February 5, 2013: AIMS Common Core Alignment Document

Aims Alignment Summary



November 26, 2012: Utah Common Core Math Resources

http://www.uen.org/commoncore/



November 26, 2012: K-2 Math Assessment Information


Dear Elementary Mathematics District Leaders,
In response to North Carolina legislative and State Board requirements, the NC Department of Public Instruction provides Local Education Agencies with state-developed assessments to be implemented for Kindergarten, First and Second Grades. These state-developed assessment materials are aligned with the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics and may be adopted or modified as appropriate for individual school districts.

Only Elementary Mathematics District Leaders will receive the Mid-Year Benchmark Assessments and an Administration Manual for Kindergarten, First, and Second Grades very soon. The documents are currently in graphics and hope to have them completed by the end of the day today or first thing Monday. If you do not receive these emails or cannot open any of the attachments, please contact Susan Hart (susan.hart@dpi.nc.gov) for assistance.

The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction appreciates the time and expertise of the educators who reviewed the K-2 Mid-Year Benchmark Assessments: Lynn Barnhill, Elisabeth Bernhardt, Dawn Coker, Donna Dalke, Ana Floyd, Tesha Isler, Jeane Joyner, Michelle Tucker, Deanna Wiles, and Lisa Williams. NCDPI appreciates any suggestions and feedback, which will help improve this resource. Feedback may be sent to NCDPI Mathematics Consultant, Kitty Rutherford (kitty.rutherford@dpi.nc.gov).



October 8, 2012: Middle School Compacting Scenarios Available

Possible scenarios for compacting the CCSS-M in middle school are now available at http://maccss.ncdpi.wikispaces.net/Middle+School+Mathematics

Two models are available: A 3:2 model which begins compacting in the 7th grade and a 4:3 model which begins compacting in the 6th grade.

With each model is a 6 - 8 overview of the standards (this document was previously posted; however, revisions have been made) a possibly grouping of standards by units for each grade level, and a document with all grade levels together.


October 2, 2012: Algebra Lab

Welcome to AlgebraLAB, an online learning environment that focuses on topics and skills from high school mathematics that students must be able to draw upon in their introductory science courses. Since math is the language of science, science courses are often where students first realize “Oh, so this is why we learned that in algebra …”


September 24, 2012: State Math Conference Information

NCCTM Leadership Seminar -- October 24 at Koury Convention Center, Greensboro

State Math Conference -- October 25-26 at Koury Convention Center, Greensboro

Registration Deadline is October 19 on-line and October 12 by mail.

Koury Hotel Deadline is October 1. To get the group rate, you must tell them that you are with NCCTM.

Go to NCCTM.org for more information.


August 2, 2012: Explore The Mathematics Common Core Toolbox

This site is a resource designed to support districts working to meet the challenge and the opportunity of the new standards. Here you will find tools and instructional materials that help you to better understand and to implement the CCSSM.

Student
Student

This site has been created through a collaboration of the Charles A. Dana Center at the University of Texas at Austin and Agile Mind with partial funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Some of the included materials have been adapted from the efforts of researchers and practitioners. Other materials on the site have been contributed by the Dana Center or Agile Mind—or the organizations jointly—and were developed with the collaboration of educators throughout the United States as part of a system of programs intended to enable every student to have the opportunity to succeed in learning a challenging mathematics curriculum, supported by a teacher who has access to the most promising practices in instruction and formative assessment.
http://ccsstoolbox.agilemind.com/index_flash.html


July 31, 2012: K-8 Math Week by Week Essentials and Strategies


NC DPI has begun the process of selecting high cognitively demanding tasks from the K-8 Week by Week Essentials and Strategies to create a new support document that aligns with the Common Core State Standards. With the support of North Carolina educators and other public school partners, we anticipate the release of this new document in late Fall.

Updates regarding this new document will be posted on the NCDPI Math Wiki:http://maccss.ncdpi.wikispaces.net/ and on the K-8 NCDPI Math Listserves (Membership information: http://maccss.ncdpi.wikispaces.net/Contact+Information).


June 27, 2012: K-2 Math Assessment Updates

K-2 Mathematics Assessment

In response to North Carolina legislative and State Board requirements, NC Department of Public Instruction provides Local Education Agencies with state-developed assessments to be implemented for Kindergarten, First and Second Grades. These assessments include documented, on-going individualized assessments throughout the year and a summative evaluation at the end of the year. Local Education Agencies may use these assessment instruments as presented, adaptations of them, or adopt unique assessments.

