Massachusetts Mathematics Frameworks

Guiding Principles

1. Learning: Mathematical ideas should be explored in ways that stimulate curiosity, create enjoyment of mathematics, and develop depth of understanding.
2. Teaching: An effective mathematics program focuses on problem solving and requires teachers who have a deep knowledge of mathematics as a discipline.
3. Technology: Technology is an essential tool in a mathematics education.
4. Equity: All students should have a high quality mathematics program.
5. Assessment: Assessment of students learning in mathematics should take many forms to inform instruction and learning.

Massachusetts Math Strands
1. Number Sense and Operations
2. Patterns, Relations, and Algebra
3. Geometry
4. Measurement
5. Data Analysis, Statistics, and Probability