This web site is intended to provide students with practice problems for each skill
needed to be successful in each course, along with examples and short tutorials. Links to additional web resources will also be provided.
The site is assembled using proven classroom resources submitted by teachers in Massachusetts.
Teachers will find resources for the Common Core State Standards and the Standards For Mathematical Practice.
Resources for understanding the Standards For Mathematical Practice, parent will come to realize that the way their children experience math should be much different than the way they were taught.
Rigor is creating an environment in which each student is expected to learn at high levels, and each is supported so he or she can learn at high level, and each student demonstrates learning at high level. (Blackburn, 2008).
When creating Common Core - aligned lessons and activities naturally they will be correlated with particular standards, but it also important to address (in equal proportions) the three components of rigor: conceptual understanding, procedural skill fluency, and application. When examining lessons or even PARCC questions identify the component(s) of rigor that are meant to be addressed.
Sample Questions, addressing the components of rigor
Procedural Skill Fluency
Mark each equation true or false
8 x 9 = 80 - 8
7 x 5 = 25
8 x 3 = 4 x 6
What is the value of 3x + y - 3(x + y) when x = 18.22 and y = -1?
On Monday Billy walked 1/2 mile. On Tuesday Billy walked another 1/2 mile. On Wednesday Billy walked some more. Altogether Billy walked 2 1/2 miles. How far did Billy walk on Wednesday?