By Christine Avila
Idaho Mathematics Coordinator
Wow, summer is already over, and it's the beginning of a brand new school year. Teachers are getting to know their students. Parents are sending their young learners to school with fresh haircuts and school supplies. Students are making new friends. While I was teaching, this used to be one of my two favorite times of the school year. I'll wager you can guess what my second favorite time of the school year used to be…
As Mathematics Coordinator at the Idaho State Department of Education, I want to ensure you feel ready for the Common Core State Standards Mathematics. I'll periodically draw your attention to new resources to help you better prepare and transition to these new standards in your classroom. Here are a few links I would highly recommend you check out:
Inside Mathematics is a professional resource for educators passionate about improving students' mathematics learning and performance.
This site features:
I recommend watching the videos first. There is something for everybody:
The Mathematics Assessment Program (MAP) aims to bring to life the Common Core State Standards Mathematics in a way that will help teachers and their students turn their aspirations for achieving them into classroom realities. The team works with the Silicon Valley Mathematics Initiative and school systems across the US and UK to develop improved assessment for middle school and high school.
The materials from this project will exemplify Common Core State Standards Mathematics in explicit, down-to-earth performance terms.
Useful illustrations of the Common Core State Standards Mathematics.
Useful explanations of how the mathematics progresses through the standards. (Scroll down to the bottom of the page.)
This site provides free, high-quality resources for educators/administrators now doing the hard work of implementing these higher standards. The site offers PowerPoints, articles, and more.