ALSDE Website
ALEX Website
College- and Career-Ready Initiative Website
Common Core State Standards Initiative Website

Grade Level Information

6th Grade
7th Grade
8th Grade

Common Core State Standards Resource Collections

Math Common Core Resources
The Mathematics Common Core Coalition works to provide expertise and advice on issues related to the effective implementation of the Common Core State Standards for School Mathematics (CCSSM). Members of the coalition are: the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics (NCSM), the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE), the Association of State Supervisors of Mathematics (ASSM), the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), the National Governors Association (NGA), the SMARTER Balanced Assessment Consortium, and the Partnership for the Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC).

Essential Educator
Tools and resources selected by the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO)

Illustrative Mathematics
Currently this website lists the standards by domain. Here is the goal of the website from its home page:
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.
This website is currently under construction. On completion, it will provide a process for submitting, discussing, reviewing, and publishing tasks. It will also display the standards in multiple views and provide easy access to tasks associated with individual standards and tasks associated with higher order structures in the standards.

Tools for the Common Core Standards
Bill McCallum's website about Common Core tools and resources.

Web Links
PDF list from the ALEX website

Common Core Standards Resources
Kentucky State Department of Education

CCSS Unpacked/Deconstructed/Explained/Etc

Unpacking Standards
Provides a more detailed description of each standard from the Public Schools of North Carolina

Mathematics Deconstructed
Kentucky Department of Education

Standards with Progressions
Kentucky Department of Education

Elaboration of Georgia Performance Standards
Georgia has also adopted the CCSS in math, and this blog discusses the standards.

DeSoto County Schools (Mississippi) Mathematics Corner
Lots of information here organized by grade level

K12 Mathematics Vocabulary
Granite School District in Utah has created a CCSS Vocabulary page. It includes grade level word lists and cards, dual immersion vocabulary, templates, activities, lessons, websites, and presentation materials.

Standards for Mathematical Practice

Standards for Mathematical Practice
Silicon Valley Mathematics Initiative illustrates the Standards for Mathematical Practice

Habits of Mind Teacher Network
Resources for embedding the Standards for Mathematical Practice into your classroom

Learning Progressions

Learning Trajectories in Math
(article in pdf format)

Progressions Documents for the Common Core Math Standards
University of Arizona website


Implementing the More Challenging Aspects of Common Core State Standards
Presentation by Diane Briars to the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics, April 2011

Resources to add to my list

At the state meeting last week several of you asked me to forward links to common core resources that I am using with teachers, professional learning groups, and schools. I have found that Arizona, North Carolina, Georgia, and New York have really good things to help teachers grasp both the content and process of the CCSS. Friday, I happened upon a resource from Kalamazoo, Michigan that actually has many of those resources and more in a “Live Binder” that is accessible to anyone. The link below takes you directly to that resource. You might also want to register to receive their blog by email. That’s how I learned about this resources. It’s called Minds on Mathematics.

Bill McCallum’s math blog has links to videos (a total of about 14) that explain the rationale behind the development of the standards. They are from two to four minutes and are helpful for getting the big picture. There are also links to the progressions and those are updated from time to time as new work is completed.

From the Georgia Department of Education, look at the unpacking of the Practice Standards. They have them written according to grade level (ie…in Kindergarten, you would see students….)

Since New York is a Race to the Top participant, they started last year developing professional development related to implementation of the Common Core. One cool thing they did was to develop tasks for each grade level along with a rubric for evaluating the task. Those tasks were then used to help train teachers to recognize a real math task from an “activity” or procedural practice. The link below should take you to those tasks. There are some other interesting things related to the core on the New York site.