Curriculum Focal Points for Pre-K–Grade 8 Mathematics: A Quest for Coherence

  • Curriculum Focal Points for Pre-K–Grade 8 Mathematics: A Quest for Coherence

    On April 24, 2006, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Board of Directors approved “Curriculum Focal Points for Prekindergarten through Grade 8 Mathematics: A Quest for Coherence.” The Curriculum Focal Points are specifically designed to provide leadership in the discussion about important mathematical topics at the pre- K–8 level. This introduction will define, identify the need for, and place in perspective the use of the focal points.