# Mathematical Content Areas

As teachers we must understand the mathematics content. Only then can we guide, support, differentiate, press, and assess students, as they become mathematicians.

Only as high

As I reach

Can I grow,

Only as far

As I seek

Can I go,

Only as deep

As I look

Can I see,

Only as much

As I dream

Can I be.

- *Karen Ravn
*School mathematics is composed of different content areas that students should learn. The content areas identified by the Common Core Standards are:

Counting and Cardinality

Number and Operations (Base Ten; Fractions)

Algebraic Thinking

Geometry

Measurement and Data

Each area describes the mathematics in each content area relevant to Kindergarten through Grade 3, information about how students tend to learn the content, what mathematics they should come to understand and be able to do in each content area, as well as common difficulties students often have in each content area.