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ERIC Number: ED522005
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 93
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Common Core State Standards for Mathematics
Common Core State Standards Initiative
For over a decade, research studies of mathematics education in high-performing countries have pointed to the conclusion that the mathematics curriculum in the United States must become substantially more focused and coherent in order to improve mathematics achievement in this country. To deliver on the promise of common standards, the standards must address the problem of a curriculum that is "a mile wide and an inch deep." The Standards presented in this paper are a substantial answer to that challenge. The Standards set grade-specific standards but do not define the intervention methods or materials necessary to support students who are well below or well above grade-level expectations. It is also beyond the scope of the Standards to define the full range of supports appropriate for English language learners and for students with special needs. At the same time, all students must have the opportunity to learn and meet the same high standards if they are to access the knowledge and skills necessary in their post-school lives. The Standards should be read as allowing for the widest possible range of students to participate fully from the outset, along with appropriate accommodations to ensure maximum participation of students with special education needs. A glossary and a sample of works consulted are included. (Contains 5 tables.) [For an appendix to this report, "Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. Appendix A: Designing High School Mathematics Courses Based on the Common Core State Standards," see ED522006.]
Common Core State Standards Initiative. Available from: National Governors Association. Hall of the States 444 North Capitol Street Suite 267, Washington, DC 20001. Tel: 202-624-5300; Fax: 202-624-5313; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 1; Grade 11; Grade 12; Grade 2; Grade 3; Grade 4; Grade 6; Grade 7; Grade 8; Grade 9; Kindergarten
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Common Core State Standards Initiative
IES Cited: ED528960; ED532215; ED544376