Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are a set of academic
standards in mathematics and English language
arts/literacy that are grounded in evidence and designed
to ensure that all students have the academic knowledge
and skills they need in these core subjects to succeed
after high school.
CCSS were developed in a state-led process under the
leadership of governors and chief state school officers
with participation from 48 states. The process included
the involvement of state departments of education,
districts, teachers, community leaders, experts in a wide
array of fields, and professional educator organizations.
Resources for Students & Families
can make use of our extensive library of content,
including interactive challenges, assessments, and videos
from any computer with access to the web. Practice math at
your own pace with their adaptive assessment environment.
You can start at 1 + 1 and work your way into calculus or
jump right into whatever topic needs some brushing up.
Each problem is randomly generated, so you never run out
of practice material. If you need a hint, every single
problem can be broken down, step-by-step, with one click.
If you need more help, you can always watch a related
is a free web-based program that helps students master
basic addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division
facts. Students learn to recall them quickly and
accurately and can then use these math facts as a basis on
which to build more complex problem-solving skills.
National Library of Virtual Manipulatives
National Library of Virtual Manipulatives (NLVM) is a
National Science Foundation supported project that began
in 1999 to develop a library of uniquely interactive,
web-based virtual manipulatives or concept tutorials,
mostly in the form of Java applets, for mathematics
instruction (K-12 emphasis). Learning and understanding
mathematics, at every level, requires student engagement.
Mathematics is not, as has been said, a spectator sport.
Too much of current instruction fails to actively involve
students. One way to address the problem is through the
use of manipulatives, physical objects that help students
visualize relationships and applications. We can now use
computers to create virtual learning environments to
address the same goals.
builds deep mastery and sharpens problem-solving skills
with videos and interactive exercises for math and
science. Many of the exercises are for advanced concepts,
ideal for middle and high school students.
350 free online math games for kids of all ages. You can
search games by grade and subject.
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.
PTA® comprises millions of families, students, teachers,
administrators, and business and community leaders devoted
to the educational success of children and the promotion
of parent involvement in schools. National PTA® includes
resources such as parents' guides to student success,
special education resources, etc.
Council of the Great City Schools
Council of the Great City Schools' parent roadmaps in
mathematics provide guidance to parents about what their
children will be learning and how they can support that
learning in grades K-8. These parent roadmaps for each
grade level also provide three-year snapshots showing how
selected standards progress from year to year so that
students will be college and career ready upon their
graduation from high school.