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 West Virgnia College- and Career-Readiness Standards and Next Generation Content Standards and Objectives.

Odysseyware has several courses that have been approved by the West Virginia Department of Education and are included on the Official State Multiple List of Instructional Materials.

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.

Integrated Math IV (3018) WV

Integrated Math IV (3018) WV

Integrated Math IV (3018) WV is a full-year, high school credit course that is intended for the student who has successfully mastered core algebraic and conceptual geometric concepts. The course primarily focuses on the skills and methods of analyticgeometry and trigonometry while investigating further relationships in functions, probability, number theory, limits, and the introduction of derivatives.

CURRICULUM CONTENT AND SKILLS FOCUS

UNIT 1: RELATIONS AND FUNCTIONS
Students will examine functions and inverses of functions and combine functions to verify inverses.

UNIT 2: FUNCTIONS
Students will solve polynomials using the quadratic theorem, remainder theorem and factor theorem. They will identify graphs of different polynomial equations and inequalities and understand complex numbers.

UNIT 3: TRIGONOMETRIC FUNCTIONS
Students will identify and solve for missing components of trigonometric functions, calculating trigonometric values for different angles. They will relate degrees to radians and radians to degrees.

UNIT 4: TRIGONOMETRIC FUNCTIONS AND THEIR GRAPHS
Students will use parametric equations with trigonometric operations to model and solve problems. They will calculate amplitude, period, and phase shift for graphed trigonometric functions.

UNIT 5: INVERSE TRIGONOMETRIC FUNCTIONS
Students will solve for unknowns using inverse trigonometric functions and recognize their graphs.

UNIT 6: IDENTITIES AND FUNCTIONS OF MULTIPLE ANGLES
Students will simplify trigonometric expressions utilizing trigonometric identities and double and half-angel formulas.  They will combine the identities and angle formulas learned in this unit to prove trigonometric relationships.

UNIT 8: APPLICATION OF TRIGONOMETRIC FUNCTIONS
Students will solve problems using trigonometric functions, and combine trigonometric functions and vectors to solve incline plane problems and navigation problems.

UNIT 9: VECTORS AND POLAR AND PARAMETRIC FUNCTIONS
Students will study vectors and convert equations from Cartesian to polar coordinates and from polar to Cartesian coordinates.

UNIT 10: CONIC SECTIONS
Students will identify properties and equations of circles, ellipses, parabolas and hyperbolas. They will calculate point rotations and apply them to equations.

UNIT 11: SEQUENCES AND SERIES
Students will use the explicit formula and the recursive formula to find the nth term as well as the general term of an arithmetic sequence or geometric sequence.  They will calculate basic and combined summations and apply mathematical induction. 

UNIT 12: INFERENCES AND CONCLUSIONS FROM DATA
Students will find the mean, median, and mode of a given set of data. They will present and interpret data presented in a histogram, dot plot, or box-and-whisker plot, and calculate expected value.

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

Integrated Math III (3016) WV

Integrated Math III (3016) WV

Integrated Math III (3016) WV is a full year high school mathematics course intended for the student who has successfully completed Integrated Math II (3014) WV. This course is designed to prepare students for college-level and real-world mathematical reasoning. The concepts covered in this course integrate the topics of Statistics, Algebra II, and Trigonometry.Throughout the course, students will perform operations with rational, radical, and exponential expressions and explore higher order strategies necessary for analyzing multi-level logarithmic, exponential, linear, quadratic and polynomial functions and equations. Students are exposed to several branches of mathematics and will explore ways in which each one can be used as a mathematical model in understanding the world.

CURRICULUM CONTENT AND SKILLS FOCUS: 

UNIT 1: INFERENCES AND CONCLUSIONS FROM DATA
Students will understand random and non-random sampling and the biases they may cause. They will determine normal distributions and calculate variance and standard deviations from a data set.

UNIT 2: POLYNOMIAL FUNCTIONS
Students will simplify algebraic expressions using several properties and operations, understand the graphic solutions to linear systems, and begin to understand complex numbers.

UNIT 3: RATIONAL AND RADICAL RELATIONSHIPS
Students will solve multi-step equations, write equations of a line given various information, use conjugates to rationalize the denominator of an algebraic expression, and solve different types of problems using rational equations.

UNIT 5: EXPONENTS AND LOGARITHM
Students will understand common and natural logarithms, exponential equations, graphs of logarithms, square and cube roots, and exponential functions.

