Overview
Every student needs and deserves a rich and rigorous mathematics curriculum that is focused on the development of concepts, the acquisition of basic and advanced skills and the integration of problem solving experiences. The Department of Education encourages educators to provide such challenging mathematics opportunities to foster the growth of intelligent, thoughtful and mathematically literate members of society.
Report of the Commissioner's Council on Mathematics
Summer Math Challenge
Curriculum and Instruction
 New: K8 Model Math Curricula on GoOpenCT
 High School Model Math Curricula
 Math Walkthrough Tool
 Connecticut State Board of Education Position Statement on Mathematics Education
 Connecticut State Board of Education Position Statement on Comprehensive STEM Education

Common Core State Standards  Effective July 7, 2010, the Connecticut State Board of Education adopted the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in English language arts and mathematics (Common Core State Standards). These standards establish what Connecticut’s students should know and be able to do as they progress through Grades K12.
There are documents available intended to assist districts in CCSSbased curriculum revision and development are available. In 2013, Connecticut renamed the CCSS as the Connecticut Core Standards (CCS). The CCS is the CCSS in its entirety with no changes.
CT Mathematics Unit Planning Organizers are designed to be a resource for developers of curriculum. The documents feature standards organized in units with key concepts and skills identified, and a suggested pacing guide for the unit. The standards for Mathematical Practice are an integral component of CT Standards (CCSS) and are evident highlighted accordingly in the units.
The information in the unit planning organizers can easily be placed into the curriculum model in used at the local level during the revision process. It is expected that local and/or regional curriculum development teams determine the "Big Ideas" and accompanying "Essential Questions" as they complete the units with critical vocabulary, suggested instructional strategies, activities and resources.
Note that all standards are important and are eligible for inclusion on the Smarter Balanced assessments. The Standards were written to emphasize correlations and connections within mathematics. The priority and supporting standard identification process emphasized that coherence. Standards were identified as priority or supporting based on the critical areas of focus described in the CT Standards, as well as the connections of the content within and across the K12 domains and conceptual categories. In some instances, a standard identified as priority actually functions as a supporting standard in a particular unit. No stratification or omission of practice or content standards is suggested by the system of organization utilized in the units.
 CT Corestandards has a variety of resources and professional development opportunities designed for Connecticut educators around the CCS.
 Early Learning and Development Standards
 Performance Level Descriptors for K2 Mathematics
Assessment
 Smarter Balanced Assessment System  system of valid, reliable, and fair nextgeneration assessments aligned to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in English language arts/literacy (ELA/literacy) and mathematics for grades 38 and 11. The system—which includes both summative assessments for accountability purposes and optional interim assessments for instructional use—will use computer adaptive testing technologies to the greatest extent possible to provide meaningful feedback and actionable data that teachers and other educators can use to help students succeed.
Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST)
Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) – Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching are the nation's highest honor for K12 teachers of mathematics and science. Awardees serve as models for their colleagues, inspiration to their communities, and leaders in the improvement of mathematics and science education. Presidential Awardees are identified by an asterisk (*) next to their name.
2023 712 Math
 State Finalists:
 Kate Grayeb University High School of Science and Engineering Hartford Connecticut
 Susan Palmberg Edwin O. Smith High School Storrs Connecticut
 Thomas Leisten Glastonbury High School Glastonbury Connecticut
2022 K 6 Math
 State Finalists:
 Christopher Messier, Center School, Ellington Connecticut
 Katherine Mauro, Sandy Hook Elementary School, Sandy Hook Connecticut
 Patricia Hahn, Parkville Community School, Hartford Connecticut
2021 712 Math
 State Finalists:
 Barbara Budaj, Capital Prep Magnet School, Hartford
 Christopher Kerr, Newington High School, Newington
 Merryl Polak, Scotts Ridge Middle School, Ridgefield
2020 K6 Math
 Mallory (Gorry) Emmons, Peck Place School, Orange Public Schools
 State Finalists:
 Patricia Hahn, Parkville Community School, Hartford Public Schools
 Katherine Mauro, Sandy Hook Elementary School, Newtown Public Schools
 Christopher Messier, Center School, Ellington Public Schools
2019 712 Math Awardee
 Stephanie Quarato, Jared Elliott Middle School, Clinton
 State Finalists:
 Melissa Arms, Walter C. Polson Middle School, Madison
 Jay Gionet, Clark Lane Middle School, Waterford
2018 K6 Math Awardee
 Kimberly Moran, Rogers Park Middle School, Danbury
2017 712 Math Awardee
 Peter Shanazu, Fairfield Warde High School, Fairfield
 State Finalists:
 Marina Giuliano, The Academy of Information Technology, Stamford
 Brenda Gregorski, Glastonbury High School,Glastonbury
 Peter Shanazu, Fairfield Warde High School, Fairfield
2016 K6 Science
 Sean Serafino, Monroe Elementary School, Monroe*
2016 K6 Math Awardee
 Heather Sutkowski, CREC Montessori Magnet, Hartford*
 State Finalists:
 Karen Brady, Warren Elementary School, Warren
 Carol Marsiglio, Claude Chester Elementary School, Groton
Principals' Workshop Series
State mathematics consultant Jennifer Michalek leads three workshops for administrators focusing on the implementation of effective instruction aligned to the Connecticut Core Standards for math.
Session 1: Shifting Math Instruction—Rigor in the Classroom
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Session 2: Math Practice Standards—Classroom Evidence
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Session 3: Instructional Coaching—Making the Most Out of Math Coaches
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