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Mathematics Common Core State Standards

Mathematics Curriculum 

Mathematics Instruction

Mathematics is a way of thinking, communicating, and learning about the world. Our mission is to ensure that each student is challenged to achieve mathematical literacy and power.  Successful learning involves the integrated, connected study of the various mathematics content strands (domains) as well as developed proficiency in understanding concepts, computing fluently, applying concepts, reasoning logically, and engaging with mathematics.


Math Strands

Mathematics Curriculum

Course Sequencing & Content Descriptions Grades 6-9 Course Sequencing & Content Descriptions Grades 9-12 Course Textbooks Lists

Course Sequencing & Content Descriptions Grades 6-9


MS Math Sequence

Links to Curriculum/Course Content Descriptions:


Middle High
  Grades K-5 Curriculum   Pre-Algebra   Algebra
    Accelerated Pre-Algebra   Geometry
    Algebra 7   Advanced Algebra
    Accelerated Algebra  
    Algebra 8  

Course descriptions (content standards) are mirrored in the Oregon State Content & Benchmark Standards.  The content standards are measured in the Oregon Statewide Assessments.

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Course Sequencing & Content Descriptions Grades 9-12 

HS Math Sequence

Links to High School Course Content Descriptions:
 Algebra  Advanced Algebra  Pre-Calculus  AP Calculus AB
 Geometry  Adv Algebra Part A  Trigonometry  AP Calculus BC
   Adv Algebra Part B  AP Statistics  
  Math Lab    Discrete Math  

 Documents reflect the approved district course descriptions; however, actual course content and timeline may vary based on teacher and class needs.  Not all courses may be offered every year.

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Mathematics Instruction

Guiding Principles Indicators of
Instruction Related Documents Internet Resources

Guiding Principles

  • World Class Education
    Excellence in mathematics education requires equity – high expectations and strong support for all students.

  • Learning
    Students must learn mathematics with understanding, actively building new knowledge from experience and prior knowledge.

  • Teaching
    Effective mathematics teaching requires understanding what students know and need to learn and then challenging and supporting them to learn it well.

  • Curriculum
    A curriculum is more than a collection of activities: it must be coherent, focused on important mathematics, and well articulated across the grades.

  • Technology
    Technology is essential in teaching and learning mathematics; it influences the mathematics that is taught and enhances students' learning.


  • Assessment
    Assessment should support the learning of important mathematics and furnish useful information to both teachers and students.

Related document:  West Linn-Wilsonville Mathematics Guiding Principles
                         (further description of above guiding principles and associated bibliography sources)

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Classroom Indicators of Excellence

What is excellence in mathematics education? 

Teacher, student and environment combine to produce excellence in education. Attributes of each are summarized in the Classroom Indicators of Excellence document.


Instruction Related Documents


Internet Resources

  • Oregon Department of Education - Mathematics
    Includes information regarding and/or links to:  standards, curriculum and instruction, assessment, professional organizations
  • National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
    NCTM is a public voice of mathematics education, providing vision, leadership, and professional development to support teachers in ensuring mathematics learning of the highest quality for all students.  Founded in 1920, NCTM is the world's largest mathematics education organization, with nearly 90,000 members and 250 affiliates throughout the United States and Canada.
  • National Research Council (NRC)
    The National Research Council is part of the National Academies - private, nonprofit institutions that provide science, technology and health policy advice under a congressional charter.

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