**Connect the Process of Problem Solving with the Content of the Common Core**
Mathematics educators often seek the best ways to develop students’ problem-solving skills and build the mathematical knowledge called for in the Common Core State Standards. Books in NCTM’s Implementing the Common Core State Standards through Mathematical Problem Solving series, now bundled as a set, equip classroom teachers with targeted, highly effective problems that can strengthen problem solving while building Common Core learning.

The tasks in these books connect with multiple standards and help teachers interpret them in ways that are useful for classroom practice. Problems are organized in major areas of the mathematics curriculum at the grade levels addressed in the individual books.

Each rich, engaging problem is designed for use as is, as a lesson starting point, or as inspiration for creating related problems. Accompanying discussions tie the tasks to specific Common Core domains and clusters.

For every mathematics educator, these books will help to illuminate crucial links between problem solving and the Common Core State Standards.

“If you are looking for help to transition to the Common Core State Standards, I strongly recommend the NCTM series Implementing the Common Core State Standards through Mathematical Problem Solving series. It includes tasks, ideas for instruction, and mathematical practices in four grade-band books: K–2, 3–5, 6–8, and high school.”

**—Miriam Leiva, B. Cone Distinguished Professor Emerita, Mathematics Department, UNC Charlotte**