Supporting the Content Standards
The following resources are provided to inform and support the implementation of the Common Core State Standards:
- CCSS Mathematics Curriculum Materials Analysis Project (Council of Chief
State School Officers, The Brookhill Foundation, and Texas Instruments)
CCSS Mathematics Curriculum Analysis Project provides a set of tools to
assist K-12 textbook selection committees, school administrators, and
teachers in the analysis and selection of curriculum materials that
support implementation of the CCSS for mathematics.
- Illustrative Math Project (Institute for Mathematics and Education)
main goal for this project is to provide guidance to states, assessment
consortia, testing companies, and curriculum developers by illustrating
the range and types of mathematical work that students will experience
in implementing the Common Core State Standards for mathematics.
- Mathematics Common Core Coalition (MC3)
site includes material and links to information and resources that the
organizations of the coalition (NCTM, NCSM, AMTE, ASSM, CCSSO, NGA, the
SMARTER Balanced Assessment Consortium, and the Partnership for the
Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers PARCC) are providing to
the public and the education community about the CCSS for Mathematics.
- Open Educational Resources (OER) Commons (ISKME)
Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching and learning materials
that visitors may freely use and reuse, without charge. Open Educational
Resources are different from other resources a teacher may use in that
OER have been given limited or unrestricted licensing rights. That means
they have been authored or created by an individual or
organization that chooses to retain few, if any, ownership rights. K-12 educators, see how individual resources align to the Common Core
State Standards and add user resource quality ratings and comments.
- Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC)
PARCC is a consortium of states working together to develop a common
set of K-12 assessments in English and mathematics. This site provides:
content frameworks, sample instructional units, sample assessment tasks,
professional development assessment modules, and more.
- Progressions Documents For The Common Core Math Standards (Institute for Mathematics and Education)
CCSS in mathematics were built on progressions: narrative documents
describing the progression of a topic across a number of grade levels,
informed both by research on children's cognitive development and by the
logical structure of mathematics. The progressions detail why standards
are sequenced the way they are, point out cognitive difficulties and
provide pedagogical solutions, and provide more detail on particularly
difficult areas of mathematics. The progressions documents found here
are useful in teacher preparation and professional development,
organizing curriculum, and provide a link between mathematics education
research and the standards.
- Recommendations for CCSS Professional Development (Center for Science, Mathematics
& Computer Education & the Institute for Research on Mathematics
and Science Education)
initial recommendations are from the April 1-2, 2011 conference,
“Gearing Up for the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics,” held in
Tucson, AZ and can serve as guidelines for k-8 mathematics professional
development for states transitioning to the CCSS.
- Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC)
SMARTER Balanced Assessment Consortium is a state-led consortium
working to develop next-generation assessments that are aligned to the
CCSS. This site provides mathematics draft content considerations and
various assessment related resources.