Proficiency in mathematics is essential for every student in Wisconsin. According to Common Core Standards author, William McCallum, “Students need to not only do the math they need to be able to use the mathematics they are learning.”
The resources on this website and those on the Mathematics Education website provide resources to support Wisconsin educators to fully implement the Wisconsin Standards for Mathematics.
Wisconsin Foundation for Mathematics
The following foundations provide direction for the teaching and learning of mathematics in Wisconsin. To read more about these four foundations, download the PDF document.
- Every student must have access to and engage in meaningful, challenging, and rigorous mathematics.
- Mathematics should be experienced as coherent, connected, intrinsically interesting, and relevant.
- Problem solving, understanding, reasoning, and sense-making are at the heart of mathematics teaching and learning and are central to mathematical proficiency.
- Effective mathematics classroom practices include the use of collaboration, discourse, and reflection to engage students in the study of important mathematics.
Wisconsin’s Six Guiding Principles for Teaching and Learning provide important guidance for the mathematics classroom. Within the discipline of mathematics, each of the six principles has specific implications for equity, pedagogy, instruction, and assessment. Mathematics educators should consider how the six guiding principles influence their teaching.
Wisconsin Guiding Principles: What Do They Look Like In A Mathematics Classroom?
USING THE COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS FOR MATHEMATICS
Download the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics and accompanying guidance documents below:
Wisconsin Common Core State Standards for Mathematics
Wisconsin Guidance Document of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics
Word copy of the CCSSM
Excel copy of the CCSSM
Mathematics Appendix A
Standards for Mathematical Practice
Focus and Organization of the Standards for Mathematical Content
Characteristics of Mathematically Proficient Students
CCSSO Common Core State Standards Homepage
CONNECTING TO EARLY LEARNING
DPI Early Learning website
Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards
PDF of WMELS to CCSS Alignment
USING WISCONSIN'S STANDARDS FOR LITERACY IN ALL SUBJECTS: DISCIPLINARY LITERACY
DPI Disciplinary Literacy homepage
RESOURCES FOR MATHEMATICS AND THE COMMON CORE
Tools for the Common Core Standards:
This blog by Bill McCallum, one of the lead authors of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics shares news about tools that are being developed to support implementation of the common core.
Progressions for the Common Core in Mathematics:
The authors of the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics are releasing draft papers that provide in-depth discussion of the domain progressions across grades, highlight connections across domains, elaborate on the learning expectations for students, and provide instructional suggestions.
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: http://illustrativemathematics.org/standards.
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.
Mathematics Common Core State Standards (Phil Daro, NCCTM, 2010)
The Common Core: Where do we go from here? (William McCallum, April 2011)
The Common Core State Standards in Mathematics (William McCallum, April 2011)
VIDEOS TO SUPPORT CCSSM
Video Series by William McCallum and Jason Zimba, lead writers of the CCSSM.
This video series was commissioned through the Hunt Institute and the Council of Chief State School Officers.
- The Mathematics Standards: How They Were Developed and Who Was Involved
- The Mathematics Standards: Key Changes in Their Evidence
- The Importance of Coherence in Mathematics
- The Importance of Focus in Mathematics
- The Importance of Mathematical Practices
- Mathematical Practices, Focus and Coherence in the Classroom
- Whole Numbers to Fractions in Grades 3-6
- Operations and Algebraic Thinking
- High School Math Courses
- The Importance of Mathematics Progressions
- The Importance of Mathematics Progressions from the Student Perspective
- Gathering Momentum for Algebra
- Mathematics Fluency: A Balanced Approach
- Ratio and Proportion in Grades 6-8
- The Mathematics Standards and the Shifts They Require
- Helping Teachers: Coherence and Focus
- Shifts in Math Practice: The Balance Between Skills and Understanding
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Additional Video Resources to Support CCSSM
Doug Clements on Learning Trajectories