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Mathematics Resources for the 2020-2021 School Year
- Latest guidance from NCTM and NCSM
- Planning for the possibilities in Fall 2020 and beyond
- Teaching and learning in the era of COVID-19 and #blacklivesmatter
The mathematics standards compel us to make mathematics relevant to students by moving beyond mere answer getting to doing the work of mathematicians. The standards emphasize the development of students’ abilities to use mathematics to represent their lived experiences and to simplify and explain complex phenomena.
Article IX, Section 16 of Colorado's constitution states, "Neither the general assembly nor the state board of education shall have power to prescribe textbooks to be used in the public schools." However, CDE can still serve as an advisor to help districts and schools adopt, adapt, develop, or use the materials of their choice.
Instructional support is grounded in CDE's shared approach to Best, First Instruction as well as practices and strategies supported by professional organizations and scholars at the leading edge of mathematics education.
There are many opportunities to connect and grow as a professional educator with the larger mathematics education community, including mailing lists, professional organizations, and events.
Frequently Asked Questions About Mathematics in Colorado
Do you have questions about Colorado's mathematics standards? Graduation requirements? Textbook recommendations? They might be answered here.
- How many high school math credits are required to graduate?
- Where is the list of math programs and interventions that are approved to use in schools?
- How are Colorado's math standards like and not like Common Core?
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