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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


Contact the Mathematics Team

Ian StithAssistant Director of Mathematics
Fabrice KandjangaMathematics Content Support Specialist
Jennifer SauriolMathematics Content Support Specialist

Last Updated: September 28, 2023

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Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
135 Santilli Highway, Everett, MA 02149

Voice: (781) 338-3000
TTY: (800) 439-2370


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