CA Mathematics Framework: Learn-Explore-Discuss

The Mathematics Framework for California Public Schools: Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve (Mathematics Framework) is currently under revision and the California Mathematics Council (CMC) invites you to engage in conversations about the draft Mathematics Framework

CMC is hosting another series of events to help educators and the public learn about, explore, and discuss the proposed Mathematics Framework. Events are open to all. Zoom links will be sent the morning of the session to everyone who registers using this form. These sessions will be recorded and the videos posted for later viewing. Videos and slides from Round 1 sessions are available here.

  • June 1st, 5:30-6:45 - Data Science TK-12 & the New High School Pathways with Jo Boaler and Ben Ford
    This session was not recorded. The Q&A will be posted.
    Slides from the presentation
    Q&A from session

  • June 16th, 5:30-6:45 - Building Number Flexibility and Fluency with Brian Lindaman & Katy Early
    Recording of session

  • Postponed until revised draft release of chapters - Chapter Chat facilitated by CMC Board Members

    • Chapter 4: Exploring, Discovering, and Reasoning With and About Mathematics (SMPs 3/7/8)

    • Chapter 9: Supporting Equitable and Engaging Mathematics Instruction

    • Chapter 11: Mathematics Assessment in the 21st Century

Engage in the Framework Process

Share your thoughts about the draft Mathematics Framework by providing public comment during the second 60-day review period which has been delayed until December, 2021. When the review period opens you can go to to review the draft Framework chapters and complete the public comment survey.

Tips for Completing the Survey

  • Your name and email are required to submit the survey. All other questions are optional.
  • You may answer as many or as few questions as you choose.
  • Comments are encouraged for the questions.
  • Comments that include page and/or line references and include specific suggestions for edits are most useful for improving the document.
  • Consider working on feedback in collaboration with colleagues. One person may submit the survey on behalf of the group.
  • Each question response is limited to 1,000 characters. For longer submissions, use one of the submission methods below.

Other Ways to Submit Comments

  • Via email to [email protected]. Beyond the survey, this is the preferred method of receiving comment.
  • Via telephone at 916-319-0598. You may leave a comment at that number. Staff will record the content of the comment, but the actual voicemail will not be forwarded to members of the IQC.
  • Via physical mail at
    Instructional Quality Commission
    1430 N Street, Room 3207
    Sacramento, CA 95814
    Fax: 916-319-0172

Include the full content of your comment either in your email or as an attachment. Hyperlinks to personal mailboxes or online storage sites will be redacted for security reasons.

Mathematics Framework 2021

Draft Chapters

Chapter 1. Introduction

Chapter 2. Teaching for Equity and Engagement

Chapter 3. Number Sense

Chapter 4. Exploring, Discovering, and Reasoning With and About Mathematics (SMPs 3/7/8)

Chapter 5. Data Science

Chapter 6. Mathematics: Investigating and Connecting, TK–5

Chapter 7. Mathematics: Investigating and Connecting, 6–8

Chapter 8. Mathematics: Investigating and Connecting, 9–12

Chapter 9. Supporting Equitable and Engaging Mathematics Instruction

Chapter 10. Technology and Distance Learning

Chapter 11. Mathematics Assessment in the 21st Century

Chapter 12. Instructional Materials to Support the CA CCSSM

Chapter 13. Glossary: Acronyms and Terms


Other opportunities to make comments occur during the meetings of the State Board of Education and the Instructional Quality Commission. State Board of Education action on the proposed document will occur in November 2021.

The complete Mathematics Framework revision process and timeline may be found here.

Stay Informed During and Beyond the Revision Process

To receive notifications of updates regarding the Mathematics Framework revision process, send a blank email message to the Mathematics Framework Revision Listserv.

State Board of Education (SBE)

The 11-member State Board of Education is California’s K-12 policy-making body for academic standards, curriculum, instructional materials, assessments, and accountability. Members are appointed by the Governor. Join the SBE electronic mailing list to receive information and updates from the Board of Education.

Instructional Quality Commission (IQC)

The IQC is an 18-member advisory body to the California State Board of Education, 

Thirteen of 18 members are classroom and/or mentor teachers. Join the Instructional Quality Commission listserv to receive information and updates regarding the Instructional Quality Commission.