Model Curriculum for Mathematics

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Model curriculum offers local educators in-depth guidance about groups or clusters of Ohio’s Learning Standards. It also explains related skills and knowledge students are to learn in each grade and course. The purpose of Ohio’s model curriculum is to provide clarity to the standards, as well as information to assist educators in planning and implementing their local curricula. The model curriculum is not a complete curriculum nor is it mandated for use.

2011 Mathematics Model Curriculum

Teams of teachers from across the state helped the Ohio Department of Education develop a model curriculum following the adoption of Ohio’s Learning Standards in 2010. Note: The 2015 Mathematics Model Curriculum will be removed from this webpage during the summer of 2018.

Overview Grade 4 High School - Number and Quantity
Kindergarten Grade 5 High School - Algebra
Grade 1 Grade 6 High School - Functions
Grade 2 Grade 7 High School - Geometry
Grade 3 Grade 8 High School - Statistics and Probability

2018 Mathematics Model Curriculum

Teams of educators from across the state helped the Ohio Department of Education develop the Mathematics Model Curriculum following the adoption of Ohio’s Learning Standards in 2017. The public, along with educators, commented on suggested changes to the model curriculum for K-12 during a month-long survey that closed Sept. 13, 2017. These suggestions were incorporated into the model curriculum, where appropriate. The Ohio State Board of Education adopted the model curriculum in February 2018.

An Instructional Supports section will accompany the model curriculum. These supports will provide Instructional Strategies, including examples and Instructional Tools/Resources. To ensure the Instructional Supports reflect best practices, this section is under revision and will be published in 2018. The Instructional Supports will be released by grade level/course upon completion, and an announcement will be made via email notification. Once published, the Instructional Supports section will continue to be reviewed and updated on a regular basis and Ohio educators are encouraged to submit comments and recommendations to Anna Jedick.
Kindergarten Grade 5 High School Course: 
Algebra 1
Conceptual Category:
Number and Quantity
Grade 1 Grade 6 High School Course: 
Conceptual Category: Algebra
Grade 2 Grade 7 High School Course: 
Math 1
Conceptual Category:
Grade 3 Grade 8 High School Course: 
Math 2
Conceptual Category: Geometry
Grade 4   High School Course: 
Algebra 2/Math 3
Conceptual Category:
Statistics and Probability

Curriculum Planning Tools

Quality Review Rubric

Teachers can use the four dimensions within Ohio’s Quality Review Rubric to determine how well their lessons or units align to Ohio’s Learning Standards. 

Part 1: Introduction


Part 2: Alignment to the
Depth of the Standards


Part 3: Key Shifts
in the Standards


Part 4: Instructional



Part 5: Assessment


Standards for Mathematic Practice

The Standards for Mathematical Practice describe the skills that mathematics educators should seek to develop in their students. Click here to review these practices.

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