CCSS lead writer William McCallum explains the importance of connections within mathematics and the value of students understanding the structure and coherence of the subject. From the Hunt Institute. 5-min video.
How to use the Coherence Map
Each of the standards is illustrated with tasks, lessons, and assessments, as well as excerpts from the progression documents. The Coherence Map and supporting resources can be used to:
- Build student understanding by linking together concepts within and across grades.
- Identify gaps in a student's knowledge by tracing a standard back through its logical pre-requisites.
- Visualize and understand how supporting standards relate to the major work of the grade (K-8) and recognize widely applicable prerequisites (high school).
Use the Coherence Activity: Uncovering Progressions and Themes from the Deep Dive Into the Math Shifts Professional Development to support a stronger understanding of Coherence.