Essential Primary Resources for Math
- Illinois Learning Standards for Mathematics
- Progression Documents
- Publishers' Criteria
- EQuIP Rubric
- PARCC Model Content Frameworks
- PARCC Evidence Statements and Informational Guides
Illinois Created Resource Websites
The implementation guides for mathematics were created by the Illinois Math Content Specialists to assist educators as they implemented the Common Core Standards for Mathematics when they were first adopted in Illinois. These documents acted as a map for teachers—guiding them on their journey and laying out a clear path to reach full implementation. While we have come a long way since that initial adoption year, these documents can still be used to identify weak points in curriculum, instruction, and assessment and determine steps needed to reach full implementation.
illinois learning standards
The Illinois Content Specialists compiled this condensed list of all the Illinois Learning Standards for Mathematics from Kindergarten through High School. Print the whole document or just the grade level you need. Educators now have a 27 page alternative to the 93 page original.
il 6-12 math stats
This website was created through a partnership with the Math Content Specialists and Julia Brenson from Lyons Township High School. The goal of the site is to provide support for educators as they teach the rigorous statistics standards articulated by the ILS for Mathematics.
back to school packets
Welcome back to school! In an effort to help you make this the best year possible, the math content specialists put together this packet full of tools to help you measure the implementation of the Illinois Learning Standards for Mathematics in you classroom, resources to strengthen your teaching practice, and materials to supplement your curriculum. Have a great school year!
illinois teach & talk
This website was created by ISBE Math Content Specialists and Illinois Math Educators to provide a deep understanding of specific Content Standards at each grade level in the New Illinois Learning Standards. Information here can be used with any curriculum to enhance classroom instruction and specifically incorporate daily math discussions with higher order thinking questions. Materials are designed for the teacher but incorporate instructional strategies, questions, and tasks to use directly in the classroom. We strived to make this website user-friendly, research-based, and focused on key ideas. Standards were chosen based on information new to the grade, information that had moved significantly from previous grades, new or modified definitions, and strategies explicitly called out in the standards.
tech for teachers
If you are looking to incorporate quality tech in your classroom, Tech for Teachers is the place to start. The content specialists have vetted these tech tools and include a short review of the usefulness, strengths, and weaknesses of each. There are tools to help with standards aligned content, classroom management, family engagement/communication, social emotional learning, and more!
illinois open educational resource
The IOER is a collection of resources that has been compiled by Illinois educators in an effort to make quality , aligned resources more easily accessible. Educators can search the resources added by other users, add their own resources to share them with other educators, tag and review resources to make them more usable, and build sets and lists to organize their classroom materials. The IOER library will grow over time and the most used and highly reviewed resources will become more visible.
achieve the core
CCSS aligned lessons, professional development, videos, parent resources, and websites. Just enter your position (Teacher/Coach or District/Leader), mathematics, and the grade you teach. Parent resources are located at the bottom of the website once you have entered information. Also located on the achieve the Core website:
- Instructional Materials Evaluation Tool (IMET) designed by Student Achievement Partners
- Observations on CCSSM Standards for Mathematical Content: What Content is Visibly Emphasized? Written by Jason Zimba
EdReports is a non-profit organization that reviews math and ELA curricular materials for their alignment to the CCSS. Thorough reports are published listing the strengths and weaknesses of the curriculum so that teachers and districts can make informed decisions as they purchase, adopt, and implement materials
Achieve provides CCSS aligned lessons that have been evaluated using the EQuIP Rubric. Lessons have the EQuIP Rubric Jury Feedback Form available. Curriculum and Assessment Alignment to the CCSS tools can also be found here. CTE Lessons aligned to the CCSS, fact sheets, tools, and FAQ's can all be found on Achieve.
A website from Jo Boaler, a Stanford University Math Specialist, with links for Teachers, Students, Parents and Administrators. YouCubed is growing but will contain research, videos, tasks/lessons, and lots more material.
More Resource Websites
common core tools
Common Core Tools A blog by Bill McCallum, a lead authors of the Common Core State Standards. Discussions on CCSSM, links to other resources including the Progression Documents, and virtual professional development.
the dana center
The Dana Center has published a Mathematics Common Core Toolbox which includes a sample scope and sequence and curriculum framework documents, tools and instructional material, original PARCC prototypes, and much more.
Lessons, Tasks, and Activities
mathematics assessment project
mathematics vision project
dan meyer's blog
graham fletcher's website
get the math
Get the Math is about algebra in the real world. See how professionals use math in music, fashion, video games, restaurants, basketball, and special effects. Then take on interactive challenges related to those careers. There are 9 challenges on the platform, each have a teacher resource with standards aligned lesson plans. There are great student centered- real world - applications used to bring understanding of the use of algebraic concepts.
Quadrant Defender is a Tower Defense game that allows users to graph systems of equations and use that information to plan their defenses. This game contains game play elements that require students to engage in budgeting, critical thinking, and situational geometry.
common sense for common core
Common Sense for Common Core is a site published by Scholastic that provides parents with a concise overview of the standards and why they are necessary and how they benefit our students. They also provide parents with news and resources to stay current with educational trends and methods and materials to support their students.
parent roadmaps to common core
The Council of the Great City Schools has published these Parent Roadmaps to the Common Core Standards - Mathematics. There is a roadmap for each grade level to help parents understand what and how their students will be learning that school year.
mathematics resources for parents
Mathematics Resources for Parents and Guardians was published by the California Department of Education to provide information and resources for parents and guardians that explain mathematics instruction used today and provides suggestions for supporting their child's academic success.
talking math with your kids