Position Papers and Resources

The following position papers and resources embody the mission of the California Mathematics Council. As a state mathematics body, we believe it is important that we clearly state our positions on important topics that will create opportunities to support all students to be successful in mathematics. This list compiles some of the most recent important position papers by mathematics educational organizations and is not an exhaustive list.

Position Papers

ASSM Principles for Adapting Mathematics Teaching and Learning During COVID-19 (2020) - "In recognition of the effects of COVID-19 on education, the Association of State Supervisors of Mathematics suggests four principles for the teaching and learning of mathematics.





The Transition from High School to Postsecondary Mathematics Designing Modernized and Socially Just Pathways through Collaboration






TODOS: Mathematics for All, “The Mo(ve)ment to Prioritize Antiracist Mathematics: Planning for This and Every School Year,” 2020






 NCSM: Leadership in Mathematics Education, "Closing the Opportunity Gap: A Call for Detracking Mathematics," 2020






 TODOS: Mathematics for All and NCSM: Leadership in Mathematics Education, “Mathematics Education Through the Lens of Social Justice: Acknowledgment, Actions, and Accountability,” 2016






Benjamin Banneker Association, “Implementing a Social Justice Curriculum: Practices to Support the Participation and Success of African-American Students in Mathematics,” 2017





Just Equations, "Branching Out: Designing High School Math Pathways for Equity," 2019

Understanding Language, "Mathematics, the Common Core, and Language," 2012