Resources on Teaching Math
Several resources have been created to help teachers effectively teach the CCSS for Mathematics.
- Mathematics, the Common Core, and Language: Recommendations for Mathematics Instruction for ELs Aligned with the Common Core: This paper, written by Judit Moschkovich and commissioned for the Understanding Language project, outlines recommendations for developing mathematics instruction for ELLs that is aligned to the CCSS. You can also access a video by Dr. Moschkovich here.
- Parent Roadmaps to the Common Core Standards – Mathematics: The Council of the Great City Schools’ parent roadmaps in mathematics provide guidance to parents about what their children will be learning and how they can support that learning in grades K-8. Also available in Spanish.
- Sentence frames: Mathematics content sentence frames for grades K-5 can be found here.
- Springing to Life – How Greater Educational Equality Could Grow from the Common Core Mathematics Standards: This article written by William Schmidt and Nathan Burroughs appears in the Spring 2013 edition of the American Federation of Teachers’ American Educator magazine. The authors analyze how a state’s math standards shape students’ opportunities for academic achievement and what the CCSS mean for student equity.
- Student rubric: This rubric by Exemplars is written in student-friendly language for students to self-assess or peer-evaluate. Each of the 5 categories on this rubric generally maps onto the CCSS Standards for Mathematical Practice.
- Tips for ELL Math Instruction: These articles from Colorín Colorado highlight math strategies for ELLs, as well as additional tips for incorporating academic language and vocabulary instruction into the classroom.
- TODOS: Mathematics for ALL: The mission of TODOS is to advocate for an equitable and high quality mathematics education for all, in particular Hispanic/Latino students. The professional association offers multiple sources of information to its members such as publications, conferences, and networking opportunities.
- TESOL International Association: Dr. Anita Bright has written an article on the Mathematics CCSS in TESOL Connections that can be found here. She will offer an academy titled Implications and Applications of the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics for Effectively Teaching K–12 English Learners in Baltimore, MD in June 2013.