Supporting the Content Standards

The following resources are provided to inform and support the implementation of the Common Core State Standards:

  • CCSS Mathematics Curriculum Materials Analysis Project (Council of Chief State School Officers, The Brookhill Foundation, and Texas Instruments)
    The CCSS Mathematics Curriculum Analysis Project provides a set of tools to assist K-12 textbook selection committees, school administrators, and teachers in the analysis and selection of curriculum materials that support implementation of the CCSS for mathematics.

  • Illustrative Math Project (Institute for Mathematics and Education)
    The main goal for this project is to 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 implementing the Common Core State Standards for mathematics.

  • Mathematics Common Core Coalition (MC3)
    The site includes material and links to information and resources that the organizations of the coalition (NCTM, NCSM, AMTE, ASSM, CCSSO, NGA, the SMARTER Balanced Assessment Consortium, and the Partnership for the Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers PARCC) are providing to the public and the education community about the CCSS for Mathematics. 

  • Open Educational Resources (OER) Commons (ISKME)
    Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching and learning materials that visitors may freely use and reuse, without charge. Open Educational Resources are different from other resources a teacher may use in that OER have been given limited or unrestricted licensing rights. That means they have been authored or created by an individual or organization that chooses to retain few, if any, ownership rights.  K-12 educators, see how individual resources align to the Common Core State Standards and add user resource quality ratings and comments.

  • Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC)
    The PARCC is a consortium of states working together to develop a common set of K-12 assessments in English and mathematics.  This site provides: content frameworks, sample instructional units, sample assessment tasks, professional development assessment modules, and more.

  • Progressions Documents For The Common Core Math Standards (Institute for Mathematics and Education)
    The CCSS in mathematics were built on progressions: narrative documents describing the progression of a topic across a number of grade levels, informed both by research on children's cognitive development and by the logical structure of mathematics.  The progressions detail why standards are sequenced the way they are, point out cognitive difficulties and provide pedagogical solutions, and provide more detail on particularly difficult areas of mathematics.  The progressions documents found here are useful in teacher preparation and professional development, organizing curriculum, and provide a link between mathematics education research and the standards.

  • Recommendations for CCSS Professional Development (Center for Science, Mathematics & Computer Education & the Institute for Research on Mathematics and Science Education)
    These initial recommendations are from the April 1-2, 2011 conference, “Gearing Up for the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics,” held in Tucson, AZ and can serve as guidelines for k-8 mathematics professional development for states transitioning to the CCSS.

  • Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC)
    The SMARTER Balanced Assessment Consortium is a state-led consortium working to develop next-generation assessments that are aligned to the CCSS.  This site provides mathematics draft content considerations and various assessment related resources.