UNIT 6: TRIGONOMETRIC FUNCTIONS
Students will evaluate trigonometric and reciprocal trigonometric functions in degrees and radians and identify their graphs and specific parts of their graphs. They will solve trigonometric equations using Pythagorean identities and substitution.

UNIT 7: MATHEMATICAL MODELING
Students will calculate the common difference of an arithmetic sequence, the common ratio of a geometric sequence, and extend them to the nth term.  They will graph quadratics and analyze them as they are changed using different methods Students will use ratios or proportions to be able to calculate unit scales and solve problems.

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

Integrated Math II (3014) WV

Integrated Math II (3014) WV

Integrated Math II (3014) WV is a full year high school mathematics course intended for the student who has successfully completed Integrated Math I (3012) WV. This course is designed to prepare students for college-level and real-world mathematical reasoning. The concepts covered in this course integrate the topics of Advanced Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, and Statistics. Throughout the course, students will explore higher order strategies necessary for analyzing multi  -level linear, quadratic and polynomial functions and equations, investigate geometric proofs involving similarity and congruence in triangles and quadrilaterals, as well as special angle relationships formed by parallel lines and transversals.Students are exposed to several branches of mathematics and will explore ways in which each one can be used as a mathematical model in understanding the world.

CURRICULUM CONTENT AND SKILLS FOCUS:

UNIT 1: SIMILARITY, CONGRUENCE, PROOFS: PART I
Student will identify different types of angles and solve for missing angle measures, as well as use corresponding parts of congruent triangles to prove triangles are congruent using different postulates and theorems.

UNIT 2: SIMILARITY, CONGRUENCE, PROOFS: PART II
Students will use properties of parallelograms to prove statements involving triangles, rectangles, rhombuses, trapezoids, as well as state key properties of similarity and use facts about similarity to calculate side measures of similar polygons.

UNIT 3: RIGHT TRIANGLE TRIGONOMETRY
Students will express trigonometric functions as ratios of a given angle, use a table of sine, cosine, or tangent values to solve for a missing value, and use the inverse trigonometric functions (sin-1, cos-1, and tan-1) to find unknown angle measurements in right triangles.

UNIT 4: CIRCLES AND VOLUME
Students will identify, define, and calculate measures of the parts of a circle or measures of different forms created by lines intersecting with a circle, as well as finding the surface area and volume of different conic sections.

UNIT 5: EXTENDING THE NUMBER SYSTEM
Students will add, subtract, and multiply polynomials; perform long division of polynomials; factor trinomials using the difference of two squares, the difference of two cubes, and perfect square trinomials; and perform operations with complex numbers including using FOIL to multiply, divide, and find multiplicative inverses using complex conjugates.

UNIT 7: QUADRATIC FUNCTIONS PART I
Students will solve quadratic equations by factoring, using the quadratic formula, or by completing the square, and they will find the discriminant of a quadratic equation and use it to determine what kinds of solutions a quadratic equation has.

UNIT 8: QUADRATIC FUNCTIONS PART II
Students will write a linear equation in slope-intercept form, identify the slope and y-intercept of a line from the given equation, and graph a line using the slope and y-intercept. They will find the common difference of an arithmetic sequence and extend it to the nth term.

UNIT 9: MODELING GEOMETRY
Students will find properties and measures of shapes using the coordinate plane and know properties of triangles. They will use the standard and general form of the circle formula to solve problems in the coordinate plane and derive and apply the equation, find the directrix, the focus, and graph a parabola.

UNIT 10: APPLICATIONS OF PROBABILITY
Students will determine the theoretical probability of a single event, compound events, independent events, and mutually exclusive events. They will explain the concept of conditional probability as found in everyday situations.

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

Integrated Math I (3012) WV

Integrated Math I (3012) WV

Integrated Math I (3012) WV is a full-year mathematics course intended for high school students who have successfully completed general mathematics for grade 8 or pre-algebra. This course focuses on complex operations of integers and variables while incorporating algebraic techniques and methods in order to develop student understanding of mathematical expressions, and concepts involving linear, quadratic, exponential and polynomial functions. Integrated Math I (3012) WV also integrates statistical theory with computational practices as well as to include coordinate geometry and geometric concepts, theorems, and skills. Students are exposed to several branches of mathematics and will explore ways in which each one can be used as a mathematical model in understanding the world.

CURRICULUM CONTENT AND SKILLS FOCUS:

UNIT 1: RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN QUANTITIES
Student will use the rule of exponents to simplify products, write equations of direct variation, find the distance between two points, and factor polynomials in various ways.

