ERIC Number: ED537735
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Reference Count: N/A
Utah's New Mathematics Core
Utah State Office of Education
Utah has adopted more rigorous mathematics standards known as the Utah Mathematics Core Standards. They are the foundation of the mathematics curriculum for the State of Utah. The standards include the skills and understanding students need to succeed in college and careers. They include rigorous content and application of knowledge and reflect the mathematics standards of the world's highest performing nations and the country's highest performing states. The adoption of these new stronger mathematics standards will result in important curriculum improvements at every grade level. Utah's Mathematics Core Standards include interventions for struggling students and opportunities for high achieving students, respecting the speed at which students progress and helping each student meet the standards. The standards will help ensure college and career readiness as students graduate from high school. By studying mathematics with greater rigor and depth, and by examining the interrelationships among mathematics concepts, all Utah students will be prepared for success with skills that are increasingly more important than ever in this complex and technical world.
Descriptors: State Standards, Mathematics Curriculum, Academic Standards, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Skills, Intervention, Academic Achievement, Career Development, College Preparation, Student Needs, Special Needs Students, High Achievement, Grade 6, Grade 9
Utah State Office of Education. 250 East 500 South, P.O. Box 144200, Salt Lake City, UT 84114-4200. Tel: 801-538-7500; Web site: http://www.schools.utah.gov
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 6; Grade 9
Authoring Institution: Utah State Office of Education, Salt Lake City.
Identifiers - Location: Utah