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Tennessee Mathematics Curriculum Center

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Standards for Mathematics

Common Core State StandardsThe K–12 Common Core State Standards in Mathematics (CCSSM) are the result of a collaborative effort between state departments of education, teachers, experts in a wide array of fields, and professional organizations. The standards allow students to become increasingly more proficient in understanding and using mathematics with a steady progression leading to college and career readiness by the end of high school. The high school standards require students to apply mathematical ways of thinking to real world issues and challenges and place a special emphasis on mathematical modeling.

The eight Standards for Mathematical Practice describe ways that students should engage with mathematics content as they develop mathematical expertise over time.

  1. Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
  2. Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
  3. Construct whole arguments and critique the reasoning of others.
  4. Model with mathematics.
  5. Use appropriate tools strategically.
  6. Attend to precision.
  7. Look for and make use of structure.
  8. Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.

In terms of their organization, the K-high school CCSS for Mathematical Content are grouped into the following categories:

  • Domains are large groups of related standards. Standards from different domains may sometimes be closely related.
  • Clusters are groups of related standards within a Domain. Because mathematics is a connected subject standards from different clusters may sometimes be closely related.
  • Standards for each Domain and Cluster are specific statements that specify what students should understand and be able to do at the end of a particular grade level or by the time they graduate from high school.

This section of the Tennessee Curriculum Center mirrors this organization of the CCSSM and offers a collection of resources that are aligned with the Common Core State Standards.

Tennessee Common Core Mathematics Resources

TNCore This website is the primary hub for information about Tennessee’s Common Core implementation program and serves as a portal to resources from educators across the state and country.

Math Tennessee
Math Tennessee Math Tennessee, part of Read Tennessee, allows teachers, families and community members to work together for the benefit of young children throughout the state. Teachers can start here to find videos, lesson plans and units, explore a variety of websites with information critical to teachers, and lessons that are aligned with the CCSSM.
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The Tennessee Mathematics Curriculum Framework offers an educational pathway designed to prepare every student to function in a society in which mathematical, scientific and technological literacy are necessary for full participation and enjoyment. The Standards are founded on the premise that leaning mathematics content is most successful when experienced through an active process that integrates inquiry, technology and engineering, and science, in what is commonly referred to as STEM Education.

The goal of the curriculum framework is to guide and support school systems in building a rigorous and relevant K-12 mathematics curriculum. The educational vision reflected in the Framework is that a carefully designed, coherent, and properly implemented set of K-12 mathematics learning experiences will enable all students to:

  • Develop a deep understanding of the key mathematical concepts, principles, and theories drawn from contextual application;
  • Apply process skills by posing questions and investigating phenomena through the language, procedures, and tools of mathematics;
  • Be aware of how engineering, technology, and science are integrated into the historical and cultural advancement of mathematics; and
  • Think and act in a way that demonstrates a positive attitude toward problem-solving and personal decision-making about issues that affect society.

All Tennessee students should emerge from their K-12 mathematics education experiences fully prepared for transitioning to higher education, careers in the technical workforce, and service to their communities or nation.