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Themes and Imperatives for Mathematics Education

Help all students become high-achieving mathematics learners. Gain a strong understanding of mathematics culture, and learn necessary best practices to fully align curriculum and instruction with the CCSS for mathematics. You’ll explore the factors that have traditionally limited mathematics achievement for students and discover practical strategies for creating an environment that supports mathematics learning and instruction.


  • Learn the critical points in designing curriculum and instruction to effectively meet the CCSS for mathematics.
  • Utilize teamwork to create a high-performing mathematics curriculum where all students achieve at high levels.
  • Understand and overcome the challenges that limit mathematics achievement for all students.
  • Discover how to implement the NCSM framework in a collaborative learning environment.
  • Examine and improve school, district, and staff beliefs about mathematics achievement.

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Chapter 1: Overarching Themes
Chapter 2: Supportive Conditions
Chapter 3: Imperatives for Knowledge
Chapter 4: Imperatives for Instruction and Assessment
Chapter 5: Imperatives for Systemic Change
Chapter 6: Shared Productive Culture
Appendix A: Characteristics of a Standards-Based Mathematics Classroom
Appendix B: A Shared Vision of Effective Teaching and Learning of K–8 Mathematics in the Jefferson County Public Schools
Appendix C: Tools


Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Appendix C