Resources 2020-12-02T10:50:37-06:00


High-quality resources help support participants’ learning and make it easier to enact and sustain improvement for the long term.

Participant Resources

MCMI Participant Website: These participant-only sections provide access to PD resources (slides, print materials, etc.) and other tools developed or curated by the Metro Chicago Mathematics Initiative. If you’re in a participating MCMI district, please contact us (or ask your coach) for login information, and login here.

Silicon Valley Mathematics Initiative Member Site: Participating MCMI districts have access to the full bank of MARS Tasks, their supporting materials (including Tools for Teachers), Problems of the Month, and more on this site. Please contact us (or ask your coach) for login information.

Public Resources


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 Supervisors of Mathematics (NCSM) site has many resources, including It’s TIMEThemes and Imperatives for Mathematics Education, Coaching Corner, Position Papers, Great Modeling Tasks in Three Acts, Jump Start Formative Assessment, and more.


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.



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.



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.