The newly revised K-2 Mathematics Formative Assessment Tasks and the K-2 Mathematics Administration Manual were made available electronically on June 15 at: http://maccss.ncdpi.wikispaces.net/.

A mid-year benchmark assessment and end-of-year summative assessment will be provided directly to district directors in early Fall, 2012. Due to the low number of Observation Profile cards ordered by districts over the last two years, the Profile Cards are no longer at the top of the most needed deliverables. However, student and class documentation forms are provided for the Formative Assessment Tasks and will be provided for the mid-year and end-of-year assessments.

For additional information, questions, or comments, please contact Barbara Bissell (Barbara.bissell@dpi.nc.gov) or Amy Scrinzi (amy.scrinzi@dpi.nc.gov).




June 7, 2012: Future Ready Core Course of Study Mathematics Graduation Chart Revised


Future Ready Core Chart.2012-2013


The document’s first page provides an overview of changes, effective 2012 – 2013. Of particular note is clarification of the lab requirement for MAT courses (#6) and the mathematics credit for CTE courses for students in the substitution pathway (#11). The chart may be found at http://maccss.ncdpi.wikispaces.net/Policy+Information.

Questions should be directed to Barbara Bissell, mathematics section chief, at 919-807-3838 or barbara.bissell@dpi.nc.gov.
Feedback may also be given at feedback@dpi.nc.gov.


June 1, 2012: TI-Inspire Workshop to be Held in Durham

TI-Nspire Summer Workshop will be held in Durham at the Durham Public Schools Staff Development Center, July 11 – 13, 2012.

Details about the workshop and hotel information, if needed, are provided in the attached flier or may be found at http://www.baskow.com/client/tinspire2012/durhamnc.htm. Teachers from various schools in Durham who attended the March Advanced Placement PLC meeting at Durham School of the Arts experienced using the TI-Nspire and were inspired (pun intended) by that experience with Jamila Gadsden from Texas Instruments.

This workshop is the only one offered in the North and South Carolina region this summer; so register your teachers soon!

For more information, contact Grayling Williams at grayling.williams@dpsnc.net or (919) 560-2000 x21314.


June 1, 2012: Mathematics Education Leadership Training (MELT) Summer Institutes Schedule 2012 Announced


Register Here: www.melt.appstate.edu


The following are weeklong summer institutes planned for the summer of 2012. Two institutes will be offered for each of three weeks. The weeks will be June 18-22, June 25-29, and July 9-12.

A registration form is available on the web site at: www.melt.appstate.edu and information will be updated on that site. Please contact Debbie Crocker, Interim Director of MELT, at crockerda@appstate.edu if you have questions. We hope to see you in Boone at Appalachian State University this summer!

June 18-22, 2012

SITE Algebra: Algebra and Functions in the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Algebra and Functions are two of the conceptual categories in the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. This institute will include topics that may be new in these areas or topics included in more depth than in the past. The focus will be on topics from these two conceptual categories that are included in Math 1, the first high school mathematics course. Participants will examine the mathematics content in depth, do activities suitable for use in the classroom, and use appropriate technology. (Suggested for high school or middle school participants)

SITE Geometry: Geometry in the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Geometry is one of the six conceptual categories in the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM). The CCSSM will require that teachers not only present topics not currently taught in a standard geometry class but also provide students with opportunities to think deeper and make connections between concepts. In this institute, we will include topics that are new to the course, such as conic sections, formal constructions, radian measure, and modeling. We will also examine current geometric concepts that may need to be approached differently than in the past. (Suggested for high school participants)


June 25-29, 2012

Modeling Across the Curriculum in the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

The new Common Core State Standards place an emphasis on modeling with mathematics, including it as a conceptual category as well as a standard for mathematical practice that should be incorporated throughout the mathematics curriculum. In this institute, we will examine material from a variety of content areas, including algebra, geometry, probability and statistics. Through modeling investigations we will consider how mathematical modeling may be incorporated as a means for introducing and teaching new mathematics, illuminating connections between topics, and applying concepts. (Suggested for high school participants)


June 25-29, 2012 (continued)

Understanding the Standards for Mathematical Practice

The Common Core Standards include guidelines for student involvement in the classroom that develop and demonstrate mathematical habits of mind. Far more than suggestions for engaging classroom management techniques, these standards provide a way to ensure that your students are becoming mathematical thinkers. In this institute, we will explore mathematics content that exposes what the Standards for Mathematical Practice mean. Activities will model classroom implications of the Standards for Mathematical Practice. Participants will create and evaluate inquiry-based lessons. Content will focus on topics primarily from number theory and algebra that are connected to the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics topics for Grades 7 - 12. (Suggested for high school or middle school participants)


