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Common Core Standards for Mathematics

Mathematics in Issaquah School District is aligned to the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. The Standards define what students should understand and be able to do in their study of mathematics. Explore the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Math Standards

Standards for Mathematics Practice

The Standards for Mathematical Practice describe varieties of expertise that mathematics educators at all levels should seek to develop in their students. These practices rest on important "processes and proficiencies" with longstanding importance in mathematics education. The first of these are the NCTM process standards of problem solving, reasoning and proof, communication, representation, and connections. The second are the strands of mathematical proficiency specified in the National Research Council's report Adding It Up: adaptive reasoning, strategic competence, conceptual understanding (comprehension of mathematical concepts, operations and relations), procedural fluency (skill in carrying out procedures flexibly, accurately, efficiently and appropriately), and productive disposition (habitual inclination to see mathematics as sensible, useful, and worthwhile, coupled with a belief in diligence and one's own efficacy).

  1. Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
  2. Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
  3. Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.
  4. Model with mathematics.
  5. Use appropriate tools strategically.
  6. Attend to precision.
  7. Look for and make use of structure.
  8. Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.

View read a detailed description of each of the Math Practices.

Smarter Balanced Assessments

  • General Information
    • Smarter Balanced is a state-led consortium developing assessments aligned to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts and Mathematics that are designed to help prepare all students to graduate high school college- and career-ready. Students will take Smarter Balanced assessments in Grades 3-8 and 11. Visit the Smarter Balanced website HERE to learn more.
  • Sample Items
    • Try out some Mathematics Samples Items HERE
  • Practice Test
    • Experience the interactive technology of Smarter Balanced computer-based assessments HERE
  • Smarter Balanced Math Tools
    • Click HERE to see some of the electronic tools students will use on the Smarter Balanced math assessments.