Mathematics Content and Lesson Resources
Illustrative Mathematics - A carefully vetted collection of resources including high-level mathematics tasks, and videos that support understanding of the progression of mathematical ideas within the domains of the California Standards for mathematics.
Inside Mathematics - A professional resource for teachers, coaches, and principals including problems of the month, performance tasks, and other resources.
California Mathematics Frameworks - The state mathematics framework consists of grade level, and course specific chapters designed to guide teachers in curriculum development and instruction. In addition, there are multiple appendices which provide support for all educators in the many facets of implementing the state standards for mathematics.
Illuminations: Resources for Teaching Mathematics - This website contains lessons and activities that have been developed in alignment with the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Principles and Standards for School Mathematics, and the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics.
Websites for Families
Parents Roadmaps to the Common Core Mathematics Standards - These roadmaps in mathematics provide guidance to parents about what their children will be learning and how they can support that learning in grades K-8.
California Department of Education (CDE) Smarter Balanced Assessment - Get the latest information about the new generation of English language arts/literacy and mathematics assessments.
Professional Organizations and Research Groups
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics - The world's largest mathematics organization that serves as the public voice of mathematics education.
California Mathematics Council - An organization that promotes professional activities, engages in communicating with educators, parents, and legislative bodies, and supports increasing the diversity of leadership in mathematics education at the local, state, and national level.
Greater San Diego Mathematics Council - A community dedicated to promoting students' appreciation and competency with mathematics, and supporting educators in illuminating this vision for students.
Center for Research in Mathematics and Science Education - An interdisciplinary community of scholars at San Diego State University dedicated to advancing mathematics and science education at local, state, and national levels.
Networks for Math Leaders
Equity in Math
TK-12 Math Leaders Network - Each month, we’ll offer a 20-minute Math Leaders Burst and a 60-minute Math Leaders Network discussion. Both will work to deepen our understanding and practices with math routines, instructional practices and lesson design elements so that we can continue to support math teachers in our schools and districts. We plan to start with the routine “Same and Different” and make connections to Universal Design for Learning (UDL). Then, we’ll open it up to a vote for what you’d like to talk about next month.
The Bursts will be short, but we plan to make them interactive and will record and share them for folks who are unable to join at the scheduled time.
The follow-up Math Leaders Network meetings will be our opportunity to discuss the instructional routine, dive further into the design practices or principles, share best practices and learn from each other. These meetings will last for an hour and won’t be recorded, to preserve the confidentiality of our discussions. Contact Mark Alcorn or Audrey Mendivil for more information
Policy and Leadership - An opportunity for leaders to hear about and discuss the impact of decisions made by the State Board of Education (SBE), CAASPP/SBAC, University of California (UC), California State University (CSU), and California Community Colleges (CCC) impact mathematics both from a leadership position and in terms of classroom instruction. Contact Mindy Shacklett for more information.
SoCal Math Specialist Network - Open to all educators who support math teachers, including TOSAs and coordinators. The network meets every other month, and rotates locations throughout Southern California. Join the email list to get hear more about the dates, topics and locations.
“A Pathway to Equitable Math Instruction” is an integrated approach to mathematics that centers Black, Latinx, and Multilingual students in grades 6-8, addresses barriers to math equity, and aligns instruction to grade-level priority standards. The Pathway offers guidance and resources for educators to use now as they plan their curriculum, while also offering opportunities for ongoing self-reflection as they seek to develop an anti-racist math practice. The toolkit “strides” serve as multiple on-ramps for educators as they navigate the individual and collective journey from equity to anti-racism. Download “A Pathway to Equitable Math Instruction” by visiting http://www.equitablemath.org.
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