The Georgia Performance Standards for mathematics have been designed to achieve a balance among concepts, skills, and problem solving. The curriculum stresses rigorous concept development, presents realistic and relevant tasks, and keeps a strong emphasis on computational skills. At all grades, the curriculum encourages students to reason mathematically, to evaluate mathematical arguments both formally and informally, to use the language of mathematics to communicate ideas and information precisely, and to make connections among mathematical topics and to other disciplines.
The Georgia K–12 performance standards in mathematics support a strong, cohesive, and coherent curriculum that provides a clear path to higher mathematics and intelligent citizenship.For grades K–8, the Georgia standards are presented grade by grade, and there is a description of what a student should be able to do at the beginning of each grade level.For grades 9–12, the standards are presented course by course.
Note: The only grades that are currently under the GPS curriculum are 10th, 11th, and 12th. Students in all other grades are under the CCGPS curriculum.