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Kristin Frang                                  Mathematics Consultant                             Phone:  231-767-7326                      

Mathematics Resources

mathematics resources

For over a decade, research studies of mathematics education in high-performing countries have pointed to the conclusion that the mathematics curriculum in the United States must become substantially more focused and coherent in order to improve mathematics achievement in this country. To deliver on the promise of common standards, the standards must address the problem of a curriculum that is “a mile wide and an inch deep.” These Standards are a substantial answer to that challenge.


The Mathematics Standards:  How They Were Developed and Who Was Involved

Common Core State Standards Documents

Common Core State Standards in Mathematics
Common Core State Standards - Michigan Questions & Answers 
Michigan Department of Education Crosswalk Documents
Instructional Shifts for the Common Core 

The Common Core State Standards in Mathematics (CCSS-M) were built on progressions. Narrative documents describing the progression of a topic across a number of grade levels, informed both by research on children's cognitive development and by the logical structure of mathematics can be found at the link below. 
Progression Documents

Printable pdf of progressions organized by domain across grade levels 
K-2 Domain Progressions
3-5 Domain Progressions
6-8 Domain Progressions

The CCSS-M include eight mathematical practices which describe the thinking skills specific to mathematics. The following graphic represents a grouping of the eight mathematical practices.
Standards for Mathematical Practice Graphic

The Illustrative Mathematics Project will provide guidance by illustrating the range and types of mathematical work that students will experience in a faithful implementation of the Common Core State Standards, and by publishing other tools that support implementation of the standards.
Illustrative Mathematics Project 

The Hunt Institute produced videos featuring the lead writers describing various design features of the standards.
Hunt Institute Common Core Informational Videos


Curriculum Resources

Teachers: Getting Started with the Common Core.  
CCSS-M Standard Examples & Explanations

The following sites have been developed to compile up-to-date resources concerning the CCSS-M. Included on the sites are Information and resources for curriculum, instruction and assessment under the Common Core in the State of Michigan.
MAISD CCSS Mathematics Wiki 
CCSS-M LiveBinder

The Michigan Assosciation of Intermediate School Administrators is coordinating the development of model units, lessons and assessments for each grade level K-11 around the Common Core State Standards for Math.
MAISA units   

The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Illuminations site is designed to provide standards-based resources that improve the teaching and learning of mathematics for all students.
NCTM Illuminations

The National Library of Virtual Manipulatives (NLVM) is an NSF supported project  featuring a library of uniquely interactive, web-based virtual manipulatives or concept tutorials, mostly in the form of Java applets, for mathematics instruction (K-12 emphasis).
National Library of Virtual Manipulatives   

Common Core Curriculum Exemplars
NYC Department of Education 
Ohio's Instructional Management System


SMARTER Balanced Assessment