Common Core/Tennessee Crosswalk
The K–12 Common Core State Standards in Mathematics (CCSSM) are the result of a collaborative effort between state departments of education, teachers, experts in a wide array of fields, and professional organizations. The standards allow students to become increasingly more proficient in understanding and using mathematics with a steady progression leading to college and career readiness by the end of high school. The high school standards require students to apply mathematical ways of thinking to real world issues and challenges and place a special emphasis on mathematical modeling.
The eight Standards for Mathematical Practice describe ways that students should engage with mathematics content as they develop mathematical expertise over time.
- Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
- Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
- Construct whole arguments and critique the reasoning of others.
- Model with mathematics.
- Use appropriate tools strategically.
- Attend to precision.
- Look for and make use of structure.
- Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.
In terms of their organization, the K-high school CCSS for Mathematical Content are grouped into the following categories:
- Domains are large groups of related standards. Standards from different domains may sometimes be closely related.
- Clusters are groups of related standards within a Domain. Because mathematics is a connected subject standards from different clusters may sometimes be closely related.
- Standards for each Domain and Cluster are specific statements that specify what students should understand and be able to do at the end of a particular grade level or by the time they graduate from high school.
This section of the Tennessee Curriculum Center mirrors this organization of the CCSSM and offers a collection of resources that are aligned with the Common Core State Standards.
Tennessee Common Core Mathematics Resources
This website is the primary hub for information about Tennessee’s Common Core implementation program and serves as a portal to resources from educators across the state and country.
Math Tennessee, part of Read Tennessee, allows teachers, families and community members to work together for the benefit of young children throughout the state. Teachers can start here to find videos, lesson plans and units, explore a variety of websites with information critical to teachers, and lessons that are aligned with the CCSSM.