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What Is Math-Curriculum 2.0?

Deep Understanding

The Curriculum 2.0 (C2.0) Mathematics program develops a deep understanding of mathematics by building a strong foundation of number sense at the elementary level before moving into more advanced content.

Students who have a deep understanding of mathematics content

  • make sense of problems and persevere in solving them
  • reason abstractly and quantitatively
  • construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others
  • represent real-world situations with mathematical modeling
  • use appropriate tools strategically (manipulatives, calculators, etc.)
  • use definitions, calculations, and estimations with the appropriate level of precision
  • look for and make use of patterns and structure
  • and look for and express generalities within mathematics.


Students who deeply understand a mathematical concept are referred to as proficient in that concept. Proficiency is defined in the five intertwined strands of UCARE.

ucare math proficiency explanation