Mathematics Florida Standards Implementation Guide
The Mathematics Florida Standards Implementation Guide was created to support the teaching and learning of the Mathematics Florida Standards. The guide is compartmentalized into three components: focus, coherence, and rigor. While focus, coherence, and rigor are presented separately on the implementation guide, collectively they support standards-based lesson planning, instruction and learning.
- Describe the intent of the Mathematics Florida Standards Implementation Guide.
- Use the Mathematics Florida Standards Implementation Guide to plan for standards-based teaching and learning.
Focus means narrowing the scope of content in each grade or course, so students achieve higher levels of understanding and experience math concepts more deeply. The Mathematics standards allow for the teaching and learning of mathematical concepts focused around major clusters at each grade level, enhanced by supporting and additional clusters. The major, supporting and additional clusters are identified, in relation to each grade or course.
Mathematics is a coherent body of knowledge made up of interconnected concepts. Therefore, the standards are designed around coherent progressions from grade to grade. Learning is carefully connected within a grade and course, as well as across grades.
Rigor refers to a deep, authentic command of mathematical concepts. The following components of rigor should be pursued in the classroom with equal intensity: conceptual understanding, procedural skill and fluency and application.