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Title

Transitioning to the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM)

Department

Mathematics Department

College

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Disciplines

Physical Sciences and Mathematics

Abstract

Forty-five states, the District of Columbia, and the United States Virgin Islands have, to date, adopted the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM). In this study, we investigated various aspects of the transition from state-specific mathematics standards to the CCSSM, including a comparison of particular content strands of state standards compared to the CCSSM and states plans for implementation of the CCSSM. With regard to content, findings indicated shifts in (1) grade levels at which fluency of particular mathematical topics is expected, (2) the amount of time spent learning topics, (3) focus on particular content, and (4) the way in which certain aspects of mathematics are addressed. Findings related to the implementation of the CCSSM across states indicate variation in modifications made to the CCSSM and the rate at which the CCSSM is being implemented.

Conference Name

PME-NA

Conference Location

Kalamazoo, Michigan

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