Common Core Math Standards

Click on the link to download the K-12 Common Core Math Standards.

Hunt Institute Common Core Videos

These videos were developed to help diverse groups — educators, policymakers, parents — better understand the breadth and depth of the Standards and how they will improve teaching, make classrooms better, create shared expectations, and cultivate lifelong learning for all students.

Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium - sample questions

This is your go-to site to find out more about the next generation assessments that are being created. These assessments will be implemented in 2014-15.Please scroll down to the bottom of the page to find the item/task specifications. The item/task specifications are grouped in folders by grades 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12. Check out all of the item/task examples. When I created the sample test I gave you, all the questions came from the 6-8 zip folder along with the performance tasks.

Smarter Balanced Example Questions - set of 50(new ones from October)

To find the grade level of each question, click on "about this item" at the top of the page.
Sample questions

Mathematics Assessment Project - great task ideas with rubrics

This site has assessment tools to help support the Math Common Core State Standards. These materials have been developed in classrooms across the US, using the research-based design and development methods that the MARS Shell Center team has advanced over the last three decades.

  • Click on the tab that says "Tasks"
  • Click on the arrow below and choose "Middle School". There are expert, apprentice and novice tasks to choose from. These tasks also have a scoring rubric, student work - unscored, and student work -scored.

Understanding the Mathematical Practices (Document)

Kansas Association of Teachers of Mathematics - Flip Books

The Common Core “FlipBooks” are a compilation of research, “unpacked” standards from many states, instructional strategies and examples for each standard at each grade level. The intent is to show the connections to the Standards of Mathematical Practices for the content standards and to get detailed information at each level.

Resources used: Common Core State Standards, NCTM’s Focus In Grades K-8 series, Student Centered Mathematics by J. VandeWalle, Arizona, Ohio and North Carolina department of education “unpacking” of the standards. This “Flip Book” is intended to help teachers understand what each standard means in terms of what students must know and be able to do. It provides only a sample of instructional strategies and examples.

Scroll down to the middle of the page and click on your grade level.

Progression Documents for the Common Core Math Standards

The Common Core State Standards in mathematics were built on progressions: narrative documents describing the progression of a topic across a number of grade levels, informed both by research on children's cognitive development and by the logical structure of mathematics. It is important to produce up-to-date versions of the progressions documents. They can explain why standards are sequenced the way they are, point out cognitive difficulties and pedagogical solutions, and give more detail on particularly knotty areas of the mathematics.

Not all of the progression documents are completed, but they can be found at this site or in the pdf's below.

Questions About the Math Standards

One of the Common Core Math authors, Bill McCallum, answers questions about the standards on his blog. If you have a question, you can ask it or search through his page to see if someone has already asked your question.

Mathematical Standard Posters

Inside Mathematics - videos

This website is a professional resource for educators passionate about improving students' mathematics learning and performance. This site features classroom examples of innovative teaching methods and insights into student learning, tools for mathematics instruction that teachers can use immediately,and video tours of the ideas and materials on the site. Check it out! They even have videos by grade level for each of the mathematical practices.

Illustrative Mathematics

Illustrative Mathematics provides guidance to states, assessment consortia, testing companies, and curriculum developers by illustrating the range and types of mathematical work that students experience in a faithful implementation of the Common Core State Standards, and by publishing other tools that support implementation of the standards. Bill McCallume, one of the authors of the Common Core, is on the launch team of this site.

Click on the link below and then click on the domain that you are interested in finding more about. There is not much on this site as of now, but they will be adding more in the future.


Ohio Department of Education: Mathematics Common Core State Standards and Model Curriculum Website

North Carolina Department of Public Instruction: Common Core Instructional Support Tools Website

Georgia Department of Education: Mathematics Common Core State Standards and Model Curriculum Website

This website has student frameworks and great tasks. Check it out for some ideas.

Grades 6-8 Mathematics Utah Core Math Standard Resources

This is a great resource for understanding the standards. Utah broke each grade level domain down into friendly language with great visuals. Check it out for some ideas! There are other valuable resources on the site.

6th grade domains - Ratio and Proportions - Number Systems - Expressions and Equations - Geometry - Statistics

7th grade domains

8th grade domains

Colorado Department of Education: Unit of Academic Standards Website

Click on the down area to choose the grade level you are looking for

2010 Arizona Mathematics Standards (Based on the Common Core State Standards)

In 2010 AZ developed their mathematics standards and unpacked them using the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics

New York State Common Core Sample Questions

New York Tasks for Middle School