
 Mathematics 
  All students must develop and sharpen their skills, deepen their understanding of mathematical concepts and processes, and hone their problemsolving, reasoning, and communication abilities while using mathematics to make sense of, and to solve, compelling problems. 
  All students need a deep understanding of mathematics; for this to occur, rigorous mathematical content must be reorganized, taught, and assessed in a problemsolving environment. 
  For students to develop this deeper level of understanding, their knowledge must be connected to a variety of ideas and skills across topic areas and grade levels in mathematics, to other subjects taught in school, as well as to situations outside the classroom. 
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