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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. As an educator, he has taught physics, mathematics, and other subjects to college students, university physics and engineering majors, adult prison inmates, disadvantaged high school students, and children of non-English speaking immigrants.

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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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