New Tools for the Common Core

Jun 30, 2014


New Tools for the Common Core
Achieve3000 (www.achieve3000.com): KidBiz3000 (2-5), TeenBiz3000 (6-8), Empower3000 (9-12), and Spark3000 (adults) enable students at all levels to master the content area literacy skills needed to meet the Common Core State Standards.
Adaptive Curriculum Math (www.adaptivecurriculum.com): Designed for grades 6-12, the online AC Math program integrates realworld scenarios that align to state, national, and Common Core standards.
Aha! Math (www.learning.com): Aha! Math is fully aligned to state and Common Core State Standards and provides tools to differentiate instruction.
Atomic Tech Core (www.atomiclearning.com/k12): A suite of tools for school leaders to build their Common Core implementation roadmaps.
Common Core 360 (www.schoolimprovement.com): A Web-based library of resources that helps educators understand what the Common Core Standards are, why they are needed, and how to implement them.
Compass Learning Odyssey (www.compasslearning.com/common-core): Odyssey adds new activities to support Common Core State Standards and new alignments so teachers can select the Common Core standards and learning paths.
Digits (www.digitsmath.com): Written entirely to the Common Core State Standards, this middle school math core curriculum leverages technology to personalize learning.
Dream Box Learning Math (www.dreambox.com): Dream Box Learning combines elementary math aligned to the Common Core State Standards with a motivating learning environment and the Dream Box Intelligent Adaptive Learning platform.
ePals News Now Journalism Center (www.epals.com): This new learning center helps high school students meet “real-world” journalism practices and communications standards, such as those required by the Common Core standards.
Framework for Teaching Evaluation Instrument (www.teachscape.com): Charlotte Danielson has updated her Framework for Teaching Evaluation Instrument with the 2013 Edition that incorporates the instructional implications of CCSS.
Getting from Here to Core: How to Launch the Program that Launches Students (www.CTB.com/CommonCore.): A comprehensive eGuide that delivers a roadmap for schools to effectively shift to the Common Core assessments.
Global Scholar (www.globalscholar.com): The company offers several products written 100% to meet CCSS, including: Performance Series K-2 Reading & Mathematics assessments, National CCSS Progress Monitoring tests and a National CCSS Item Bank with additional items specific to Colorado’s 15% custom standards.
HMH Fuse: Algebra 1, Common Core Edition (www.hmheducation.com): This edition gives every student a personalized learning experience using video tutorials, Math Motion examples, homework help, quizzes, tips, hints, and more.
HMH Readers (www.hmheducation.com): HMH’s new iPad reading app, developed for Common Core Standards mastery, is now available for free download in the iTunes App Store.
Insight (www.learningstation.com): This cloud based program enables administrators to quickly create assessments aligned with state and/or Common Core standards.
Inspiration Maps (www.inspiration.com): Students use proven visual learning methodologies to develop and demonstrate the critical thinking, literacy, and writing skills delineated in the Common Core State Standards.
IXL Math (www.IXL.com): This tools is completely aligned to the Common Core and state standards, offering a list of recommended practice skills for each strand, so teachers can easily find the appropriate skills for their students.
Lexia Reading Core5 (www.lexialearning.com): A technology-based program designed to systematically present content and skills identified as essential by the Common Core State Standards for ELA in grades K–5.
Measured Progress Common Core Assessment Program (MeasuredProgress.org/CommonCore): The language arts and math program for grades 3-11 includes targeted Testlets, a new Item Bank, and PD that guides teachers as they prepare for Common Core State Standards.
Mimio Reading (www.Mimio.com): This supplemental reading comprehension program for grades 3-8 is correlated to the Common Core State Standards, using both individualized adaptive reading instruction and interactive whiteboard group lessons to improve reading test scores.
My Big Campus (www.mybigcampus.com): Educators can now add custom, state, and Common Core standards to content and assignments in My Big Campus.
netTrekker Search by Knovation (www.knovationlearning.com): The new net Trekker Search provides access to more than 330,000 digital resources aligned with state and Common Core standards.
