Tools for CCSS Implementation

Tasks to build literacy through mathematics and science content

Inspired and informed by the work of the Literacy Design Collaborative, the Dana Center has created mathematics- and science-focused template tasks to explicitly connect core mathematics and science content to relevant literacy standards for students in grades 7–9. The mathematics template tasks were built from the College and Career Readiness Standards for Mathematics Standards for Mathematical Practice. The science template tasks were built from the eight practices of science and engineering identified in A Framework for K–12 Science Education and aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards performance expectations.

Included here is an initial draft of template tasks for mathematics and science as well as sample teaching tasks for each template task. We also include sample teaching tasks from appropriate template tasks in LDC Task Collection 2. As you use these tasks, please share your feedback so that we may continue to improve the tasks collection.

Mathematics Template and Teaching Tasks [pdf, 1.4MB]

Science Template and Teaching Tasks [pdf, 205KB]

Common Core Toolbox

The Mathematics Common Core Toolbox is a free online portfolio of tools and instructional materials that help you to better understand and to implement the CCSSM. It was created through a collaboration of the Charles A. Dana Center at the University of Texas at Austin and Agile Mind and was funded in part by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.