This lecture gives insight into what the Common Core represents and how math teaching in other countries differs from that in the USA. The format is easy to follow, but no sources are quoted for the ideas presented. (06:00)

In this video, Mr. Almeida talks about the first 4 our of 8 mathematical practices found in the Common Core Standards. (1) Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them. (2) Reason abstractly and quantitatively. (3) Construct viable argumen...ts and critique the reasoning of others. (4) Model with mathematics. Examples are provided on the computer screen as the narrator explains the examples. (12:01)[more]

In this video, Mr. Almeida explains the last 4 mathematical practices found in the Common Core Standards. (#5) Use appropriate tools strategically. (6) Attend to precision. (7) Look for and make use of structure. (8) Look for and express regularit...y in repeated reasoning. Examples for each are provided on the computer screen while the narrator explains each example. (12:00)[more]

This Common Core State Standards video shows the design of math progressions and how they play out in domains over grade spans. The team members wanted to build coherence so that different grade levels could see what is expected in other grades. This... is a great resource for professional development and provides a springboard for discussions among teachers and administrators. (02:01)[more]

Using evidence of what high performing countries are doing in math and college and career readiness was the basis for creating the common core standards in math. Focus is a guiding principle with the math standards. Focus means spending more time on ...fewer things at any given grade. This video does a good job on showing how the common core standards work together to build a basic, solid foundation and how each grade level builds on each other. This is a great resource for professional development and offers a springboard for teachers and administrators to discuss implementing the common core standards in schools. (08:11)[more]

General discussion of mathematics Standards and goals
• Description of domains and increased focus and coherence
• Discussion of domains' discrete life spans
• General description of the differences for high school mathematics, including real-worl...d applications and modeling
(04:38)[more]

In this video, Mr. Almeida explains how to use mental strategies to add within 20 using known sums to solve unknown sums. This is one of the strategies suggested in the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics, 1.OA.6 and 2.OA.2. With practice, th...is strategy can help students gain fluency when adding within 20. Eventually students will memorize these facts, which is expected by the end of grade 2. This is a great resource for parents, students, and teachers. (05:19)[more]

Commissioner King frames the opportunities for educators to work with and apply The Common Core State Standards to help ensure students’ successful content mastery in mathematics and multiple areas of study. He encourages educators to begin this proc...ess by becoming fully informed on areas of focus and fluencies suggested by the Common Core, and then implementing these strategies in the coming 2011-12 school year. (3mins)[more]

Role of teachers in drafting math standards
• Coherence -- seeing forward and backward
• Focus—doing fewer things more deeply
• Details that help teachers
• Fractions highlighted (01:39)

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