and understanding.

Biology should be preceded or accompanied by an Algebra I course.

Upon completion of the course, students should be able to do the following:

  • Classify different animals using taxonomy.

  • Demonstrate a knowledge of molecular structure as it relates to organic compounds.

  • Use a microscope to study microscopic organisms.

  • Describe cells, their different parts, and the function of a cell.

  • Discuss the different parts of a plant.

  • Describe and explain the function of each system in the human body.

  • Perform Punnett square functions to determine probability of inheritance.

  • Differentiate between mitosis and meiosis and between asexual and sexual reproduction.

  • Understand the impact man has on the environment.

State: Texas
Grade Level: 10
Category: Science
Course Length: Year

Pre-calculus

Pre-calculus

03101100 TX

Precalculus is the preparation for Calculus and is intended for the student who has successfully completed Algebra II and Geometry. The course approaches topics from a functions point of view, where appropriate, and is designed to strengthen and enhance conceptual understanding and mathematical reasoning used when modeling and solving mathematical and real-world problems. Students systematically work with functions and their multiple representations. The study of Precalculus deepens students' mathematical understanding and fluency with algebra and trigonometry and extends their ability to make connections and apply concepts and procedures at higher levels. Students investigate and explore mathematical ideas, develop multiple strategies for analyzing complex situations, and use technology to build understanding, make connections between representations, and provide support in solving problems.

Upon completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Explore, write, solve, graph, and perform transformations of linear, quadratic, exponential, logarithmic, trigonometric, rational, piecewise, step, polynomial, power, and inverse functions and equations.

  • Describe characteristics of functions, including behavior around asymptotes.

  • Determine values of the trigonometric functions at special angles.

  • Develop and use sinusoidal functions that model real world problems.

  • Graph and convert parametric equations into rectangular relations and vice versa.

  • Know how to graph polar coordinates and rectangular coordinates.

  • Examine conic sections, ellipses, and hyperbola.

  • Use the unit circle with radian and degree angle measure with trigonometry including Law of Sines and Law of Cosines in real world problems.

  • Apply vector and scalar operations geometrically and symbolically.

  • Evaluate, calculate, and represent (including sigma form): finite sums, geometric and arithmetic series and sequences.

  • Use the Binomial Theorem.

  • Solve polynomial and rational inequalities.

  • Simplify, generate, and solve trigonometric identities and equations using various methods.

State: Texas
Grade Level: 12
Category: Math
Course Length: Year

Mathematics 8

Mathematics 8

03103100 TX

Mathematics 8 is an introductory algebra course designed to prepare junior-high school students for Algebra I. The course focuses on strengthening needed skills in problem solving, integers, equations, and graphing. Students will begin to see the "big picture" of mathematics and learn how numeric, algebraic, and geometric concepts are woven together to build a foundation for higher mathematical thinking.

By the end of the course, students will be expected to do the following:

  • Gain an increased awareness of how math is a life skill.

  • Understand how math is like a language, with a set of conventions.

  • Explore concepts taught in previous math courses at higher levels and in real world applications.

  • Practice algebraic thinking in order to model and solve real world problems.

  • Utilize new skills and concepts that will help them in future math courses.

  • Introduce variable expressions and equations (single and multiple variable).

  • Introduce linear functions, relationship between dependent and independent variables, and coordinate graphing.

  • Understand how to be a knowledgeable consumer and investor

  • Solve real world problems involving financial concepts

State: Texas
Grade Level: 8
Category: Math
Course Length: Year

Mathematics 7

Mathematics 7

03103000 TX

Mathematics 7 is designed to prepare junior-high students for Pre-algebra. This course focuses on strengthening needed skills in problem solving, number sense, and proportional reasoning. It also introduces students to operations with rational numbers, solving multi-step equations and inequalities, and geometric concepts. Students will begin to see the "big picture" of mathematics and learn how numeric, algebraic, and geometric concepts are woven together to build a foundation for higher mathematical thinking.

By the end of the course, students will be expected to do the following:

  • Gain an increased awareness of how math is a life skill.

  • Understand how math gives us different ways to model or express the same thing.

  • Explore concepts taught in previous math courses, but at higher levels, applying the concepts to real world situations.

  • Utilize new skills and concepts that will help them in future math courses.

  • Examine the real number system, including rational numbers.

  • Extend understanding of variable expressions and equations.

  • Use proportional reasoning in order to model and solve real-world problems.