July 9-13, 2012

Middle School Mathematics and the Common Core State Standards

Some of the conceptual domains in the Common Core State Standards for Grades 6-8 are ratios and proportional relationships, the number system, expressions and equations, geometry, statistics and probability, and functions. In this workshop, we will focus on a different domain each day with appropriate pedagogy and activities. We will also take a look at the Standards for Mathematical Practice and the techniques you can use in your classroom in order to incorporate these Standards. (Suggested for middle school participants)

Multimedia in the Common Core Mathematics Classroom

Technology changes rapidly, and its capabilities have changed from simple calculation or presentation tools to much more meaningful uses in the classroom. In this institute, we will explore Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPCK) and its implications for mathematics teaching. Participants will investigate mathematics content via a mix of technologies, including iPads and other tablets, smart phones, computer software and online capabilities, and graphing calculators. The capabilities of SMART Boards and similar devices will also be explored. (Suggested for high school or middle school participants)


May 30, 2012:Common Core State Standards Functions and Statistics Workshop Announced

NCSSM Common Core Math Workshop.pdf

North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, Durham, N.C.
July 30 – August 3, 2012

This five-day workshop will include topics that are new to the high school mathematics curriculum in the areas of probability, statistics, functions, and modeling. Participants will be actively engaged with the mathematical topics through hands-on activities and real-world problems.

The effective use of technology will be incorporated as well as a focus on the common core mathematical practices.

Material covered will be appropriate for Grade 9 -12 math teachers.

NCSSM faculty will provide instruction and participants will have an opportunity to work collaboratively.

Hours – 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM daily Credits – 3 CEUs
Cost - $440/ participant (includes lunch)
Workshop limited to 25 participants


Register now and submit payment to hold your place; payment due no later than July 6th. Fee is fully refundable through June 29th. Refunds after June 29th waitlist dependent.

For more information contact: hernandez@ncssm.edu
Maria Hernandez (919) 416-2751

To register: www.ncssmonline.net/ncs
Questions: contact Carole Stern, stern@ncssm.edu, (919) 416-2635

May 18, 2012: DPI Math Consultants Provide Answers to Questions Posed at Spring Math Content Session

The questions and answers below were answered by our math liason to accountability, Mike Gallagher. These were some of the same questions asked at the RESAs that I didn't know the answer to. I would greatly appreciate it if you could share with the folks who participated in the RESA trainings.

1. Sample items. Our plan is to release sample items for the new EOC assessment of Algebra I / Integrated I at the end of summer. EOG sample items would be as soon as possible after that. Please keep checking our web page for updates: http://www.dpi.state.nc.us/accountability/testing/

2. Your second question asks about high school testing in 2014-2015. Matters get less certain looking further down the road. The ACRE plan for 2014-2015 is to start using the grade 11 assessment from the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium. I don't know what role the Algebra I / Integrated I assessment will have at that time. the ACRE web site is another to keep checking: http://www.dpi.state.nc.us/acre/



TEACHING HIGH SCHOOL MATHEMATICS TO DIVERSE LEARNERS


August 6th - 10th, UNC-Wilmington
This week-long course will address the concepts from the OCS Introduction to Mathematics Course and the OCS Algebra I, using the Common Core Math I Standards. The focus is making the content accessible to OCS students and struggling learners. Sending a general educator/special educator team is recommended but not required. CEUs are available. Cost: $75

Registration Information: Announcement.doc

May 15, 2012: Using Videos to Capture Data in Precalculus and Calculus Webinar Announced


Using Videos to Capture Data in Precalculus and Calculus Maria Hernandez, NCSSM Mathematics Instructor

Webinar: Monday, May 21st from 3:30-4:30 PM


In this session, Maria will demonstrate how to use LoggerPro to collect the data for the motion of a playground swing in action and use precalculus to write models for the data. Next she will collect data for a related rates problem involving the volume of a conical container. Handouts with questions and instructions, spreadsheets, TI data files, and movie files will be made available. Join us to see how to incorporate these dynamic problems into your classroom.


