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ERIC Number: ED500391
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
Pages: 60
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Mathematics Content Standards Benchmarks and Performance Standards
New Mexico Public Education Department
New Mexico Mathematics Content Standards, Benchmarks, and Performance Standards identify what students should know and be able to do across all grade levels, forming a spiraling framework in the sense that many skills, once introduced, develop over time. While the Performance Standards are set forth at grade-specific levels, they do not exist as isolated skills; each exists in relation to the others. This document groups the Mathematics Content Standards, Benchmarks, and Performance Standards into five strands: (1) Numbers and Operations; (2) Algebra; (3) Geometry; (4) Measurement; and (5) Data Analysis and Probability. The standards have been designed to: (1) Establish an articulated, coordinated, and comprehensive description of the content and skills students should learn at specific grade levels in the study of mathematics; (2) Help teachers create classroom instruction and authentic assessments that address a substantive mathematics curriculum that can be applied to learning across all disciplines; (3) Serve as the basis for a statewide assessment of student learning; and (4) Stimulate conversation and policy development regarding the acquisition and application of essential math skills and concepts. The document includes: (1) Curriculum framework; (2) Mathematics Guiding Principles; (3) Processes of Problem Solving; (4) K-12 Content Standards, Benchmarks, and Performance Standards (displayed in chart form strand-by-strand for grades K-5, 5-8 and 9-12; and (5) Glossary. [These standards were approved by the New Mexico State Board of Education in June 2002 and reformatted in January 2008.]
New Mexico Public Education Department. 300 Don Gaspar, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2786. Tel: 505-827-5800; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Mexico State Dept. of Education, Santa Fe.
Identifiers - Location: New Mexico