CONTACT :: Jennifer Curtis

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The adoption of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics as our North Carolina Standard Course of Study marks a new leap forward in the continual process of improving learning for all our students.  These standards are internationally benchmarked, and are based on a philosophy of teaching and learning mathematics that is consistent with the most current research, exemplary practices, and national standards. Common Core State Standards have been adopted by over 45 states so far, and provide an opportunity for collaboration among states, and with organizations and universities across the country.

Within the CCSS-M are The Standards for Mathematical Content providing a clear focus of content that must be mastered at each grade level, K-8.  High School Standards specify the mathematics all students should study to be college and career ready. They are organized by conceptual categories or themes: Number and Quantity, Algebra, Functions, Modeling, Geometry, and Statistics and Data. Equally important are the Standards for Mathematical Practice, describing the behaviors or ‘habits of mind’ of mathematically proficient students.

We welcome all to join us in our journey of continuous improvement for the students of North Carolina.


Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Mathematics and Science Partnership (MSP) Grants

Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching
To nominate a teacher for this award please visit:
North Carolina Awardees can be found:

For additional information contact:
Kitty Rutherford
NC Mathematics Coordinator for PAEMST