September 17, 2013
Now that school is in full swing and widespread adoption of the Common Core State Standards is well underway, here are a few resources to help you navigate amid all the buzz. 1. My 10 Greatest A-ha Moments in Working with the Core – 2010 National Teacher of the Year and co-author of the book Supporting Students in a Time of Core Standards Sarah Brown Wessling explains how she came to understand the Common Core and what it means for her and her students. She discusses her changed attitude about state standards and shares insights from her journey in this informative and inspiring white paper from the Teaching Channel. 2. Common Core Math Activities – Are you looking for math lesson plans that align to Common Core?
February 14, 2013
Teachers, as you start to gear up for state testing, remember to bookmark IXL’s State Standards tab! Whether your state follows its own set of standards or the Common Core, this page makes it easy to keep track of the skills your students will be responsible for knowing come test time. (And you don’t even need an IXL account to access them!) Our standards page provides a full list of math standards, clearly labeled and organized by grade level. Below each strand are links to the IXL skills that are aligned with that particular standard.