NYLearns.org (www.nylearns.org): New York State’s Curriculum Management and Standards based system, featuring a combination of standards-based resources integrated with a suite of Web-based tools.
ODYSSEYWARE SPARC (http://info.odysseyware.com/newyear): A new set of assessments and instructional materials to help teachers identify competency levels against CCSS and provide supplemental materials for targeted skills remediation.
Open Punch (www.meritsoftware.com): This program takes students through the Common Core Standard requirements of thinking and writing narrative, fact-based, and opinion paragraphs.
PBS KIDS PLAY! Classroom Edition (www.pbskidsplay.org): An online, cross-curricular program for Pre-K to 1st grade that contains hundreds of interactive activities aligned to Common Core and McREL standards in math, science, language, creativity and more.
Peoples Education (www.peopleseducation.com): This product suite, created specifically for the Common Core, includes blended, print, and digital approaches to assessment, instruction, and practice to target specific teaching and learning challenges.
Pearson Algebra 1 Common Core Edition iBook and Geometry Common Core Edition (www.pearsonschool.com): Pearson’s Algebra 1 Common Core Edition, in iBook format, brings educational content to life with video, audio, assessment, interactive images, and 3D animations. The Pearson Geometry Common Core Edition iBook addresses the CCSS throughout every lesson.
Reading Horizons Discovery (www.readinghorizons.com): This program is designed to help K-5 students read by delivering material that meets and exceeds the Common Core for K-5 Foundational Skills standards.
Reading Wonders (http://mheonline.com): A reading program designed specifically for the Common Core State Standards.
Ready Common Core (http://www.i-Ready.com/empower): Built for the Common Core, this program combines a reliable measure and personalized instruction in a single online product.
Study Island (www.studyisland.com): Study Island focuses on core skill areas related to state and Common Core standards, with a focus on math, reading/English language arts, science, and social studies.
Tales2Go (www.tales2go.com): Tales2Go on mackin VIA gives multiple users access to thousands of audio books, which can be used for the Common Core “Speaking and Listening” standard.
Turnitin Writing Rubrics (www.turnitin.com): Turnitin now offers open access to six writing rubrics aligned to the Common Core State Standards for grades 9-10 and 11-12.
Wowzers (www.wowzers.com): Wowzers delivers math Common Core curriculum via story-driven games and activities.
WriteToLearn from Pearson (www.writetolearn.net): Write To Learn includes reading passages and essay prompts to support Common Core State Standards.
WriteSteps (www.writestepswriting.com): Write Steps is a digital and print K-5 Common Core writing and grammar program.
Reach for Reading (www.cengage.com): This new K-5 Common Core reading program features traditional literature, paired with exclusive non-fiction content from National Geographic.
Ready Common Core (www.curriculumassociates.com): This print and online program offers students in grades 3–8 instruction and practice in math and reading while also offering teachers resources to implement these lessons.
Zeos from Pearson (www.pearsonschool.com/zeos): This online standards mastery program uses “gamification” to prepare students for current statewide assessments and the transition to new Common Core assessments.
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  1. Professor Jim Herod and I have written Multivariable Calculus ,a book which we and a few others have used here at Georgia Tech for two years. We have also proposed that this be the first calculus course in the curriculum here, but that is another story....
  2. Although it is still in print, Calculus,by Gilbert Strang is made available through MIT's OpenCourseWare electronic publishing initiative.
  3. Here is one that has also been used here at Georgia Tech. Linear Methods of Applied Mathematics, by Evans Harrell and James Herod.
  4. Yet another one produced at Georgia Tech is Linear Algebra, Infinite Dimensions, and Maple, by James Herod.
  5. I have also written a modest book, Complex Analysis, which I have used in our introductory undergraduate complex analysis course here.
