# What is the progression of learning math?

## What is the progression of learning math?

Core Progress for Math has four domains, which form the base of the learning progression: 1) numbers and operations; 2) algebra; 3) geometry and measurement; and 4) data analysis, statistics, and probability.

**In what order should math skills be taught?**

The familiar, hierarchical sequence of math instruction starts with counting, followed by addition and subtraction, then multiplication and division. The computational set expands to include bigger and bigger numbers, and at some point, fractions enter the picture, too.

**How are learning progressions developed?**

Learning progressions can describe the sequence of learning in a domain over many years for “big ideas”; or just a term’s work with a greater degree of specificity. Progressions have been developed based on drawing data from multiple sources.

### What is the learning progressions framework?

The Learning Progression Frameworks (LPF) are an online tool that illustrates the significant steps that students take as they develop their expertise in reading, writing and mathematics from years 1–10, spanning levels 1–5 of the New Zealand curriculum.

**How are learning progressions used in the Common Core?**

Learning Progressions Frameworks Designed for Use with the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics K-12. National Alternate Assessment Center at the University of Kentucky and the National Center for the Improvement of Educational Assessment, Dover, N.H. (updated- v.3) Introduction

**How are progressions documents used in mathematics education?**

This would be useful in teacher preparation and professional development, organizing curriculum, and writing textbooks. Progressions documents also provide a transmission mechanism between mathematics education research and standards.

## What are the grade level standards for progressions?

These documents were spliced together and then sliced into grade level standards. From that point on the work focused on refining and revising the grade level standards. The early drafts of the progressions documents no longer correspond to the current state of the standards.

**Why is progression important in the numeracy curriculum?**

By providing a comprehensive view of numeracy learning and how it develops over time, the progression gives teachers a conceptual tool that can assist them to develop targeted teaching and learning programs for students who are working above or below year-level expectations.