Contact Carole Stern, stern@ncssm.edu, to register for the session



NCCTM Seeks Speakers for Fall Conference


We Need YOU!
Speakers are needed for the
2012 North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics Conference
October 25-26 in Greensboro
This is a critical time as we implement the
Common Core State Standards
Submit a proposal at:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dEpERUxKZjhUc3Zra2QtUTVlRk9Ia0E6MQ


OR Go to
www.ncctm.org


If you have questions please contact:
Sheila Brookshire
Sheila.brookshire@bcsemail.org


Or
Kelly Delong
kdelong@ncmcs.org

April 25, 2012: Turn on Math Provides Common Core Support to K-8 Math Teachers


The Friday Institute is pleased to announce the launching of the website turnonccmath.com. This site provides professional educators (teachers, professional developers, adminstrators and researchers) with a website with a visual map of the K-8 CCSS-Math articulated into 18 learning trajectories. The site was designed to respond to urgent educator requests to have help interpreting the Standards in light of what is known about student learning.

By clicking on a learning trajectory,uses are provided an unpacking of the scientific basis of the learning trajectories connected to specific standards. When needed bridging standards are added. Written by a team led by a member of the CCSS-M National Validation Committee, turnonccmath.com"unpacks” the standards to descriptors that illustrate the underlying cognitive principles, models, related representations, and contexts and identify student misconceptions, strategies, and inscriptions. If further support is obtained, continued work will add in the specific research references and invite teachers to provide examples of student work.

The site also includes some commentaries on the Standards and others are invited to submit additional ones.

April 18, 2012: Middle School Math Compacting Resources / Recommendations for Math II and Math III Standards


These models are recommendations and possible starting points for LEAs to use when creating their compacting documents for middle school students. The draft documents can be found at **www.ncdpi.wikispaces.net**


MORE INFO: Robin Barbour, robin.barbour@dpi.nc.gov


Recommendations for Math II and Math III Standards


Recommendations for considering the local course code options for Math II and Math III can be found at **www.ncdpi.wikispaces.net** .


MORE INFO: Johannah Maynor, johannah.maynor@dpi.nc.gov

April 10, 2012: Buncombe County Shares Online Math Resources


http://schools.nyc.gov/Academics/CommonCoreLibrary/SeeStudentWork/default.htm
http://www.azed.gov/standards-practices/mathematics-standards/
http://illuminations.nctm.org/
http://www.insidemathematics.org/index.php/home
http://map.mathshell.org/materials/

NC Association of Elementary Educators’ Region 8 Annual Conference

APRIL 17: 8:30 to 4:30 at the WRESA

Location: The WRESA at 1459 Sand Hill Road, Candler, NC (Asheville area)

Presenters:
KAYHY BUMGARDNER: “Guided Reading and Testing Tips: How they Support Each Other”
NASA: Using NASA Educational Materials for STEM Education
Susan Tumbleston: Be Active: “Integrating Physical Activity to Support the New Standards”
Nicholas Honeycutt: “iEngage and iLearn using the iPad”
Christiaan Ramsey: “Bullying in Schools: No Bullying Permitted!”
Carol Bennett: “Inspiring Students to Be Leaders”
Participants will receive certificates for 8 contact hours
Lots of Great Door Prizes!
Lunch Provided!
Registration: $10
Vendors onsite
Contact Carol Bennett at cbennett@wresa.org or 828-418-0011, ext 17 with questions.
Register online before April 13: www.wresa.org ( Registration limited to first 80!)


April 5, 2012: Mathematics Education Leadership Training (MELT) Summer Institutes Schedule 2012

Department of Mathematical Sciences Appalachian State University

MELT Offerings Summer 2012.pdf

MELT Institute regform 2012.pdf

The following are weeklong summer institutes planned for the summer of 2012. Two institutes will be
offered for each of three weeks. The weeks will be June 18-22, June 25-29, and July 9-12. These
institutes are offered contingent upon funding and enrollment.
A registration form will be available on the web site at: www.melt.appstate.edu and information will be
updated on that site regularly. Please contact Debbie Crocker, Interim Director of MELT, at
crockerda@appstate.edu if you have questions. We hope to see you in Boone this summer!

April 3, 2012: Bill McCallum's New Blog Post Encourages Readers to Post Questions about the CCSS for Mathematics


Click here to post your question or read questions and responses.

March 27, 2012: Meredith Mathematics and Science Institutes


Meredith Mathematics and Science Institutes will focus on science expectations for grades 2 through 5 as well as offer grade-level specific mathematics professional development for grades K through 8 for Common Core State Standards. This is to alert you that the sessions are almost completely full and MMSI is beginning a waiting list. If there are sufficient numbers of teachers on the waiting list for a given grade level, a second session will be added. Registrations submitted prior to May 1 are at a lower cost than those submitted after that date.

