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Mathematics Curriculum Framework
Achieving Mathematical Power  January 1996
Overview
"Achieving Mathematical Power through problem solving, communication, reasoning, and connections."
 Students explore mathematical ideas in ways that maintain their enjoyment of and curiosity about mathematics, help them develop depth of understanding, and reflect realworld applications.
 All students have access to high quality mathematics programs.
 Mathematics learning is a lifelong process that begins and continues in the home and extends to school and community settings.
 Mathematics instruction both connects with other disciplines and moves toward integration of mathematical domains.
 Working together in teams and groups enhances mathematical learning, helps students communicate effectively, and develops social and mathematical skills.
 Technology is an essential tool for effective mathematics education.
 Mathematics assessment is a multifaceted tool that monitors student performance, improves instruction, enhances learning, and encourages student selfreflection.
 Working beyond the center of competence
 Deepening mathematical understanding
 Gaining an attitude of persistence
 Integrating mathematics in a network of ideas
 Valuing all dimensions of mathematics
Students will use Problem Solving, Communicating, Reasoning, and Connecting to explore, develop, investigate, and know . . .
Concepts of Whole Number Operations, Fractions and Decimals, Estimation, Whole Number Computation, Number Systems and Number Theory, Discrete Mathematics, and Mathematical Structure
Relationships, Algebra, Trigonometry, and Conceptual Underpinnings of Calculus
Spatial Sense and Geometry from an Algebraic Perspective
Gathering and Graphing Data, Chance, Simulations, and Theoretical Probability
This framework includes discussion of Adult Basic Education throughout each of its components. It features separate and distinct learning standards and examples of student learning for each of the strands.
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Last Updated: January 1, 1996
