Mathematics Curriculum Resources

Mathematics Curriculum Resources


Math Common Core State Standards  (Link)

  • The Mathematics Standards (Link)
  • Standards for Mathematical Practice (Link)
  • Key Points of the Common Core Standards  (Link)

Math Common Core Content Specifications 

The content specifications were developed by SBAC to ensure that the assessments cover the range of knowledge and skills in the Common Core State Standards. Once finalized, the content specifications will serve as the basis for the Smarter Balanced system of assessments.


In the December 9, 2011 draft, see pages 60-67 for the test emphases. 

  • Major clusters (m) will comprise about 70% of tests. 
  • Additional clusters (a) comprise about 20% of tests.
  • Supporting clusters (s) comprise about 10% of tests.  

Reeth-Puffer High School Math Scope and Sequence Feb. 2012 (Link)


How to Develop a Standards-Based Unit of Study Credit: Kentucky DOE (Link)



Tools for the Common Core (Link)

Blog of Bill McCollum.  Bill is the Math Team Coordinator for the Common Core State Standards Initiative, and a professor of Mathematics Education at the University of Arizona.   



The Illustrative Mathematics Project (Link)

This site illustrates the range and types of mathematical work that students are expected to experience under the common core.  

Features include: 

  • drill down through categories and domains to standards
  • explore problems, samples and tasks

Create a free account to access all the features. 

This site is a work in progress.



Mathematics Assessment Project - Assessing 21st Century Math

The project is working to design and develop well-engineered assessment tools to support US Schools in implementing the CCSS in Mathematics.  **Use drop down to select grade band.


Features include:

  • Overview of the project (Link)
  • Lessons (Link)
  • Mathematical Tasks (Link)
  • Assessment Samples (Link)


Curriculum Crafter 

The district subscribes to this service and all teachers can access it.  Please contact the curriculum office for username/password assistance. 


Other Math Links and Resources  

  • Vocabulary in Common Core Mathematics (Link)

  • MAISD Math Wiki (Link)

  • CCSS for Math LiveBinder - Credit:  Danielle Seabold, Schoolcraft (Link)
  • NCTM Illuminations Math (Link)

  • Illustrative Math Resources (Link)

  • Inside Mathematics (Link)

  • K-5 Math Teaching Resources (Link)

  • Balanced Assessment Task 3-5 (Link)

  • K-8 NCTM – Math Focal Points (Link)

Doing What Works Website

  • Developing Effective Fractions Instruction Visual (Link)
  • National Math Panel:  Foundations for Algebra Visual (Link)
  • National Math Panel:  Major Topics of School Algebra Visual (Link)
  • Response to Interventions Elementary and Middle School Math Visual (Link)