Mathematics: Resources

  • California Standards for Mathematics adopted in 2010 and modified in 2013 to 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 the full impact of the math state standards.

    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. Hunt Institute Videos
    McCullum’s blog:

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

    Math Solutions has resources developed with and by Marilyn Burns.

    California Department of Education 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 have 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.

    Achieve the Core Classroom resources that support excellent, standards-aligned instruction for all students. The site includes a Coherence Map to show connections between the mathematics standards.

    A collection of unique and engaging digital activities and support in creating others.

    Mathematics Vision Project
    Secondary materials that have the essential attributes of a focused, coherent and rigorous curriculum

    Teacher Education by Design
    A project of The University of Washington to provide engaging instructional resources and tools

    Resources from other States and Offices of Education
    Kansas CAN 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.

    The Tulare County Office of Education provides a collection of popular resources.

    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
    West Ed Link
    Understanding Proficiency—learning from student work on performance tasks

    Stanford’s YouCubed
    The site’s main goal is to inspire, educate, and empower teachers of mathematics.

    Stanford’s DREME network seeks to advance the field of early mathematics research and improve young children’s opportunities to develop math skills.

    Two links to the Teaching for Robust Understanding, TRU, Framework which provides the 5 dimensions of powerful mathematics classrooms

    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.