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What’s Learned First, What’s Learned Together? Developing a Yearlong Plan from the K–8 College and Career Ready Standards for Mathematical Content

Oct 2017

Glory Tobiason, Sandy Chang, Margaret Heritage, Barbara Jones, & Joan Herman

This resource provides the first step for merging mathematical content and practice standards in daily instruction. It helps teachers organize and arrange content standards into a meaningful yearlong sequence of learning, while taking a big-picture view of where particular practice standards fit especially well into this plan. The resource addresses two essential steps in the process of lesson planning from college and career ready standards: (1) gaining a deep understanding of the mathematical content in clusters of standards and the connections between and among the clusters; and (2) creating a yearlong roadmap that arranges and orders the content standards in preparation for instructional planning.


Related Resources:

Math Gazette

This tool is used to organize teachers’ analysis of grade-level math CCRS in an instructionally meaningful way.

Math Yearlong Plan

This tool is designed to be used in tandem with the Gazette and helps teachers arrange the CCRS in math into a yearlong sequence of learning.

Tobiason, G., Chang, S., Heritage, M., Jones, B., & Herman, J. (2015). What’s learned first, what’s learned together? Developing a yearlong plan from the K–8 college and career ready standards for mathematical content. Los Angeles: University of California, Los Angeles, National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (CRESST).