Math Shifts with CCSS
With the adoption of Common Core State Standards (CCSS) math instruction has shifted in 6 key areas. The shifts in instruction are listed below.
Shift 1 - Focus: The scope of math instruction focuses on fewer topics in greater depth.
Shift 2 - Coherence: Student learning is connected within and across grade levels building on students' previous learning to support students in moving to more advanced topics.
Shift 3 - Fluency: Students know procedures fluently - having speed & accuracy with simple calculations.
Shift 4 - Deep Understanding: Students develop a deep conceptual understanding and can easily operate within a math concept prior to moving on.
Shift 5 - Application: Students use and apply their mathematical knowledge to solve problems.
Shift 6 - Dual Intensity: Students are practicing and understanding math with intensity.
In other words:
- Learn more about fewer, key topics
- Build skills in and across grade levels
- Develop speed and accuracy
- Really know it; really do it
- Use it in the real world
- Think fast and solve problems