For over a decade, research studies of mathematics education in high-performing countries have pointed to the conclusion that the mathematics curriculum in the United States must become substantially more focused and coherent in order to improve mathematics achievement in this country. To deliver on the promise of common standards, the standards must address the problem of a curriculum that is “a mile wide and an inch deep.” These Standards are a substantial answer to that challenge. It is important to recognize that “fewer standards” are no substitute for focused standards. Achieving “fewer standards” would be easy to do by resorting to broad, general statements. Instead, these Standards aim for clarity and specificity.
Please note that the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics for all grades can be currently found HERE. The standards are temporarily located on this page while the CCSSO (Council of Chief State School Officers) works to address technical challenges with the CoreStandards.org page.
Once the issue has been solved, you may be able to access the Common Core Standards for each grade through the original links as listed below:
- Common Core Standards Grade 6
- Common Core Standards Grade 7
- Common Core Standards Grade 8
- Common Core Standards High School Algebra