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Florida State Standards for Math

Instructor: Shelby Golden
Develop an understanding of Florida's math standards by reading this article. You can find out what students will be studying from kindergarten to 12th grade. You'll also find links that lead to helpful educational resources.

Math Standards in Florida

Florida's math standards for kindergarten through 12th grade deal with the following domains:

ElementaryMiddleHigh
Counting & Cardinality (kindergarten only)Functions (8th grade only)Functions
Operations & Algebraic ThinkingThe Number SystemThe Number System
Number & Operations in Base 10Expressions & EquationsCalculus
Measurement and DataStatistics & ProbabilityStatistics & Probability
GeometryGeometryGeometry
Ratios & Proportional RelationshipsAlgebra

Elementary School Math Standards

Students in elementary school will work on developing basic mathematical knowledge, and this math for kids course can help them practice what they're learning in class. Students will learn about the following topics:

Kindergarten

Kindergartners will count by 1s and 10s. They will also learn to read and write from 0-20. Students will study the connection between numbers and quantities, work on less than, greater than, and equal to and compare numbers. They will explore addition and subtraction, compose and decompose numbers and understand measurable attributes. Students will be able to name and compare shapes.

1st Grade

Students will add and subtract up to 20, study properties of operations and understand the equal sign. They will focus on 1s and 10s, compare lengths, use rulers, tell time and work on the value of money. Children will learn the attributes of shapes and create shapes of their own.

2nd Grade

In this grade, students will work on word problems with one or two steps, understand even and odd numbers and focus on 3 digit numbers. They will work with numbers up to 1,000, consider inverse relationships related to size, estimate length and solve problems that involve money. Graphs will be introduced, along with pentagons, hexagons and other shapes.

3rd Grade

3rd graders will study multiplication and division, as well as the properties of operations. They will round numbers, understand fractions and study volume, perimeter and mass. Scaled graphs will be covered, as well as plane figures. Students will learn about different categories of shapes.

4th Grade

Multistep word problems will be studied in this grade, along with factors, multiples, multi-digit whole numbers and place values. Students will learn about equivalent fractions. They will also multiply fractions and whole numbers, understand decimal notation, convert measurements, focus on angles and learn about lines, line segments and points.

5th Grade

Symbols like braces and brackets will be covered, in addition to numerical patterns. Students will study decimals to the thousandths, work with fraction word problems, change between various kinds of measurements and measure volume. They'll also study coordinate systems and the classification of 2D figures.

Middle School Math Standards

Middle schoolers will continue to build on the mathematical skills they gained in elementary school. Help your students master their middle school math skills with this course. This resource will give students additional opportunities to practice what they're learning in class. You can even use this resource to assign homework assignments to your students.

6th Grade

Students will study ratios and rates. They will multiply and divide decimals. Kids will also learn about greatest common factors, positive and negative numbers, absolute value and numerical expressions. Equivalent expressions, inequalities and dependent and independent variables will be studied. Students will find area and volume. They'll also learn about statistical questions and numerical data.

7th Grade

In this grade, kids will learn about unit rates, proportional relationships, linear expressions and complicated word problems. Students will also study scale drawings, geometric formulas and problems that involve various shapes. They will study statistics, samples, data distribution and the probability of a chance event.

8th Grade

Irrational numbers will be covered in this grade. Students will work on integer exponents, square roots, cube roots and scientific notation. They'll study linear equations, functions and graphs of functions. The properties of rotations and reflections will be considered, along with translations and dilations. Kids will learn about the Pythagorean Theorem, scatter plots and patterns of association.

High School Math Standards

Florida includes general math standards for high school that deal with algebra, geometry and calculus. Check out these algebra I, algebra II, geometry and calculus courses to give your students some extra practice with the mathematical knowledge they'll gain during the high school years.

9th-12th Grade

Students in high school will study radicals, rational exponents, irrational numbers, complex numbers and quadratic equations. They'll also learn about the Fundamental Theorem of Algebra, vector quantities, vectors, scalars and matrices. Students will explore geometric series, polynomials, the Remainder Theorem, the Binomial Theorem and rational expressions.

In these grades, students will focus on equations, inequalities, simple systems, systems of linear equations, graphs of equations, function notation, domains of functions and graphs of functions. They'll also study geometric sequences, inverse functions, exponential functions, unit circles, special triangles and trigonometric functions. Trigonometric ratios, geometric descriptions, congruence, geometric theorems and geometric constructions will also be considered.

Dilations, side ratios, the Laws of Sines and Cosines, parabolas, ellipses and slope criteria will also be considered. Students will learn about Cavalieri's principle, as well as median, mean and spread. They'll also study categorical data, correlation, causation and statistics. Sample surveys, conditional probability, random variables and probabilities will be considered.

Calculus

Students will study limits, functions, the Intermediate Value Theorem and the Extreme Value Theorem. They will focus on differentiability, the Mean Value Theorem, derivatives and the slope of a curve. Implicit differentiation, rates of change, Riemann sums and the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus will be considered, along with definite integrals, antiderivatives and differential equations.

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