This module fosters a careful understanding of the Common Core State Standards math shifts. Participants take a deep dive into the major work of grades K-8, build a deeper understanding of the coherence of the Standards, and work through sample problems that reflect the "rigor" expected by the Standards.
Teaching the Math Shifts
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The Common Core Math Standards free teachers to more fully address key mathematical concepts at each grade level.
The Mathematics Common Core Standards are designed to be characterized by their coherence, so that students understand the context of their mathematics instruction and understand the subject as making sense and being highly applicable across all disciplines.
The Common Core State Standards were charged to base their work on evidence. The data revealed a mismatch between higher education and K-12 -- more mastery of fewer topics vs. covering more content. Focus means spending more time on fewer things, especially in lower grades, so that students build success upon foundational skills that they can expand and apply in later grades.
The Common Core Standards have content standards, as well as standards of practice. The standards of practice help students develop habits of mind that enable them to model mathematics to problems arising outside of the mathematics classroom. The math practice standards also ask students to use mathematics tools in flexible, sophisticated, and relevant ways across disciplines.
The writing of the mathematics standards was based upon a series of progressions in mathematics with natural tie-in points across a grade level.
The Common Core Math Standards are woven out of progressions in domains from one grade to another. These simultaneous progressions enable students to better see the application of fundamental mathematical properties in various math domains.
This module provides participants with an introduction to the key shifts required by the Common Core State Standards for Math. Depending on the activities selected, this module could support up to four hours of Math PD.
Good mathematical practices benefit from the coherence and focus of the Common Core Mathematics Standards.
The Common Core Math Standards build balance between procedural fluency and conceptual understanding.
This presents a general discussion of the development of the Common Core Mathematics Standards and the aspirations within them for student college-and-career readiness and success.
The Mathematics Common Core Standards can be characterized by their structure designed to build focus and coherence for students. The standards in elementary and middle school are organized into domains that have discrete life spans with increased focus. In high school, the standards are designed to include real-world applications and modeling into other discplines.
This is a general discussion of the Common Core Mathematics standards and their call for focus and coherency.
Ratio and proportion in the middle grades are foundational for high school mathematics and for mathematics connections to real-world applications.
This is a general discussion of the balance between math skills and understanding that is built through the standards. The Common Core Mathematics Standards allow teachers to go more deeply with their students, preparing students to not only "do" the math, but to "use" the math.