The two days of professional development will explore the critical areas in mathematics for each grade, K-8. Participants will discuss the unique challenges for each grade, important instructional strategies, and ways to support student understanding of significant mathematical content. The sessions at Meredith will stress the need for connectedness and coherence.

In science sessions for grades 2-3 and 4-5, participants will learn to use inexpensive, hands-on/minds-on activities to successfully incorporate the Common Core Essential Standards into their curriculum. Force and motion, transfer of energy, and the composition of matter will be taught using inquiry-based instruction. Tips for setting up cooperative lab groups, discipline in an inquiry based setting, science notebooking, the scientific method, and science fair ideas will all be discussed.

Consider organizing a school team with several teachers from each grade to take advantage of building a "critical mass" of school leadership. The schedule is set so that individuals may attend the sessions for one or two grades.

First Session is July 31-August 1. Courses include Science Grades 2-3, MathematicsGrade 1, Mathematics
Grade 3, Mathematics
Grade 5, and Mathematics
Grade 7.

The Second Session is August 2-3. Courses for this session include ScienceGrades 4-5, Mathematics
Grade K, Mathematics
Grade 2, Mathematics
Grade 4, Mathematics
Grade 6, and Mathematics
Grade 8.

For further information about Meredith Mathematics and Science Institutes and a registration form, go to http://meredith.edu/math/mmsi/

March 19, 2012: Bill McCallum Addresses High School Course Sequencing


Bill McCallum Addresses High School Course Sequencing for Common Core State Standards

March 7, 2012: CCSSO Common Core State Standards: Implementation Tools and Resources (PDF attached)



The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) has developed a list of tools and resources pointing states to promising practices and tools to support the implementation of Common Core State Standards for Math and ELA. The resources are identified by the following categories:


  • Information about the Standards for Parents, Teachers, Principals and Higher Education
  • Resources for State and District Leaders
  • Common Core State Standards for Mathematics Resources
  • Common Core State Standards for ELA Resources
  • Implementation Resources Created by States
  • Assessment Consortia Information




Common Core Directory -- Do you have questions about the Common Core State and North Carolina Essential Standards or the online resources and don't know to whom you should direct your question? For quick access to DPI staff, visit the directory at http: www.ncpublicschools.org/acre/directory/ for names and contact information.


MORE INFO: Tracey Greggs, __tracey.greggs@dpi.nc.gov__

February 29, 2012: Integrated Math Achievement Highlights



Learn NC Provides Support for Common Core and Essential Standards


Standards: Common Core & North Carolina Essential Standards

We at LEARN NC are committed to supporting teachers’ understanding of and adaptation to the Common Core and North Carolina Essential standards. I am pleased to announce that our work aligning each of our 1,600 lesson plans to the Common Core and NC Essential Standards is complete, and ready to use. Stay tuned as we continue to align the thousands of external lesson plans linked on our website, as well. Come take a look! Additionally, we are taking a leadership role in collaboration with our eLearning for Educators partners to design, develop, and deliver innovative online professional development opportunities and resources to help guide teachers through the transition to Common Core.

Common Core standards: http://www.learnnc.org/scos/

eLearning for Educators: https://ncelearning.org/


Staying Connected

Be sure to follow us on Twitter, Like our Facebook page, and join our YouTube channel to see what new and interesting resources we are finding throughout each day and to stay in touch with us -- and with each other!

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/learnnc

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/LEARN-NC/51850903016

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/LEARNNC

February 28, 2012: K-2 Assessment and Calendar Time Webinar Announced


March 8th 2012 webinar

https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/380992544

As requested by the field, the topics of K-2 Assessment and Calendar Time will be of focus. Updates regarding the current direction of the K-2 Math Assessments will be addressed and a timeline for completion will be provided. In addition, Calendar Time instructional strategies that unite research-based practices with the Common Core State Standards and Practices will be shared.

All the webinars begin at 3:30 and end at 4:30.

We will record the webinar and post it on our wiki afterwards. Our wiki address is www.ncdpi.wikispaces.net.


This is an I hour webinar no renewal credit is available.

