Mathematics FrameworkThe 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
At its meeting on May 7, 2020, the State Board of Education (SBE) revised the Schedule of Significant Events (Timeline) for the 2021 Revision of Mathematics Framework. The Timeline was originally approved by the SBE on May 8, 2019, and was previously revised on September 11, 2019.
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.
- Mathematics CFCC Members
The list includes names and employers at the time of application.
- Guidelines for the California Mathematics Framework for Public Schools Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve
On January 8, 2020, the SBE approved guidelines to direct the work of the Mathematics CFCC.
The Mathematics CFCC Meetings and Notices
- February 26–27, 2020
- March 25–26, 2020 Meeting has been cancelled.
- April 29– 30, 2020 Meeting has been cancelled.
- May 27–28, 2020 Meeting has been cancelled.
- June 24–25, 2020
- August 5–6, 2020
- September 23–24, 2020
- November 3–4, 2020
- December 16–17, 2020
Pursuant to the California Code of Regulations, Title 5, Section 9511(c), the CDE convened four focus groups across California. Each focus group included between 8 and 12 invitees who were 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 were open to the public, and comments made by both focus group members and members of the public at each meeting were forwarded to the IQC and the SBE for consideration.
Location information and meeting agendas for each focus group are available at the following links:
- 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
- 2019 Mathematics Focus Group Discussion Questions
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.
- Join Mathematics Framework Revision Listserv
We will send you notifications of updates regarding the Mathematics Framework revision process.
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.
- 2013 Mathematics Framework (Dated Nov-2015)
The Mathematics Framework has been developed to support and incorporate the California Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. The California State Board of Education adopted the Mathematics Framework on November 6, 2013. This is the final digital version of the Mathematics Framework.
- Executive Summary: Mathematics Framework (PDF; Dated Oct-2015)
The executive summary highlights essential information and guidance in the Mathematics Framework and is intended to introduce the reader to the wealth of information and support for teachers, administrators, and parents/guardians it provides.
Contact the CDE Press at 1-800-995-4099 or go to the CDE Press Educational Resources Online Ordering to order copies of the executive summary.
- Making Meaning of the California Mathematics and ELA/ELD Frameworks – Helpful Tools for Every Audience (DOC)
This summary provides concrete examples on how the ELA/ELD and Mathematics Frameworks, Executive Summaries, and Parent/Guardian Brochures can be used by stakeholders to more effectively implement the California standards.
- Brochures for Parents/Guardians in English and Spanish
These brochures on the mathematics standards showcase example problems and highlight the progression of learning through the grade levels. The brochures also offer suggestions for parents/guardians to support their students’ learning and a list of additional resources.
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
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.
- Appendix A
Designing High School Mathematics Courses Based on the CCSS.
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.
Links to downloads of all Content Standards.
All Curriculum Frameworks
Links to downloads of all Curriculum Frameworks.