UNIT 2: REASONING WITH EQUATIONS AND INEQUALITIES
Student will solve equations containing rational expressions and proportions, calculate slopes of lines in various manors, and write equations of a line given different pieces of information.

UNIT 3: LINEAR AND EXPONENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Student will identify sets of data as functions or inverse functions, and graph them, evaluate perimeters, areas, volumes, and linear expressions, as well as identify an arithmetic or geometric sequence, find the common difference or ratio, and extend it to the nth term.UNIT 5: DESCRIBING DATAStudent will find the central tendencies of data, construct and interpret different plots of data, and calculate numbers of permutations or combinations of sets of data.

UNIT 6: TRANSFORMATIONS IN THE COORDINATE PLANE
Students will identify different types of angles, analyze relationships between parallel lines and a transversal, and what happens to images after a translation, rotation, or reflection.

UNIT 7: CONNECTING ALGEBRA AND GEOMETRY THROUGH COORDINATES
Student will solve for the slope of the sides and diagonals of geometric figures, classify quadrilaterals using various manors, and find the areas of geometric figures.

State: National
Grade Level: 9
Category: Math
Course Length: Year

English Language Arts 9 (4009) WV

English Language Arts 9 (4009) WV

Students engage in in-depth analysis of increasingly more complex literature, view that literature from its historical perspective, and connect it to other arts. They will write literary analyses, logical arguments, informational/explanatory texts, narratives, and focused research projects. These writing tasks will be both formal and informal. Additionally, they will engage in speaking and listening activities that use and incorporate media and technology. As a result of the reading, writing, speaking, and listening students will do in this course, they will grow their vocabulary and their understanding of how to communicate effectively by making skillful choices when expressing themselves with language.CURRICULUM CONTENT AND SKILLS FOCUS:

  • UNIT 1: SHORT STORY Students will gain a deeper understanding of common literary elements and evaluate narrator reliability, point of view, and characterization through research, writing, and an exchange of ideas in group discussions.
  • UNIT 2: POETRY Students will examine poetic form, study poems from different eras and different cultures, as well as learn how to annotate poetry.
  • UNIT 3: EPIC POETRY Students examine the question of what makes a hero through reading Homer’s Greek epic The Odyssey, research, and creation of an argumentative essay.
  • UNIT 5: NOVEL Students will explore unifying themes as they read To Kill a Mockingbird. A study of various speeches illuminates the historical context of the novel.
  • UNIT 6: LITERARY NONFICTION Students will read a variety of nonfiction forms, including autobiography, memoir, essay, and speech.
  • UNIT 7: DRAMA Students will be introduced to ancient Greek and Elizabethan English drama, and compare and contrast the original Romeo and Juliet with a modern adaptation.

State: National
Grade Level: 9
Category: English Language Arts
Course Length: Year

English Language Arts 12 (4012) WV

English Language Arts 12 (4012) WV

Students will engage in close-textual interaction with literature to heighten appreciation for those texts, improved critical and analytical skills in reading and writing, enhanced speaking and listening abilities, and enriched students' academic and personal vocabulary. This course is organized chronologically, so students can see the influences on and evolution of the ideas and forms. Writing, research, and speaking assignments will continue to focus on formulating and expressing ideas and arguments about the readings. Particular emphasis is placed on gaining critical perspective on the relationship between content and form and on synthesizing ideas into clear and concise prose and presentations. To become critical consumers of text, students will be exposed to increasingly more complex texts to which they apply those skills.

CURRICULUM CONTENT AND SKILLS FOCUS:

  • UNIT 1: FRAMING WESTERN LITERATURE Students will explore selected works of medieval literature and philosophy, closely examining the narrative structure and literary elements such as allegory and satire,  noting the way in which these elements reflect social and philosophical views; projects will engage skills such as the participation in academic group discussion and the construction of a literary character study.
  • UNIT 2: HUMANISM Students will explore selected philosophical and literary works of the Renaissance, comparing the works of this period with those of the Middle Ages, looking at their differences and similarities; projects will engage skills such as argumentation, research, and presentation.
  • UNIT 3: THE QUEST FOR KNOWLEDGE Students will examine the philosophical and literary writings of the late seventeenth and eighteenth century, focusing their emphasis on reform, reason, and science; special attention will be paid to the literary form known as satire and what it reveals about the author's purpose.
  • UNIT 5: HEAD AND HEART Students will explore the literature and philosophy of the early nineteenth century and the emphasis on emotion in early romantic works, such as Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility. Projects will engage skills such as speaking and listening, comparative analysis, and writing and revising an original narrative.
  • UNIT 6: THE INDIVIDUAL AND SOCIETY Students will focus on works and authors concerned with the place of the individual in society during the nineteenth century,including important philosophical works of the period, writing literary analysis essays and constructing and delivering a persuasive speech.
  • UNIT 7: THE SEARCH FOR MEANING Students will explore works in which authors confront questions about the nature of existence, the meaning of life, the humanpsyche, and alienation, with the unit culminating in a multimedia research project which presents and evaluates different critical perspectives of a work of the student's choice.

