The Common Core State Standards for Mathematics and the Standards for School Mathematics, developed by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), are designed to help educators, textbook publishers, and school systems improve the quality of mathematics education and set goals for assessment criteria.
There are 10 Standards. Five focus on Content: Number and Operations, Algebra, Geometry, Measurement, and Data Analysis. And five focus on Process: Problem Solving, Reasoning and Proof, Communication, Connections, and Representation.
It is important not only to master the traditional basics, but also the "expanded basics" such as data analysis. Reasoning skills are essential for resourceful problem solving and strategic thinking.
Almost all MathStart books address the educational goals of multiple Standards. However, we thought it would be more useful to highlight the one or two Standards that each book most strongly addresses.
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