All
students need a highquality mathematics program designed to prepare them to
graduate from high school ready for college and a career. In support of this
goal, California adopted the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics with
California Additions (CCSSM) in June 2010, replacing the 1997 statewide
mathematics academic standards. As part of the modification of the CCSSM in
January 2013, the California State Board of Education also approved higher
mathematics standards organized into model courses (page 1).

The CCSSM include two types of standards: Eight
Mathematical Practice Standards (the same at each grade level) and
Mathematical Content Standards (different at each grade level). These
standards address both “habits of mind” that students should develop to
foster mathematical understanding and expertise, and also skills and
knowledge – what students need to know and be able to do. The standards also
call for mathematical practices and mathematical content to be connected as
students engage in mathematical tasks (page 4).
