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Focus Standards

The Math TNCore Focus clusters for the 2013-14 school year are: NEW! 


Grade  TNCore Focus Clusters
 Kindergarten
  •  Know number names and the count sequence.
  • Count to tell the number of objects.
  • Understand addition as putting together and adding to,and understand subtraction as taking apart and taking from.
  • Work with numbers 11-19 to gain foundations for place value.
 1st Grade
  •  Represent and solve problems involving addition and subtraction.
  • Understand and apply properties of operations and the relationship between addition and subtraction.
  • Understand place value.
  • Use place value understanding and properties of operations to add and subtract.
 2nd Grade
  •  Represent and solve problems involving addition and subtraction.
  • Understand place value.
  • Use place value understanding and properties of operations to add and subtract.
  • Relate addition and subtraction to length.
 3rd Grade  
  • Represent and solve problems involving multiplication and division.
  • Understand properties of multiplication and the relationship between multiplication and division.
  • Develop understanding of fractions as numbers.
  • Geometric measurement:understand concepts of area and relate area to multiplication and to addition.
 4th Grade
  • Extend understanding of fraction equivalence and ordering.
  • Build fractions from unit fractions by applying and extending previous understandings of operations on whole numbers.
  • Use the four operations with whole numbers to solve problems.
  • Generalize place value understanding for multi-digit whole numbers.
 5th Grade
  • Use equivalent fractions as a strategy to add and subtract fractions.
  • Apply and extend previous understandings of multiplication and division to multiply and divide fractions.
  • Understand the place value system.
  • Perform operations with multi-digit whole numbers and with decimals to hundredths.
 6th Grade
  • Understand ratio concepts and use ratio reasoning to solve problems.
  • Apply and extend previous understandings of arithmetic to algebraic expressions.
  • Apply and extend previous understandings of numbers to the system of rational numbers.
  • Reason about and solve one-variable equations and inequalities.
 7th Grade
  • Analyze proportional relationships and use them to solve real-world and mathematical problems.
  • Solve real-life and mathematical problems using numerical and algebraic expressions and equations.
  • Apply and extend previous understandings of operations with fractions to add, subtract, multiply,and divide rational numbers.
  • Use properties of operations to generate equivalent expressions.
 8th Grade
  • Understand the connections between proportional relationships,lines,and linear equations.
  • Define, evaluate, and compare functions.
  • Analyze and solve linear equations and pairs of simultaneous linear equations.
  • Use functions to model relationships between quantities.
 Algebra I
  •  A-CED Create equations that describe numbers or relationships* (1, 2,3,4)
  • A-REI Solve equations and inequalities in one variable (3,4)
  • A-REI Represent and solve equations and inequalities graphically (10,11*,12)
  • F-1F Interpret functions that arise in applications in terms of the context* (4,5,6)
 Geometry
  •  G-CO Understand congruence in terms of rigid motions (6,7,8)
  • G-CO Prove geometric theorems (9,10,11)
  • G-SRT Define trigonometric ratios and solve problems involving right triangles (6,7,8*)
  • G-GPE Use coordinates to prove simple geometric theorems algebraically (4,5,6,7*)
 Algebra II
  •  N-RN Extend the properties of exponents to rational exponents (1,2)
  • A-SSE Write expressions in equivalent forms to solve problems*(3, 4)
  • A-APR Understand the relationship between zeros and factors of polynomials (2,3)
  • F-BF Build a function that models a relationship between two quantities* (1, 2)


Notes for High School Standards:

*Mathematical Modeling is a Standard for Mathematical Practice (MP4) and a Conceptual Category, and specific modeling standards appear throughout the high school standards indicated with a star (*). Where an entire cluster is marked with a star, each standard in that cluster is a modeling standard.

Standards that are underlined indicate that PARCC will assess the standard over multiple courses. The PARCC Model Content Frameworks gives further guidance to the limits on standards that will be assessed on more than one end-of-course assessment.

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