## Making the Connection Between Materials and Instruction

Why instructional practice should be at the heart of all instructional materials decisions

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# Recognize Alignment

## Making the Connection Between Materials and Instruction

## Most Misunderstood Middle School Mathematics Standards in Grade 7

## Most Misunderstood Middle School Mathematics Standards In Grade 6

## enVisionmath 2.0: Focusing the K-5 Mathematics Curriculum

## Three Ways You Can Improve Your Math Textbook Tomorrow

## The Math Gap Between High School and College

## Designing Shifts-Aligned Interventions in the Math Classroom

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

## 8 Questions About High School Math and STEM

## What Really Counts When We Teach?

## A Case for High-Quality Instructional Materials

## Using Mini-Assessments in a Professional Learning Setting

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

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

## Digging Deeper into SMP 4 – Model with Mathematics

## Putting the Math Practices into Practice

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

## Reason Abstractly and Quantitatively

## Training Materials for the Math IMET

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

## The Standards for Mathematical Practice & Instructional Materials

## The EQuIP Review Process and Rubric

## IMET Evolution: Math

## What Needs to Change in Instructional Materials: Math

## Mathematics in the Common Core Classroom

## Knowing the Common Core = Knowing the Shifts

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

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

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Why instructional practice should be at the heart of all instructional materials decisions

Part 5

Are these instructional mistakes happening in your classroom?

Part 4

Are these instructional mistakes happening in your classroom?

The process and the documents one district designed to support alignment of their curriculum to the standards.

A mathematics specialist shares quick adaptations you can apply to any textbook to quickly improve it to better serve students.

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

Part 1

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

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

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

What should we look for in powerful classrooms?

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

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

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

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

Part 6

Learn the difference between modeling the math and modeling WITH math

Part 5

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

Part 4

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

Part 3

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

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

Part 2

Well-designed materials help students tackle challenging math problems

Part 1

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

Achieve created a rubric and review process to facilitate peer reviews

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

Part 2

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

Part 2

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

Part 1

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

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