# New Georgia K-12 Math Standards: Now Live on Progress Learning

Starting this school year, Georgia is adopting new K-12 standards for mathematics. As always, our team at Progress Learning has been following along with the latest developments and updating our platform with the new changes.

We are excited to announce that **all the new K-12 GA math standards are now live on our platform!** Teachers can begin assigning lessons and creating assessments that are 100% aligned with these new standards.

Before we talk about how Progress Learning is aligned, let’s quickly walk through what these new standards are and why they were changed.

**What Are the New Georgia Math Standards?**

According to the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE), the new K-12 math standards are Georgia-owned and grown, meaning that the standards were drafted by Georgia educators with input from students, parents, community members, and educational and business leaders.

This was done in an effort to remove all remnants of Common Core and create a new set of standards that are more “age- and developmentally appropriate.” The new standards are designed to provide a stronger foundation at the earliest grades and ensure that new concepts are introduced to students when they’re ready. The amount of content is more balanced and gives teachers more time to teach without feeling rushed. These standards are also less reliant on academic language and provide teachers with new instructional support.

The goal of these new standards (and overall mathematics education in Georgia) is to ensure that every student can develop the fundamental strategic mathematical thinking and reasoning skills needed to successfully enter the workforce.

The past two academic years (2021-2022 and 2022-2023) were dedicated to training teachers on the new standards and updating state assessments to align with the new standards. Now, for this school year (2023-2024), the new standards are being implemented in classrooms and the updated assessments will be administered.

**Changes to GA Math Subjects and Standards**

The new and updated GA K-12 math subjects and standards have been provided by the GaDOE and are now reflected on Progress Learning. The biggest change, particularly for K-8 math, is placing a greater emphasis on the Mathematical Modeling Framework and Statistical Reasoning Framework throughout all lessons. Below we’ve laid out all the new or updated subjects, along with explanations about how the standards have changed.

**Kindergarten Math**

- Greater emphasis on mathematical modeling and the four-step statistical reasoning process

**1st Grade Math**

- Greater emphasis on mathematical modeling and the four-step statistical reasoning process

**2nd Grade Math**

- Greater emphasis on mathematical modeling and the four-step statistical reasoning process
- Incorporating elapsed time

**3rd Grade Math**

- Greater emphasis on mathematical modeling and the four-step statistical reasoning process
- Incorporating elapsed time and lines of symmetry

**4th Grade Math**

- Greater emphasis on mathematical modeling and the four-step statistical reasoning process
- Incorporating lines of symmetry

**5th Grade Math**

- Greater emphasis on mathematical modeling and the four-step statistical reasoning process
- Incorporating mean (whole numbers and fractional values as data points)

**6th Grade Math**

- Incorporating mean as a measure of center (visually and conceptually)

**7th Grade Math**

- Incorporating mean absolute deviation (conceptually) and slope

**8th Grade Math**

- Incorporating mean absolute deviation (conceptually) and slope

**Algebra: Concepts & Connections + Enhanced Algebra: Concepts & Connections**

- Incorporating mean absolute deviation (conceptually), expressions, linear equations, and parallel and perpendicular lines
- Students should be able to solve linear inequalities and graph linear functions

**Geometry: Concepts & Connections**

- Incorporating rational and irrational numbers & quadratic expressions and equations

**Statistical Reasoning**

- All standards in this course were updated to help students develop a conceptual understanding of statistical reasoning and mathematical modeling

**Calculus**

- All standards in this course were updated to help students understand calculus content through mathematical modeling and develop statistical reasoning through calculus-based experiences

**College Readiness Mathematics**

- This is a new required capstone experience. All standards in this course were updated to help students develop a conceptual understanding of statistical reasoning and mathematical modeling

**Advanced Algebra: Concepts & Connections + Enhanced Advanced Algebra & Precalculus: Concepts and Connections**

- Incorporating rational and irrational numbers (square roots and cube roots), quadratic expressions and equations, standard deviation (conceptually), and operations with polynomials

**Precalculus**

- Incorporating linear algebra and matrices & trigonometry and the unit circle

**Advanced Mathematical Decision-Making**

- All standards in this course were updated to help students develop a conceptual understanding of statistical reasoning and mathematical modeling

**Advanced Financial Algebra**

- All standards in this course were updated to help students develop a conceptual understanding of statistical reasoning and mathematical modeling

For full course descriptions of these new subjects, please refer here.

For transition resources to these new standards, please refer here. ** **

**Progress Learning Is 100% Aligned to the New GA Math Standards**

Progress Learning is dedicated to ensuring that our teachers and students are always working with their latest state standards. We are constantly keeping track of new standards for each state and updating our platform accordingly.

When it came to the new Georgia math standards, our product team worked diligently to ensure we were 100% aligned. They spent this past summer sifting through GaDOE’s site, updating our item bank as soon as the new standards came in, refreshing our instructional resources, and ensuring our platform offered the best possible user experience. Teachers and students can now log in and begin practicing in their Study Plan, generating bell ringers and other classroom resources, and creating assessments that are 100% aligned with these new standards.

We look forward to helping Georgia teachers and students adapt to these new standards and reach their goals of achieving standards mastery!