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Mathematics Framework

Curriculum frameworks provide guidance to educators, parents, and publishers, to support implementing California content standards.

2022 Revision of the Mathematics Framework

The California Department of Education (CDE), Instructional Quality Commission (IQC), and State Board of Education (SBE) have commenced the revision process for the Mathematics Framework for California Public Schools: Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve (Mathematics Framework). The framework is important guidance designed to help educators align classroom teaching with California’s rigorous math learning standards. Information and updates concerning the revision of the Mathematics Framework will be posted here.

The revised Mathematics Framework posted below reflects input from California parents, educators, students, and others who commented during the first 60-day field review period in early 2021 and during the IQC’s May 2021 meeting. The draft is also responsive to the direction of the IQC provided during the meeting.

California is committed to achieving excellence in math teaching and learning through curriculum and instructional approaches grounded in research and reflective of best practices across the globe. The revised Mathematics Framework provides guidance for mathematics learning for all students at all levels of math—including calculus—and ensures students have a wide variety of options including pursuing Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) in college and career.

Mathematics Framework Second Field Review

At its May 19–20, 2021, meeting, the IQC recommended the draft Mathematics Framework to the SBE, pending a second 60-day period of public review and comment. That review period began on March 14, 2022, and will continue through May 16, 2022. The public review and comment period is an opportunity for interested individuals or organizations to provide comments and suggested edits to the SBE.

The links below are to the Second Field Review draft chapters. Please address your comments to these drafts.

Commenters may submit comments using the following methods:

  • Via email to mathframework@cde.ca.gov. This is the preferred method of receiving comment.

  • Via physical mail at
    Instructional Quality Commission
    1430 N Street, Room 3207
    Sacramento, CA 95814
    Fax: 916-319-0172

All written comments on the draft will be made available to the members of the SBE. Personal contact information such as emails, phone numbers, and addresses will be redacted. Duplicate comments (e.g., form letters or preprinted postcards) may be tallied and posted as a single copy with a note indicating the total number received.

Commenters are encouraged to include in their comment specific suggestions for items that they would like the SBE to consider, including chapter, page, and line numbers where appropriate. If the commenter would like to see alternative language substituted for the existing text, they should provide that language in their comment.

Please note that for security reasons we cannot forward hyperlinks to personal mailboxes or online storage sites; any such links will be redacted. Please include the full content of your comment either in your email or as an attachment.

Curriculum Framework and Evaluation Criteria Committee

At their January 08, 2020, meeting the State Board of Education appointed 20 members to the Mathematics Curriculum Framework and Evaluation Criteria Committee (Mathematics CFCC) to assist in the development of the Mathematics Framework.

The Mathematics CFCC Meetings and Notices

Focus Groups

Pursuant to the California Code of Regulations, Title 5, Section 9511(c), the CDE convened four focus groups across California.

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.

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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 (CCSS) 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
Links to downloads of all Curriculum Frameworks.

Questions:   Curriculum Frameworks and Instructional Resources Division | CFIRD@cde.ca.gov | 916-319-0881
Last Reviewed: Monday, March 28, 2022
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