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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 have commenced 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.

Mathematics Framework First Field Review

Comments were received from February 8 through April 8, 2021.

Public Comment for Draft Mathematics Framework

At its January 21–22, 2021, meeting, the Instructional Quality Commission (IQC) approved the draft Mathematics Framework for public review and comment. The public review and comment period is an opportunity for interested individuals or organizations to provide comments and suggested edits to the IQC. The comment and suggestions received will be reviewed by the IQC/Mathematics Subject Matter Committee at its meeting on May 19–20, 2021, when the IQC is expected to recommend a revised draft for a second public review to take place in June and July, 2021.

Note: The Mathematics Framework online survey has closed.

To download the draft chapters approved by the IQC, select the links below:

All written comments on the draft will be made available to IQC members prior to the meeting. 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 may submit comments using the following methods:

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

  • Via telephone at 916-319-0598. You may leave a comment at that number. Staff will record the content of the comment, but the actual voicemail will not be forwarded to members of the IQC.

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

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.

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.

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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 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: Friday, April 9, 2021
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