CommonCore.org is best known for the CCSS ELA Curriculum Maps. Developed with grants from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the maps were free for a year, but are now only available as textbooks from Jossey-Bass.
They are now participating with the New York Education Department to develop math curriculum maps. For now, they have some materials free on their website and are asking for input as they develop their math curriculum maps. They are free pdfs–for now.
(Fall 2013 Update: These are no longer available free, so I have removed the links.)
Grade K Exemplar: A 30-day unit on “Numbers 10-20; Count to 100 by Ones and Tens”
Grade 2 Exemplar: A 25-day unit on Place Value, Counting, and Comparison of Numbers to 1000
Grade 3 Exemplar: A 25-day unit on Place Value, Counting, and Comparison of Numbers to 1000
Grade 5 Exemplar: A 22-day unit on Addition and Subtraction of Fractions
Math Curriculum Map Overview P-5
Math Curriculum Overview 6-8
Math Curriculum Over 9-12
How to use CommonCore.org’s Curriculum Maps
Year Long Overview of Math Curriculum Maps
If you are interested in these curriculum maps, be sure to save and archive the pdf files. If the ELA maps are any indication, the math maps won’t stay free for long. (2013 Update: These are no longer available free.)
There is one sample lesson still available, which is provided to help you decide if you want to purchase the Eureka Program of Math.
Eureka Math, Grade 3, Module 1
Also suggested are these manipulatives to accompany the curriculum maps (Links are to Amazon):
- Dot Dice.
- Place Value Disks for GR 1-3.
- Place Value Disks for GR 3-6.
- Two Color Counters.
- Ten Frame Cards.
- Bulletin Board Number Line.
- Snap cubes. Sets of 100, 500 or 1000. 1000 set is recommended.
- Play Money Set.
- Base 10 Class Set.
- Place Value Strips, 4 Digits, 1000s.
- Personal Dry Erase Boards, set of 10. Each student needs a board.
- Teacher Abacus.
- Liquid Measurement Set.
- Place Value Strips, Millions.