# Recognize Alignment

Deepen your knowledge of the Shifts and Standards; learn what to look for in aligned materials.

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## The Math Gap Between High School and College

Educators at the high school and college levels aren't talking to each other. Should they be?

## Don’t be afraid to ask…

Advice for where to ask--and find answers--to your education questions

## Designing Shifts-Aligned Interventions in the Math Classroom

Avoid common pitfalls when it comes to supporting students with unfinished math learning

## Supporting Excellence: Real Support for Teachers Starts With the District’s Curriculum

A new framework for developing and implementing clear district-wide support for teaching and learning

## 8 Questions About High School Math and STEM

A high school algebra teacher shares her thoughts on high school math myths and misconceptions

## What Really Counts When We Teach?

What should we look for in powerful classrooms?

## A Case for High-Quality Instructional Materials

Because we don’t want to confuse the math teachers…and other reasons we need high-quality instructional materials

## Using Mini-Assessments in a Professional Learning Setting

How a math coach used mini-assessments to spark conversations with her teachers

## Putting Focus into Practice: The Case of Word Problems in Grades K–2

Standards co-author Jason Zimba explains how word problems can build understanding of addition and subtraction.

## The Rectangle Area Formula—How Does Your Curriculum Introduce It?

Standards co-author Jason Zimba unpacks the rectangle area formula and highlights problems with the way textbooks sometimes introduce the formula to students.

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## Digging Deeper into SMP 4 – Model with Mathematics

Learn the difference between modeling the math and modeling WITH math

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## Putting the Math Practices into Practice

A K-12 math team collaborated in creating tools about the practices to enhance understanding and planning

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## Digging Deeper into SMP 3 – Construct Viable Arguments and Critique the Reasoning of Others

A math teacher explains how to recognize math tasks that help students craft strong mathematical arguments

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## Reason Abstractly and Quantitatively

A math teacher explains how well-designed materials can help students learn to deal with challenging math problems

## Training Materials for the Math IMET

New training modules on the IMET’s Non-Negotiables and Alignment Criteria

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## SMP 1: Make Sense of Problems & Persevere in Solving Them

Well-designed materials help students tackle challenging math problems

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## The Standards for Mathematical Practice & Instructional Materials

What to look for in instructional materials that align to the SMPs

## The EQuIP Review Process and Rubric

Achieve created a rubric and review process to facilitate peer reviews

## IMET Evolution: Math

An SAP math specialist explains how small changes to the IMET can have a big impact on users

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## What Needs to Change in Instructional Materials: Math

A panel of experts met to pinpoint the biggest problems with today’s math textbooks: here’s what they found

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## Mathematics in the Common Core Classroom

A Kentucky teacher explains what the CCSS Math Shifts mean for classroom materials

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## Knowing the Common Core = Knowing the Shifts

The Shifts are a powerful frame to help drive understanding of the Common Core

## If You’re Not Purchasing, Should You Still Review?

Even though many districts are not in a position to purchase new materials in the short-term, training reviewers now is a smart long-term investment