These Standards are not intended to be new names for old ways of doing business. They are a call to take the next step. It is time for states to work together to build on lessons learned from two decades of standards based reforms. It is time to recognize that standards are not just promises to our children, but promises we intend to keep.
Mathematically Proficient Students
Three shifts at the heart of the parcc design
By focusing on the critical areas in each grade level, teachers and students have more time to engage in learning tasks that support conceptual understanding. Focus allows for a variety of problem types to get at a concept in multiple ways.
teach less, learn more
Mathematical understanding requires a progression of learning. This means that conceptual understanding in math (the knowledge and skills we want students to learn) clearly builds within a grade level. More importantly, the learning progression continues beyond a grade level and the standards clearly show how that conceptual understanding builds from grade level to grade level. Therefore, coherence supports the focus. The standards are not separate events but an interrelated mathematical system.
math should make sense
Math instruction should include a balance of concept, process, skill, and answers.
math is balanced
deep engagement in the math practice Standards
Never Say Anything a Kid Can Say
Count On It: Congruent Manipulative Displays
Joe Morin & Vick Samelson
Missing the Promise of Mathematical Modeling
Games that Support the Development of Number Sense
Video Games and Apps that Support Number Sense
Brain Puzzles for Understanding
Elaborations of the Standards for Mathematical Pracitce
Support Documents for Implementing Math Practice Standards
Modeling with Math
Problems with Context
Tap Into Resources
Considerations for implementation
Balanced Assessment system for math
Formative Assessment Ideas
isbe Model MAth Curriculum
The Illinois State Board of Education has developed instructional units aligned with the Illinois *NEW* Learning Standards incorporating the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for Mathematics. School districts may use these units as an option rather than purchasing or designing new curricula adapted for the CCSS. The LiveBinders site provides a scope and sequence for each grade level (Kindergarten - 12th grade). Assessments, lessons, and lesson documents are also included. The design of units and lessons in the Math Model Curriculum Units provides coherence within and across grade levels. They are also perfectly aligned with the three shifts at the heart of the PARCC design and allows for students to be ready for the Performance Based Assessment and End of Year Assessment.
The EQuIP Rubric was designed by the Tri-State Collaborative as a tool to review curriculum materials to determine if they were appropriately aligned to the rigor and complexity intended by the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). The rubric can also be used as a guide for developing multi-day lessons and comprehensive instructional units aligned to the CCSS. The four dimensions on the rubric and their corresponding components indicate diligently aligned planning and delivery of Common Core instruction. Utilizing the dimensions and the components in each dimension can support dialogue and discussions in professional learning community conversations.
Model Content Frameworks
The Model Content Frameworks are supplementary guides to help educators and parents identify emphasis areas within the Common Core State Standards. These frameworks also help detect skill and knowledge level expectations from one grade level to the next. As a companion to the standards, these frameworks can guide district curriculum mapping and the development of standards-aligned assessment tools. The frameworks can also support teachers in identifying instructional materials that support College & Career readiness.
PARCC Resources for Math
Instructional Leadership Cadre - Year 2
Math Practice Standards
Instructional Leadership Cadre
These materials will be available 2nd semester.
Session 1 Videos
Session 1 Resources
Number Talk Resources