On Dr. Bill McCallum's Blog - In case you're wondering "What were they thinking??" when the CCSS-M authors wrote the standards and sequenced them into grades as they did, be sure to visit Dr. Bill McCallum's CCSS-M Learning Progressions pages within his blog, Tools for the Common Core.  A number of draft progressions have been released, and readers are welcome to comment on them...and Dr. McCallum frequently responds within his blog to posts.  This can be an invaluable tool to curriculum planning committees, PLC groups, and individual mathematics educators.

Draft Learning Progressions for Functions and Algebra Drop by Dr. Bill McCallum's blog to read and enjoy these recently released learning progressions.  Since these are likely to be arranged into courses rather than grade levels, these have a bit different flavor than K-8 progressions you may have already reviewed.  (12/4/2012)

CCSS-M Learning Progressions Documents and Listing on Universtiy of Arizona website

Learning Trajectory Posters - Confrey, Maloney, and Nguyen

Turn on CC Math - North Carolina State University, from Jere Confrey, Alan Maloney, Kenny Nguyen, et al


The MAISA CCSS-M model units are all available on the MAISA Atlas Curriculum Management software system.  They are publicly viewable with no need for a user ID or password.  Keep in mind that many units are now under revision.  Thanks go to the hundreds of Michigan mathematics educators who created and tested the units, and now to those who continue to tweak and refine them based on teacher feedback.



CCSS-Mathematics Resources  ~ Updated December 30, 2013 


CCSS Videos from The Hunt Institute - The Hunt Institute has a number of CCSS videos, including videos with Dr. Bill McCallum; see the related blog post at:  http://isupportthecommoncore.net/2013/12/13/common-core-authors-on-developing-the-standards/

Bill McCallum's Blog - Dr. McCallum is the CCSS-M lead writer.  His blog has numerous resources, presentations, links, and the like to current (and archived) CCSS-M materials.

Michigan CCSS Resources - website sponsored by MAISA (Michigan Association of Intermediate School Administrators) and REMC (Regional Educational Media Center Association of Michigan)

CCSS-M Curriculum Units, Projects, and Other Resources

In addition to the Michigan resources being developed through the MAISA CCSSI project, other states are developing curriculum units and resources as well.  Here are some that may interesting and helpful to you and your staff/students:

The Mathematical Education of Teachers II

Posted on "Tools for the Common Core" - November 27, 2012

MET II proposes a new set of courses, and redesigned courses, to better prepare K-12 mathematics teachers.  The report hopes to answer the question, "What mathematics do teachers need to know?"  If you are a mathematics teacher an ever wondered how your college coursework was supposed to prepare you for teaching mathematics, you'll find this suggested plan intriguing.

Here is a link to a video by the authors of the Mathematics Common Core State Standards where they talk about the key characteristics of the standards.

Attached is the MDE memo describing how MEAP and MME will support the transitioning from content expectations to the Common Core State Standards.

Download this file (OEII 2012 MEAP and 2013 MME Memo for 8-11-11 Eblast.pdf)2012 MEAP and 2013 MME[ ]105 kB

CCSS 8 Standards for Mathematical Practice Visioning Grids

While the content of the CCSS for Mathematics is very familiar to many teachers (with some grade level adjustments here and there), the 8 "Standards for Mathematical Practice" are not so familiar.  The CCSS boldly encourage us to not just consider the content we teach, but perhaps more importantly, how we teach and the types of experiences we craft for our students as they are learning.  The "Visioning Grid" provided here is just one way to begin thinking deeply about how we all can truly incorporate these quality practices; successful integration should lead to deep and lasting student understanding and use of mathematics.  The final page is a graphic which shows that the CCSS are just one of many components of a quality mathematics education.  By integrating multiple best-practices, we give our students the best experience possible.  Many of these best-practices can be woven into "what this looks like" and "what this sounds like" in the visioning grid.