Math: All Resources, Research and Curriculum

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Building a Curriculum Video
What exactly is a curriculum and how do we create one for our program? This brief video defines what a curriculum is and how having one in place helps us as teachers. The video also defines the parts of a curriculum, including scope and sequence, instructional units, lessons, and more. *Video...
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Using the PIAAC Numeracy Framework to Guide Instruction: An Introduction for Adult Educators (2017)
This guide is designed for practitioners, including teachers, lead instructors, and professional developers, who are ready to take up the challenge to change how numeracy is taught in adult education. If instructors shift their teaching to focus more on the use of numeracy skills, they might find...
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Number Lines through the CCRSAE
This handy graphic shows you how visualizing with number lines runs throughout the CCR Standards. From the earliest level, working with operations with whole numbers to irrational numbers in level D, the use of number lines is encouraged so that students can build conceptual understanding along...
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Fractions through the Levels Chart
Knowledge of fractions and fraction operations are developed over time, not in one unit. This chart illustrates how standards involving fractions are also integrated into other domains, including geometry and data.
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Sample Instructional Unit: Fractions-Decimals-Percents Benchmarks
This sample instructional unit is designed to build and deepen students’ understanding of common benchmark fractions, decimals, and percents. First, students explore the fraction ½, its connections to decimals and percents, and its use as a benchmark.When they show mastery and conceptual...
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5 Great Reasons to Teach Number Lines
Think number lines are just for kids? Think again! Number lines are a flexible tool that can be used to strengthen students' math comprehension knowledge in several ways.
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SEEING AS UNDERSTANDING: The Importance of Visual Mathematics for our Brain and Learning
How does the brain function when students think about mathematics—or rather, "see" it? That question is posed in a new report entitled “Seeing as Understanding: The Importance of Visual Mathematics for our Brain and Learning” , authored by Stanford University mathematics researcher Dr. Jo Boaler...
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ACLS Unit Template
A resource for developing instructional units. Note: These templates are optional but may help you organize your curriculum.
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Developing Instructional Units: Applying What Students Learn
This document is based on a presentation at the 2015 Fall Curriculum Conference where practitioners explored two methods of building instructonal units that are more contextualized.
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CCR Math Standards Exploration
This narrated exploration provides an overview to the CCR Math Standards. It includes quick glimpses at the Mathematical Practices and the key instructional shifts.