
CorePlus Mathematics Courses 14 and the
Common Core State Standards for Mathematics
The correlation
to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) provides
the main page references in CorePlus Mathematics Courses 13 and Course
4: Preparation for Calculus for each of the CCSS mathematical
content standards. This booklet is available from your McGrawHill sales representative with ISBN: 9780076658145.
By design, the CorePlus 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 CorePlus 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 CorePlus
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 CorePlus
Mathematics text are provided in the CCSS Guide to CorePlus Mathematics. In addition, this guide contains a CCSS Pathway through CorePlus Mathematics units.
 Make sense
of problems and persevere in solving them.
 Reason abstractly and
quantitatively.
 Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning
of others.
 Model with mathematics.
 Use appropriate tools strategically.
 Attend to precision.
 Look for and make use of structure.
 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 CorePlus
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 CorePlus 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 
