A major discipline of the common core standards is the common core math. The mathematicians and the educators in the country sensed the failure of the state standards in order to determine which type of mathematical skills and knowledge a student must show at each level. They felt the need for a new mathematics curriculum in order to ensure that the students are ready to face the challenges in college as well as career. The need for a new curriculum was voiced by educators as well as school chiefs who were of the opinion that the previous curriculum was not much in depth.

When the common core standards were designed after taking into consideration the state standards from all over the US and the standards from the peer western states, the educators decided to lay down the foundations of the common core math on the base of the eight principles. That a teacher must teach the students to make sense of the problems and persevere in solving them, to reason abstractly as well as quantitatively, to construct viable arguments and criticize the logic of others, model with mathematics, to use appropriate tools strategically, to attend to precision, to look for and make good use of structure and to look for regularity in repeated reasoning as well as exhibit same regularity.

The common core standards decisively determine the common core math content which a student must learn at each level. The standards also determine the mathematics, which a high school student must learn in order to face the professional life. The common core standards have a very organized and composed approach towards what a K-12 student should know at each level of education. Although in a strict sense the common core standards do not bind the educators to follow a strict set of rules, but they definitely make a milky way on which a K-12 student may walk confidently towards success.

For example, from age 5-6 to age 10-11 (fifth grade) there are four domains of the common core math which help a student elevate their understanding of mathematics. These domains are basically clusters of the several standards. So a kid from the above mentioned age group will study and possess the adequate knowledge of operations and algebraic thinking, number and operations in Base 10, measurement and data, and geometry. Then from grade 6 to 8, there are some other domains: the number system, expressions and equations, geometry, and statistics and probability.

The best thing about the common core math is that it improves the education standard of high school students and makes them capable of exhibiting proficient mathematics skills in any job scenario. At the high school level six conceptual categories of content are covered. These are number and quantity, algebra, functions, modeling, geometry, and statistics and probability. These categories further include many domains within them, which each domain has a cluster of standards. It is how the common core standards make it possible for the students in a very organized and logical way to show the brilliance of mathematical skills at college and job.