Mathematics - Common Core

  • The Common Core State Standards for Mathematics include content standards for each grade level, as well as eight Standards for Mathematical Practice that describe how students should engage with the subject matter.

     Common Core State Standards for Mathematics
     Essential Documents

    MARS Tasks

    These formative performance assessment tasks were designed by the Mathematics Assessment Resource Service (MARS), a project of UC Berkeley, Michigan State, and the Shell Centre in Nottingham England. The tasks provide a platform for professional development in schools and districts as they implement the Common Core State Standards. The tasks can be used to promote discussion about student work and real performance data.
    For the complete resource packet for each task (including the task, rubric, anchor papers, and implications for instruction), visit the Noyce Foundation website. Additional lessons, tasks, and tests may also be found at the Mathematics Assessment Project website.

    Resource Links

    Achieve the Core | Web Link
    This site provides free, high-quality resources for educators implementing the Common Core State Standards.

    Illustrative Mathematics | Web Link
    Illustrative Mathematics illustrates the range and types of mathematical work that students experience via the Common Core State Standards and provides access to tools that support standards implementation.

    Mathematics Assessment Project (MAP) | Web Link
    The Mathematics Assessment Project is working to design and develop well-engineered assessment tools to support schools in implementing the Common Core State Standards. 
    Inside Mathematics | Web Link
    This site features classroom examples of innovative teaching methods and insights into student learning, tools for mathematics instruction that teachers can use immediately, and video tours of the ideas and materials on the site.

    Progression Documents for the Common Core Math Standards | Web Link
    The University of Arizona’s Institute for Mathematics and Education have developed these 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.

    Math Reasoning Inventory (MRI) | Web Link
    MRI is an online formative assessment tool designed to make teachers’ classroom instruction more effective. The MRI questions focus on numbers and operations, based on the Common Core State Standards prior to sixth grade.