The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for Mathematics include critical areas for instruction in the introduction for each grade, K-8. The critical areas are designed to bring focus to the standards at each grade by describing the big ideas that educators can use to build their curriculum and to guide instruction. This document fits the grade-level clusters and standards under the Critical Areas of Focus for the designated grade. It also identifies those clusters and standards that are not addressed by any of the grade level's Critical Areas of Focus. A description of the purpose of these additional clusters and standards has been provided where appropriate.
The purpose of this document is to provide a correlation between the Mississippi Math Frameworks and the Common Core State Standards as a transitional tool.