Next Generation Mathematics Learning Standards: Suggested Breakdown of Instructional Time
The NYS Next Generation Mathematics Learning Standards (2017) (NGMLS) define what students in each grade should know and be able to do as a result of their study of mathematics.
Teacher preference and flexibility in planning units of study continue to play vital roles to both meet the needs of the students and align with the purpose/expectations of the learning standards. This guidance document, Next Generation Mathematics Learning Standards: Suggested Breakdown of Instructional Time, is an optional resource intended to provide support and guidance for districts and teachers; assisting with classroom instructional planning for the implementation of the Next Generation Mathematics Learning Standards (NGMLS). Curriculum and instruction that support the content of the learning standards and the unique learning needs of students are locally determined by each individual district in New York State.
The NGMLS were designed with the understanding that not all standards require equal instructional time in a classroom. As educators create units of study that blend the clusters and individual standards from the NGMLS, adjustments to instructional time are encouraged to be made in consideration of the needs of their students in the local districts.
This document was created through a collaborative effort with NYS teachers and provides educators with suggested percentage ranges of instructional time at the domain level for grades PreK – 8 and Geometry and at the conceptual category level for Algebra I and Algebra II. The suggested percentage of instructional time ranges in this document provide one optional consideration when planning for classroom instruction aligned to the NGMLS. Knowledge of the needs and diversity of the students in a classroom at any grade-level should always be the primary consideration.
Please note: Some concepts take more instructional time to develop within a classroom to achieve the expectation of the standards than may be evidenced on an assessment or Regents Examination. The suggested percentage of instructional time ranges in this document do not necessarily reflect the blueprints of the associated grade-level assessment or Regents Examination. It is recommended that this document, Suggested Breakdown of Instructional Time, be used in conjunction with the Educator Guides when planning units of study rather than using one document in isolation. Information about how the learning standards are measured on the assessments will be available in the Educator Guides released prior to the first administration of each test.
This webinar provides an overview of the Suggested Breakdown of Instructional Time document that was recently released from the Office of Standards and Instruction.