Resources

Rubric for Common Core State Standards Mathematics Implementation

This rubric can be used as an informal checkpoint about considerations around Common Core Math Implementation with regards to the grade level standards, the mathematics progression across K-12, the standards for mathematical practice, materials and resource alignment, assessment, professional learning, and family communication. The rubric also includes evidence to look for within each category and resources that may be useful to support each category. 

 

 


This website created by Jo Boaler at Stanford University provides free and affordable math resources for educators, administrators, parents, and students. The resources include articles, videos, math tasks, and online courses to support learning mathematics with a growth mindset

 

Mathematics Curriculum Resources - Literature Database

The Center for the Study of Mathematics Curriculum (CSMC) has compiled a literature database containing bibliographic information and abstracts on articles, books, book chapters, and dissertations related to mathematics curriculum.  The database is searchable by words in the abstract, title or author's name. CSMC Research Agenda categories are used to guide the selection of articles for inclusion.

Online Math League (Grades 3-12)

If you teach math, here's a great new contest to get your students excited about learning.  The Online Math League offers tests that are challenging and fun, taken in your own classroom, aligned to state and national standards, scored immediately, and highly targeted at grade level. Impressive plaques and trophies are awarded to a large number of high-scoring teams and individuals.  For more information about the Online Math League's contests, to download free sample tests, or to register your school.

The Stock Market Game (Grades 4-12)

The Stock Market Game is an educational program developed and administered by the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) Foundation.  The program teaches students the importance of saving and investing by building their financial literacy skills and exposing them to the global markets.  It is one of the most widely used financial literacy programs in the nation.
For more information, click here.

Online Courses (Grades K-14)

This free and comprehensive resource is a collection of open college courses that span videos, audio lectures and notes given by professors at Harvard, Princeton and MIT.  Courses such as iPhone Applications from Stanford and Cyber Humor from Oxford are offered.
For more information, click here.

OPPORTUNITIES

Field Trips To Hiller Aviation Museum

The Hiller Aviation Museum is home to some 50 different historic aircraft, each playing a part in the dynamic history of aerospace innovation.  Unique aircraft and multi-media exhibits ranging from flight simulators to video kiosks tell the stories of pioneers of flight, aviation destinies in California, the adventures of aviators and more.  Program topics include:  Amazing Aircraft I and II, Constellations Tonight, Eye on the Sky, Forces of Flight, VFR Flight Planning and Wright Flight.  Simulations include: Flight Simulators Lab, Skyways, and Storm Chasers.  Financial assistance is available to most public schools with more than 40% of students eligible to receive free/reduced price meals.
Visit Hiller website.

College Credit

1 Continuing Education Unit per 10 hours of workshops and/or conferences is available from St. Mary’s College. Cost is $50 per CEU. Contact Michelle Kolota at (650) 802-5404 for more information.  Note: These CEUs DO NOT carry academic credit, and certificates rather than transcripts are issued.

ORGANIZATIONS

Council of Math/Science Educators Of San Mateo County  (CMSESMC)

The mission of this organization is to improve math and science opportunities for teachers and students in San Mateo County. CMSESMC is affiliated with the California Mathematics Council (CMC) and the California Science Teachers Association (CSTA). Each year, CMSESMC hosts a fall resource fair and a spring conference. If you are interested in joining this group and/or attending the meetings, please contact Brennan Brockbank at brennan.brockbank@gmail.com.