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Common Core Mathematics in a PLC at Work™, Leader's Guide

This leader companion to the grade-level teacher guides illustrates how to sustain successful implementation of the Common Core State Standards for mathematics. Discover what students should learn and how they should learn it. Comprehensive research-affirmed analysis tools and strategies will help collaborative teams develop and assess student demonstrations of deep conceptual understanding and procedural fluency.

A Joint Publication With the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics


  • Discover the five essential paradigm shifts necessary to implement the CCSS for mathematics.
  • Receive guidance on forming and sustaining collaborative teams in a Professional Learning Community at Work culture.
  • Develop a “less is more” content mindset: fewer standards will result in the opportunity of time needed for deeper rigor and conceptual understanding work with students.
  • Gain helpful formative assessment strategies for development of student proficiency in the Standards for Mathematical Practice.
  • Access dozens of tools, activities, examples, resources, and reproducibles to help teachers and teams analyze, interpret, and implement the Common Core Standards expectations for instruction and assessment.
  • Examine the research-affirmed foundation of mathematics content and process standards from 1989 to 2010, and deepen your understanding of the Common Core expectations.

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Chapter 1: Leading High-Performing Collaborative Teams for Mathematics
Chapter 2: Leading the Implementation of the Common Core Standards for Mathematical Practice
Chapter 3: Leading the Implementation of the Common Core Mathematics Content
Chapter 4: Leading the Implementation of the Teaching-Assessing-Learning Cycle
Chapter 5: Leading the Implementation of Required Response to Intervention
Epilogue: Your Mathematics Professional Development Model
Appendix A: Standards for Mathematical Practice


Chapter 1

Extending My Understanding

Chapter 2

Extending My Understanding

Chapter 3

Extending My Understanding

Chapter 4

Extending My Understanding

Chapter 5

Extending My Understanding