Common Core Alignment

Common Core State Standards for Mathematics are designed to set a rigorous definition of college and career readiness. Carnegie Learning programs align to the Standards of Mathematical Practices, and encompasses a solution that accelerates students and teachers with a combination of Common Core-aligned worktexts, personalized software, and professional development workshops. Our goal is to support your team of teachers, coaches and leaders to obtain the results your students deserve.

Our mathematics curricula are all new and written specifically for the CCSS. Our instructional approach has long been consistent with the Standards for Mathematical Practice.

Curricula Built for the Common Core

We spent a significant amount of time understanding the Common Core objectives as well as the challenges teachers, administrators, and students will have in making the transition. The outcome was a thoughtful, well-informed decision to write and create all new curricula.

Develop Expertise in the Standards for Mathematical Practice

We believe in a continuous improvement model, collecting and analyzing data and feedback from schools to enhance our curricula. Each lesson provides opportunities for students to think, reason, and communicate their mathematical understanding and develop the varieties of expertise as outlined in the Standards for Mathematical Practice.

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Standards for Mathematical Practice Connections

The Standards for Mathematical Practice describe varieties of expertise that mathematics educators at all levels should seek to develop in their students. 

  1. Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them

    Collaborative problem solving: Students work through problems together, planning and executing a solution strategy. Groups monitor and evaluate their progress and provide suggestions for changing course, if needed.

  2. Reason abstractly and quantitatively

    Open ended Scenarios: Help students recognize and understand that quantitative relationships seen in the real world are no different than those in mathematics.

  3. Construct viable arguments and critique reasoning of others

    Student-centered Classroom: Provides opportunities for students to present, justify, and defend their solutions and methods. Students exercise communication skills while exploring and analyzing the appropriateness of various strategies.

  4. Model with mathematics

    Multiple Representations: students the opportunity to use multiple representations (words, tables, graphs and symbolic statements) to organize, record and communicate mathematical ideas.

  5. Use appropriate tools strategically

    A Variety of Tools: Students use tools such as calculators, rulers, protractors, compasses, and manipulatives. Tools are used in a variety of ways: to build conceptual understanding, explore concepts, and verify solutions.

  6. Attend to precision

    Focus on Accuracy: Students write answers in complete sentences and appropriately label quantities. The use of unit labels and accurate graphing techniques (intervals, labels, axes) are required throughout.

  7. Look for and make use of structure

    A Variety of Tools: Students use tools such as calculators, rulers, protractors, compasses, and manipulatives. Tools are used in a variety of ways: to build conceptual understanding, explore concepts, and verify solutions.

  8. Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning

    Observations and Generalizations: Students make observations, notice patterns, and make generalizations. They communicate these generalizations verbally and symbolically. This understanding leads to greater transfer and the ability to solve non-routine problems.

Prepare Your Teachers for Success with Math Academies 

The implementation of the Common Core State Standards and Mathematical Practices means educators need to have a deeper conceptual understanding of mathematics and best research-based teaching practices. Prepare your teachers to experience success with the Common Core by building capacity and awareness.  

Common Core Math Academies

  • Intensive five-day professional development workshops
  • Available for grades K-12 educators 
  • Deepen teachers' understanding of mathematical content knowledge
  • Provide an environment in which teachers can learn to problem-solve in a learner-centered environment
  • Facilitate teachers' reflection on their own teaching practices