February 17, 2012: Bill McCallum Shares New Blog Post on the Common Core State Standards - "The Structure is the Standards"


http://commoncoretools.me/2012/02/16/the-structure-is-the-standards/


February 16, 2012: Region 7 High School Math Teachers Develop Sequencing for Courses 2 and 3

On Monday, February 13, high school math teachers from across Region 7 came together at the Northwest RESA to develop a common set of standards for the second (Geometry or Integrated Math II) and third (Algebra II or Integrated Math III) courses. Their work will ensure that transient students do not miss crucial course content. Furthermore, now teachers across our region can continue to collaborate in regards to pacing, instructional design, lessons, units, and activities.
Thank you to those teachers who joined the conversation!



February 16, 2012: Survey of Integrated Mathematics Implementation and Professional Development Opportunities

Several LEAs currently implement integrated mathematics. A number of other LEAs, in anticipation of statewide implementation of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics and the Common Core State Standards for Mathematical Practice in 2012-13, also are choosing to implement an integrated mathematics sequence. In an effort to support these LEAs, the NCDPI is surveying LEAs across the state about the implementation and summer professional development opportunities for integrated mathematics in the 2012-13 school year. This data will assist the NCDPI in creating a collaborative network between the early adopting LEAs to ensure quality professional development and sustainability for the implementation of integrated mathematics. To ensure further support with the implementation of integrated mathematics, the NCDPI asks that each LEA and charter school complete and submit the survey available online at http://www.zoomerang.com/Survey/WEB22EQ65FPTS5 no later than Feb. 24. If you have questions, please contact Johannah Maynor at 919/807-3842.

February 9, 2012: Speakers needed for the 2012 State Mathematics Conference October 25-26, 2012, Greensboro, NC


The 2012 State Mathematics Conference is a wonderful opportunity to share research, classroom strategies, activities, and resources with your colleagues that make mathematics come alive for your students. Take time to be a part of this annual professional development opportunity by becoming a Speaker.
To present at the 2012 Conference, fill out the **online speaker proposal form**.
If you have questions contact:
Shelia Brookshire (**shelia.brookshire@bcsemail.org**) or Kelly Delong (**kdelong@ncmcs.org**)


Meredith Mathematics and Science Institutes Announced


Common Core State Standards will become North Carolina’s official curriculum in the 2012-2013 school year, and Meredith Mathematics and Science Institutes will focus on science expectations for grades 2 through 5 as well as offer grade-level specific mathematics professional development for grades K through 8.

Two days of professional development will explore the critical areas in mathematics for each grade, K-8. Participants will discuss the unique challenges for each grade, important instructional strategies, and ways to support student understanding of significant mathematical content. The sessions at Meredith will stress the need for connectedness and coherence.

In science sessions for grades 2-3 and 4-5, participants will learn to use inexpensive, hands-on/minds-on activities to successfully incorporate the Common Core Essential Standards into their curriculum. Force and motion, transfer of energy, and the composition of matter will be taught using inquiry-based instruction. Tips for setting up cooperative lab groups, discipline in an inquiry based setting, science notebooking, the scientific method, and science fair ideas will all be discussed.

Class sizes are limited, so consider organizing a school team to take advantage of these. The schedule is set so that individuals may attend the sessions for one or two grades.

First Session is July 31-August 1. Courses include Science Grades 2-3, MathematicsGrade 1, Mathematics
Grade 3, Mathematics
Grade 5, and Mathematics
Grade 7.

The Second Session is August 2-3. Courses for this session include ScienceGrades 4-5, Mathematics
Grade K, Mathematics
Grade 2, Mathematics
Grade 4, Mathematics
Grade 6, and Mathematics
Grade 8.

For further information about Meredith Mathematics and Science Institutes and a registration form, go to http://meredith.edu/math/mmsi/

February 1, 2012

Upcoming Webinar February 9: Making Mathematics Accessible for All


The Mathematical Practices in the Common Core State Standards emphasize learners being able to be more active in the problem solving and communicating process rather than finding solutions. Many teachers and students struggle with this shift.

This webinar will focus on strategies that make high leverage tasks accessible for all students.

Join us for a Webinar on February 9th

https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/762931233


All the webinars begin at 3:30 and end at 4:30.

We will record the webinar and post it on our wiki afterwards. Our wiki address is www.ncdpi.wikispaces.net.

This is an I hour webinar no renewal credit is available.



Achievethecore.org

Student Achievement Partners has launched a major new initiative to help with implementation of the Common Core State Standards in both Mathematics and English Language Arts. Their website, achievethecore.org, already has some good resources, and no doubt will grow. Student Achievement Partners is a non-profit whose founding partners are David Coleman and Sue Pimentel, two of the lead writers for ELA, and Jason Zimba, one of the lead writers for Mathematics. The other two lead writers for Mathematics, Bill McCallum and Phil Daro, are advisers for the project.



