• 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.

    For Grades K - 8: Daily Yearly
    For Grades 9 - 12: Daily Yearly

    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.

    Instructional Evaluations

    Assessment Evaluations

    Curriculum Design 

    Online resources and tools to assist district and charter leaders and educators in the design of curriculum documents and unit development.

    • 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.