Mathematics Standards and Courses

The Arkansas Mathematics Standards and Courses, adopted by the State Board of Education, represent the work of educators from across the state. These standards include student performance expectations, which are what all students should know and be able to do.

Please Note: All educators instructing identified English Learners [including, core content, elective, and English Language Development (ELD) educators] are expected to teach toward both content standards and language proficiency standards (learn more here).


2023 Math Standards

2023 Grades K-8, Algebra I, and Geometry Mathematics Standards are to be fully implemented in 2023-24.

2023 K-8, Algebra I, and Geometry Mathematics Standards (PDF|DOCX)

  • K-2 Math Standards Resource Guide (DOC)
  • 3-5 Math Standards Resource Guide (DOC)
  • 6-8 Math Standards Resource Guide (DOC)
  • Algebra I Standards Resource Guide (DOC)
  • Geometry Standards Resource Guide (DOC)

2023 Secondary Math Standards: Math Standards: Algebra II, Algebra III, Technical Math, Quantitative Reasoning, Advanced Topics & Modeling, Statistics, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, Critical Algebra I (PDF|DOCX)

Archived Grades K-8

2016 K-5 Mathematics Standards (PDF|DOCX|XLXS)

2016 6-8 Mathematics Standards (PDF|DOCX|XLXS)

Archived High School

Advanced Topics and Modeling in Mathematics (PDF|DOCX)

2016 Algebra I (PDF|DOCX|XLXS)

Algebra I Part A (PDF|DOCX) and Algebra I Part B (PDF|DOCX)


Algebra III* (PDF|DOCX) (Transitional Course)

Calculus* (PDF|DOCX)

Critical Algebra I (PDF|DOCX)

2016 Geometry (PDF|DOCX|XLXS)

Geometry A (PDF|DOCX) and Geometry B (PDF|DOCX)

PreCalculus* (PDF|DOCX)

Quantitative Literacy* (PDF|DOCX) (Transitional Course)

SREB Transitional Math Ready* (SREB Transitional Math Ready) (Transitional Course)

Statistics* (PDF|DOCX)

Technical Math for College and Career* (PDF|DOCX)

High School CTE Courses for Math Credit

Computerized Accounting II*, ** (Course Info)

Case Agricultural Power & Technology*, ** (Course Info)

PLTW: Civil Engineering & Architecture*, ** (Course Info)

PLTW: Digital Electronics*, ** (Course Info)

PLTW: Engineering Design & Development*, ** (Course Info)

* Denotes courses that ADE designates as beyond Algebra II for the purposes of Smart Core

** ADE approved Division of Career and Technical Education Courses listed: 

  • do not require a math licensure to award math credit; see the CCMS for licensure requirements
  • cannot be used to meet the math course requirements under the Arkansas Thirty-Eight Required High-School Courses; they can be used to meet the Career Education requirements
  • must meet Division of Career and Technical Education Program of Study requirements, including any course prerequisites. 

For more information, please contact:

Mathematics Program Manager


Math Program Advisor


Britney Nalley
State Math Specialist

Ciara Gulley
State Math Specialist

Jeffrey Nesmith
State Math Specialist

Kim Romain
Mathematics Grant Coordinator

State Math Specialist


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