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California's Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Focus in Mathematics

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Watch the following video by Jason Zimba, lead writer of the CCSS for Mathematics and founding partner of Student Achievement Partners, to learn about some of the key design features of the mathematics standards. Pay particular attention to the emphasis on focus – “spending more time on fewer things.”

The Importance of Focus
Source: The Hunt Institute  Time 2:41

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Reflect on the biggest differences between the CCSS for Mathematics and the 1997 California Mathematics Content Standards that you have observed so far. Record your thoughts in the journal box below:



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