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Table 44. Percentage distribution of academic year 2009-10 ninth-graders, by enrolled mathematics course and discussion of courses to take: 2009

Discussion of courses to take No mathe-matics   Basic mathe-matics1   Pre-algebra   Algebra I   Geometry   Algebra II   Other2   Two or more
Total 10.3 0.4 4.3 48.7 20.5 5.0 6.9 4.0

Talked about math courses to take this year with. . .
Mother or female guardian3
Yes 8.3 0.5 3.6 45.0 25.9 6.2 6.1 4.4
No 12.3 0.3 4.9 52.7 14.9 3.7 7.7 3.5
Father or male guardian3
Yes 7.4 0.3 2.8 41.5 30.2 7.5 5.7 4.6
No 11.5 0.4 4.9 52.3 16.4 3.7 7.4 3.4
Friends
Yes 9.2 0.5 3.3 42.4 26.5 6.9 6.3 4.9
No 10.8 0.4 4.6 51.5 17.9 4.2 7.1 3.6
Favorite teacher
Yes 10.1 0.5 ! 3.1 39.9 28.2 6.4 6.5 5.4
No 10.4 0.4 4.5 50.8 18.7 4.7 6.9 3.6
School counselor
Yes 8.1 0.4 ! 3.3 45.8 25.5 5.8 6.7 4.4
No 10.9 0.4 4.5 49.3 19.4 4.8 6.9 3.9
None of these people
Yes 11.6 0.3 4.8 54.5 13.9 3.7 7.8 3.5
No 9.8 0.4 4.0 46.4 23.1 5.5 6.5 4.2

Talked about other courses to take except math and science this year with. . .
Mother or female guardian3
Yes 8.3 0.4 3.5 45.7 25.5 6.1 6.1 4.3
No 12.4 0.4 5.1 51.9 15.1 3.8 7.9 3.5
Father or male guardian3
Yes 7.8 0.3 ! 3.4 42.5 29.1 6.8 5.8 4.4
No 11.4 0.4 4.6 51.8 16.8 4.0 7.4 3.5
Friends
Yes 8.6 0.4 3.3 44.1 26.2 6.3 6.5 4.5
No 11.4 0.4 4.8 51.3 17.2 4.2 7.2 3.6
Favorite teacher
Yes 10.0 0.5 ! 3.8 42.0 26.0 6.3 6.8 4.6
No 10.3 0.4 4.3 49.7 19.8 4.8 6.9 3.9
School counselor
Yes 8.7 0.5 ! 3.0 44.9 26.5 5.8 6.6 4.1
No 10.7 0.4 4.5 49.4 19.3 4.8 7.0 4.0
None of these people
Yes 12.7 0.4 4.8 53.8 13.4 3.5 7.9 3.5
No 9.4 0.4 4.0 46.7 23.2 5.5 6.6 4.1
! Interpret data with caution. Estimate is unstable because the coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is 30 percent or greater (i.e., the standard error represents 30 percent or more of the estimate).
1 Basic mathematics contains review or remedial mathematics including basic, business, consumer, functional, or general mathematics..
2 Other mathematics contains extremely low-incidence subjects including trigonometry, integrated mathematics, statistics or probability, and advanced mathematics courses such as precalculus and calculus.
3 Students who did not have the appropriate parent/guardian were not included.
NOTE: All estimates are weighted by W1STUDENT. Details may not sum to 100 percent due to rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, High School Longitudinal Study of 2009 (HSLS:09), Base-Year.

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