SBAC Math Common Core Sample Items Released. Please Provide Feedback


NCCTM Outstanding Educator Nominations


The importance of mathematics instruction in our schools cannot be overestimated. To emphasize this reality, the North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCCTM) and the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) strive to recognize and reward Secondary school teachers who exemplify mathematics teaching excellence by nurturing students' enthusiasm through involvement in mathematics fairs, projects, and competitions to supplement and enhance everyday classroom experiences.





January 12, 2012 -- 5 Unit Plans Designed around Modeling for the High School Classroom

A Resource from Dee Hanlin




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January 10, 2012 -- NCCTM Announces Spring Leadership Seminar


NCCTM SPRING LEADERSHIP SEMINAR
GREENSBORO-HIGH POINT MARRIOTT AIRPORT
MARCH 23, 2012
9:30 AM to 3:15 PM
Registration Fee: $60 (Includes Lunch)
(Registration Deadline March 16, 2012)

IMPLEMENTING THE COMMON CORE STATE
STANDARDS FOR MATHEMATICS

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Dr. Cathy Seeley
She will focus on content in the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM) as well as assessment as it relates to the CCSSM. Those who attend will have a clearer understanding of how the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics will affect their teaching, their assessments, and their students.

Online Registration Is Open
To Register go to: NCCTM.org, click on March 23 Spring Leadership Seminar under the calendar on the left side of the screen, then follow the directions.
Hotel Room Rate: $99 plus taxes
Room Cutoff date: February 23, 2012
Be sure to tell them you are attending
the NCCTM Spring Leadership Seminar

If you need additional information, please contact us at info@NCCTM.org

January 6, 2012

Math Webinar on January 10

January 10 Math Webinar: Getting Started!

We know districts around the state are at very different places as they enter the world of Common Core mathematics. We have received a lot of feedback saying people just don’t know how to get started.

In this webinar we will provide ideas on first steps, pacing, and organization of materials. If you are just starting the planning process, this webinar is for you.

https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/137465529

The webinar begins at 3:30 and ends at 4:30.


January 6, 2012

NCCTM Announces Math Conference on February 18, 2012


January 6, 2012

DPI Makes Updates to Unpacking Documents for 1st and 2nd Grades

http://www.ncpublicschools.org/acre/standards/common-core-tools/#unmath

December 28, 2011

Bill McCallum shares Progression for Statistics and Probability Grades 6-8

http://commoncoretools.wordpress.com/2011/12/26/progression-for-statistics-and-probability-grades-6-8/

December 22, 2011

Bill McCallum shares two new Resources to Support Professional Development for Common Core Implementation

http://commoncoretools.wordpress.com/2011/12/21/two-documents-with-recommendations-for-professional-development/

December 16, 2011

Bill McCallum and Ellen Whitesides post PPT Presentation on the Standards for Mathematical Practice

http://commoncoretools.wordpress.com/2011/12/16/smp-tool/


December 16, 2011

NCCTM SPRING LEADERSHIP SEMINAR
GREENSBORO-HIGH POINT MARRIOTT AIRPORT
MARCH 23, 2012
9:30 AM to 3:15 PM
Registration Fee: $60 (Includes Lunch)

IMPLEMENTING THE COMMON CORE STATE
STANDARDS FOR MATHEMATICS

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December 15, 2011

P21 Common Core Tool Kit

A Guide to Aligning the Common Core State Standards with the Framework for 21st Century Skills


Visit the Site:
http://www.p21.org/tools-and-resources/publications/p21-common-core-toolkit



December 13, 2011

**Bill McCallum's Latest Blog Post**
To learn more about what makes a good mathematical task, read __this article by Kristin Umland__.

See mathematical tasks that have been deemed quality tasks:
__http://illustrativemathematics.org__.

December 13, 2011

DPI Shares Common Core Math Sequencing Draft



December 8, 2011

Edutopia Shares Resources for Understanding the Common Core

This is a good one-stop shop for resources to support implementation of the Common Core State Standards.

http://www.edutopia.org/common-core-state-standards-resources

December 7, 2011: DPI Math Consultants Add More Content to Math Wiki


**http://maccss.ncdpi.wikispaces.net/Home**

November 30, 2011


Mike Fisher's Common Core for the Holidays Live Binders

Mike Fisher is a K-12 Consultant for ASCD. This live binder is a FANTASTIC resource full of information, links, and information about both the ELA and Math Common Core State Standards.

