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The Common Core Mathematics Standards

The Common Core Mathematics Standards
Transforming Practice Through Team Leadership

May 2012 | 160 pages | Corwin
The Common Core State Standards for Mathematical Practice describe the mathematical ôhabits of mindö that teachers, at all levels, should develop in their students, and without which the content standards cannot be successfully implemented. Attention to the Mathematical Practices connected with content must be enacted in teaching, which will require professional development. Though the CCSS Mathematical Content Standards differ in detail from other content standards, their form is familiar to teachers: a list of things to know. The Mathematical Practices are not so easily condensed into a lesson or unit, not so easily tested and, generally, not so familiar. Content standards are specified grade by grade and build on each other rather than repeating year after year. The Mathematical Practices are different. Though they can be enacted in an appropriate way at any level, they evolve and mature over years rather than days, along with childrenÆs cognitive development and the nature and sophistication of the Mathematical Content. It can be expected that the developers of the CCSS, and the states that collaborated in calling for the development of the CCSS, will work with the developers of assessments to ensure that the Mathematical Practices are taken seriously in testing. Hull, Miles, and Balka wrote this book as professional development resource to help school and math leaders grapple with the changes that must be addressed and move their teachers toward implementation of CCSS-required 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

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