[ View the story "What are the Common Core State Standards?" on Storify] What are the Common Core State Standards? During our show last night, viewers asked for specific examples of what these new standards are saying.
AJAMStream· Fri, Sep 06 2013 12:06:32
Please show some of the standards and show what they call for #ajamstreamDarren Burris
The current standards can be found on Common Core's official site.
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They are two categories: Mathematics and English Language Arts. Both these categories span Grades K–12.
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Here are examples of the Mathematics standards.
Kindergarten Number and Operations in Base Ten:
CCSS.Math.Content.K.NBT.A.1 Compose and decompose numbers from 11 to 19 into ten ones and some further ones, e.g., by using objects or drawings, and record each composition or decomposition by a drawing or equation (such as 18 = 10 + 8); understand that these numbers are composed of ten ones and one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, or nine ones.corestandards.org
Grade 3 Operations and Algebraic Thinking:
CCSS.Math.Content.3.OA.A.1 Interpret products of whole numbers, e.g., interpret 5 × 7 as the total number of objects in 5 groups of 7 objects each. For example, describe a context in which a total number of objects can be expressed as 5 × 7.corestandards.org
High School Geometry
CCSS.Math.Content.HSG-SRT.A.2 Given two figures, use the definition of similarity in terms of similarity transformations to decide if they are similar; explain using similarity transformations the meaning of similarity for triangles as the equality of all corresponding pairs of angles and the proportionality of all corresponding pairs of sides.corestandards.org
The following examples come from the Reading/Language Arts section. Part of that section contains a list of "anchor standards" that apply to all grade levels. This is what one anchor standard says:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.1 Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.corestandards.org
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.K.6 With prompting and support, name the author and illustrator of a story and define the role of each in telling the story.corestandards.org
Grade 4 Informational Text:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.5 Describe the overall structure (e.g., chronology, comparison, cause/effect, problem/solution) of events, ideas, concepts, or information in a text or part of a text.corestandards.org
Grades 9/10 Writing:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.9-10.1 Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.corestandards.org
Additional standards incorporate literacy with science, other technical subjects and history/social studies.
Grades 11–12 Science and Technical Subjects:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.11-12.2 Determine the central ideas or conclusions of a text; summarize complex concepts, processes, or information presented in a text by paraphrasing them in simpler but still accurate terms.corestandards.org
Grades 6-8 History/Social Studies:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6-8.7 Integrate visual information (e.g., in charts, graphs, photographs, videos, or maps) with other information in print and digital texts.corestandards.org
All the standards can be
in PDF format.