  • Explore and extend understanding of probability and statistical concepts.

  • Apply algebraic concepts to solve geometric problems.

  • Apply surface area and volume concepts to solve mathematical and real-world problems.

State: Texas
Grade Level: 7
Category: Math
Course Length: Year

Consumer Math

Consumer Math

Consumer Math is an introduction to the many ways in which math can be used in everyday life. The course gives practical advice on how to handle situations that involve money and math principles. Consumer Math focuses on the basic skills and methods of arithmetic and provides students the opportunity to develop experience with algebraic techniques of evaluating variables and equations, including geometric formulas and interest equations. Students will also be introduced to topics in statistics.

  • Basic Math Review: Student will apply the rules of adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing to signed numbers, fractions with like and unlike denominators, mixed numbers and improper fractions, as well as convert between fractions, decimals and percent’s.
  • Personal Finance: Student will recognize various forms of compensation for employment, identify other methods to earn money, and calculate tips, pay, income needs, and deductions from a paycheck.
  • Statistics: Student will calculate central tendencies, variances, standard deviations, and distribution curves for a set or sets of data, determine probabilities, and analyze balance sheets.
  • Taxes and Insurance: Student will differentiate between the kinds of insurance, how to calculate costs, deductibles, and out of pocket costs, as well as understanding the different types of taxes and tax rates.
  • Banking Services and Investments: Student will become familiar with the different services of a bank, know about estates, wills and trusts, and calculate different types of interest.
  • Banking and Credit Costs: Student will understand credit, how it affects your financial life, how to calculate different types of interest, and determining your account balance in several ways.
  • Purchase and Sale of Goods: Student will calculate prices, discounts and rebates on items, understand insurance premiums, deductibles, and discounts, and determine the cost of renting, leasing, or purchasing a vehicle or home, and other expenses those entail.
  • Leisure, Travel, and Retirement: Student will consider the expenses involved in traveling, different recreations and hobbies, and necessary funds for retirement.
  • Jobs Related Services: Student will use ratio and proportions to solve problems involving electricity, pulley problems, and fulcrum problems, calculate expenses involved in certain jobs, and use area formulas and trigonometric functions to solve real world problems.

State: National
Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Category: Math
Course Length: Year

Geometry 03100700 TX

Geometry 03100700 TX

Geometry is a full-year, high school credit course that is intended for the student who has successfully completed the prerequisite course, Algebra I. The course focuses on the skills and methods of linear, coordinate, and plane geometry. In it, students will gain solid experience with geometric calculations and coordinate plane graphing, methods of formal proof, and techniques of construction.

Upon successfully completing the course, the student should have mastered the following concepts:

  • Understand defined terms, axioms, postulates, and theories

  • Apply rules of formal logic and construct proofs in two-column format.

  • Know how to solve for angles given parallels, perpendiculars, and transversals.

  • Demonstrate how to solve for sides and angles of triangles, quadrilaterals, and polygons.

  • Be able to determine arcs, chords, and sectors of circles.

  • Calculate perimeter, area, and volume of figures and solids.

  • Graph lines and determine slopes, midpoints, and distances.

  • Determine the equation of a line or circle.

  • Make geometric constructions on paper.

  • Represent results of motion geometry (translation, rotation, reflection, dilation).

  • Understand trigonometric ratios and know how to use them to solve for unknown sides and angles in given triangles as well as application word problems.

  • Calculate simple probabilities using addition, multiplication, permutations, combinations, and frequency tables.

State: Texas
Grade Level: 10
Category: Math
Course Length: Year

Algebra II 03100600 TX

Algebra II 03100600 TX

Algebra II is a full-year high school course that is intended for the student who has successfully mastered the core concepts covered in the prerequisite course, Algebra I. Within this course, students will broaden their knowledge of quadratic and exponential functions, as well as systems of equations and inequalities. In addition, students will study logarithmic, square root, cubic, cube root, absolute value, rational, and inverse functions and their related equations. Students will connect functions to their inverses and associated equations and solutions in both mathematical and real-world situations. Lastly, students will extend their knowledge of data analysis and numeric and algebraic methods. Students must have taken Algebra I as a prerequisite to this course.

Upon successfully completing this course, the student should have mastered the following concepts:

  • Write, solve, and graph linear, quadratic, and absolute value equations and inequalities.

  • Formulate, solve, and graph linear systems, including linear systems with three variables, and a system of linear and quadratic equations and inequalities.

