A high-quality mathematics program is essential for all students
and provides every student with the opportunity to choose among
the full range of future career paths. Mathematics, when taught
well, is a subject of beauty and elegance, exciting in its logic
and coherence. It trains the mind to be analytic - providing the
foundation for intelligent and precise thinking.
To compete successfully in the worldwide economy, today's students
must have a high degree of comprehension in mathematics. For too
long schools have suffered from the notion that success in mathematics
is the province of a talented few. Instead, a new expectation
is needed: all students will attain California's mathematics academic
content standards, and many will be inspired to achieve far beyond
the minimum standards.
Link to the full text of the Mathematics Content Standards at the CDE