Mathematics: Resources

California Standards for Mathematics adopted in 2010 and modified in 2013 include both content and process standards.  Content standards for K-8 are organized according to domains and higher mathematics standards by conceptual categories that make up model courses. The K-12 Standards for Mathematical Practice (MP) address “habits of mind” that students should develop to foster mathematical understanding.  These are integral to supporting students’ mathematical understanding.  Both types of standards must be implemented to have full impact of CCSSM

  Overviews of and understanding the
Intent of the California Mathematics Standards
Hunt Institute video series outlines the development of CCSS and the key shifts in the California Standards for Mathematics-including exposés by CCSS lead authors Bill McCullum and Jason Zimba. CCSS Hunt Institute Videos
McCullum’s blog:

SERP and CCSS author Phil Daro on importance of Equity and Standards for Mathematical Practice, evidence of action in practice, and observer tool. Strategic Education Research Partnership--Daro videos

Math Solutions, founded by Marilyn Burns, introduce the Standards for Mathematical Practice and the “big idea” behind each of the eight practices.  Videos showing the practices in action.

  California Department of Education CCS Resources
CCSS Mathematics Resources
This page provides several downloadable documents, including the California Standards for Mathematics, grade-level curriculum, research that supports the standards, and materials to implement the standards. It also provides links to videos, presentations, and professional development materials.

California Standards Learning Modules
This Brokers of Expertise CDE resource is the product of collaborative efforts between the California Department of Education and content and professional learning experts throughout California to help educators transition to the California Standards.

CDE Helping families understand California Standards

  Resources on High Quality Tasks and Assessments
The Illustrative Mathematics Project illustrates the range and type of mathematical work students are to experience and other implementation tools

Inside Mathematics features classroom examples of innovative teaching methods and insights into student learning.

Mathematics Assessment Project assesses 21st century mathematics. The materials from this project exemplify CCSSM in explicit down-to-earth performance terms.

  Resources from Other States
Kansas Association of Teachers of Mathematics FlipBooks
Scroll down to the CCSS “FlipBooks”, which are a compilation of research, “unpacked” standards from many states, instructional strategies and examples for each standard at each grade level. The intent is to show the connections to the Standards of Mathematical Practices for the content standards and to get detailed information at each level.

North Carolina’s Common Core Instructional Support Tools designed to help teachers pattern their instruction and classroom student assessments to CCSSM

Michigan’s Livebinder—navigating the site’s tabs at the left provides information and resources for curriculum, instruction, and assessment

Ohio Department of Education’s Model Curricula
Ohio teachers worked in teams to suggest instructional strategies and resources that align with CCSSM. To download the documents, scroll down to Model Curriculum to find the resource for each grade level.  The document provides instructional strategies and resources, and identifies misconceptions and connections related to the clusters and standards.

This site provides a range of resources about the Common Core Standards, including curriculum, assessments, a video library, and much more.

Georgia’s Resources and Videos to enhance and support teaching and learning. Videos demonstrate best practices.  Parents can find resources to strengthen problem solving, creativity, and interactive games and activities to make learning fun.

  Additional Resources
This is ASCD's free digital tool, which was funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and is a repository of evidence-based strategies, videos, and supporting documents that help educators transition to the CCSSM

The Teaching Channel
This site provides educator-uploaded videos of Common Core–aligned lessons within a searchable database.

The Charles A. Dana Center
The University of Texas and Agile Mind, Inc. have created a California Standards Toolbox with instructional materials that help to better understand and implement CCSSM

Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium, SBAC, developing assessments aligned to CCSS that are designed to help prepare all students to graduate high school college- and career- ready for California

Although not California’s assessment consortium, PARCC, used by a number of states, has valuable CCSS resources

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