*By Linda M. Gojak and Ruth Harbin Miles*

Copublished with Corwin

In one short year since the release of K–2 and 3–5 companions to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts*, *those volumes have assisted tens of thousands of elementary teachers with the day-to-day “what you do.” But what about mathematics? Fortunately, NCTM
past-president Linda Gojak and mathematics coach Ruth Harbin Miles stepped up to the task. As a result, you can have the version of the mathematics standards you always wished you had.

Page by page, each *Common Core Mathematics Companion *clearly lays out:

- The mathematics embedded in each standard for a deeper understanding of the content
- Examples of what effective teaching and learning look like in the classroom
- Connected standards within each domain so teachers can better appreciate how they relate
- Priorities within clusters so teachers know where to focus their time
- The three components of rigor: conceptual understanding, procedural skills, and applications
- Vocabulary and suggested materials for each grade-level band with explicit connections to the standards
- Common student misconceptions around key mathematical ideas with ways to address them

Don’t spend another minute poring over the mathematics standards. Gojak and Miles have already done the heavy lifting for you. Focus instead on how to teach them, using *The Common Core Mathematics Companion *as your one-stop guide for teaching, planning, assessing, collaborating, and designing powerful
mathematics curriculum.