“When planning for a year, plant corn. When planning for a decade, plant trees. When planning for life, train and educate people.” – Chinese proverb
Are you ready for the Common Core State Standards being implemented next school year? If you’re looking for lesson plans to help you prepare, check out the Edmodo Communities; it’s where teachers are already sharing some creative ideas for Common Core math and where you can discover other resources from around the Web.
Mathematics Rap Up
Mr. Almeida, a sixth-grade math teacher from KIPP Infinity Charter School in New York, is not only a teacher, but also a television star. He’s appeared on “The Today Show” (more than once) and on CNN segments, where he demonstrates how he uses rap to encourage students to master math basics. See for yourself:
Browse Mr. Almeida’s YouTube Channel, MathwithMrAlmeida, to find and use a variety of videos containing Common Core math lessons for all grades. In Mr. Almeida’s own words, “Please share with as many teachers, students, schools, and districts.”
K-5 Common Core Equations
A valuable site for you K-5 teachers is K-5 Math Teaching Resources, which offers an extensive collection of free math games and other hands-on activities aligned with the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. All lessons are available as downloadable PDFs.
Total Sum of Common Core Math Lessons
We also found a collection of resources at (where other than) www.commoncoremathlessons.com—a share center of K-12 lessons posted by teachers across the U.S.
What do you have planned to prepare your students for Common Core Mathematics? How soon do you plan to implement your lessons? Please share in the comments section below, or in the Edmodo Math Community.