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Document Number: 7096

Curriculum Focal Points for Prekindergarten through Grade 8 Mathematics - Across the nation at the state and district level there is a wide variety of mathematics curriculum standards, with little consensus on the placement or emphasis of topics within specific grade levels. This report argues that a focused, coherent mathematics curriculum with a national scope has the potential to ease the impact of widely varying learning and assessment expectations on both students and teachers who relocate. This report describes an approach to curriculum development that focuses on areas of emphasis within each grade from prekindergarten through 8th grade. (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 2006) ...

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