- My colleague Tricia Bevans and I wrote a very brief grade-by-grade
introductory document aimed at parents,
explaining some of the key changes in the Common Core.
- For deep and accurate understanding of the Common Core, the best resource
is probably the collection of
Progressions Documents, which describe the Common Core in narrative
form, separated by learning strand.
Illustrating the Common
Core through tasks (and other materials)
is the raison d'etre of
Illustrative Mathematics. Some of my favoriate tasks (there are many)
For finer understanding, there is no substitute for the
Common Core Standards Document itself.
- A good introduction for non-experts (e.g. parents)
is the publication Seeing the Future,
for which I was interviewed. It was written by a non-profit institute funded by
the Educational Testing Service.
- One version (there will hopefully be many) of a strong Common Core aligned
curriculum is being developed by the State of New York, and called
EngageNY. It is freely
available, funded by Race to the Top monies. I find the site laborious to
navigate, so I have collected modules at this
old-school web page.
At the middle and high-school grades, there are a few resources which can help
teachers supplement, especially if they are looking for more extended