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Common Core Resources: Math


Common Core Math Resources: 




Illustrative Mathematics

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Illustrative Mathematics provides guidance to states, assessment consortia, testing companies, and curriculum developers by illustrating the range and types of mathematical work that students experience in a faithful implementation of the Common Core State Standards, and by publishing other tools that support implementation of the standards.

K-5 Math Teaching Resources 

This site provides an extensive collection of free resources, math games, and hands-on math activities aligned with the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. Our math printables are suitable for use in math centers, small group or whole class settings. Instructions for each activity are presented in large print on a task card in child-friendly language to enable students to work on tasks independently after a brief introduction to the task. 



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https://learnzillion.com/p/ to explain the standards and equip students for success. 


Nrich: Enriching Mathematics

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NRICH promotes the learning of mathematics through problem solving. They provide engaging problems, linked to the curriculum, with support for teachers in the classroom.


Howard County Public Schools Common Core Math Wiki

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Lesson ideas, assessment resources, record keeping templates, this wiki has it all. Start here for all of your math unit planning needs. 

Kinder: http://tinyurl.com/kj6kynb

1st Grade: http://tinyurl.com/l9lnhtc

2nd Grade: http://tinyurl.com/khvg8qe

3rd Grade: http://tinyurl.com/lpco495

4th Grade: http://tinyurl.com/ltv6tc4

5th Grade: http://tinyurl.com/mx4e3yo



Sample Questions: Math Grades 3rd-5th. 


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Math PerformanceTasks: Grade K-2nd










Common Core Resources: Math Practice Standards

Mathematical Practice Standards: 

Resources include "I can statements," learning targets, SMP posters, and lots of other things. 

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The first phase of our alignment to the Common Core Standards uses our video resources to illustrate the Common Core Standards for Mathematical Practice.







Common Core: Art of Questioning


Resource: "Talk Moves" 

"Many teachers find it challenging to hold classroom discussions that 
are academically productive. All too often we find ourselves going 
back to the traditional form of teaching – recitation. The teacher asks 
a question, and students attempt to provide the right answer. There 
is no discussion, and not much talk about the reasoning that led to 
the answer. 
Teachers who are able to orchestrate productive discussions 
consistently are usually skilled at getting 4 different things to 
First, they are able to help all the students to share, expand, and 
clarify their reasoning out loud to the whole group. If only a few 
students share their reasoning, you don’t have a discussion; you 
have a monologue or at best a dialogue. 
Second, they are able to help students learn to listen carefully to one 
another. They support students’ efforts to really understand what 
their classmates are saying. 
Third, these teachers are able to get students to dig deeper into their 
reasoning. They don’t let students stop with superficial answers. 
They keep the focus on deepening the thinking with data or evidence 
around core scientific concepts. 
And fourth, these teachers are able to get students to think with 
others - to really work with the ideas of their classmates. Their 
students don’t stop with just giving their own ideas; they consider 
and take up the thoughts and ideas of others"

Article: "26 Questions You can Ask Instead" 

" So I’ve been trying to come up with questions that are good, math-y questions that don’t fit in either of those categories. I want questions that every kid can answer, by virtue of being a human (and therefore reasonably observant, semi-rational, interested in other humans, and decently resourceful). I want questions that kids see some need to answer, or are interested by. And I want questions that get kids doing some intellectual work that will help them do more work. And that doesn’t shut them down. Oh, and that helps me figure out what’s going on with them. And that aren’t questions I already know the answer to."


Article: "Five Powerful Questions Teachers Can Ask Students"  

"I also learned over the years that asking straightforward, simply-worded questions can be just as effective as those intricate ones. With that in mind, if you are a new teacher or perhaps not so new but know that question-asking is an area where you'd like to grow, start tomorrow with these five." 


Common Core Resources: Reading




The Reading and Writing Project

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The Teachers College Reading and Writing Project was founded and is directed by Lucy Calkins, The Robinson Professor of Children’s Literature at Teachers College. Lucy Calkins is the author of books that are in an estimated 65% of American K-5 classrooms.


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