The Utah State Board of Education (USBE) adopted the K-12 Utah Core Standards for Mathematics in January 2016. The Core Standards are the mathematical content that should be taught in each grade level. The Utah Core Guides provide a description of the Core Standards, including concepts and skills to master, critical background knowledge and academic vocabulary. The coherence maps show how the Core Standards build on each other and indicate necessary prerequisites for each individual standard. They can be helpful as you plan scaffolding for math instruction and assist in identifying required background knowledge during RtI.