Willis, Judy  Learning to Love Math: Teaching Strategies That Change Student Attitudes and Get Results  

This book a critical read for ALL math teachers. Provides powerful insight into the biology of HOW the brain learns math and strategies you can use to improve student attitudes and respect for math:


Scholarly Resources on
Common Core Curriculum Math Standards:

The Illustrative Mathematics Project uses high quality, rigorously reviewed tasks from teacher leaders across the nation to illustrate each of the Common Core State standards for Mathematics:

Progressions Documents are narratives that describe the progression of a topic across grade levels, based on the structure of mathematics and on research on cognitive development. These documents can be found at:

 Dr. William McCallum, head of the mathematics department at the University of Arizona and one of the lead authors of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics, maintains a blog about resources related to CCSSM implementation:

 Click on the link to find additional MARS (Mathematics Assessment Resource Services) tasks at the Noyce Foundation’s Inside Mathematics:

 Student Achievement Partners, founded by three of the contributing authors of the Common Core State Standards, has assembled these resources to support implementation of the standards for mathematics and for ELA/literacy:


Common Core Maps: Indiana Department of Education:

Building the Common Core Curriculum Maps: Judy Carr, fifth Grade