Below are useful resources for responding appropriately to the Common Core State Standards. They are NOT the same old thing; rather, they call for all stakeholders to consider new ways of thinking about how we enact a coherent, focused and rigorous mathematics program for our students.

Michigan State University

CCSS-M Has Potential!

In this PowerPoint, Dr. Bill Schmidt of Michigan State University talks about how the CCSS-M has the "potential" of being a "world-class" set of standards. He provides compelling data that reminds us of the changes we must make in our practice.

North Carolina State University

Turn-On Common Core Math

This is a powerful interactive site! Organized into hexagonal maps, one can better interpret the relations among mathematical ideas via Learning Trajectories. Maps are displayed "By Learning Trajectory" or "By Domain and Grade," and serve as an excellent professional development resource.