Mathematics

Contact Information

Mathematics/STEM Consultant
Jill Stringer
(307) 777-5036
jill.stringer@wyo.gov

Mathematics Content & Performance Standards Downloads


Teacher Resources

  • Illustrative Mathematics provides guidance 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.
  • Math Progressions for K-12, from the Arizona Department of Education. The CCSS-M 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. 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. This would be useful in teacher preparation, professional development, and in organizing curriculum.
  • Learning Trajectory Resources to support interpretation of the Common Core State Standards for mathematics. The GISMO mathematics education research team, at NC State University’s Friday Institute, has developed 18 Learning Trajectories with descriptors that unpack the K-8 CCSS-M Standards, via a hexagon map of the standards.
  • The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) site houses a variety of lessons and resources for math teachers.
  • Common Core Tools by Bill McCallum, professor at the University of Arizona and one of the writers of the CCSS-M. Bill responds to questions in his blog section; he and others also post information including news about tools being developed to support implementation of CCSS-M. You can register to receive updates and posts, and search blog posts to find an answer to previously asked questions.
  • Professional Development Module – The WDE math lead, along with five other state leads developed a 4-hour training on the Fraction Progressions for Grade 2-6, and a Facilitator’s Guide. This training focuses on the importance of understanding how the standards progress through the grades and on building collaboration within and across grades.
  • Snapshot of Math Domains & Clusters (K-12)
  • The Mathematics Assessment Project (MAP) offers formative assessment lessons and summative tasks to support implementation of the CCSS-M. This is a collaboration between the University of California at Berkeley and the Shell Centre at the University of Nottingham with support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.