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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.

  • Schedule of Significant Events for the 2021 Revision of the Mathematics Framework
    A timeline for the revision of the Mathematics Framework will be posted following the May 2019 State Board of Education meeting.
  • Opportunities to Participate (PDF)
    A flyer providing information regarding ways to participate in the revision of the Mathematics Framework will be posted once it is available.
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. To be a member of the focus group, applicants 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.

Focus group meetings are planned for the following dates and locations:

  • August 19, 2019, San Diego County Office of Education, San Diego, CA
  • August 20, 2019, Sacramento County Office of Education, Sacramento, CA
  • *August 20, 2019, Humboldt County Office of Education, Eureka, CA
  • *August 20, 2019, Shasta County Office of Education, Redding, CA
  • August 22, 2019, Santa Clara County Office of Education, San Jose, CA
  • *August 22, 2019, Fresno County Office of Education, Fresno, CA
  • August 26, 2019, Baldwin Park Unified School District, Baldwin Park, CA

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

Focus Group Application

To apply to be a member of a focus group, please use the online application form. Online applications must be completed and résumés/curriculum vitae must be emailed to no later than 3 p.m. on Wednesday, May 8, 2019.

All interested individuals are invited to apply. Please note that there is no stipend for service on a focus group, and there will be no reimbursement for travel or substitute costs.

Curriculum Framework and Evaluation Criteria Committee (CFCC)
CFCC Applications

The application for the CFCC will be available on May 10, 2019. The Instructional Quality Commission will review the submitted applications and recommend CFCC members to the State Board of Education. The State Board of Education is scheduled to appoint members of the CFCC in November 2019.

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.


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Last Reviewed: Wednesday, April 10, 2019
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