State: National
Grade Level: 12
Category: English Language Arts
Course Length: Year

English Language Arts 11 (4011) WV

English Language Arts 11 (4011) WV

English Language Arts 11 (4011) WV is a survey of American Literature and literary culture from its inception through the twentieth century. Emphasis is placed on a rhetorical analysis of the literature to determine how authors achieve a particular purpose or effect. Through focused readings, composition, speaking and listening activities, vocabulary study, and research, students will continue to build the literacy skills they need to meet the challenges of high school and beyond. To become critical consumers of text, students will be exposed to increasingly more complex texts to which they apply those skills. That critical content is both rigorous and relevant and includes high-quality contemporary works as well as the classics of literature, in addition to classic myths and stories from around the world, America’s founding documents, foundational American literature, and Shakespeare.

CURRICULUM CONTENT AND SKILLS FOCUS:

  • UNIT 1: INTERSECTION IN A NEW WORLD Students will examine the earliest American literature, which will highlight the intersection, and resulting conflicts, of Native American, European, and African American cultures; students will analyze and understand the use of rhetoric, archaic language, satire, and poetic devices, and will complete projects requiring skills such as academic research and the construction of arguments.
  • UNIT 2: BECOMING A NATION Students will focus on the historic and literary significance of documents relating to the establishment of the new government in America, comparing and contrasting tone and point of view in foundational documents, and using what they learn about the qualities of an effective argument to create one of their own.
  • UNIT 3: AMERICAN ROMANTICISM Students will examine and compare works from American romantic literature, transcendentalism, and the sub-genre of slave narrative. Skills that will be addressed include the analysis of literary elements such as tone, point of view, figurative language, rhetoric, and structure. Students will participate in academic discussions and write analytical and argumentative essays based on literature.
  • UNIT 5: REGIONAL VOICES Students will explore American literature that addresses the issues of racism, slavery, inequality, and displacement, learning the ways in which authors utilize characters, language, and theme to express the challenges facing America in this period. 
  • UNIT 6: MODERNISM IN AMERICA Students will be introduced to the characteristics that define literature as modern and analyze those characteristics in poetry, fiction, and drama. Students will be expected to utilize skills that involve writing literary analysis essays, reviewing and revising their written work, conducting structured academic research, and constructing oral and visual presentations.
  • UNIT 7: POST-WORLD WAR II Students will examine the literature that followed the Second World War up to what is known as the postmodern period in literature, interpreting cultural context, dissecting the form and structure of poetry and literature, conducting organized research, and utilizing speaking and listening skills through varied presentations.

State: National
Grade Level: 11
Category: English Language Arts
Course Length: Year

English Language Arts 10 (4010) WV

English Language Arts 10 (4010) WV

Students will gain valuable cultural insight as they read and write about works depicting the social, personal, religious, and political struggles and triumphs faced by people all over the world and all through history. Students will continue to build their literacy skills by engaging in active reading, composition, speaking and listening activities, vocabulary study, and focused research projects. To become critical consumers of text, students will be exposed to increasingly more complex texts to which they apply those skills. As a result of the reading, writing, speaking, and listening students will do in this course, they will continue to develop their understanding of effective communication, as well as gain a broader perspective of literature.CURRICULUM CONTENT AND SKILLS FOCUS:

  • UNIT 1: COMING OF AGE Students will examine works that reflect the universal theme of crossing the threshold into maturity, analyzing literary elements such as theme, motif, rhetoric, and archetypes, as well as the impact of author background and culture.
  • UNIT 2: THE STRUGGLE AGAINST INJUSTICE Students will complete an analytical reading of Animal Farm, evaluating the powerful political message of the text, and the way the author utilizes methods such as characterization and allegory to communicate his purpose.
  • UNIT 3: FIGHTING FOR FREEDOM Students will read works that have been selected because they represent the struggle for freedom, covering different countries, cultures, centuries and genders, and will be introduced to the power of literary, religious, and philosophical traditions that influenced writers from other cultures.
  • UNIT 5: PERSPECTIVES IN WORLD LITERATURE Students will examine literature that offers a wide world perspective, including Nectar in a Sieve, varied poetry, and work by Gandhi; students will apply their analysis skills to explore elements such as themes, narrative structure, symbolism, and context, utilizing writing skills to compose well-structured arguments.
  • UNIT 6: CULTURAL CONTEXT OF WRITING Using culture as a context, students will focus on utilizing inference skills to analyze theme and author purpose, composing several written works that require reading comprehension, well-developed literary analysis, and strong research skills.
  • UNIT 7: THINGS FALL APART Students will incorporate research and historical/cultural context in their exploration of the post-colonial South African novel, Things Fall Apart, progressing into an analysis of the rhetoric and logic of politically-charged literature and speeches of South Africa.

State: National
Grade Level: 10
Category: English Language Arts
Course Length: Year

Essentials of Mathematics

Essentials of Mathematics

Essentials of Mathematics is a semester-length review of the fundamentals taught in Pre-Algebra, Algebra I and Geometry courses and is useful at the high school level for basic skill remediation and/or practice necessary to prepare for a state exam. The course highlights basic mathematical skills through multiple review, practice and sample exam questions. 

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

  • Understand and know how to compute and define rational numbers
  • Perform basic operations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division with fractions, decimals, and percent’s
  • Apply basic fundamental rules of exponents as well as scientific notation
  • Be able to construct basic and complex geometric shapes; solve for perimeter, area, surface area, and volume
  • Use inductive and deductive reasoning, conjectures, and estimation necessary to construct a picture, formula or equation needed for analyzing and solving algebraic and geometric word problems involving basic probability and statistical reasoning, scale factor, graphic representation of quantities, and linear systems of equations
  • Solve single variable, absolute value, and linear systems of equations
  • Evaluate, solve, and graph linear functions as well as conceptualize the relationship between the independent and dependent variable of a function
  • Simplify and perform operations with radical expressions and polynomials
  • Understand and know how to apply the slope-intercept form of a line, slope formula, and Pythagorean theorem

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

Essentials of Language Arts

Essentials of Language Arts

Essentials of Language Arts is a semester-length review of the fundamentals of reading informational and literary texts, and writing a variety of creative and expository compositions. This course is useful at the high school level for basic conceptual and skill remediation, and/or practice necessary to prepare for a state exam.

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

Informational Texts

  • Recognize the elements and characteristics of different kinds of informational texts: expository, procedural, persuasive, and literary nonfiction.
  • Navigate, interpret, and evaluate informational texts.
  • Identify and analyze the author’s purpose in a variety of informational texts.
  • Understand and use the conventions of workplace documents and business writing.
  • Distinguish and analyze claims in informational texts (main idea, topics, evidence, etc.).
  • Use knowledge of literal and figurative language and context clues to determine the meaning of unknown words.
  • Understand and analyze the organizational pattern of informational texts.
  • Examine the use of visual elements that support written texts.
  • Draw reasonable inferences from informational texts.
  • Identify, analyze, and evaluate arguments.

II. Literary Texts

  • Recognize the elements and characteristics of different literary genres: poetry, drama, and fiction.
  • Recognize and analyze the structure of poetry, drama, and narrative prose.
  • Draw inferences from explicit and implicit information.
  • Identify and analyze elements of literary texts: plot, setting, characterization, theme.
  • Identify and analyze literary devices: imagery, tone, point of view, flashback, foreshadowing, figurative language.
  • Understand the influence of culture, history, and an author’s background on diction, style, and elements of narrative fiction.

III. Writing

  • Understand and apply the writing process.
  • Recognize and compose a clear thesis statement.
  • Recognize and evaluate organizational patterns for an essay.
  • Identify and analyze evidence for relevance to a topic or argument.
  • Understand and use evidence to support claims and arguments.
  • Identify and select meaningful, descriptive, and expressive words.
  • Recognize, use, and evaluate effective grammar, sentence construction, clause coordination, agreement, number, tense, word choice, mechanics, and conventions.
  • Write a business letter.
  • Write a literary analysis.

State: National
Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Category: English Language Arts
Course Length: Test Prep