Common Core Essiential Standards


On June 2, 2010, North Carolina adopted the Common Core State Standards in K-12 Mathematics and K-12 English Language Arts released by the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and the Council of Chief State School Officers. With the adoption of these state-led education standards, North Carolina is in the first group of states to embrace clear and consistent goals for learning to prepare children for success in college and work.


The full Common Core standards can be viewed at or

The link below highlights the most important strands of math instruction

at each grade level according to the Common Core standards. 

Major Work at the Grade Level K-12

Common Core Shifts for Parents and Students (including ELA and Math)