For the new Standard Course of Study that will be effective in all North Carolina schools in the 2018-19 School Year.


What is it?

This document is designed to help North Carolina educators teach the K-8 Mathematics Standard Course of Study. NCDPI staff are continually updating and improving these tools to better serve teachers and districts.

What is the purpose of this document?

The purpose of this document is to increase student achievement by ensuring educators understand the expectations of the new standards. This document may also be used to facilitate discussion among teachers and curriculum staff and to encourage coherence in the sequence, pacing, and units of study for grade-level curricula. This document, along with on-going professional development, is one of many resources used to understand and teach the NC SCOS.

What is in the document?

This document includes a detailed clarification of each standard in the grade level along with a sample of questions or directions that may be used during the instructional sequence to determine whether students are meeting a learning objective outlined by the standard. These items are included to support classroom instruction and are NOT intended to reflect summative assessment items. The examples included may not fully address the scope of the standard. The document also includes a table of contents of the standards organized by domain with hyperlinks to assist in navigating the electronic version of this instructional support tool.


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