The Ohio Department of Education has created resources that reorganize the CCSS-M. Such resources help us to make thoughtful steps in revising curriculum and instruction.

Critical Areas of Focus Progressions


The Critical Areas of Focus are narratives that describe the 2-4 big ideas that students are to master at each grade. These narratives paint a holistic picture of the mathematics for each grade, and the connections among mathematical ideas that students are to make.

K-8 Critical Areas of Focus


This resource lists the Domain, Clusters and Standards that support each Critical Area of Focus.

Standards Progressions


Use the following documents to examine how the mathematics standards builds across grades. They are organized by Domain, along with its Clusters and Standards, for all the grades spanning that Domain. Although the document is titled "Learning Progressions," it is more accurately a standards progression, not to be confused with the CCSS-M Authors' learning progression documents.

K-8 Comparative Analysis


This resource compares OACS to the CCSS-M at each grade, and lists topics that are new to the grade, still remain at the grade, and will no longer be taught at that grade. ODE also makes suggestions on how to best use this resource during a district's curriculum revision process.

Model Curriculum

This page leads to links for the Model Curriculum for each grade K-8 and HS Conceptual Categories.

OACS-E: "The Extended Standards"

This set of standards are intended to help teachers support students with significant cognitive abilities access the mathematics detailed in the CCSS-M. You can sign up for a free account to learn more.

Universal Design for Learning (UDL)


This document introduces UDL as a framework for teachers in "finding specific strategies that address the unique needs of the students enrolled in their classrooms." It is organized under three major principles: Multiple Means of Representation, Multiple Means of Action and Expression, and Multiple Means of Engagement. It also includes links to strategies and resources for Students with Disabilities, Gifted Students, and English Language Learners.

What Districts Should Be Doing


This resource suggests steps in transitioning to the CCSS-M, such as:
1. Get to know the Standards for Mathematical Practice.
2. Study the Critical Areas of Focus for each grade, and HS Model Pathways.
3. Use professional organizations such as NCTM, OCTM and NCSM for guidance.
4. Beware of quick alignments and easy fixes.