*The Standards Decoded, Grades K-2 : what They Say, what They Mean, how to Teach Them*

**Author**: Linda Gojak

**Publisher:** Corwin Publishers

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**Category:** Education

**Page:** 225

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Modelled after Jim Burke's successful Common Core Companion Series, this book includes a clear explanation of the mathematics within each domain, cluster, and standard and suggested grade level appropriate visual models and representations.

"The Common Core Mathematics Companion 6-8 offers a practical guide for implementing the CCSS Math Standards. Teachers will appreciate the misconception alerts and ideas for differentiation." — Jay McTighe, Author and Consultant When it comes to math, standards-aligned is achievement-aligned… In the short time since The Common Core Mathematics Companions, Grades K-2 and 3-5 burst on the scene, they have been lauded as the best resources for making critical math ideas easy to teach. With this brand-new 6-8 volume, middle school math success is at your fingertips. Page by page, the authors lay out the pieces to a cutting-edge curriculum, helping you to: Get the inside scoop on which standards connect, what key vocabulary means, and time-saving tables showing where to focus instruction for each grade Write curriculum for: ratios and proportional relationships, the number system, expressions and equations, functions, geometry, and statistics & probability Use the What to Teach pages to deliver powerful standards-based lessons Learn effective techniques to create an environment where all students can experience math break-throughs Incorporate the Standards for Mathematical Practice to improve students’ ability to problem solve, construct viable arguments, use tools strategically, attend to precision, and more The Common Core Mathematics Companion, Grades 6–8 has what every middle school needs to provide students with the foundation for the concepts and skills they will be expected to know in grade 9–12. Ruth Harbin Miles is a mathematics coach, with special expertise in developing teachers’ content knowledge and strategies for engaging students to achieve high mathematics standards. A serving member on the Board of Directors for the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics, Ruth is a co-author with Linda Gojak of The Common Core Mathematics Companions, K–2 and 3–5 (Corwin). Lois Williams, Ed.D., who taught mathematics in grades K–8 for 20 years, is currently an adjunct professor at Mary Baldwin College and an International Fellow with the Charles A. Dana Center, training teachers in the College and Career Readiness Standards She has been honored with a Fulbright Teacher Exchange and the Virginia Middle School Mathematics Teacher of the Year award.

When it comes to math, standards-aligned is achievement-aligned… Since The Common Core Mathematics Companions for grades K–2, 3–5 and 6–8 burst on the scene, they have been lauded as the best resources for making critical math ideas easy to teach. With this brand-new volume, high school mathematics success is at your fingertips. The authors lay out the pieces of an in-depth explanation, showing the mathematical progression of each conceptual category, how standards connect within and across domains, and what teachers and students should be doing every day to foster deep learning.

This book is modeled after Jim Burke’s successful Common Core Companion Series. It is the second of two books (K-2, 3-5) in the series. The book will include a clear explanation of the mathematics within each domain, cluster, and standard and suggested grade level appropriate visual models and representations. It is a book for math teachers who may or may not be math specialists. As teachers plan and develop their curriculum, this book will help them determine important mathematics in a cluster and how that mathematics connects from one grade to the next as well as within a grade.