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Mathematics in Monterey County


The Common Core State Standards for Mathematics are divided into K-5, middle school, and high school. In K-5, the standards provide students with a solid basis of math skills, and progress into applications as they advance through the grade levels. The middle school standards focus on the math skills students will need in high school. In high school, students are required to practice reasoning and thinking mathematically in situations that career, college, and real life will demand.

California Common Core Mathematics Standards


Tools and Training Modules

Professional Learning Modules: Professional learning modules developed by California teachers and other experts provide strategies and resources.

Charles A. Dana Center

CCSS Toolbox Website
The Dana Center collaborates with local and national entities to improve education systems so that they foster opportunity for all students, particularly in mathematics and science. The center offers resources, tools, instructional materials and services to support educators in implementing the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. “The Mathematics Common Core Toolkit,” is one of many tools available.

Common Core Tools

Common Core Tools Website
This website is Bill McCallum’s blog site for mathematics, including resources, updates and reports on projects to support the implementation of the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics.


Desmos for Teachers

Desmos' mission is to help every student learn math and love learning math. Visit the teacher website to explore and enjoy free digital math activities for you and your students.

Illustrative Mathematics

Illustrative Mathematics Website
This resource provides guidance to states, assessment consortia, testing companies, and curriculum developers by illustrating the range and types of mathematical work that students experience in a faithful implementation of the Common Core State Standards, and by publishing other tools that support implementation of the standards.

Inside Mathematics

Inside Mathematics Website
This site provides a resource for educators who struggle to provide the best mathematics instruction they can for their students. Resources include demonstration lesson, mathematics learning tools and resources to support classroom teachers, coaches and administrators’ daily practices.

Among the resources on this site, there is a Common Core Toolkit, a 48-page guide available as a free download or in hard copy for a nominal fee.

The Shell Center

Mathematics Assessment Project Website
The Shell Center is known around the world for its innovative work on mathematics education, including mathematics performance assessments developed by the Mathematics Assessment Project (MAP). MAP is a collaboration between the University of California, Berkeley and the Shell Center team at the University of Nottingham, with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The team works with the Silicon Valley Mathematics Initiative and school systems across the US and UK to develop improved assessment.


The YouCubed website houses resources that inspire math success for all students through growth mindsets and innovative teaching. Their main goal is to inspire, educate and empower teachers of mathematics, transforming the latest research on math learning into accessible and practical forms.

Achieve the Core

Achieve the core contains free, ready-to-use classroom resources that align to college and career ready standards, including the Common Core.

Silicon Valley Math Initiative 

The Silicon Valley Mathematics Initiative is a comprehensive effort to improve mathematics instruction and student learning. SVMI serves schools and districts across California and throughout the United States.

Monterey Bay Area Mathematics Project (MBAMP)

The Monterey Bay Area Mathematics Project (MBAMP)offers professional enrichment opportunities for teachers in Santa Cruz, Monterey, and San Benito counties. MBAMP is one of 19 California Mathematics project sites funded in part by the state of California and administered by the University of California Office of the President.

California Mathematics Council

The California Mathematics Council (CMC) believes that all students have the capacity to become mathematically competent and confident when provided a rigorous and challenging mathematical program supported by high expectations.