## Content Standards

*Mathematics is indispensable for understanding our world. In addition to providing the tools of arithmetic, algebra, geometry and statistics, it offers a way of thinking about patterns and relationships of quantity and space and the connections among them. Mathematical reasoning allows us to devise and evaluate methods for solving problems, make and test conjectures about properties and relationships, and model the world around us.*

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Mathematics is essential for understanding the world around us. In addition to providing the tools of arithmetic, algebra, geometry and statistics, it offers a way of thinking about patterns and relationships of quantity and space and the connections among them. Mathematical reasoning allows us to devise and evaluate methods for solving problems, make and test conjectures about properties and relationships, and model the world around us.Colorado's Mathematics Academic Standards were adopted by the Colorado State Board of Education in 2009. In 2010, the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSS-M) were released. An analysis showed a 95% overlap between the two sets of standards, and the CCSS-M were integrated into the Colorado Mathematics Academic Standards. The content standards describe what students should be able to know and do. There are four broad K-12 standards in math:

- Number Sense, Properties, and Operations
- Patterns, Functions, and Algebraic Structures
- Data Analysis, Statistics, and Probability
- Shape, Dimension, and Geometric Relationships