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

Mathematics High Quality Instructional Materials

Mathematics Instructional Resources

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Climbing Measurement Mountain
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Path to Proportional Success Infographic

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Last Updated: June 22, 2021

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