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Mathematics

In Massachusetts, mathematics education builds students' understanding and skills through active engagement in meaningful mathematics. The content and practice standards included in the Massachusetts Mathematics Curriculum Framework focus on developing students in the following areas:

  • Conceptual understanding - make sense of the math, reason about and understand math concepts and ideas
  • Procedural skills - know mathematical facts, compute and do the math
  • Capacity - solve a wide range of problems in various contexts by reasoning, thinking, and applying the mathematics they have learned.

Making Sense of Mathematical Concepts
Mathematical Rigor
Using Mathematical Concepts in Problem Solving Applications
Performing Mathematical Procedures Fluently

 

Mathematics Learning Standards

 
2017 Math Curriculum Frameworks Cover Thumbnail and Link
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2017 Mathematics Curriculum Framework (click to view a section of the Framework)
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Introduction
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Guiding Principles for Mathematics Programs in Massachusetts
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The Standards for Mathematical Practice
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Pre-K–Grade 5 Standards for Mathematical Content
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Grade 6–Grade 8 Standards for Mathematical Content
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High School Standards for Mathematical Content in the Model Traditional Pathway
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High School Standards for Mathematical Content in the Model Integrated Pathway
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High School Standards for Mathematical Content in the Model Advanced Courses
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Guidance on Secondary Course Sequences
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Application of Standards for English Learners and Students with Disabilities
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Standards for Mathematical Practice Grad-Span Descriptions: Pre-K–5, 6–8, 9–12
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Glossary
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Tables and Illustrations of Key Mathematical Properties, Rules, and Number Sets

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Highlights: 2017 Revisions to the Mathematics Standards
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Statewide Mathematics Assessments (MCAS)

Mathematics Instructional Resources

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Climbing Measurement Mountain
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Path to Proportional Success Infographic


Contact the Mathematics Team

Last Updated: September 14, 2020

 
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