High-quality resources help support participants’ learning and make it easier to enact and sustain improvement for the long term.
MCMI Participant Website: These participant-only sections provide access to PD resources (slides, print materials, etc.) and other tools developed or curated by the Suburban Cook County Mathematics Initiative. These resources are only for districts participating in the consortium and should not be shared outside of your district. Thank you for logging in.
Participant Resources can be accessed through the menu above. Then, use the “Select a Category” dropdown menu feature on the right-hand side of each Participant Resources page to find specific resources.
Silicon Valley Mathematics Initiative Member Site: This members-only site provides access to the full bank of MARS Tasks, their supporting materials (including Tools for Teachers), Problems of the Month, and more. If you’re in a member district, please contact us (or ask your coach) for login information.
Mathematics Assessment Project: The University of Nottingham and UC Berkeley have developed tools for formative and summative assessment that make students’ knowledge and reasoning visible, and help teachers to guide students in how to improve, and monitor their progress. (This site hosts the Formative Assessment Lessons, as well as many other resources).
The Common Core State Standards for Mathematics define what K–12 students should know and be able to do in mathematics.
The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) recently published Principles to Actions: Ensuring Mathematical Success for All. Summaries and resources are online.
Partnership for the Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) is an intrastate consortium developing next-generation student assessments in English and mathematics. It is frequently updated with the latest information about assessments, reports, and resources.
Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) has CCSSM and PARCC resources.
Inside Mathematics: This site is a professional resource for educators passionate about improving students’ mathematics learning and performance. It features classroom examples of innovative teaching methods and insights into student learning, tools for mathematics instruction that teachers can use immediately, and video tours of the ideas and materials on the site. It also hosts Math Talk resources.
The Illustrative Mathematics Project provides exemplar tasks aligned to the Standards for Mathematical Content and Practice. These tasks are reviewed by educators, mathematicians, and editors before being posted, and include commentary and solutions.
The National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics (NCSM) site has many resources, including It’s TIME: Themes and Imperatives for Mathematics Education, Coaching Corner, Position Papers, Great Modeling Tasks in Three Acts, Jump Start Formative Assessment, and more.
Tools for the Common Core Standards: Bill McCallum, a mathematician at the University of Arizona and a lead writer of the CCSSM, created this site to share tools being developed to support implementation of the CCSSM, including the Progressions documents.
Desmos builds digital math tools and makes them available to students online. They also offer classroom activities in their teacher section. Check out a variety of math activities by grade level through their linked PDF.