Washington, DC (PRWEB) August 27, 2013
As states and school districts prepare to implement the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in the coming school year, the non-profit Common Core, Inc. today announced the launch of Eureka Math, a comprehensive, content-rich PreK-12 mathematics curriculum and professional development platform distinguished by its deep adherence to the CCSS-Mathematics (CCSS-M).
Following more than two years of development led by master teachers and math scholars, Eureka Math provides an easily navigable online platform for housing the comprehensive mathematics curriculum Common Core, Inc. created for the New York State Education Department (NYSED), which is housed on engageny.org. Eureka Math includes embedded professional development and customized functionality that allows teachers to move readily through the curriculum in response to student needs.
“Eureka Math is peerless in its faithfulness to the CCSS-M. The teams of scholars and teachers who crafted this curriculum possess authoritative knowledge of the standards and of mathematics. That knowledge is reflected in every page of Eureka Math,” said Lynne Munson, Common Core, Inc., president and executive director. “Eureka offers the opportunity for teachers to learn along with these teams of experts. Through embedded video and significant scaffolding tools, Eureka provides educators with a high-quality instructional plan to help students achieve new, higher expectations.”
The most comprehensive and rigorously juried curricular treatment of CCSS-M in existence today, Eureka Math was developed by Common Core, Inc. a Washington, DC-based not-for-profit organization (not affiliated with CCSS) that creates content-rich curriculum tools and promotes programs, policies, and initiatives at the local, state and federal levels. Earlier this summer the State of Louisiana and its Office of the State Superintendent of Education recommended Common Core’s mathematics curriculum, sponsored by NYSED, to educators, praising the curriculum for its rigor and alignment with the CCSS.
“The goal of Eureka Math is to produce students who are not merely literate, but fluent, in mathematics. Eureka will support and empower educators as they seek to meet, and even surpass, the new expectations set by the CCSS-M,” Munson said.
Eureka Math is based on the theory that mathematical knowledge is conveyed most clearly and effectively when it is taught in a sequence that follows the “story” of mathematics itself. Eureka Math consists of three components: A Story of Units (PreK-5), A Story of Ratios (6-8) and A Story of Functions (9-12). The sequencing has been joined with methods of instruction that have been proven to work, in this nation and abroad. These methods drive student understanding beyond process, to deep mastery of mathematical concepts.
Eureka Math is available at Common Core’s website (commoncore.org). Over time, Eureka will be further enhanced with additional student-facing materials, professional development tools and dashboard functionality. Starting later this month, the curriculum will be available in a print version through publisher Jossey-Bass/Wiley.
Eureka is the latest addition to Common Core’s new online curriculum library. Commoncore.org provides educators a comprehensive look at Common Core’s portfolio of instructional platforms, including:
Common Core is a leader in providing educators with high-quality, low-cost curriculum tools based on the Common Core State Standards. Common Core, Inc.’s first platform was its Curriculum Maps in English Language Arts (now The Wheatley Portfolio), which have been viewed more than 6 million times since they went online in August of 2010. More than 100,000 educators nationwide are currently using Common Core’s ELA curriculum.
About Common Core
Common Core is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that creates curriculum tools and promotes programs, policies and initiatives at the local, state, and federal levels that provide students with challenging, rigorous instruction in the full range of liberal arts and sciences. Common Core was established in 2007 and is not affiliated with the Common Core State Standards.