Principles, Standards, and Expectations
Educational decisions made by teachers, school administrators, and other professionals have important consequences for students and for society. The Principles for school mathematics provide guidance in making these decisions.
The six Principles address overarching themes:
The Standards for school mathematics describe the mathematical understanding, knowledge, and skills that students should acquire from prekindergarten through grade 12. Each Standard consists of two to four specific goals that apply across all the grades.
The five Content Standards each encompass specific expectations, organized by grade bands:
The five Process Standards are described through examples that demonstrate what each standard looks like and what the teacher's role is in achieving it: