Math Resources

Foundational Resources for the KAS-Math – What Every School Needs

  • Most current version of KY Academic Standards for Math
  • Standards Resources
  • Standards Newsletter

The Mathematics Common Core Coalition (MC3) has established this website to provide access to documents and links to material, information, and resources that the organizations of the coalition are providing to the public and to the education community about CCSSM. Teachers, district and state leaders, and mathematics educators can visit this site for information about the implementation, interpretation, and assessment of the CCSSM.

Curriculum to Teach the KAS-Math

Free Open Education Resources

Grades K-12

This free PDF version of the Eureka Math basic curriculum includes over 20,000 pages and features sequenced lessons, formative assessments, and fully integrated professional development for Grades PK—12. The package includes: Student and Teacher editions, Curriculum Maps, Curriculum Overviews, and Release Notes. 

Assessment Examples and Resources

Formative Assessment Lessons (FALS)
Formative Assessment Lessons are intended to support teachers in formative assessment. They both reveal and develop students’ understanding of key mathematical ideas and applications. These lessons enable teachers and students to monitor in more detail their progress towards the targets of the standards. They assess students’ understanding of important concepts and problem solving performance, and help teachers and their students to work effectively together to move each student’s mathematical reasoning forward.

Elementary FALS: These lessons are instructional tools that utilize effective instructional practices and utilize strategies based on the work of Dylan Wiliam’s 5 Key Strategies for Formative Assessment. These elementary lessons were designed by the Kentucky Department of Education and field-tested by Kentucky teachers. They follow the same format as the “formative assessment lessons” or classroom challenges for grades 6-12 found at the Mathematics Assessment Resource Service (MARS) Mathematics Assessment Project

Math Assessment Project
The project is working to design and develop well-engineered assessment tools to support US schools in implementing the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM).

Smarter Balanced: Sample Items and Performance Tasks
Smarter Balanced sample items illustrate the rigor and complexity of the English language arts/literacy and mathematics items and performance tasks students will encounter on the Consortium’s next-generation assessments.

Leadership to Support an Effective Math Program

Resources & Strategies to Make Sense of the Standards

Communicating in Mathematical Ways Poster
Adapted for math from OpenSciEd’s “Communicating in Scientific Ways” poster.

Standards for Mathematical Practice
The Standards for Mathematical Practice describe varieties of expertise that mathematics educators at all levels should seek to develop in their students. Pages 11-14 detail the eight practices, and page 14 explains the connection between the content standards and the practice standards. Beginning with the standard level breakdown on page 16, the writers highlighted possible connections with each content standard, as
well as provided cluster level examples of what this relationship may look like in the classroom.
Renee’ Yates, PIMSER Regional Teacher Partner website: SMP resources and posters

KY Multi-Tiered System of Supports
Resource for Intervention Support. The vision of the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE), “each and every student empowered and equipped to pursue a successful future”, sets the focus for the work of the agency and is also the goal of an integrated MTSS. The essential elements of KyMTSS align with this vision and the big ideas of United We Learn: access and opportunity, and authentic engagement and partnerships as outlined in KDE’s Strategic Plan.

Growth Mindset
Math problems with 1) a ‘closed beginning’ meaning that they all start with the same initial problem; 2) a ‘closed end’ meaning that they all end with the same answer; 3) an ‘open middle’ meaning that there are multiple ways to approach and ultimately solve the problem. Open middle problems generally require a higher Depth of Knowledge than most problems that assess procedural and conceptual understanding.   They support the Common Core State Standards and  provide students with opportunities for discussing their thinking.
Open, creative, mindset mathematics. By providing research-based teaching methods, mathematics tasks, videos, and ideas we intend to significantly reduce math failure and inequality in the United States and beyond, inspiring teachers and empowering all students to success.

Howie Hua
A math instructor who teaches math to future elementary school teachers at Fresno State. He shares teaching tips, memes, and TikTok math explainer videos on his website because his goal is to make more people love math and to make education in general more humanizing.

This is Which One Doesn’t Belong?, a website dedicated to providing thought-provoking puzzles for math teachers and students alike. There are no answers provided as there are many different, correct ways of choosing which one doesn’t belong. Flexible mathematical thinking. Math Practice standard 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8

What is Going On in This Graph?
Graphs, maps and charts from The New York Times — and an invitation to students to discuss them live.
Author and educator. I share math strategies and resources that create problem solvers, not robots. Lessons for elementary, middle, and high school.

Student Goal Setting
–Formative assessment for teacher 
–Student self-efficacy (.71 effect size) 
–Evaluation and reflection for students (.75 effect size) 
–Learning Goals vs No learning Goals (.68 effect size) 
John Hattie – Visible Learning 
John Hattie – Student Expectations effect size 1.33 (self-reporting grades)    
Jan Chappuis – “…students develop an internal sense of control over their success…”

Number Talks
Number talks were developed for classroom teachers to engage students in “mental math” through grappling with interesting mathematics problems. Educators can use number talks regularly as introductions to the day’s mathematical practice, as “warm ups” for other lessons, or as stand-alone extended engagements with mathematical concepts.

Communicating Like a Mathematician
Student question and sentence stems to promote quality student discussion/discourse

Subitizing is the ability to instantly recognize the number of objects without actually counting them. Much like the importance of being able to calculate estimates, subitizing is something that comes up in the everyday lives of students.

Flexible Thinking dot cards
Youcubed advanced dot cards and instructional video 

Numberless Word Problems
by Brian Bushart
Force students to take time to truly make sense of the problem (MP1) and determine the actions in the problem.  Focuses on mathematical thinking rather than answer getting. 

3 Act Tasks
Graham Fletcher: Three-Act Tasks (grades K-7) 
Mike Wiernicki: Three-Act Tasks (grades 2-8) 
Andrew Stadel: Three-Act Tasks (elementary-high school) 
Robert Kaplinsky:
Renee’ Yates, Instructional Specialist retired from the Kentucky Department of Education and Boyle County Public Schools
PIMSER Regional Teacher Partner

Our own Renee Yates, PIMSER Regional Teacher Partner, has a wonderful website full of resources for math teachers and students!
Debbie Waggoner, Ph.D. District Mathematics Specialist
Fayette County Public Schools, Lexington, KY

This website is a collection of FREE resources for educators. The compiled info is to aide teachers in planning and developing lessons to enhance student learning.

Making Kentucky Family Math Night Resources Work for You
Kentucky Family Math Nights provide educators, children and family members an opportunity to learn and talk about mathematics in an engaging, supportive environment. In this video, Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) math consultants share how these activities might be adapted from in-person evenings to virtual family math experiences that can happen anytime. Kentucky Family Math Night Facilitator Guide

Professional Learning

National Library of Virtual Initiatives

Wolfram Demonstrations Project

Khan Academy – Template Library
This website provides a variety of online calculators, such as math and statistics, financial, engineering and conversion calculators.

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