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The Common Core Mathematics Standards

The Common Core Mathematics Standards
Transforming Practice Through Team Leadership

April 2012 | 160 pages | Corwin

Transform math instruction with effective CCSS leadership

The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for mathematics describe the "habits of mind" that teachers should develop in their students without which the content standards cannot be successfully implemented. This professional development resource helps principals and math leaders grapple with the changes that must be addressed so that teachers can implement the practices required by the CCSS. Features include:

  • A clear explanation of the CCSS for Mathematical Practice
  • Techniques to help leadership teams collaboratively implement and maintain the new standards
  • A proficiency matrix with examples of instructional strategies for helping students reach competency in each standard
  • An example of how a fourth-grade classroom might implement the CCSS

Readers will find reproducible, pullout tools to help with the change process, including an instructional sequence chart. A comprehensive and easy-to-use resource for teachers, district and school leaders, and mathematics curriculum coordinators, The Common Core Mathematics Standards provides the definitive road map for leading the change necessary to align math instruction with best practices.

About the Authors
1. Overcoming Resistance to Change: Four Strategies for Teams
2. Transforming Instruction
3. Promoting Adoption and Avoiding Rejection
4. Focusing on Students Brings Success
5. Attaining the Common Core Practices
6. Visiting a Transforming Classroom
7. Building Support for Collegial Relationships
8. Maintaining Support to Increase Implementation
9. Leading the Way for Change
Appendix: Sample Problems Showing CCSS Content and Practices
Foldout pages at the End of the Book

“This book provides clear and focused guidance for school-and district-based leaders to help teachers incorporate the Common Core State Standards in mathematics. The supports help leaders regardless of their personal experience in teaching mathematics.”

Edward C. Nolan, Mathematics Supervisor, PreK-12
Montgomery County Public Schools, Rockville, MD

“This text is a great resource for administrators and math curriculum leaders alike; practical, relevant, and timely."

D. Allan Bruner, Science Chair
Colton High School, OR
Key features
  • Four strategies to help leaders overcome inertia and resistance to change
  • A clear explanation of the Common Core Standards for Mathematical Practice, with examples and rubrics to show how progress toward proficiency can be demonstrated
  • Classroom scenarios to illustrate the application of the strategies in relation to the implementation of the CCSS
  • A chapter demonstrating how a classroom unit (grade 4) might unfold as the CCSS are implemented, with the 8 Practices clearly indicated (with marginal icons or sidebars) as they surface in the dialogue

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