Click on the gift below to get started!

Once on the site, don't forget to click on each of the numbers 1-12 to see all new binders full of goodies!


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November 29, 2011


Six Shifts in Math


November 21, 2011


CCSS Interactive Math Sequencing Map Now Available

Ellen Whitesides has posted another tool for math teachers on the Bill McCallum blog for math teachers. Click on any area to follow the math strand from K-12.



Click here to access the Interactive Math Sequencing Map

November 17, 2011


DPI Webinar on Common Core State Standards Math Sequencing PowerPoint



The webinar recording will be posted on the DPI Mathematics wiki soon. Check the link below.

http://maccss.ncdpi.wikispaces.net/High+School+Mathematics



November 8, 2011


The Teaching Channel Video on New York's Pilot Program to Implement Common Core this Year



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October 31, 2011


Test Specifications for Common Core State Standards Math Assessments



October 24, 2011

A humorous look at why we need Common Core State Standards

October 18, 2011

Please note the updates to the NC Common Core High School Math One Standards



October 17, 2011

Bill McCallum is a professor at the University of Arizona. He has worked extensively with Common Core State Standards.

Check out Bill McCallum's Math Blog that he began in January 2011.


http://commoncoretools.wordpress.com/


Here is Bill McCallum's University of Arizona webpage: http://math.arizona.edu/~wmc/



September 26, 2011

Updates from the DPI Math Consultants

Here are the PPTs and the Materials from our September 12 Training.


September 16, 2011

Remember Dan Meyer, the math teacher who shared with us the information about "patient problem solving?" You can access his Delicious links here!


September 13, 2011 - Math Process Planning Support

Learning Trajectory Posters will help you familiarize yourself with the Common Core Standards for Math and see the progression of skills from grade to grade.


http://www.wirelessgeneration.com/posters

September 12, 2011 - DPI Curriculum and Instruction Math Consultants (NWRESA)


NCDPI Resource Math Wiki -- All Materials will be posted by October 3, 2011.

http://maccss.ncdpi.wikispaces.net/home


Suggested Reading by Barbara Bissell, DPI:

Elementary and Middle School Mathematics: Teaching Developmentally - John Van de Walle


Sites Shared:

It's Not Heavy, It's Your Grade! -- Kristy Cox, Surry County Schools

Common Core State Standards Initiative Website


ACRE Website

Access Crosswalks and Unpacking Documents here.


Have you completed Understanding the Standards yet?

Use your NC Registration ID to complete this module to gain a greater understanding of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics.

Assessment One Pager: Quick Reference -- Next Generation of Summative Assessments

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RESOURCES

The Hunt Institute Video Series:


This series of short videos were developed to help all stakeholders better understand the breadth and depth of the Common Core State Standards as well as how these Standards "will improve teaching, make classrooms better, create shared expectations, and cultivate lifelong learning for all students." -- (James B. Hunt Institute for Educational Leadership and Policy, 2011).

Access information about the videos here:

http://www.youtube.com/user/TheHuntInstitute

SMARTER Balanced Assessment Consortium:

http://www.k12.wa.us/SMARTER/Resources.aspx

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Dan Meyer Math Video and Blog

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWUFjb8w9Ps
Blog: http://blog.mrmeyer.com/

NCDPI Math Resource Wiki

http://maccss.ncdpi.wikispaces.net/home
EDC Think Math Information Exchange:

This is an open-source, active, growing, free resource, serving K-8 education communities. This link takes you directly to the discussion of the Standards for Mathematical Practices in elementary school with easy to grasp explanations and examples. The full site also provides useful information and materials for the K-8 math teaching community.

The Illustrative Mathematics Project:

This project is collecting sample tasks and problems for the Common Core in mathematics. It also has a hyperlinked version of the standards:


Inside Mathematics:

A professional resource for educators that features classroom examples of innovative teaching methods, insights into student learning, and tools for mathematics instruction which are being aligned to the Common Core.
http://thinkmath.edc.org/index.php/CCSS_Mathematical_Practices


http://illustrativemathematics.org
http://illustrativemathematics.org/standards.


http://www.insidemathematics.org
classroom examples
tools for mathematics instruction

CCSS High School Math at a Glance


Massachusetts Template for Identifying Critical Areas:

Taken from the Massachusetts Department of Public Instruction, this template can be used to help teachers dig into the standards to uncover critical areas present at each grade level.