  6. Complex Variables, by Robert Ash and W. P. Novinger. This is a substantial revision of the first edition of Professor Ash's complex variables text originally published in 1971.
  7. Professor E.H. Connell of the University of Miami has made available on the web his book Elements of Abstract and Linear Algebra. You should read his insightful comments about textbooks.
  8. An introductory algebraic topology book, Algebraic Topology I, by Professor Allen Hatcher, of Cornell University, is available, and Professor Hatcher promises the second volume, Algebraic Topology II, will be ready soon.
  9. The Geometry and Topology of Three-Manifolds, by William Thurston. This is an electronic edition of the 1980 lecture notes distributed by Princeton University.
  10. Professor Jim Hefferon of Saint Michaels's College has made available his undergraduate textbook Linear Algebra.
  11. Another elementary linear algebra textbook is Elementary Linear Algebra, by Keith Matthews.
  12. Introduction to Probability, by Charles Grinstead & J. Laurie Snell.
  13. An Introduction to Probability and Random Processes, by Gian-Carlo Rota and Kenneth Baclawski. This is the 1979 manuscript of the work Professor Rota had been working on for some time. It is made available through the efforts of David Ellerman.
  14. Professor Herbert Wilf has made available his book generatingfunctionology.
  15. Another one by Professor Wilf is Algorithms and Complexity.
  16. A = B, by Marko Petkovsek, Herbert Wilf, and Doron Zeilberger.
  17. Furnished by David Joyce is a version of perhaps the greatest textbook of them all, Euclid's Elements.
  18. Daniel Callahan has also provided what he calls a "an open textbook based on Euclid's Elements", Euclid's 'Elements' Redux.
  19. Originally published by Springer-Verlag, the book A Course in Universal Algebra, by Stanley Burris, and H. P. Sankappanavar, is available online.
  20. Professor Robert Ash has written and made available Abstract Algebra:The Basic Graduate Year.
  21. Another one by Professor Ash is A Course In Algebraic Number Theory.
  22. Professor Ash has also completed and made available A Course in Commutative Algebra.
  23. Originally published by Prindle, Weber & Schmidt but currently out of print, Elementary Calculus: An Approach Using Infinitesimals, by Professor H. Jerome Keisler, is now freely available online.
  24. Graph Theory, by Reinhard Diestel.
  25. Available for self-study from The Trillia Group is Basic Concepts of Mathematics, by Elias Zakon.
  26. Another one from The Trillia Group is An Introduction to the Theory of Numbers by Leo Moser.
  27. Also from The Trillia Group are Mathematical Analysis I, and Mathematical Analysis II, by Elias Zakon.
  28. Thanks to Malaspina Great Books, Mechanism of the Heavens (1831), by Mary Somerville, is available online. This second edition was prepared by Russell McNeil.
  29. Lecture Notes on Optimization, by Pravin Varaiya. This is a re-issue of a book out of print since 1975. It is an introduction to mathematical programming, optimal control, and dynamic programming.
  30. Published by Cambridge Press, but still freely available is Mathematical Ilustrations, by Bill Casselman.
  31. A Problem Course in Mathematical Logic, by Stefan Bilaniuk .
  32. Concepts and Applications of Inferential Statistics, by Richard Lowry.
  33. Published by Cambridge University Press, A Computational Introduction to Number Theory and Algebra, by Victor Shoup is nevertheless freely available on-line.
