
Mathematics
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Every student needs and deserves a rich and rigorous mathematics curriculum that is focused on the development of concepts, the acquisition of basic and advanced skills and the integration of problem solving experiences. The Department of Education encourages educators to provide such challenging mathematics opportunities to foster the growth of intelligent, thoughtful and mathematically literate members of society. 
CSDE CURRICULUM, INSTRUCTION AND ASSESSMENT PUBLICATIONS
Curriculum and Instruction
 Connecticut State Board of Education Position Statement on Mathematics Education [PDF]
 Common Core State Standards  Effective July 7, 2010, the Connecticut State Board of Education adopted the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in English language arts and mathematics (Common Core State Standards ). These standards establish what Connecticut’s students should know and be able to do as they progress through Grades K12. CSDE will provide support for local education agencies as they transition from the 2005 Mathematics Curriculum Framework and the 2007 PK8 Curriculum Standards, commonly referred to as the GLEs. Currently, there are documents available intended to assist districts in CCSSbased curriculum revision and development are available. In 2013, Connecticut renamed the CCSS as the Connecticut Core Standards(CCS). The CCS is the CCSS in its entirety with no changes.



Transition to the CCSS for Mathematics in Connecticut [ PDF]



NEW! CT Mathematics Unit Planning Organizers are designed to be a resource for developers of curriculum. The documents feature standards organized in units with key concepts and skills identified, and a suggested pacing guide for the unit. The standards for Mathematical Practice are an integral component of CT Standards (CCSS) and are evident highlighted accordingly in the units.
The information in the unit planning organizers can easily be placed into the curriculum model in used at the local level during the revision process. It is expected that local and/or regional curriculum development teams determine the "Big Ideas" and accompanying "Essential Questions" as they complete the units with critical vocabulary, suggested instructional strategies, activities and resources.
Note that all standards are important and are eligible for inclusion on the large scale assessment to be administered during the 201415 school year. The Standards were written to emphasize correlations and connections within mathematics. The priority and supporting standard identification process emphasized that coherence. Standards were identified as priority or supporting based on the critical areas of focus described in the CT Standards, as well as the connections of the content within and across the K12 domains and conceptual categories. In some instances, a standard identified as priority actually functions as a supporting standard in a particular unit. No stratification or omission of practice or content standards is suggested by the system of organization utilized in the units.
 CTCorestandards.org has a variety of resources and professional development opportunities designed for Connecticut educators around the CCS.
Assessment
 Smarter Balanced Assessment System  system of valid, reliable, and fair nextgeneration assessments aligned to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in English language arts/literacy (ELA/literacy) and mathematics for grades 38 and 11. The system—which includes both summative assessments for accountability purposes and optional interim assessments for instructional use—will use computer adaptive testing technologies to the greatest extent possible to provide meaningful feedback and actionable data that teachers and other educators can use to help students succeed.
MathScience Collaboration
 MathScience Partnership Program  The Math and Science Partnerships program is a formula grant program to the states. The program supports projects to improve math and science education through partnerships, which include, at a minimum, a highneed LEA and the mathematics, science, or engineering department of IHE.
 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) – Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching are the nation's highest honor for K12 teachers of mathematics and science. Awardees serve as models for their colleagues, inspiration to their communities, and leaders in the improvement of mathematics and science education. The 201415 PAEMST competition is open to teachers working in Grades 712. The nomination period will open in Fall 2014. Applications opened in November and will be due in the spring of 2015.
2012 PAEMST State Finalists – K6 Mathematics:
 Foday Dumbuya, CREC Montessori Magnet School, Hartford
 Andrew Mazzei, Louis P. Slade Middle School, New Britain
 Maren Sussman, Center School, Ellington
2012 PAEMST State Finalists – K6 Science:
 Kristen Senise, Spring Glen School, Hamden
 Mary Servino, Interdistrict Discovery Magnet School, Bridgeport
 Brenda Windsor, Frenchtown Elementary School, Trumbull
2013 PAEMST State Finalist – Gr. 712 Mathematics:
 Jacqueline Corricelli, Conard High School, West Hartford
2013 PAEMST State Finalists – Gr. 712 Science:
 Matthew Brodeur, East Hartford High School
 Joshua Steffenson, Glastonbury High School
 Gregory Walsh, John Winthrop School, BridgeportAD
DITIONAL RESOURCES
Committees
Professional Organizations
Teachers & Administrators
Parents & Community
 ASK DR. MATH
This site offers problems, puzzles and most importantly, answers to your math questions. A resource for students, teachers and parents
 FIGURE THIS!
Find problems to solve and make mathematics learning and problem solving fun and interesting for the middle grades student and their family
 Math Activities for the Home
The US Department of Education's link to archived activities that jumpstart kids’ thinking about mathematics during everyday activities
Students
CONTACT
Charlene Tate Nichols, Consultant Email: charlene.tate.nichols@ct.gov Phone: (860) 7136757 Facsimile: (860) 7137049 Major Responsibilities: K8 Mathematics Curriculum and Instruction Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching K6
Jennifer Michalek, Consultant
Email: jennifer.michalek@ct.gov
Phone: (860) 7136557
Major Responsibilities:
612 Mathematics Curriculum and Instruction
Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching 712
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