The PSESD Math team populates this page with resources that are effective, productive and/or research based to support learning and teaching mathematics and to support teacher and district leaders. If you have ideas for additional resources for or have resources to share please contact one of us.
- Communication, Networking & Collaborating
- Washington State Learning Standards – Information, Unpacking, Progressions, & Tasks
- Assessment – Systems, Resources, & Requirements
- Graduation Requirements & College Placement
- Instructional Materials – Resources & Course Supports
- Promising Instructional Practices – Pedagogy & Routines
- Funding Opportunities & Opportunities to Donate
- Professional Learning Opportunities
Communication, Networking & Collaborating
Washington State Learning Standards – Information, Unpacking, Progressions, & Tasks
Washington State Learning Standards: The Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. Includes content standards and standards for mathematical practice
Progressions Documents for the Common Core Math Standards: Narrative documents describing the progression of a topic across grade levels informed both by research on children’s cognitive development and by the logical structure of mathematics
Standards for Mathematical Practice: Commentary and Elaborations for K – 5: Provides annotated versions of the standards for mathematical practice to inform how they apply to grades K – 5 and describe how the standards play out in the K – 5 classroom
Resources for Standards for Mathematical Practice: Student oriented posters, bookmarks, and resources such as sentence starters and look-fors focused on the Practice Standards.
English Language Learners: Application of the CCSS for English Language Learners. Research based information, in support of keeping mathematical tasks at high levels of cognitive demand, attending explicitly to concepts, and having students wrestle with important mathematics
Assessment – Systems, Resources, & Requirements
OSPI Mathematics Assessment: information about math assessment in Washington, including information about transition from EOC to SBAC, claims and paper & pencil supports
Washington State Testing Portal: information and resources for test administrators, educators, and parents including practice and training tests, a Q&A, and more
Digital Library Resources for enacting the Washington State Learning Standards including exemplar lessons by Washington State teachers filmed by Illustrative Mathematics.
Mathematics Grade Level Vocabulary: a list of math terms and the first grade level in which they will show up on the Smarter Balanced Assessment
Graduation Requirements & College Placement
Graduation Requirements for students in the classes of 2015 through 2019 and information about the 24 credit requirement that begins with the class of 2019 (unless schools have submitted a waiver).
Placement Agreements Students who score a 3 or 4 on the SBAC assessment are able to enter credit-bearing (non remedial) math and ELA courses in all community colleges and baccalaureate institutions in Washington. Click here for the information Letter sent to parents.
- If students took the SBAC assessment last year and have met their math assessment graduation requirement, they can choose to retake the SBAC assessment to aim to achieve a higher score so they can access the college placement agreement.
HOWEVER, if students chose to NOT TAKE the SBAC last school year, and they have met their math assessment graduation requirement, they will NOT be allowed to retake the SBAC assessment to try and achieve a 3 or 4 to access the placement agreement.
Note: Any student who has not met their graduation requirement for assessment purposes (has not passed the EOC, COE or SBAC), will be able to retake the SBAC in November and again in the spring.
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Instructional Materials – Resources & Course Supports
OSPI Instructional Materials, Resources and Course Supports: information to help you review materials and make adoption decisions, find instructional support for assessment, resources for classroom instruction as well as specific resources for SPED, ELL, Financial Literacy and more
K-12 OER Collaborative: non-profit collaborative of 12 states committed to ensuring there are high-quality K-12 Open Educational Resources for ELA and Math
Inside Mathematics: Video excerpts of mathematics lessons correlated with the practice standards, resources on content standards alignment, and videos of exemplary lessons in both elementary and secondary settings.
- Blue Prints: These blueprints may help teachers in determining the sequence of their curriculum and units
- Task Talks: Educators are invited to join a 1-hour webinar each month to talk about a particular task and the mathematics within that task. These are an excellent learning opportunity and way to collaborate with those across the nation.
Jo Boaler You Cubed– Jo Boaler continues to develop amazing resources for teachers, rich tasks, videos, articles, research, blogs, etc. She is promoting her Week of Inspirational Math – a series of “low floor, high ceiling” tasks that can be used with most grade levels.
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Promising Instructional Practices – Pedagogy & Routines
Menu of Best Practice for LAP Students: Last year OSPI convened a panel of experts to write the menu of best practices to support LAP students. The document contains links to high-quality resources and instructional videos and is useful for educators of all children.
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Funding Opportunities & Opportunities to Donate>
Donors Choose: – Support projects in schools
Crowd sourcing – If you haven’t hear of Donor’s Choose, this is a website where teachers can submit a proposal for a project or needs in their classroom and donors can choose to fund the project.
THINK IT UP! In Partnership with DonnersChoose.org, Think It Up invites public school students in grades 7 – 12 to develop student-powered, teacher-led, crowdfunded learning projects.
Professional Learning Opportunities
Achieve The Core: Professional development modules focused on Common Core mathematics, instructional leadership, and shifts in the math. Ready to use in individual and group settings.