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:
- Instructional Units
- Lesson Plans
- 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.
- Illustrative Mathematics
- Inside Mathematics
- Mathematics Assessment Project
- Mathematics Vision Project
- 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.
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