CA Mathematics Framework: Learn-Explore-Discuss

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

CMC is hosting a series of events to help educators and the public learn about, explore, and discuss the draft Mathematics Framework. Framework conversations are free and open to members and non-members. Register below to receive the links for each of the three Zoom sessions listed. 

Sessions scheduled to date include the following:

Events during Round 1 of Public Review, February 8, 2021- April 8, 2021

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

4:30-6:00 pm (PST)

Recording of Session

Presentation Slides


Teaching Mathematics for Equity and Engagement

Jo Boaler, Jennifer Langer-Osuna,

Members of the Framework writing team

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

5:15-6:30 pm (PST)

Recording of Session

Presentation Slides

Teaching to Big Ideas

Brian Lindaman & Katy Early, Chair and member of the Framework writing team, respectively

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

5:15-6:30 pm (PST)

Registration is required. Click on the link below to receive the meeting link from Zoom.

Recording of Group Discussion

Presentation Slides

Chapter Chats: Exploring the Grade Band Chapters

  • Chapter 6, Mathematics: Investigating and Connecting, TK–5
  • Chapter 7, Mathematics: Investigating and Connecting, 6–8
  • Chapter 8, Mathematics: Investigating and Connecting, 9–12


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Additional opportunities to engage with the Framework:

  • Continue the Mathematics Framework discussion with the Kern County Superintendent of Schools’ Framework Feedback Series, a three-day series, February 22, March 8, March 22, 2021, from 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. Register here.
  • Participate in a series of online fireside chats hosted by Santa Clara County Office of Education, February 24 • March 1,10,11,15,31 • April 15,22 • May 4,18, 2021, from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Each chat focuses on a specific chapter of the Framework. Register here.
  • Los Angeles County Office of Education is hosting fireside chats on March 15th, 16th and 23rd. Download the flyer for links and times.

  • Join the Riverside County Office of Education Math Team for two informative sessions on the proposed CA Math Framework. March 10 and March 31, 2021, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. Free registration. Register here.
  • Get to Know the Draft of the 2021 Math Framework, sponsored by Merced County Office of Education. Three sessions: March 3 (Chapter 2), March 17 (Chapter 3), and March 30 (Chapters 5, 6, 7, 8), 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. Register here.
  • The San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools (SBCSS) is sponsoring discussion of Chapter 2: Teaching for Equity and Engagement, March 31 from 3:30 - 5:00 pm. The conversation will be facilitated by Dr. Cherina Betters, Chief of Equity and Access for SBCSS. Then on Tuesday, April 6, from 3:30 - 5:00 pm, we will discuss pedagogy through Chapters 3, 4 and 5. Register here.

  • The San Joaquin County Office of Education is sponsoring Chapter Chats on March 1,8,15,22,29 • April 5,12,19,26 • May 3,10,17, 2021 from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Register here.
  • Attend the Virtual CMC Central Symposium: Making Mathematics Accessible for all Students on March 12-13, 2021. Event Registration is $90. If you attended one of the fall virtual conferences, registration is only $30. Register here.

Engage in the Framework Process

Share your thoughts about the draft Mathematics Framework by providing public comment during the first review period from February 8 - April 8, 2021. Go to to review the draft Framework chapters and complete the public comment survey.

During the first review period, all comments and suggestions received by April 8, 2021, will be reviewed by the Instructional Quality Commission (IQC)/Mathematics Subject Matter Committee at its meeting on May 19–20, 2021. At this meeting the IQC is expected to recommend a revised draft for a second public review to take place in June and July 2021.

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.