Learning: Mathematical ideas should be explored in ways that stimulate curiosity, create enjoyment of mathematics, and develop depth of understanding.

Teaching: An effective mathematics program is based on a carefully designed set of content standards that are clear and specific, focused, and articulated over time as a coherent sequence.

Technology: Technology is an essential tool that should be used strategically in mathematics education.

Equity: All students should have a high quality mathematics program that prepares them for college and a career.

Literacy Across the Content Areas: An effective mathematics program builds upon and develops students’ literacy skills and knowledge.

Assessment: Assessment of student learning in mathematics should take many forms to inform instruction and learning.