Framework Executive Summaries
Newly Published Framework Executive Summaries
The CDE Press has published two new tools for teachers and other educators: Executive Summaries for the Mathematics Framework and the ELA/ELD Framework. These new publications provide a glimpse into the frameworks and the guidance they provide for teachers. The executive summaries introduce teachers, administrators, and parents/guardians to the wealth of information offered by the frameworks. Copies of the executive summaries can accessed at Math and ELA.
Digital Library Featured Resource—Mathematical Modeling with Bananas
This month’s Smarter Balanced Digital Library featured resource, Mathematical Modeling with Bananas (Digital Library account required), was submitted byCalifornia State Network of Educators member Sean Nank, a high school mathematics teacher in the Oceanside Unified School District. It is designed for use with secondary mathematics students.
The lesson plan and corresponding video contained in this resource mirror how people use modeling in real-life situations. Students engage in modeling as they create a model with no initial mathematical constraints. All attributes of the formative assessment process are clearly identified, and the lesson plan is easy to follow and group-centered.
New Brochures Help Teachers Explain the California Common Core State Standards to Parents, Guardians, and Other Community Members
What kinds of things will my child learn in mathematics and English language arts in first grade? In high school? New brochures focused on the California Common Core State Standards for Mathematics and English Language Arts/Literacy help teachers and other educators answer such questions. The eight new brochures, four in each subject area, are organized by grade spans (K–2, 3–5, 6–8, 9–12) and provide insights into what students will be learning.
The brochures on the mathematics standards showcase example problems, and the brochures on the ELA/Literacy standards highlight the progression of learning through the grade levels. Each brochure also provides suggestions for parents/guardians to support their students’ learning and a list of additional resources.
The brochures can be downloaded from the Sacramento County Office of Education Web page individually:
The brochures were developed on behalf of the Consortium for the Implementation of the Common Core under the leadership of the Curriculum Frameworks and Instructional Resources Division of the California Department of Education and the Sacramento County Office of Education. For the best visual presentation, the brochures are designed to be printed two sided (flipped on the short edge) and then folded into thirds.