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Curriculum, Instruction & Accountability

Kern County Superintendent of Schools

Math

Mathematics Coordinator
Leeanne Stevens
Email: lstevens@kern.org
Phone: (661)636-4676

Mathematics and Science Coordinator
Merci Del Rosario
Email: medelrosario@kern.org
Phone: (661)636-4640

  • Instructional Resources

    The California State Board of Education adopts instructional materials for Kindergarten to Grade Eight. These materials align to the California Common Core State Standards (CA CCSS) in their respective subjects.  At the high school level, instructional materials are adopted at the local level, with the district board of education certifying that the materials align to the state standards.

    Mathematics Instructional Materials Adoption (K – 8)
    2014 Mathematics Adoption   http://www.cde.ca.gov/ci/ma/im/

    The 2014 Mathematics Adoption took effect January 1, 2013 under Assembly Bill 1246.  Updates can be found by visiting the website noted above.

    Additional Curricular Topics for Math
    Outstanding literature for science and math topics
    http://www.cde.ca.gov/ci/cr/rl/documents/scimathlist1993.doc

    Smarter Balanced Assessment System Resources
    http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/sa

  • Standards and Frameworks

    California Common Core State Standards (CA CCSS)
    The California Common Core State Standards:  Mathematics (CA CCSSM) reflect the importance of focus, coherence, and rigor as guiding principles for mathematics instruction and learning.  California’s implementation of the CA CCSSM demonstrates a committtment to providing a world-class education for all students that supports college and career readiness and the knowledge and skills necessary to fully participate in the twenty-first- century global economy. – Tom Torlakson, State Superintendent of Public Instruction

    • Mathematics Standards Maps for Higher Mathematics

    http://www.cde.ca.gov/ci/cr/cf/stdsmaps4highermath.asp

    CCSS Content Overview Brochures
    http://www.cde.ca.gov/be/st/ss/

    These informative brochures were produced for the Consortium for the Implementation of the Common Core State Standards under the leadership of the Curriculum Frameworks and Instructional Services Division of the California Department of Education and the Sacramento County Office of Education.  These brochures summarize what children will learn within each grade span and help parents to feel more connected as they become familiar with the intent of our state standards.  Links to Spanish language versions and additional resources are also provided on this page.

    California Mathematics Framework  

    Focus, coherence, and rigor, the underlying principles of the California Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CA CCSSM), hold the promise of preparing all California students for college, careers, and civic life—and developing mathematically competent individuals who can use mathematics as a tool for making wise decisions in their personal lives, a foundation for rewarding work, and a means for comprehending and influencing the world in which they will live. This framework supports these ambitious goals by emphasizing mathematical instruction and learning that focus on key topics, build mathematical understanding and fluency in a coherent manner, and develop students’ ability to apply mathematics creatively to analyze and solve complex problems.

    California Mathematics Framework  
    http://www.cde.ca.gov/ci/ma/cf/

    Executive summary (pdf): http://www.scoe.net/castandards/Documents/summary-math-framework.pdf

  • Grants and Funding Sources

    California Mathematics and Science Partnership

    The California Mathematics and Science Partnership (CaMSP) grant program, administered by the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Office in the California Department of Education (CDE), is dedicated to increasing the academic achievement of students in mathematics and science by enhancing the content knowledge and teaching skills for classroom teachers through professional learning activities. No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Title II, Part B is the funding source for this in-depth professional development program.
    Introduction and general information
    www.cde.ca.gov/pd/ca/ma/camspintrod.asp

    Search for Mathematics and Science grants on www.grantsalert.com

  • Professional Organizations

    Kern County Mathematics Council
    http://www.kerncmc.org

    The Kern County Mathematics Council (KCMC) is a professional organization of PK – College educators dedicated to making sure that ALL Kern County students have access to high quality mathematics education.

    It is the goal of the KCMC to:

    • promote and support the improvement of mathematics education in Kern County.
    • disseminate information on current issues in mathematics education.
    • provide opportunities for mathematics educators to share ideas and teaching strategies.
    • support student mathematics activities.

    California Mathematics Council
    http://www.cmc-math.org
    CMC annual conferences held in the South, North, and Central sections.

    National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
    http://www.nctm.org

  • Professional Development

    Professional development resources for programs serving teachers throughout their professional careers
    http://www.cde.ca.gov/pd/

    Information about obtaining CA teaching authorization
    http://www.cde.ca.gov/calendar/#menu

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