State releases revised — and probably final — math framework

The state Board of Education is expected to adopt the latest revision of the California Mathematics Framework, released this week, which focuses on the “big ideas” of math rather than isolated concepts.

The new framework, which has been in the works since 2019, emphasizes problem-solving and perseverance, encouraging students to explain their reasoning and build arguments. It also promotes culturally relevant curriculum and assessments, with the goal of boosting math performance among English learners and those who are underrepresented in STEM fields.

Another change is the data science pathway. The revised framework eliminates a dedicated data science pathway, replacing it with data science lessons integrated throughout all grades.

The revisions, compiled by the California Department of Education, the Instructional Quality Commission and State Board of Education, are based on previous input from the public and educators.

The public can comment on the revised framework through noon on July 7. The state Board of Education meets the following week to consider and likely adopt the draft.

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