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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 Second Field Review of the Mathematics Framework has concluded. Please see below for how to submit additional public comment.

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

The second field review of the Mathematics Framework has concluded.

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 continued through May 16, 2022. Individuals and groups that wish to submit additional public comments should submit them directly to the SBE at sbe@cde.ca.gov.

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

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: Tuesday, May 17, 2022
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