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With this publication, you’ll be able to connect the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM) with the NCTM’s 30-year track record of success in the development of standards for school mathematics. Many of the aims and goals of the Common Core State Standards Initiative are consistent with those of the Council’s preceding work—to provide all students with mathematics education of the highest quality. That will always be at the heart of NCTM’s mission. Making It Happen is another step in realizing that vision.
This one-of-a-kind guide identifies and highlights the ways in which NCTM resources can support teachers as they implement and supplement the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics in their states. The guide and accompanying charts are tools to help educators as they continue to make high-quality mathematics happen in their classrooms and schools.
This guide, designed to help teachers, teacher leaders, and supervisors make sense of CCSSM and implement the vision that NCTM and CCSSM share, is divided into five sections:
1. A shared vision
2. Interpreting the Common Core State Standards
3. Emphasizing mathematical practices and processes
4. Implementing the Common Core State Standards
5. Using NCTM resources to implement CCSSM
A Work in Progress: Users should note that NCTM presents Making It Happen as a road map that is still under construction. NCTM intends to fill in, flesh out, and expand this road map over time. Customers will be notified via email when the eBook is updated. The most up-to-date version will always be available for download in your NCTM Downloads.