  34. Yet another one out of print, but now freely available is Convergence of Stochastic Processes, by David Pollard.
  35. Designed for undergraduate physics students is Mathematical Tools for Physics, by James Nearing.
  36. A First Course in Linear Algebra, by Rob Beezer.
  37. Group Theory, by Pedrag Civitanovic.
  38. Shlomo Sternberg has written Theory of Functions of a Real Variable.
  39. Lie Algebras is another one by Professor Sternberg
  40. Yet another one by Professor Sternberg is Semi-Riemann Geometry and General Relativity
  41. Advanced Calculus, by Lynn Loomis and Schlomo Sternberg
  42. Difference Equations to Differential Equations, by Dan Sloughter.
  43. The Calculus of Functions of Several Variables is another one by Professor Sloughter.
  44. Notes on Differential Equations, by Bob Terrell.
  45. Sets, Relations, Functions, by Ivo Düntsch and Günther Gediga.
  46. Another one by Düntsch and Gediga is Rough Set Data Analysis.
  47. Predicative Arithmetic, by Edward Nelson.
  48. Toposes, Triples and Theories, by Michael Barr and Charles Wells. This was orinally published by Springer-Verlag, 1985
  49. Also by Barr and Wells is Category Theory for Computing Science.
  50. Information Theory, Inference, and Learning Algorithms, by David J. C. MacKay is published by Cambridge University Press, but is, nevertheless, freely available online.
  51. Numerical Methods and Analysis for Engineers, by Douglas Wilhelm Harder.
  52. Analysis of Functions of a Single Variable, by Lawerence Baggett, was originally written to be used for a one semester senior course, but the author suggests that it is more appropriate for first year graduate students.
  53. Another one by Baggett ia Functional Analysis.
  54. Convex Optimization, by Stephen Boyd, and Lieven Vandenberghe is freely available thanks to Cambridge University Press.
  55. Introduction to Statistical Signal Processing, by R. M. Gray and L. D. Davisson is, according to Professor Gray, a "...much revised version of the earlier text Random Processes: An Introduction for Engineers, Prentice-Hall, 1986, which is long out of print." The current book is published by Cambridge University Press.
  56. Abelian Categories, by Peter Freyd. This was published originally by Harper & Row.
  57. Published by Van Nostrand in 1971 and now available is Categories and Groupoids, by P. J. Higgins.
  58. Basic Concepts of Enriched Category Theory, by G. M. Kelley, was published by Cambridge University Press.
  59. Abstract and Concrete Categories:The Joy of Cats, by Jiri Adamek, Horst Herrlich, and George Strecker.
  60. A Problem Text in Advanced Calculus, by John Erdman.
  61. Abstract Algebra:Theory and Applications, by Tom Judson.
  62. Originally published by Pearson in 2003, Introduction to Real Analysis, by William F. Trench is now freely available.
  63. Another by Professor Trench is Elementary Differential Equations, originally published by Brooks/Cole Thompson Learning in 2000.
  64. Elementary Differential Equations With BoundaryValue Problems, also by Professor Trench, and also originally published by Brooks/Cole Thomson Learning in 2000.
  65. Notes on Diffy Qs: Differential Equations for Engineers, by Jiří Lebl .
  66. According to the authors, Proofs and Concepts: the fundamentals of abstract mathematics, by Dave Morris, and Joy Morris, provides an introduction to proofs, logic, sets, functions, and other fundamental topics of abstract mathematics.
  67. Mathematical Biology, by Jeffrey Chasnov.
  68. Originally published in 1970, Calculus and Linear Algebra. Vol. 1 and also Calculus and Linear Algebra. Vol. 2, by Wilfred Kaplan and Donald J. Lewis, are available thanks to the Scholarly Publishing Office of the University Library at University of Michigan.
  69. Introduction to Calculus I and II, by J.H. Heinbockel.
  70. Active Calculus, by Matt Boelkins.
  71. Analytic Combinatorics, by Philippe Flajolet and Robert Sedgewick.
  72. Mathematical Reasoning: Writing and Proof, by Ted Sundstrom. Earlier editions of this one were published by Pearson Education, Inc., but this most recent edition is now freely available.
  73. Linear Algebra, by David Cherney, Tom Denton, and Andrew Waldron
  74. Yet Another Introductory Number Theory Textbook, by Jonathan Poritz.
  75. Not simply an online textbook, but certainly in the same spirit is the Topology Webcourse project undertaken by Topology Atlas.
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