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What is emphasized in the mathematics Common Core State Standards?

The mathematics Common Core State Standards emphasizes conceptual understanding, skill, and fluency. The standards require students to master math concepts earlier in their academic careers. In addition, they require students to understand how to apply math concepts to solve unfamiliar problems. The standards connect learning across grade levels and courses to build on mathematical understanding. Specific shifts include learning math facts and other concepts at earlier ages and moving from “we’ve always done it this way” to a focus on understanding and applying rules to different situations. The underlying assumption of the team that created the Common Core State Standards is that students who can explain their mathematical thinking and why the rules work will be more successful at critical thinking and problem solving.


In accordance with the provisions of the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (as amended), Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, P.L. 93-112, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the regulations thereunder, it is the policy of the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District that no person shall, because of age, sex, race, disability, or national origin be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity of the District, including the employment of staff personnel. Written district policies concerning the rights and responsibilities of employees and students are available for inspection at the Stansberry Leadership Center (R-7 Administrative Offices), located at 301 NE Tudor. Inquiries by persons about their protection against discrimination under The Americans With Disabilities Act, Title IX, Title VI, or P.L. 93-112 and the Section 504 may be directed in writing or by telephone to: Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources Lee’s Summit R-7 School District 301 NE Tudor Road Lee’s Summit, MO 64086 (816) 986-1000