Professional Development Guide based on NCTM's publication, Principles to Actions: Ensuring Mathematical Success for All.

The authors suggest practical adjustments to curricular and assessment practices at the secondary school level that can help with implementing the Common Core State Standards.

Grades: 9th to 12th

This article provides an introduction to the six guiding principles for school mathematics and eight core mathematics teaching practices that appear in the new NCTM document,
*Principles to Actions: Ensuring Mathematical Success for All*
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Grades: 6th to 8th

Expression/Equation

The Number System

Ratio & Proportion

Solve real-life and mathematical problems using numerical and algebraic expressions and equations.

Apply and extend previous understandings of operations with fractions to add, subtract, multiply, and divide rational numbers.

Analyze proportional relationships and use them to solve real-world and mathematical problems.

Understand ratio concepts and use ratio reasoning to solve problems.

6.RP.A.1, 6.RP.A.3a, 7.RP.A.3, 7.NS.A.3, 7.EE.B.3

**coaches' corner:**
Looking and listening to learn

*Robyn Silbey, PD and campus consultant*

This is the journal's venue to share news about happenings in the field of elementary school mathematics education, views on matters pertaining to teaching and learning mathematics in early childhood and elementary school, and reactions to previously published opinion pieces or articles.

This fast-paced session will stimulate participants to think about practical ways to bring about change in their classrooms and districts. One of the authors of NCTM's Principles to Actions, Daniel Brahier, will spotlight changes in curricular and assessment practices at the secondary level that can assist with implementation of the Common Core State Standards.

NCTM frames a core set of highly effective teaching practices for mathematics, advancing our professional knowledge of representations, struggle, fluency, evidence, and more.

This session will focus on describing a set of effective teaching practices and engaging participants in a discussion of how to help teachers learn to use them.

This spring, NCTM is publishing Principles to Actions: Ensuring Mathematical Success for All. We will discuss this statement of what is essential for achieving excellence in mathematics education and how it relates to the high school mathematics program.

In this session, one of its authors will explore the Equity Principle and discuss obstacles and interventions to bring this vision to reality.

Starting with equity and learning, we'll move to the powerful eight practices of effective teaching, and make the case for how curriculum, tools and technology, assessment and professionalism are the essential systemic supports.

The Common Core doesn't outline the necessary structures to ensure higher levels of mathematics student achievement. What it takes to implement highly effective mathematics programs is the focus of NCTM's signature publication Principles to Action. One of its authors will outline the wide range of recommendations in the document for making mathematics work for all.

This session highlights equity and access in NCTM's new signature publication *Principles to Actions* . This session will outline the range of actions intersecting with equity and access in PtA.