Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Common Core Updates

Welcome back to the Greater Boston DSAC mathematics blog!

My name is Leah Tuckman and I am the new DSAC Math Specialist for Greater Boston.  The following three links are intended to keep you updated on recent Common Core news.  Feel free to leave comments or questions.   

1.  34 Common Core Aligned Model Curriculum units from MA are now available on ESE website

You must sign up to receive access to these units.  All you need is an email address!  Here is a breakdown of the mathematics units available:  one Pre-K, one 2nd Grade, two 4th Grade, one 6th, one 7th, two 8th, and one Algebra 1 unit available. 

2.  "11 Tips on Teaching Common Core Critical Vocabulary"

Academic vocabulary has been directly linked to the Common Core in every subject.  If you are looking for a list of commonly used and tested roots, prefixes and suffixes to help deconstruct academic vocabulary, click here.

3.  "Common Core Assessments Release Calculator Guidelines"

Calculator usage is becoming much more uniform across the United States.  Take a look at this article to get a better sense of what PARCC and Smarter Balance are using as guidelines.