California Common Core State Standards Mathematics
The California Common Core State Standards Mathematics are intended to build on California’s standards-based educational system in which curriculum, instruction, professional learning, assessment, and accountability are aligned to support student attainment of the standards. California additions to the standards (identified in boldface text and followed by the abbreviation “CA”) were incorporated in an effort to retain the consistency and precision of California’s past standards. The standards call for learning mathematical content in the context of real-world situations, using mathematics to solve problems, and developing “habits of mind” that foster mastery of mathematics content as well as mathematical understanding. The standards for kindergarten through grade 8 intend to prepare students for higher mathematics. The standards for higher mathematics intend to reflect the knowledge and skills that are necessary to prepare students for college and careers and productive citizenship.