**April News - Mathematics**

Posted by Julie DeRoche at 4/13/2017

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At the end
of March, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) adopted
updates to the 2010 Massachusetts Mathematics Curriculum Frameworks. This post will focus on the expectations and
guiding principles for mathematics programs in our schools. Over the course of
the next year, as we review, assess, and update the district's mathematics
curriculum, we will be guided by the following principles and expectations of
the standards from the 2017 Massachusetts Mathematics Curriculum Frameworks. A
strong, integrated, well-planned, and rigorous mathematics program, as
referenced in the Massachusetts Mathematics Curriculum Frameworks (2017, p.5),
promotes the following: A Balance of
Conceptual Understanding, Procedural Fluency, and Application

The
standards strategically develop students’ mathematical understanding and
skills. When students are first introduced to a mathematical concept they
explore and investigate the concept by using concrete objects, visual models,
drawings or representations to build their understanding. In the early grades
they develop number sense and work with numbers in many ways. **Keep Reading on the Curriculum Highlights Blog....**

At the end
of March, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) adopted
updates to the 2010 Massachusetts Mathematics Curriculum Frameworks. This post will focus on the expectations and
guiding principles for mathematics programs in our schools. Over the course of
the next year, as we review, assess, and update the district's mathematics
curriculum, we will be guided by the following principles and expectations of
the standards from the 2017 Massachusetts Mathematics Curriculum Frameworks. A
strong, integrated, well-planned, and rigorous mathematics program, as
referenced in the Massachusetts Mathematics Curriculum Frameworks (2017, p.5),
promotes the following: A Balance of
Conceptual Understanding, Procedural Fluency, and Application

The
standards strategically develop students’ mathematical understanding and
skills. When students are first introduced to a mathematical concept they
explore and investigate the concept by using concrete objects, visual models,
drawings or representations to build their understanding. In the early grades
they develop number sense and work with numbers in many ways.

**Keep Reading on the Curriculum Highlights Blog....**