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Common Core State Standards (CCSS) - Mathematics

The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for Mathematics provide clear, consistent expectations about what knowledge, skills, and practices students should have and learn at each grade level so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help students achieve them.

The resources below are provided to aid districts and schools with implementing the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics. 

CCSS Documents and Resources

CCSS Shifts, Focus and Instruction for Mathematics

Math Shifts Professional Development Module 

This 1-4 hour module is designed to provide participants with a deep understanding of the key shifts, focus, coherence, and rigor, required by the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM).  The module package includes facilitator materials, an annotated power point, and handouts with activities.  Additionally, there are links to videos one of which features a lead writer of the CCSSM, Jason Zimba.  We recommend it as a foundation to any Common Core professional development in mathematics.

Where to Focus: Math Shifts, Key Fluencies, and Major Work of Grade 

This document provides “guidance about which topics constitute the major work of each grade.

Deeper Insight into Instruction 

Resources provide deeper insight into the instruction required to meet the CCSS in Mathematics.

 

 

Distribution of the Domains for Mathematics

Distribution of the Domains for Mathematics

The document provides a visualization of the distribution of the domains in the CCSS.  Key Information: the domains within the K-8 Mathematical Content Standards are not consistent across the grade levels which is very different from the structure of the Rhode Island GLE/GSEs.  For example, the Domain “Counting and Cardinality” exists only in Kindergarten, “Measurement and Data” begins in kindergarten and ends in grade 5, and the “Geometry “ domain extends from Kindergarten through grade 8.  This does not imply, however, that instruction of the content standards within the domain suddenly ends when it is no longer called out but rather that mastery of the content within the domain should be attained at that grade level.


Critical Areas of Focus

Critical Areas of Focus for Mathematics K-2 - Document articulates at each grade level, the critical areas of focus within the CCSS for Mathematics.

Critical Areas of Focus for Mathematics 3-5 - Document articulates at each grade level, the critical areas of focus within the CCSS for Mathematics.

Critical Areas of Focus for Mathematics 6-8 - Document articulates at each grade level, the critical areas of focus within the CCSS for Mathematics.


SAT and CCSS Standards Alignment

Achieve the Core

Achieve the Core Coherence Map

The Coherence Map shows the connections between Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. The mathematics standards are not isolated concepts. They relate to one another, both
within and across grades. The map can be useful in identifying gaps in a student's knowledge by tracing a standard back through its logical pre-requisites.

Achieve the Core Mathematics Focus by Grade Level

The Common Core State Standards call for a greater focus in mathematics. These documents identify the standards that constitute the major work of the grade as well as the supporting and additional standards.

Progressions Documents for the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

The CCSS were built on progressions: narrative documents describing the progression of a topic across a number of grade levels, informed by both research on children's cognitive development and by the logical structure of mathematics. The progressions can explain why standards are sequenced the way they are.

Achieve the Core Mathematics Lessons

This collection of lessons for grades kindergarten through high school illustrates the focus, coherence, and rigor of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics.

Achieve the Core Mathematics Assessments 

This collection of mini-assessments illustrate the demands of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics.


Illustrative Mathematics

Illustrative Mathematics Content Standards Tasks Explore a collection of tasks that are illustrative of the demands of selected Common Core State Standards.

Unpacking the Standards

A professional development module intended to grow capacity for the understanding of the “structure” of the CCSS (mathematics).  The module should be used in conjunction with the Cracking the Code PPT during common planning time, department meetings, faculty meetings, etc.

 

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DOC - Microsoft Word

PDF - Acrobat Reader

PPT - Microsoft PowerPoint

XLS - Microsoft Excel