## What are the 8th Grade Math Common Core State Standards?

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What are the Standards for Mathematical Practice?

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What now?

Full implementation and alignment to the Common Core State Standards began in the 2013-2014 academic year!

Get ready for Common Core State testing Spring 2015!

Get ready for Common Core State testing Spring 2015!

How do we successfully prepare students to meet the common core state standards and mathematical practices?

Math in Focus is our answer to the Common Core

The Common Core State Standards committee looked to high-performing nations like Singapore as a model for the new U.S. standards. The Common Core calls for a new level of rigor, depth, and coherence that will allow our students to compete globally on mathematics assessments and in their future careers.

According to Achieve, an independent, nonprofit educational foundation:

"Overall, the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are well aligned to Singapore's Mathematics Syllabus. Policymakers can be assured that in adopting the CCSS, they will be setting learning expectations for students that are similar to those set by Singapore in terms of rigor, coherence and focus." - Achieve

The Common Core State Standards committee looked to high-performing nations like Singapore as a model for the new U.S. standards. The Common Core calls for a new level of rigor, depth, and coherence that will allow our students to compete globally on mathematics assessments and in their future careers.

**Math in Focus: Singapore Math**by Marshall Cavendish is our answer to achieving these goals.According to Achieve, an independent, nonprofit educational foundation:

"Overall, the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are well aligned to Singapore's Mathematics Syllabus. Policymakers can be assured that in adopting the CCSS, they will be setting learning expectations for students that are similar to those set by Singapore in terms of rigor, coherence and focus." - Achieve

**Math in Focus**supports the BIG IDEAS in the Common Core:- Teach less, but learn more Through multi-day lessons and minimal repetition from year to year,
**Math in Focus**students learn concepts in depth to mastery. - Balance conceptual understanding and procedural fluency An emphasis on visual learning ensures that students understand how procedures work and can apply them in problem-solving situations.
- Focus on ratio, geometry, number, statistics, and expressions
**Math in Focus**aligns to the Common Core Domains to prepare students for algebra and higher-level mathematics.

## Ready to go!

I spent time over the summer aligning all units of instruction to the grade 8 Common Core State Standards using Understanding By Design.

I could not resist including this image!

I could not resist including this image!