Every child will have the
opportunity to learn rigorous mathematics.
The mission of the mathematics program in
Arundel County Public Schools
is to create and
maintain the highest quality instructional program
that ensures every student reaches a high level of
academic achievement as determined by state and
national standards. We are committed to a comprehensive system of support to ensure this
Making Math Matter
Transitioning to the Common Core State Standards
“The Common Core State Standards provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them. The standards are designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that our young people need for success in college and careers. With American students fully prepared for the future, our communities will be best positioned to compete successfully in the global economy.”
-from CCSS website
The Common Core State Standards were developed by a state-led effort coordinated by the National Governor’s Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers . In June, 2010, the Maryland State Board of Education adopted the Common Core State Standards by unanimous vote. The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are based upon college and career expectations, are clear and consistent, include rigorous content, provide for application of skills, and are inspired by other top performing countries so that all students are prepared to compete in the 21st century.
The CCSS allow students to understand what it is they are to know and be able to do, while providing teachers the time to teach skills for conceptual understanding and procedural knowledge. The CCSS for mathematics include two types of standards: one for
mathematical practice (how to apply the mathematics) and one for
mathematical content (what students should learn and be able to do.) The goal at each grade level is the mastery of mathematical skills.
The Common Core State Curriculum Frameworks for Mathematics will form the basis for Anne Arundel County’s transition to the
Common Core State Standards. Anne Arundel County began the transition for mathematics during the 2012-2013 school year, and will complete the implementation process during 2013-2014. For more information, visit
Frequently Asked Questions about the CCSS.
Common Core Standards Elementary
Common Core Standards Secondary
Mathematics Content Standards
Math Standards for Mathematical Practice
Math/Practice Maryland State Department of Education
Frequently Asked Questions