Mathematics

B.E.S.T. Standards for Mathematics


The Florida Department of Education is excited to announce Florida’s Benchmarks for Excellent Student Thinking (B.E.S.T.) Standards for Mathematics were adopted by the State Board of Education on February 12, 2020. Additionally, on September 23, 2020 the SBE approved the amendment to Rule 6A-1.09412, Course Requirements – Grades K-12 Basic and Adult Secondary Programs. This amendment adopted ELA, mathematics and non-ELA and non-mathematics subject area course descriptions that include the B.E.S.T. Standards for English Language Arts and Mathematics. The B.E.S.T. Standards for Mathematics will be fully implemented in the 2022-2023 school year along with aligned instructional materials and statewide assessments. 

B.E.S.T. Planning for Learning and Instruction

The following webpage is intended to provide course information, instructional guides and other resources to support the learning and instruction of the B.E.S.T. Standards for Mathematics.

B.E.S.T. Professional Learning for Mathematics

Below you can find information about past, present and future professional learning opportunities.

Virtual Standards Institute, July and September 2020

B.E.S.T. Mathematics District Lead Professional Development, July 2021

Current Mathematics Florida Standards (MAFS)

The Mathematics Florida Standards were approved by the Florida State Board of Education on February 18, 2014. These standards were fully implemented in the 2014-15 school year and thereafter. The current Mathematics Florida Standards will continue to be used for instructional and assessment purposes through the end of the 2021-2022 school year.

Florida Standards Assessments (FSA)

This portal is your source for information about the Florida Standards Assessments.

National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)

Student and Parent Resources

Contact Information

PJ Duncan
Director, Office of STEAM
Bureau of Standards and Instructional Support
325 West Gaines Street, Suite 432
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0400
Phone: 850-245-0808
Patricia.Duncan@fldoe.org

Ashley M. Harvey
Elementary Mathematics Specialist
Bureau of Standards and Instructional Support
325 West Gaines Street, Suite 432
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0400
Phone: 850-245-0067
Ashley.Harvey@fldoe.org

Courtney Starling
Secondary Mathematics Specialist
Bureau of Standards and Instructional Support
325 West Gaines Street, Suite 432
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0400
Phone: 850-245-9066
Courtney.Starling@fldoe.org