  • Describe and analyze the relationship between a function and its inverse.

  • Analyze the key attributes of functions such as domain, range, intercepts, symmetries, asymptotic behavior, and maximum and minimum given an interval.

  • Use the composition of functions.

  • Perform operations, simplify, and solve polynomial expressions and equations.

  • Know how to solve and graph rational expressions, equations and functions.

  • Solve equations involving rational exponents and explore radical functions and equations.

  • Evaluate, graph, and solve exponential and logarithmic functions and equations.

  • Understand how the effects of graphs of cubic, cube root, absolute value, logarithmic, exponential, and rational functions, equations, and inequalities can be used to model situations, solve problems, and make predictions.

  • Examine a set of data to select appropriate models from among linear, quadratic, and exponential.

  • Use regression methods available through technology to write functions from a given set of data.

  • Make predictions, decisions, and critical judgments from a set of data.

State: Texas
Grade Level: 11
Category: Math
Course Length: Year

Mathematics 500

Mathematics 500

Math 500 is a full-year elementary math course focusing on number skills, mathematical literacy, and geometric concepts. Students will gain solid experience with number theory and operations, including whole numbers, decimals, and fractions. In addition, students will develop their understanding of measurement and two- and three- dimensional figures. This course also integrates mathematical practices throughout the units, as well as introducing students to algebraic, statistical, and probability concepts.

In this course, students will be taught the following:

Place Value, Addition, and Subtraction

  • Adding and subtracting of decimals and fractions
  • Comparing and ordering whole numbers
  • Determining rules for number patterns
  • Mental math
  • Rounding and estimating

Multiplying Whole Numbers and Decimals

  • Estimating whole number products
  • Multiplying decimals
  • Multiplying whole numbers
  • Properties of multiplicationDividing Whole Numbers and Decimals
  • Dividing with money
  • Dividing whole numbers and decimals
  • Estimating quotients
  • Interpreting remainders

Algebra and Graphing

  • Coordinate plane
  • Expressions
  • Graphing functions
  • Integers
  • Numerical patterns in tables and graphs
  • Order of operations
  • Scatterplots

Measurement

  • Capacity
  • Density
  • Length
  • Mass
  • Time and temperature
  • The Metric System
  • Weight
  • cting fractions
  • Adding and subtracting mixed numbers
  • Estimating sums and differences
  • Multiplying mixed numbers
  • Multiplying whole numbers and fractions

Data Analysis and Probability

  • Bar/Line Graphs
  • Choosing the right graph
  • Collecting data and frequency tables
  • Line plots
  • Listing outcomes
  • Making predictions
  • Measures of central tendency
  • Probability
  • Stem-and-Leaf plots

Geometry

  • Angles
  • Circles
  • Geometry terms
  • Polygons
  • Quadrilaterals
  • Making predictions
  • Similar and congruent figures
  • Solid figures
  • Symmetry
  • Transformations
  • Triangles

Perimeter, Area, and Volume

  • Perimeter, Area, and Volume
  • Area
  • Circumference
  • Parallelograms
  • Polygons
  • Regular polygons
  • Squares and rectangles
  • Surface area
  • Triangles
  • VolumeFinancial Literacy
  • Exploring your finances

State: National
Grade Level: 5
Category: Math
Course Length: Year

Mathematics 400

Mathematics 400

Math 400 is a full-year elementary math course focusing on number skills and mathematical literacy. In it, students will gain solid experience with number theory and operations, including decimals and fractions. This course also integrates geometric concepts and skills throughout the units, teaches measurement skills, and introduces students to statistical concepts.

  • Unit 1: Use place value, fact families, and number patterns
  • Unit 2: Use knowledge of patterns and operations to round and estimate
  • Unit 3: Identify whole numbers and compare fractions
  • Unit 4: Identify the qualities of shapes and angles, and review various concepts
  • Unit 5: Use strategies for division and multiplication, and use units of measurement for capacity, weight, and length
  • Unit 6: Use multiplication strategies and fractions to solve problems
  • Unit 7: Use patterns to add, subtract, compare, and convert fractions
  • Unit 8: Use division strategies and fractions to solve problems
  • Unit 9: Read, write, and compare decimals and fractions
  • Unit 10: Collect and interpret data using different types of graphs, and review various concepts

State: National
Grade Level: 4
Category: Math
Course Length: Year