Major Work of Grade Levels (Focus) | Progressions (Coherence) | Problem Solving | Fluency | Resources by Content | Miscellaneous Resources

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.

Click progressions to find more information/resources on learning progressions in CCSS.

Problem Solving

Dan Meyers blog and Three-Act Math Tasks

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

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.

Common Core-Aligned Tasks embedded in a unit of study including assessments, rubrics, pacing guide and sample student work
NYC Department of Education Model Units

Units, lesson plans, and content resources searchable by content and grade level
Pennsylvania Department of Education Model Lessons

Math Tools, a project of The Math Forum @ Drexel, funded in part by the National Science Foundation, is a community digital library that supports the use and development of software for mathematics education.
Math Tools

Tools for the Common Core is CCSS lead writer Bill McCallum's blog


NCTM Factor Game
Integer Product Game

Connected Mathematics Online Student Activities

Resources by Content

Ratio & Proportion

Expressions and Equations
Using Algebra Tiles
Solving Equations with Algebra Tiles (+ templates)

Miscellaneous Resources

6th & 7th Grade CCSSM wordle.pdf