• What's Cooking with Common Core California?

    by Frameworks Institute Length: 03:18
    This engaging animation explains the big ideas behind California's Common Core State Standards. This major reform is aimed at updating teaching and learning for the 21st century.
      
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  • Why Students in the US Need Common Core Math

    by Jo Baeler, Stanford Length: 20:37
    The video gives research evidence on the reasons why Common Core mathematics is needed in the US. It addresses the tasks and questions used in mathematics classrooms, mindset, problem solving and advancement and tracking.
     
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  • "This Week": Bill Gates on Education

    by ABC News Length: 4:10

    George Stephanopoulos goes one-on-one with billionaire Bill Gates on Common Core education standards.

      
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  • A New Foundation for Success

    by The Hunt Institute and the Council of Chief State School Officers Length: 2:54
    • History of Standards, development
    • Promise of college- and career-ready students
     
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  • Gathering Momentum for Algebra

    by The Hunt Institute and the Council of Chief State School Officers Length: 2:07
    • Description of "Algebra Wall"--a challenge for many students under previous standards
    • Ramp building from kindergarten to Algebra in all domains
     
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  • Helping Teachers: Coherence and Focus

    by The Hunt Institute and the Council of Chief State School Officers Length: 1:39
    • Role of teachers in drafting math standards
    • Coherence--seeing forward and backward
    • Focus--doing fewer things more deeply
    • Details that help teachers
    • Fractions highlighted
     
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  • High School Math Courses

    by The Hunt Institute and the Council of Chief State School Officers Length: 2:50
    • Careful, prescribed sequence of mathematics that builds skills and mastery for elementary and middle school
    • Explanation of two reasons for a different approach to high school
    • How mathematics is better connected and cohesive at high school levels
    • Modeling and probability/statistics in all math subjects
     
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  • Mathematical Practices, Focus and Coherence in the Classroom

    by The Hunt Institute and the Council of Chief State School Officers Length: 1:14
    • Habits of mind
    • Coherence and focus
    • Implications for the classroom
     
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  • Mathematics Fluency: A Balanced Approach

    by The Hunt Institute and the Council of Chief State School Officers Length: 1:56
    • Balance between procedural fluency and conceptual understanding, with examples
    • Building on required fluencies
     
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  • Mathematics Progressions--From the Student Perspective

    by The Hunt Institute and the Council of Chief State School Officers Length: 3:05
    • Student-centered discussion of the progressions in domains from one grade to another
     
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  • Operations and Algebraic Thinking

    by The Hunt Institute and the Council of Chief State School Officers Length: 1:52
    • Detailed description of the three domains of numbers and operations (Operations and Algebraic Thinking; Number and Operations in Base Ten; and Numbers and Operations--Fractions)
    • Arithmetic as a rehearsal for Algebra
     
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  • Ratio and Proportion in Grades 6-8: Connections to College and Career Skills

    by The Hunt Institute and the Council of Chief State School Officers Length: 1:01
    • Ratio and proportion--connections in elementary and middle grades and real-world application
    • Foundations for high school mathematics
     
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  • Shifts in Math Practice: The Balance Between Skills and Understanding

    by The Hunt Institute and the Council of Chief State School Officers Length: 1:03
    • General discussion
    • Clear expectations
    • Balance between skills and understanding
    • Higher cognitive demand
    • More time for teachers to go more deeply with their students
    • Preparing students to not only "do" the math but "use" the math
     
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  • The Importance of Coherence in Mathematics

    by The Hunt Institute and the Council of Chief State School Officers Length: 4:38
    • In-depth description of coherence in mathematics, with examples
    • Need for mathematics domains to fit together for college and career preparation
    • Flows of the domains in mathematics; moving into a unified whole
    • Algebra as an example
     
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  • The Mathematics Standards: Key Changes and Their Evidence

    by The Hunt Institute and the Council of Chief State School Officers Length: 4:38
    • General discussion of mathematics standards and goals
    • Description of domains and increased focus and coherence
    • Discussion of the domains' discrete life spans
    • General description of the differences for high school mathematics, including real-work applications and modeling
     
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  • The Importance of Focus in Mathematics

    by The Hunt Institute and the Council of Chief State School Officers Length: 2:42
    • First-year college remediations challenges
    • Mismatch between higher education and K-12--more mastery of fewer topics vs. covering more
    • Focus as it relates to teachers' needs to build a solid foundation in early grades
    • Solid early foundation enabling greater success later
     
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  • The Importance of Mathematical Practices

    by The Hunt Institute and the Council of Chief State School Officers Length: 4:02
    • Standards for mathematical practice--processes and proficiencies
    • Habits of mind of the mathematically proficient student
    • Description of modeling; applying mathematics outside the math classroom
    • Using mathematics tools in flexible, sophisticated, and relevant ways across disciplines
    • Technology, structure, and generalization
     
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  • The Importance of Mathematics Progressions

    by The Hunt Institute and the Council of Chief State School Officers Length: 2:02
    • Progressions, with examples
    • Design of math progressions and how they play out in domains over grade spans
    • Connecting topics logically and sequentially
     
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  • The Mathematics Standards and the Shifts They Require

    by The Hunt Institute and the Council of Chief State School Officers Length: 1:15
    • General discussion of math standards
    • Aspirations for higher math performance
    • Links and cohesiveness
    • Meeting goals of focus and coherence
     
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  • The Mathematics Standards: How They Were Developed and Who Was Involved

    by The Hunt Institute and the Council of Chief State School Officers Length: 8:11
    • General discussion of mathematics standards
    • Aspirations for mathematics instruction at higher levels
    • Greater mastery through focus and coherence
    • Review of groups involved
    • General discussion of mathematics progressions
    • What is and is not included at the elementary level
    • What happens at middle school
    • Discussion of migration away from strands and into domains of mathematics
     
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  • Whole Numbers to Fractions in Grades 3-6

    by The Hunt Institute and the Council of Chief State School Officers Length: 1:58
    • Detailed description of the progression from adding and multiplying whole numbers into working with fractions
     
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