Curriculum Development for Mathematics
The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) provide a framework for the mathematical content and practice standards that are to be addressed in each grade or course. Each district and charter school makes appropriate decisions regarding the curriculum design and resources to be used.The Delaware Department of Education serves as a support for districts and schools as they implement curriculum that is aligned to the Common Core State Standards. The resources below serve to provide clarification about grade-level expectations that include exemplary tools that may be used by educators and district leaders to create, evaluate, and prioritize instructional materials and curricula.
Grade Level Expectations
Provides information on where to focus your instruction. Includes prioritizing the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and fluencies required for each grade.
Instructional Practice Guides
Offers tools to provide specific guidance on what the CCSS-aligned mathematics looks like in the classroom. Intended to help teachers and those who support teachers build understanding of CCSS and strengthen practice through daily and yearly planning materials.
Evaluating Curriculum Resources
Online resources and tools for evaluating textbooks or assessments for their alignment to the CCSS. For use with Math materials for grades K-8 or high school.
EdReports is an independent nonprofit designed to improve K-12 education that provides free reviews of K-12 instructional materials based on alignment to college and career-ready standards.
Instructional Materials Evaluation Tool (IMET)
Evaluates comprehensive mathematics curricula in print and digital format.
NCSM Curriculum Analysis Tool
Provides resources and tools for analyzing curriculum based on expectations of the Common Core State Standards
Equip Rubric for Lessons and Units
Evaluates the effectiveness of a lesson or unit based on expectations of the Common Core State Standards
Assessment Evaluation Tool
Evaluates grade or course-level assessment materials for K-HS mathematics.
Online resources and tools to assist district and charter leaders and educators in the design of curriculum documents and unit development.
- Charles A. Dana Center Curriculum Framework Documents
Sample curriculum framework documents based on Common Core State Standards by grade level or course
- Understanding by Design
Resources to support unit design, development of essential questions, and assessment
- Universal Design for Learning
Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a framework to improve and optimize teaching and learning for all people based on scientific insights into how humans learn.
- CAST Resources
CAST is a nonprofit education research and development organization that works to expand learning opportunities for all individuals through Universal Design for Learning
- UDL Blog
Provides resources and general information about UDL guidelines
- HCPSS UDL Blog
Provides resources for training curriculum writers
For more information on Math Standards in Delaware, contact Curriculum, Instruction and Professional Development at 302-735-4180.