This site includes the following sections: Relevant Research and Readings (Deepening our Common Knowledge),Designing Worthwhile Mathematical Tasks (Guiding Task Development),Standards for Implementation (Guiding our Work with Students and Informing Data Collection),Tools for Reflection (Discussions for Improvement and Lessons Learned), and Sharing our Work.
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Illuminations is a project designed by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) and supported by theVerizon Foundation. NCTM serves as a content partner for Thinkfinity, the Verizon Foundation's free online professional learning community, where Illuminations is the primary contributor of resources for teaching and learning mathematics for grades pre-K—12. Connect and collaborate with over 70,000 educators though Thinkfinity! Share resources, join discussions and participate in special interest groups.
Fifteen presidents of the professional societies that make up the Conference Board of the Mathematical Sciences, including NCTM President Linda Gojak, have signed a statement of “strong support” for the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics.
An NCSM priority is to help mathematics educators interpret and understand the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for Mathematics and to support the development and implementation of comprehensive, coherent instruction, and assessment systems.
These pages include NCSM developed materials and resources, work undertaken in collaboration with other organizations, and participating in conferences and other initiatives that promote shared understanding of the CCSS.
Resources produced through work with the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) Educator Leader Cadre (ELC) are now available to all educators.
These free resources for our teachers provide information about the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and PARCC assessments. This includes information for educators at all levels on a wide variety of topics such as Curriculum Tools and Instruction, Diverse Student Populations, Higher Education, Communication, Leadership, etc.
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Explore this site to learn more about the Common Core Standards for Mathematical Practice (SMP) and how they can be connected to the content standards. Use our Illustrations, centered on student dialogues, to see the Standards for Mathematical Practice in action.