Common Core

Links to Common Core State Standards resources:

    • Common Core Sheets– Math work sheets built for the Common Core 3 shifts.
    • Free Common Core Lessons – National Math Science- NMSI was formed to address one of this nation’s greatest economic and intellectual threats – the declining number of students who are prepared to take rigorous college courses in math and science and equipped for careers in those fields. To flourish in the 21st century, the United States must continue to generate intellectual capital that can drive the economic engine of our future prosperity. This crucial project was initiated as a public-private partnership, led by private donors such as Exxon Mobil Corporation, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation.
    • Common Core Checklist: This list of standards should be used as a check and balance rather than a “check-off” as mastered.
    • Common Core State Standards – These standards define the knowledge and skills students should have within their K-12 education careers so that they will graduate high school able to succeed in entry-level, credit-bearing academic college courses and in workforce training programs.
    • PARCC – The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) is a consortium of states working together to develop a common set of K-12 assessments in English and math anchored in what it takes to be ready for college and careers.
    • SBAC –  Smarter Balanced is a state-led consortium developing assessments aligned to the Common Core State Standards in English language arts/literacy and mathematics that are designed to help prepare all students to graduate high school college- and career-ready.
    • Common Core Tools – News about tools that are being developed to support implementation of the Common Core State Standards. Bill McCallum
    • Illustrative Mathematics – The Illustrative Mathematics Project will provide guidance to states, assessment consortia, testing companies, and curriculum developers 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.
    • Common Core Videos – A playlist of videos around the topic of the Common Core.
    • Math Progressions – Draft documents from the Common Core Writing team outlining grade level content progressions.
    • Inside Mathematics –  Inside Mathematics has worked closely with mathematics education leaders involved in the creation of the national Common Core State Standards for Mathematics to align the resources of this site with the national standards for mathematical practice. Our goal is to guide and support educators in learning the Common Core framework and related it to teaching practice and students’ learning.
    • Common Core State Standards Toolbox – to introduce educators to the challenge and the opportunity of the Common Core.
    • Dana Center – The Dana Center collaborates with local and national entities to improve education systems so that they foster opportunity for all students, particularly in mathematics and science.  The Dana Center’s director, Uri Treisman, Director Charles Dana Center.
    • Achieve the Core –  This site is here to provide free, high-quality resources to educators now doing the hard work of implementing these higher standards.
    • Mathematical Reasoning Inventory – Learn how students respond to questions the Common Core expects all middle school students to be able to answer. Marilyn Burns
    • Math Perspectives –  Math Perspective’s Assessing Math Concepts (AMC) is a continuum of formative assessments and professional development to deepen teachers’ understanding of the Critical Learning Phasesand their understanding of the mathematics they teach.  The short assessments, developed by Kathy Richardson, are a cohesive look at the development of students’ understanding of the core math concepts.
    • EngageNY – New York, one of the early adaptors and pilot states has a great resources for the Common Core State Standards.
    • Kansas Association of Teachers of  Mathematics – Check out the blog site for the KATM Common Core Resources.
    • Math Teachering Resource for K-5– 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.
    • Fun Kids Online Math Games– Improve mathematical fluency with skill practice for Common Core on the Sheppard Software site..