Common Core State Standards

   Common Core State Standards Homepage

Maine Department of Education Mathematics Resources

This is the websote maintained by Michele Mailhot, Mathematics Specialist for the Maine Department of Education. It contains links to several national organizations as well as Maine-specific standards resources.

Common Core State Standards Initiative

This is the home page for the national CCSS project. This is a place to get the full standards document.
 Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium

 Illustrative Mathematics

Smarter Balanced Assessments

Smarter Balanced is creating the assessments that Maine students will take in the near future. Follow their posts to stay up-to-date with their progress.

Illustrative Mathematics

This project by Bill McCallum, one of the lead writers of the math standards, is home to hundreds of sample tasks that you can examine, download, use with your students, and provide feedback on.


National Organizations
 National Council of Teachers of Mathematics  National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics  Edutopia

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

"The public voice of mathematics education, supporting teachers to ensure equitable mathematics learning of the highest quality for all students through vision, leadership, professional development, and research."

National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics

"A mathematics leadership organization for educational leaders that provides professional learning opportunities necessary to support and sustain improved student achievement."

Edutopia

A resource for technology integration, project-based learning, and student engagement.
 Inside Mathematics  Mathematics Assessment Project The Teaching Channel

Inside Mathematics

"A professional resource for educators passionate about improving students' mathematics learning and performance."

Mathematics Assessment Program

"The Mathematics Assessment Program aims to bring to life the Common Core State Standards in a way that will help teachers and their students turn their aspirations for achieving them into classroom realities. The materials from this project will exemplify the CCSSM in explicit down-to-earth performance terms."

The Teaching Channel

"Teaching Channel is a video showcase - on the Internet and TV - of inspiring and effective teaching practice in America's schools."

     

Learn Zillion

"LearnZillion is a learning platform that combines video lessons, assessments, and progress reporting. Each lesson highlights a Common Core standard." LearnZillion lessons are created for teachers by teachers.

Achieve the Core

"This website is full of free content designed to help educators understand and implement the Common Core State Standards. It includes practical tools designed to help students and teachers see their hard work deliver results. achievethecore.org was created in the spirit of collaboration. Please steal these tools and share them with others."

youcubed

Founded by Jo Boaler, youcube's main goal is "to inspire, educate and empower teachers of mathematics, transforming the latest research on math mearning into accesible and practical forms."


State Organizations
 Maine Science Teachers Association  Association of Computer Technology Educators of Maine (ACTEM)  Maine Robotics

Maine Science Teachers Association

"Teachers and science professionals making science education happen in Maine’s schools and communities."

Association of Computer Technology Educators in Maine

"ACTEM's Mission is to enhance and influence education in Maine through the use of technology."

Maine Robotics

"Maine Robotics seeks to provide a supportive, mentoring atmosphere for teachers wishing to pursue advancement in the sometimes daunting world of engineering and computer science."

 
Blogs We Like
 dy/dan - Dan Meyer  Overthinking My Teaching - Christopher Danielson  William McCallum is an author of the Common Core Math Standards and the person behind Illustrative Mathematics.  Timothy Kanold is a past president of NCSM and author of some awesome new Common Core Math resources.

dy/dan

Currently a doctoral candidate in mathematics education at Stanford University, Dan Meyer is interested in making perplexity accessible to students. He has developed a bank of what he calls "three-act" problems to have kids doing some actual problem solving. His video, Math Class Needs a Makeover, is a good place to begin if you're new to Dan's work.

Overthinking my teaching

Christopher Danielson teaches future elementary school teachers mathematics at Normandale Community College in Bloomington, Minnesota. He is particularly interested in children's mathematical development. You should also check out his new blog, Talking Math With Your Kids, where he chronicles conversations with his own children, Tabitha and Griffin.

Tools for the Common Core Standards

Coordinated by Bill McCallum and his colleagues at the University of Arizona, Tools for the Common Core Standards houses many useful links to help teachers transition to the mathematics standards and practices. You might also want to check out the new I Support the Common Core blog where you can find testimony of support from Jason Zimba and others in the face of criticism that is now raising its head around the country.

Turning Vision into Action

Timothy Kanold served as the Director of Mathematics and Science and as Superintendent at Adlai E. Stevenson HSD 125 in Illinois. He is an author for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and Solution Tree Publishing. His Common Core-PLC professional development team provides support for school leadership development as well as K-12 mathematics program success.
       
       





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