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Major Work of Grade Levels (Focus)

In order to preserve the focus and coherence of the Common Core State Standards, grade level clusters have been designated as major, additional, or supporting. The major clusters comprise the major work of each grade level and should make up a majority (approximately 75%) of instructional time. In addition, major work should especially predominate in the first half of the year. Supporting work should enhance the focus and coherence by engaging students, when possible, in connections to the major work of the grade level.

Progressions (Coherence)

The Common Core State Standards in mathematics (CCSS-M) were built on developmental progressions of how students move through successive refinements from informal to complex ideas.
The following printable pdf's demonstrate developmental progressions organized by domain across grade levels.

More progression resources.

Number Talks / Structuring Number

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Quick Images -

Number Line Worksheets
Interactive Whiteboard Activities that help develop Number Sense

Problem Solving

The Georgia Department of Education developed CCGPS Mathematics framework units under a grant from the U. S. Department of Education. For access to all units and curriculum maps please use the link below.

Explore materials, aligned to the CCSSM standards and tasks you can use immediately with your students. Note that you can make use of these standards through searching by grade level as well as by progression.
Inside Mathematics

The Illustrative Mathematics Project will provide guidance by illustrating the range and types of mathematical work that students will experience in a faithful implementation of the Common Core State Standards, and by publishing other tools that support implementation of the standards
Illustrative Mathematics

NCTM Illuminations
NYC Dept. of Ed - sample tasks
NC Math Common Core Wiki
Cleveland County Schools Common Core Resource Binder
Mathematics & Children's Literature list of children's books and the concepts that they teach

Multiplication & Division

Building Conceptual Understanding of Multiplication and Division

Arrays & Area Model


Fluency & Maintenance

Who has ? activity cards
Factor Trail Game
K-5 Math Teaching Resources
Basic Fact Resources

Standards for Mathematical Practice