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Jason Zimba

Jason Zimba was a lead writer of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics and is a Founding Partner of Student Achievement Partners. He holds a B.A. from Williams College with a double major in mathematics and astrophysics; an M.Sc. by research in mathematics from the University of Oxford; and a Ph.D. in mathematical physics from the University of California at Berkeley. As a researcher, Dr. Zimba’s work spanned a range of fields, including astronomy, astrophysics theoretical physics, philosophy of science, and pure mathematics. His academic awards include a Rhodes scholarship and a Majorana Prize for theoretical physics. Jason is also the author of Force and Motion: An Illustrated Guide to Newton’s Laws. As an educator, he has taught physics, mathematics, and other subjects to college students, university physics and engineering majors, adult prison inmates, children of non-English speaking immigrants, and disadvantaged high school students.

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Other contributions from this author found on Achievethecore.

Lasting Achievement in Grades K–8: How Learning Lasts Across Grade Levels

CCSSM lead writer Jason Zimba describes the connections between key mathematical content from lower grades and how it connects to high school standards.


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New Twists on an Old Standard

Jason Zimba, a CCSS lead writer, uses specific standards as examples to explain the ways in which the CCSS differ from traditional standards.




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CCSSM Wiring Diagram

A detailed graphic created by CCSSM lead writer Jason Zimba showing the connections among standards within and across grades K–8.

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