EXAMPLE: A Content Standard
Standard 11: Statistics and Probability
in grades K-4, the mathematics curriculum should include experiences with data analysis and probability so that students can--
Source: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Curriculum and Evaluation Standards for School Mathematics.
Note: NCTM created about 13 standards like this one for each of three grade clusters (K-4, 5-8, 9-12). That is 40 standards, in all, plus explanations and sample learning activities. NCTM standards provide a coherent vision of what it means to be "mathematically literate." They are designed to be used to "guide the revision of the school mathematics curriculum" and assessment.
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