Core-Plus Mathematics Courses 1-4 and the
Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

The correlation to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) provides the main page references in Core-Plus Mathematics Courses 1-3 and Course 4: Preparation for Calculus for each of the CCSS mathematical content standards. This booklet is available from your McGraw-Hill sales representative with ISBN: 978-0-07-665814-5.

By design, the Core-Plus Mathematics curriculum introduces topics in a developmentally appropriate manner. Thus, some of the content expectations are introduced in Course 1 and treated at increasing depth in later courses. This document indicates both the pages where a topic is first introduced and where it is extended in later courses. Some of the CCSS standards are also addressed by the solution of problems in the curriculum that require use of mathematics or statistics from several standards. Thus, an algebra standard may be employed while completing a geometry problem in Core-Plus Mathematics. You will notice this most often in the homework tasks labeled as Connections tasks. Standards are also addressed within the Review tasks with each lesson.

Note that in the CCSS, additional mathematics that students should learn in order to take advanced courses such as calculus, advanced statistics, or discrete mathematics are indicated by a +.

The Core-Plus Mathematics curriculum, by design, incorporates the CCSS Mathematical Practices into each lesson. Descriptions of the Mathematical Practices listed below along with selected examples of these practices in each Core-Plus Mathematics text are provided in the CCSS Guide to Core-Plus Mathematics. In addition, this guide contains a CCSS Pathway through Core-Plus Mathematics units.

  1. Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
  2. Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
  3. Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.
  4. Model with mathematics.
  5. Use appropriate tools strategically.
  6. Attend to precision.
  7. Look for and make use of structure.
  8. Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.

Note that Model with Mathematics is a CCSS Standard for Mathematical Practice, and specific modeling standards appear throughout the high school standards indicated by a ★.

"Our department is excited about implementation of the new Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSS). We believe that the change will be relatively easy for our program because Core-Plus Mathematics aligns well with the CCSS, including the Mathematical Practices Standards. Our students are engaged daily in problem solving, reasoning, making sense of mathematics, and using technological tools strategically."

Genie Foster
Brighton High School
Rochester, New York
"It is amazing how closely Core-Plus Mathematics aligns with the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics, both in content and in the vision of mathematical proficiency described by the Standards for Mathematical Practice! The Modeling Standard is embedded seamlessly throughout all four courses, supporting students as they develop creative problem solving strategies, and emphasizing the rich connections among the different strands of mathematics."

Ann Peterson
Mathematics Teacher
Grand Junction High School
Grand Junction, Colorado

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