ISBE Common Core Math Page – Documents for pacing, unit planning, and the Common Core State Standards

Illustrative Mathematics – Lots of lessons aligned to each standard with printable documents

NEBO School District Math Page – 8th grade math lessons and printable documents

Mathematics Assessment Project – Lots of tasks and printable documents

Dy/Dan Dan Meyer – Dan Meyer is the first teacher I saw teaching with 3-Act math. He’s a great follow on Twitter and does “Makeover Mondays” where he introduces a word problem from a textbook on Thursday and then gives the problem a makeover by Monday to make the problem more intriguing.

Yummy Math – Great resource with many real world activities

101 Questions – Lots of pictures and videos that present mathematical situations. You provide the questions for each situation.

Free Technology for Teachers – Great website full of newest edtech ideas

New Jersey Center for Teaching and Learning – Group out of New Jersey (a PARRC state); full SMART Notebook lessons with SMART Response formative assessment questions built into each lesson


Embedded Formative Assessment by Dylan William – Very good book with data to support every idea.

Teaching the Common Core Math Standards with Hands-On Activities, Grades 6-8 – If you visit the NEBO School District 8th grade math page above, you will see this book mentioned often

Why Don’t Students Like School: A Cognitive Scientist Answers Questions About How the Mind Works and What It Means for the Classroom by Daniel T. Willingham – A great book that isn’t specific to Common Core, but a great read for teachers

The Ten-Minute Inservice: 40 Quick Training Sessions that Build Teacher Effectiveness – 40 quick training sessions for administrators or 40 new things that teachers can try in their classrooms

Flip Your Classroom: Reach Every Student in Every Class Every Day – Great book to read if you are thinking of flipping your classroom; includes a large section about a “Flipped Mastery” classroom where students work and learn at their own pace all year long.

Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School – This is a great read if you are interested in how your brain processes information

Math People on Twitter

If you are looking to develop a personal learning network (PLN), here are some people I would suggest following on Twitter.

Dan Meyer

Michael Pershan

Darren Burris

Chris Robinson

Brian Marks

Richard Byrne (not a math guy, but great teacher to follow)

SimpleK12 (not a math person, but great updates on their webinars)


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