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posted Jul 25, 2013, 12:26 PM by Kathryn Behling   [ updated Jul 30, 2013, 6:25 AM ]
I've found this great new app for really understanding the structure of common core by MasteryConnect.  Find it in your app store!  If you want to try it out first, play with it HERE.
 
PROS:
  • They have broken down math by both the traditional track and the integrated track.
  • For the traditional track, they have separate standards for 7th grade and then 7th grade Accelerated (for those schools teaching PreAlgebra).
  • The app separates the appropriate standards for an 8th grade Algebra 1 and a 9th grade Algebra 1.
  • It color codes all of the standards.
  • When you click on a standard, it gives you the standard and an example.
  • For difficult topics, such as modeling, it gives a link so that you can learn more about what it should look like in your classroom.
  • In the resources tab, they give the standards for practice, the math appendix, and a glossary.
CONS:
  • I cannot find any printer friendly version of this.  I'd like to have a copy that I can write on.
  • They have standards for a "fourth course" in math, but they don't name it or give an indication of what it would look like in a school.
  • It would be really nice if there was a connection between this and something like Khan Academy where you could watch a video about the topic.
  • I wish this app allowed you to "check off" standards as you taught them in your classroom.
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