General feelings about the Common Core Standards are mixed (to put it mildly), but love or hate the standards as you may, all but 5 states have adopted them. The New York State Education Department is making a major effort to align all ELA and Mathematics instruction in its schools by the 2012-2013 school year and to do this they have built a relationship with one of our major partners: Common Core. We saw an opportunity to share what the NYSED is working to accomplish; to that end, we will be releasing printed editions of these customized versions of the standards. These special NYSED editions include a comprehensive, carefully sequenced, expertly crafted curriculum featuring 180 days of instruction across six or seven modules per grade, from K-12. The teacher-writers of Commoncore.org have been collaborating with distinguished mathematicians to design and draft the most comprehensive set of CCSS-based mathematics curriculum materials available anywhere.
- The maps are sequenced and paced to support the teaching of mathematics as an unfolding story that follows the logic of mathematics itself.
- They embody the instructional “shifts” and the standards for mathematical practice demanded by the CCSS.
- Each map contains a sequence of lessons that combine conceptual understanding, fluency, and application to meet the demands of the topic.
- Formative assessments are included to support data-driven instruction.
The first modules for grade K-5 will be available in September. Check them out here, and pre-order your copies today!