Students using colored tiles to solve math problems

Mathematics education in Rhode Island is currently centered on the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for Mathematics.

These standards were developed by a state-led initiative that actively involved experts in the field of mathematics as well as state-level educational agencies, teachers, and parents. The CCSS provide clear, consistent expectations about the knowledge, skills, and practices students should know and be able to do at each grade level. Educators should use a local curriculum aligned to the standards to plan instruction and assessment. The RICAS assessment is used to measure Rhode Island students’ mathematics proficiency level. For information and resources related to RICAS, please go to the RICAS Assessments page on our website.  

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Updates and Announcements

New opportunities for professional learning as well as new resources will be highlighted here.

SUM - Steps to Understanding Mathematics Pilot Registration 

SUM, a professional learning series, is a program created in partnership between RIDE and the Rhode Island Mathematics Teachers Association (RIMTA). This pilot program is developed to increase an educator’s ability to identify student gaps in the understanding of number, operations on whole numbers and decimals, and fraction as a number. Interested educators will commit to three non-consecutive days of training (February 13th, March 7th, and 22nd)  during which they will experience five learning modules, provide feedback on session design, and brainstorm ideas for a statewide implementation plan.

For questions or additional information, please contact 

The Registration for the SUM pilot session is closed due to full enrollment. If you are interested in information on the future SUM events please contact Christopher Castillero at christopher.castillero@ride.ri.gov.


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