This page includes links to resources related to mathematics instruction and curriculum, with a particular emphasis on the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in mathematics.
Lessons, Tasks, & Assessments
By Grade Level collected assessments and tasks aligned with the Common Core  my page of resources by grade level to support math instruction.
Dan Meyer blog  Dan Meyer is an incredible math teacher in California who provides ideas on giving students a hook to engage students in math rather than just giving them a formula or algorithm. He has some great curricula in algebra, geometry and special 3 step, complex math tasks (mostly secondary but a couple ES). His TED talk on youtube is particularly inspiring and thoughtprovoking.
Illustrative Mathematics  list of all the standards and practices K12, each having lists of tasks or problems you can drill down to
Inside Mathematics  has high quality tasks at each grade level, as well as videos, lessons and studen work samples for some standards  awesome professional learning community potential!
Drexel Math Forum  a collection of math resources and blogs from Drexel University  It includes teacher to teacher sharing, blogs on the standards for mathematical practices at the elementary, middle and high school levels (navigation along the top). It also has some great math investigation prompts in its Problem of the Week section, which has a subscription cost of $25/yr, but there is also a free Problem of the Week blog.
YouCubed.org  this new site started by Jo Boaler is under development, but it already includes some good videos from her AMAZING webinar this past summer and math tasks linked to realworld business mathematics (check out the Google problem).
CCSS Toolbox  has assessment ideas in Algebra and Geometry from the UTAustin Dana Center
Math Reasoning Inventory  this free assessment resource from Marilyn Burn's Math Solutions if terrific. It's geared for grades 35, but could be used up to at least grade 8 for struggling students. It involves quick interviews of students, getting at their true conceptual understanding!
Math Solutions Lessons  continuing on Marilyn Burn's work above, her site also has a set of good math lessons by grade level.
Mathematics Assessment Project  fabulous listing of rich tasks, lessons, and assessments.
Thinkfinity  has long lists of good math tasks, you'll need to narrow it by subject and grade level (scroll down on right side)
Curriculum and Interventions
My Big List of Math Resources  annotated list of RtI interventions and assessments with commentary, also includes curriculum, links, books, etc.
WestEd Math Pathways and Pitfalls  This series of books and professional development from WestEd provides solid K8 math intervention for students, emphasizing principles such as justifying responses as found in the CCSS. Ask Kevin to preview a copy of the books.
Wisconsin Mathematics Resources
NEW: Wisconsin Statewise Mathematics Needs Assessment survey results  teachers were asked about their current mathematics programs and materials. I have survey data from CESA #2 and I also have a powerpoint that gives overall data from WI.
WI DPI main page for the CCSS  DPI page of information about the CCSS in WI and resources for understanding these standards
Great list of Resources from Molly Rockstroh of DePere  this alphabetized and annotated spreadsheet is a must see!
Mathematics Organizations
Main CCSS (corestandards.org) Math website  This page from the CCSS collaborative provides key points about what makes these new standards unique. There are also important descpriptions of the Standards for Mathematical Practice and how to read the grade level standards.
Wisconsin Mathematics Council  The WMC provides professional development in mathematics for teachers in Wisconsin. You can access presentations and handouts from past meetings on the site. Fabulous MPES and annual conference! You can find ppts and handouts of 2012 and 2013 sessions.
National Council of Teachers of Matematics  This is the main national organization for K12 math teachers, and it offers great professional development support. Their Illuminations resource page is especially useful for lesson ideas, internet links, activities and math fun.
Math Common Core Coalition  national organizations such as the NCTM, NCSM, ASTE and ASSM have joined together to provide CCSS resources.
Mathematics Videos, Webinars, Digital Tools, Virtual Manipulatives, etc.
PBS Learning Media  This page from PBS links to hundreds of math videos and interactive learning tools from grades 4K12. They are sorted by grade level and math strand. It requires a free signup. It includes some links to popular children's shows like Arthur and Dinosaur Train, or this clip on what 100 looks like from Curious George. Most shows, like Cyberchase, also have their own web site with resources. PBS Learning Media also has videos from other subjects like science and engineering.
National Libary of Virtual Manipulatives  has great sets of interactive, virtual manipulatives relevant at all grade levels.
Desmos Online Calculator  wow, I love this online calculator! I wish I had it as a student and teacher. Dan Meyer and Fawn Nguyen made some blog posts about using it well.
