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Unpacking the Standards

Arizona Department of Education developed an unpacked version of CCSS-M for each grade level with examples to help teachers understand more clearly the intent of each particular standard.
CCSS-M Standard Examples & Explanations



Common Core Curriculum Exemplars


The Michigan Association of Intermediate School Administrators (MAISA) is coordinating the development of model units, lessons and assessments for grade levels K-11 around the Common Core State Standards for Math.
MAISA units
Directions to searching the ATLAS site for MAISA Units


The following states, with support from Race to the Top Legislation funds have released curricular examples such as curriculum maps, units, rubrics, lessons and support materials for teachers implementing the CCSSM.
Georgia Department of Education
North Carolina Math Common Core Wiki
Ohio's Instructional Management System
NYC Department of Education
Pennsylvania Department of Education
Idaho State Department of Education


8th Grade Common Core Aligned Units

Common Core Aligned 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

Common Core Tasks by Domain

The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Illuminations site is designed to provide standards-based resources that improve the teaching and learning of mathematics for all students.
NCTM Illuminations

The Mathematics Assessment Program (MAP) is a collaboration between the University of California, Berkeley and the Shell Center team at the University of Nottingham, with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The team works with the Silicon Valley Mathematics Initiative and school systems across the US and UK to develop improved assessment. The materials from this project will exemplify CCSSM in explicit down-to-earth performance terms.
Mathematics Assessment Program



The following site has been developed to compile up-to-date resources concerning the CCSS-M. Included on the sites is information and resources for curriculum, instruction and assessment under the Common Core in the State of Michigan.
CCSS-M LiveBinder