Thursday , 19 October 2017
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NCDPI Shares High-Quality Math Resources

Doing the MathAt the NCDPI state-wide Curriculum Summit on February 20-21, NCDPI leaders addressed concerns from across the state.  One of the topics was secondary math, as well as math in general.

Lessie Anderson, NCSU Math Consultant, shared how to dig into Home Base to find high-quality math resources to support math teachers in the following areas:

  • Curricula
  • Instructional Units
  • Lesson Plans
  • Assessments
  • Resources
  • External Resources

Slides 1-19 on the linked PDF provide screen shots for how to drill down into Home Base to find high-quality, vetted resources aligned with the Common Core State Standards.  Many items have been added to home base for Math.  Slide 3 gives a current tally of items aligned with Math I, Math II, and Math III.  All presenters agreed that Home Base is the first stop for materials since all materials housed on the site are state approved.  The directions on how to access materials are clearly defined in the presentation.   According to slide 19, there are currently 29,518 math items in Home Base.

Dr. Jennifer Curtis took on the role of math section chief at NCDPI in October, and she is working hard to ensure math teachers across the state have what they need. Dr. Curtis shared some valuable math resources that she and her team have vetted and consider tightly aligned to the Common Core.  However, she did again share that Home Base should be our first stop for resources.  She shared these additional resources in their order of quality in her opinion.

  1. Illustrative Mathematics
  2. Inside Mathematics
  3. Mathematics Assessment Project
  4. Mathematics Vision Project
  5. NCTM Illuminations

Although these sites may be familiar to many math teachers, slides 21-33 provide specific reasons why these resources are of high-quality.  She also provided screen shots detailing how to navigate the sites to find meaningful resources aligned with the Common Core State Standards.  Hot links are found throughout the presentation to guide you to the resources that were shared.

Click here to access the resources!

 

About Heather Mullins

Heather Mullins is the Chief Academic Officer in Newton-Conover City Schools. She is a North Carolina Teaching Fellow who spent 12 years as a high school English Teacher. She received her B.S.Ed. in Secondary English Education from Western Carolina University. Heather completed her National Board Certification in Adolescent Young Adult English Language Arts in 2002. She holds an M.Ed. in Academically and Intellectually Gifted from UNC-Charlotte. Heather has served as a Curriculum Specialist in Hickory City Schools, an adjunct professor at Lenoir-Rhyne University, and a Professional Development Consultant for the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. She completed her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership through Western Carolina University. Heather is one of the co-founders of #NCed Chat, North Carolina’s first Twitter chat for teachers. She is passionate about innovative practices, instructional technology, student ownership of learning, and supporting teachers. Heather serves on the advisory board for the North Carolina Digital Learning Plan, North Carolina School for the Deaf and Catawba Science Center. She is a recipient of the 2015 NCMLE Central Office Administrator to Watch Award. She also received the 2016 Don Chalker Award for Excellence in Educational Leadership. Heather is the proud mother of one son, Jackson.

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