Common Core Toolbox  select the standards for practice or content at the top and then Key Visualizations
Google Resources  Gmail Scribbles  check out this blog post by Brian Bartel describing Scribbles for Gmail. This tool allows students to write math or sciencerelated equations directly into their gmail  way cool! Google SketchUp is also an amazing free resource for 3D modeling.
Presentations or videos on the CCSS in Math  view these presentation slides by Jere Confrey who helped develop the CCSS in mathematics. She shares some useful insights into how these standards are different from what has come before, whey they're needed, and what math program changes will likely be necessary in districts. The Hunt Institute has a number of CCSS videos, including this one on how the math standards were developed. The Teaching Channel on youtube also has a nice overview video on the CCSS math along with a bunch of math lesson videos.
Math Solutions Videos  resources from Marilyn Burns has good videos of teaching and student misconceptions  I like the Math Talks! It also has slides from conference presentations.
EngageNY Videos  you'll have to search for Common Core and mathematics, but this site is booming.
NCSM Illustrating the Standards for Mathematical Practice  provides videos of classes and lesson resources for the videos you see, all linked to the standardss for mathematical practice at multiple grade levels.
Equity and Mathematics by Uri Treisman  scroll down on this blog post by Dan Meyer to watch this equity and mathematics presentation by Uri Treisman at NCTM 2013.
More Videos on the CCSS  the CCSSO and the Hunt Institute also has this site of CCSS implementation video resources. It includes this video on focus, coherence and the math practices, and this video on the importance of math practices.
ASCD Webinars  ASCD has a series of free webinars about the CCSS including one on UbD and the standards by Grant Wiggins and one on instructional shifts in mathematics in the CCSS by Sarah Alberti. Note: you have to scroll down on these pages to get to the webinars.
TERC Investigations Videos (and curriculum)  I think Investigations is one of the better elementary curriculums out there (though still not perfect). If you select on each grade level in the left menu (K5), you can select classroom videos showing sample lessons
NCTM Conference Session Videos  videos from the regional NCTM conference in Illinois in 2012, along with other ICTM videos
Implementation  Progressions, Guidelines and Unpacking the Standards
"Flipbooks" to understand CCSS math content  the Kansas Association of Teachers of Mathematics has an excellent page of resources for CCSS math, especially their "flipbooks." Scroll down on this page to see links to the flipbooks which provide example problems, misconceptions and connections to other standards at each grade level.
Math Common Core Coalition  national organizations such as the NCTM, NCSM, ASTE and ASSM have joined together to provide CCSS resources. One nice set of resource listed are Progressions Documents for each math subject area that include pedagogical solutions and potential cognitive challenges.
Emergent Math  great blog by Geoff Krall that includes his grades 612 curriculum maps with links to tons of rich problems. He posts thoughtful problems and commentary on a regular basis.
High School math programs in the CCSS  This appendix from the CCSS details traditional sequencing of high school math courses versus an integrated model of math curriculum and instruction. The CCSS creators suggest that most high school students be in an integrated program.
Achieve the Core  has a variety of resources including lists of key content shifts and content by grade level.
Achieve  includes CCSS resources such as the Implementing the Common Core Workbook and On the Road to Implementation.
Curriculum Analysis Tools  How well does a curriculum match the CCSS? The K8 publisher's guidelines have been released for the CCSS. NCSM has a set of tools for analyzing curriculum and building professional development for teachers. Engage NY also has a Quality Review Rubric and Rating Process to evaluate the quality of lessons and units intended to address the CCSS. The CCSS Mathematics Curriculum Materials Analysis Project provides grade level tools to evaluate how well your curriculum aligns with the CCSS, including specific worksheets/rurbics to use.
Unpacked CCSS Math Standards by Grade Level  resource from North Carolina, by grade level K8 and by strand in HS. There is also a great Critical Areas Visual for the CCSSM from North Carolina.
Malcolm Swan Article  Passive to Active Mathematics  he has some incredible insights on improving mathematics instruction here (take the time to dig into the article).
Conceptual understanding in math  Here is the first chapter of a book by Mei BenHur describing conceptual understanding in math and what that means in the classroom. The common core standards emphasize this type of approach to teaching.
The Partnership for 21st Century Skills (P21)  has a Common Core Toolkit that you can view for free or purchase for a small amount. It emphasizes connections between CCSS and 21st Century Skills.
