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Mathematics Framework

The State Board of Education adopted the Mathematics Framework on November 6, 2013. Curriculum frameworks provide guidance to educators, parents, and publishers, to support implementing California content standards.

2021 Revision of the Mathematics Framework

The California Department of Education (CDE), Instructional Quality Commission, and State Board of Education are commencing the revision process for the Mathematics Framework for California Public Schools: Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve (Mathematics Framework). Information and updates concerning the revision of the Mathematics Framework will be posted here.

Curriculum Framework and Evaluation Criteria Committee (CFCC)

The Mathematics CFCC will play a significant role in the revision of the Mathematics Framework, which will be revised to include the latest research and best practices in TK–12 math education. The Mathematics CFCC will be made up of credentialed teachers; school, district, and county administrators; college and university personnel representing academic departments and schools of education; and representatives of citizen groups or educational organizations.

The submission period for the online application was May 15–August 15, 2019. The online application to participate in the Mathematics CFCC closed on Thursday, August 15, 2019.

All Mathematics CFCC meetings will be held at the CDE on the following dates:

  • February 26–27, 2020
  • March 25–26, 2020
  • April 29–April 30, 2020
  • May 27–28, 2020
  • June 24–25, 2020
  • August 5–6, 2020

All meetings are open to the public.

Focus Groups

Pursuant to the California Code of Regulations, Title 5, Section 9511(c), the CDE will convene four focus groups across California. Each focus group will include between 8 and 12 invitees who will be selected to ensure balanced representation of regions, types of schools, and grade-level experience. Focus group members must be educators at the time of appointment. California Education Code Section 44013(a) defines an educator in this way:

“Educator” means a certificated person holding a valid California teaching credential or a valid California services credential issued by the commission who is employed by a local education agency or by a special education local planning area and who is not employed as an independent contractor or consultant.

The focus group meetings will be open to the public, and comments made by both focus group members and members of the public at each meeting will be forwarded to the Instructional Quality Commission and the State Board of Education for consideration.

Location information and meeting agendas for each focus group are available at the following links:

An asterisk (*) in front of a date indicates that participants will give their input via video conference.

Focus group participants will receive no stipend for service, and reimbursement for travel or substitute costs will not be provided.

Online application to participate in the focus groups closed on Wednesday, May 8, 2019.

All focus group meetings are open to the public and public comment will be heard.

Other Ways to Participate:

The CDE conducts the revision of the frameworks in a very transparent manner. All of the meetings (Math CFCC, the Instructional Quality Commission, and the State Board of Education) during which the content of the framework is discussed are open to the public and members of the public are encouraged to give public comment. In addition, there will be two 60-day public comment periods after the CFCC has finished its work. The draft framework document will be available online. Members of the public are encouraged to give public comment in writing during these times.

The first 60-day public comment period is scheduled for the fall of 2020; the second 60-day public comment period is scheduled for the spring of 2021.


Additional Resources

2013 Mathematics Framework

Assembly Bill 250 (Chapter 608, Statutes of 2011) called for the revision of the Mathematics Framework to align with the California Common Core State Standards for Mathematics.

Video: Overview of the Mathematics Framework (Dated 26-Feb-2015)
This video for teachers, administrators, and other educators provides an overview of the Mathematics Framework and how it supports implementation of the California Common Core State Standards for Mathematics.

Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (PDF; 3MB)
Links to the standards adopted by the California State Board of Education in August 2010 (Modified January 2013 Publication Version).

Common Core State Standards Initiative External link opens in new window or tab.
The multi-state initiative released the CCSS on June 2, 2010. The initiative site includes information about the development and research behind the standards, appendices, the states that have adopted the CCSS, and frequently asked questions.

2005 Mathematics Framework (Available on request)
The Framework was adopted by the State Board of Education on March 9, 2005.
*To order a copy of this framework please contact CDE Press.

Content Standards
Links to downloads of all Content Standards.

All Curriculum Frameworks
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Last Reviewed: Thursday, September 12, 2019
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