Pennsylvania Math Expectations

  • Standards for Mathematical Practice

    • Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
    • Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
    • Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.
    • Model with mathematics.
    • Use appropriate tools strategically.
    • Attend to precision.
    • Look for and make use of structure.
    • Look for and make sense of regularity in repeated reasoning.


    Numbers and Operations:  Base Ten and Fractions

    • Apply place‐value concepts to show an understanding of operations and rounding as they pertain to whole numbers and decimals.
    • Extend an understanding of operations with whole numbers to perform operations including decimals.
    • Use the understanding of equivalency to add and subtract fractions.
    • Apply and extend previous understandings of multiplication and division to multiply and divide fractions.

    Operations and Algebraic Thinking

    • Interpret and evaluate numerical expressions using order of operations.
    • Analyze patterns and relationships using two rules.



    • Graph points in the first quadrant on the coordinate plane and interpret these points when solving real world and mathematical problems.
    • Classify two‐dimensional figures into categories based on an understanding of their properties.


    Measurement and Data

    • Solve problems using conversions within a given measurement system.
    • Represent and interpret data using appropriate scale.
    • Solve problems involving computation of fractions using information provided in a line plot.
    • Apply concepts of volume to solve problems and relate volume to multiplication and to addition.


    Pennsylvania Department of Education.  Academic Standards for Mathematics.  March, 2014.


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Last Modified on January 3, 2016