Common Core Support

Reaching Your Common Core Objectives:

Learn more about the shift in the “what” AND the “how” of teaching math.

MATH SOLUTIONS CAN SUPPORT YOU WITH:

We work with you to analyze your data, identifying gaps and areas of need through a series of online surveys, classroom observations, and interviews with administrative and instructional leadership.

We then guide and support the collaborative development of a strategic plan with clearly defined milestones and metrics for a successful transition.

Align district standards to the Mathematical Practice and Content Standards, ensuring the focus, coherence, and rigor required by the Common Core. Hands-on working sessions provide an overview of curriculum design relative to the Common Core practice and content standards.

Designed to deepen and sustain professional learning, our coaching and online support help teachers at all levels of experience move beyond the theoretical to take the Mathematical Practices into the classroom. We work with your leadership team to create a uniquely customized plan.

Group Coaching: The fastest way to synchronize your team, to share experience and expertise, and to collaborate on plans and protocols.

Side-By-Side, Job-Embedded Coaching: Truly differentiates the experience for your teachers, allowing information to be immediately integrated into the teaching process.

ePD Online Support: Coaching, Webinars, Videos and Ask Me Now Virtual Office hours. Maximize your budget and teachers’ time in the classroom.

At Math Solutions, we’ve been transforming instruction for almost 30 years. Now the same strategies and methods we use for developing student proficiency are embodied in the Standards for Mathematical Practice.

CCSS—Standards for Mathematical Practice
Learning Outcomes with Math Solutions

Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them
Students understand what they are being asked and consider multiple strategies and tools to analyze and solve problems

Reason abstractly and quantitatively
Students use mathematics in the abstract and are able to symbolically represent quantities and their relationships— understanding the underlying meaning, not just how to compute.

Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others
Individually or in groups, students articulate and defend their ideas and analyze the reasoning of others.

Model with mathematics
Students apply the mathematics they know to solve problems using tools such as diagrams, tables, graphs, and formulas to represent and analyze relationships and draw conclusions.

Use appropriate tools strategically
Students consider available tools— including concrete models and technology—and use them strategically to solve mathematical problems.

Attend to precision
Students are precise in their mathematical communication, use of terminology, and are careful about expressing numerical answers with a degree of precision appropriate for the problem context.

Look for and make use of structure
Students look for and make use of pattern and structure in learning mathematics and solving problems.

Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning
Students notice repetitions in calculations and look for general methods and for shortcuts.

Full Standards for Mathematical Practice

2013 Common Core Quick Tips