Introduction: As California embarks on a transformative journey with the adoption of its new Mathematics Framework, the Rural Math Collaborative (RMC) has emerged as a reliable resource for small, rural local educational agencies (LEAs). Led by Lake County and Butte County, in partnership with the California Collaborative for Educational Excellence (CCEE) and the California Mathematics Project (CMP), the RMC is revamping math education in twenty participating counties.

You can learn more about the RMC on May 8 Open Door Session, Register Here.

Accelerating Learning through Innovative Strategies: The RMC leadership team has developed a dynamic approach to accelerate learning in mathematics. By providing member counties and LEAs with targeted instructional coaching, intervention, and Lesson Study, the RMC is equipping educators with the tools they need to enhance student achievement. These strategies are designed to address the unique challenges faced by rural schools and ensure that every student has access to high-quality math education.

Collaboration and Support for Rural LEAs: One of the key strengths of the RMC lies in its collaborative nature. The partnership between the twenty participating counties fosters a supportive network where best practices, resources, and expertise are shared. This collaboration enables rural LEAs to overcome the limitations of their size and location, leveraging the collective knowledge and experience of the RMC community.

Deepening Knowledge with Asynchronous Courses: To further support educators in implementing the new Mathematics Framework, the RMC has launched asynchronous courses. 

  • Number Sense Overview Module : Provides an introduction to the layout of the entire Framework including the Drivers of Investigation, Content Connections and Standards for Math Practice. Introduces aspects of the Framework’s interpretation of number sense, and the progression of number sense ideas through grades TK-8.
  • Number Sense Module Part I Grades TK-2: This information is focused around three key areas of number sense in grades TK-2: organizing and counting numbers, comparing and ordering numbers on a line, and operating with numbers flexibly. 

These courses, freely available statewide, aim to deepen educators’ understanding of the framework and its implications for classroom instruction. By providing flexible, self-paced learning opportunities, the RMC is ensuring that teachers have the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively implement the new standards.

From our Partners:

The National Center on Education and the Economy (NCEE) also provides extensive resources on Mathematics including the following:

As California embraces its new Mathematics Framework, these resources will empower educators, ensuring that every child, regardless of their geographic location, has the opportunity to excel in mathematics.

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