Front Matter for Progressions for the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics (draft)
Front Matter is an introduction to a series of papers that make up the Progressions Documents for the Common Core Math Standards. In this introduction, the writing team for the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for Mathematics presents an overview of how the math standards were conceptualized and written, citing research in the areas of progressions, cognition, and learning. It also gives a primer on the organization and content of the math CCSS. This document is intended to inform teacher preparation and professional development, curriculum organization, and textbook development.