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California's Common Core State Standards for Mathematics: Organization and Structure

A Comparison

Time to Read

Read the following two charts to compare California’s Common Core State Standards for Mathematics with the 1997 California Mathematics Content Standards.

California’s Common Core State Standards

California’s CCSS contain the following domains for K–8 and conceptual categories for High School (HS) as displayed below.

Math CCSS Cover

Domain Conceptual Category
K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 HS
Counting and Cardinality   Ratio and Proportions Functions Algebra
Operations and Algebraic Thinking Expressions and Equations Functions
Number and Operations Base Ten The Number System Number and Quantity
  Number and Operations Fractions
Measurement and Data Statistics and Probability Statistics and Probability
Geometry Geometry

Note: The Modeling Conceptual Category is a collection of standards that are indicated by a (?) symbol throughout the other Conceptual Categories. The Modeling Conceptual Category is not represented on the chart.

1997 California Mathematics Content Standards

The 1997 California Mathematics Content Standards contained the following:

K-7 Strands: 8-12 Standards:
  • Number Sense
  • Algebra and Functions
  • Measurement and Geometry
  • Statistics, Data Analysis and Probability
  • Mathematical Reasoning
  • Algebra 1
  • Geometry
  • Algebra II
  • Probability and Statistics
  • Trigonometry
  • Linear Algebra
  • Mathematical Analysis
  • AP Probability and Statistics
  • Calculus

Cover of the 1997 California Math Standards

Time to Check

Please select the best answer for each of the following.