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Curriculum, Assessment, and the CCSM
Curriculum, Assessment, and the CCSM

This report highlights the key findings from the national conference "Moving Forward Together: Curriculum & Assessment and the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics."

Common Core Standards for High School Mathematics: A Quick-Start Guide
Common Core Standards for High School Mathematics: A Quick-Start Guide

Shifting your high school's math program to new Common Core standards is much easier when teachers and leaders have this handy guide.

Common Core Standards for Middle School Mathematics: A Quick-Start Guide
Common Core Standards for Middle School Mathematics: A Quick-Start Guide

Successfully steer your middle school's implementation of Common Core standards for mathematics with this Quick-Start Guide.

Teaching Reading in Mathematics, 2nd Edition
Teaching Reading in Mathematics, 2nd Edition

As a companion to the Teaching Reading in the Content Areas (TRCA) Teacher's Manual, this book considers the distinctive challenges of reading in the context of mathematics.

Exemplary Practices for Secondary Math Teachers
Exemplary Practices for Secondary Math Teachers

Discover what the best math teachers know and do to provide motivational and challenging math instruction for middle and high school students. From setting up the classroom through planning learning experiences and assessing results, this is an idea guide for inexperienced teachers, new staff members, and math faculty who are mentoring other teachers or are interested in enhancing their own practice.

Learning to Love Math: Translating Research into Classroom Practice
Learning to Love Math: Translating Research into Classroom Practice

Find out how a better understanding of your students’ brains can help you build foundational skills in math and other subjects and develop your students' long-term memory of academic concepts.

PD Online: Formative Assessment and The Common Core Standards: Mathematics
PD Online: Formative Assessment and The Common Core Standards: Mathematics

The Formative Assessment and the Common Core Standards: Mathematics course is designed to inform participants about assessment practices to maximize student success within the context of Common Core State Standards (CCSS). After establishing a useful definition of formative assessment, we’ll explore how it can be most effectively used, and how to take the necessary steps to create formative assessments to inform both the teacher and the student of progress toward learning mastery. Common Core standards have been designed to reflect increased rigor and focus, signaling the importance of educational practices, such as formative assessment, that can promote students’ progress towards higher levels of achievement. Through in-depth readings, video examples, and practical applications you can use in your lesson planning and classroom instruction now, you’ll explore a range of formative assessments and how to implement them in your own practice.

PD Online: The Common Core Standards and the Understanding by Design Framework: Mathematics
PD Online: The Common Core Standards and the Understanding by Design Framework: Mathematics

In The Common Core Standards and the Understanding by Design Framework: Mathematics, Jay McTighe and Grant Wiggins explain the relationship between this standards movement and the Understanding by Design® (UbD™) template for planning units of instruction. The nature of the Common Core standards and their focus on understanding and practical application of knowledge and skills coincides with the way the UbD™ framework was designed. Through in-depth video presentations, McTighe and Wiggins will demonstrate why it is essential to closely read the standards document and show you alternative ways to unpack and group standards to optimize your instructional strategies. They introduce the new Template 2.0 as a practical and proven tool for unit planning with the standards. McTighe then covers each of the three stages of unit planning and walk through the thinking processes required to carefully and thoughtfully plan units in math. The exemplar unit plan calls for acquisition, meaning-making, and transfer of knowledge and skills identified in the Common Core standards.

PD Quick Kit: Common Core Math Pack
PD Quick Kit: Common Core Math Pack

Here is a quick and cost effective way to build and develop a comprehensive understanding of Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. Whether you’re just getting started with the Common Core or are looking for advanced strategies, you’ll find exactly what you need here.

The Common Core Insider: Elementary and Middle School Math (DVD)
The Common Core Insider: Elementary and Middle School Math (DVD)

Released in 2010, the Common Core Standards were designed to raise and align student achievement in the United States and give students greater focus and coherence in mathematics. The standards aim to give students a deeper understanding of the fundamentals of mathematics and prepare them for college and careers in mathematics. This video explores how educators and school leaders are implementing strategies in the classroom to meet the Common Core Math Standards, both math practices and math content. In-depth profiles of teachers and math coaches, along with practical classroom examples will show how elementary and middle schools are meeting the challenges of the new Common Core directives. The video will also feature comments from students to reveal how increased verbal fluency in tackling math problems improves comprehension and meets multiple Common Core standards (real-life application, ability to reason and critique others, precision, and modeling, et al.). Featuring two schools, a middle school in San Jose, California (Ida Price Middle School) and an elementary school in Silver Spring, Maryland (Georgian Forest Elementary School) this video shows how collaborative teaching, professional development, formative assessment, and technology help meet the goals of Common Core State Standards for math. Teachers explain how these strategies inform their curriculum and help prepare students for testing, college, and careers in mathematics.

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