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Mathematics Curriculum Framework - November 2000

November 2000

Dear Colleagues,

I am pleased to present to you the Massachusetts Mathematics Curriculum Framework that was adopted by the Board of Education in July 2000. This framework presents the revised statewide guidelines for learning, teaching, and assessment in mathematics for the Commonwealth's public schools. Based on scholarship, sound research, and effective practice, the framework will enable teachers and administrators to strengthen curriculum and instruction from prekindergarten through grade 12.

I am proud of the work that has been accomplished. The comments and suggestions received on the 1995 version of the Mathematics Curriculum Framework, as well as comments on working drafts of this version, have strengthened this framework. I want to thank everyone who worked with us to create a high quality document that provides challenging learning standards for Massachusetts students.

We will continue to work with schools and districts in implementing the 2000 Mathematics Curriculum Framework over the next several years, and we encourage your comments as you use it. All of the curriculum frameworks are subject to continuous review and improvement, for the benefit of the students of the Commonwealth.

Thank you again for your ongoing support and for your commitment to achieving the goals of education reform.


David P. Driscoll
Commissioner of Education

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