Free Responsive Classroom Resource Aligns 150 K-5 Math Activities with Common Core Standards & Practices

Lauren Williams's picture
Thursday, November 29, 2012

A newly-published free resource from Responsive Classroom® supports elementary teachers' efforts to address Common Core standards and practices in math using the fun activities in its award-winning book Doing Math in Morning Meeting: 150 Quick Activities that Connect to Your Curriculum.

Each activity in Doing Math in Morning Meeting (originally published in 2010) correlates with one or more of the Common Core K-5 standards and practices for mathematics, which emphasize critical thinking and collaborative learning. The new downloadable reference guide shows these correlations. For each grade, K−5, the guide is divided into three parts for ease of use:

  • by Activity, showing which Common Core standards and practices each activity can help address
  • by Common Core Practice, showing which activities can be used to help address particular practices
  • by Common Core Standard, showing which activities can be used to help address particular standards

According to the book's co-author Margaret Berry Wilson, "We packed every activity with learning opportunities as well as making them fun, engaging, and community-building. The way the new guide shows alignments with the Common Core is going to help a lot of teachers, and I'm excited that it will also help them get even more use out of a book they may already own."

Doing Math in Morning Meeting (232 pp, paper, $25, ISBN 978-1-892989-37-6) is one of the most popular Responsive Classroom books. It received a Distinguished Achievement Award from the Association of Educational Publishers and a bronze "IPPY" from Independent Publisher.

About Northeast Foundation for Children, Inc. and the Responsive Classroom® approach

Northeast Foundation for Children, Inc. (NEFC), a not-for-profit organization, was established in 1981 by elementary school educators who envisioned a way of teaching that would bring together academic and social learning throughout the school day. That way of teaching, called the Responsive Classroom approach, is now being used in schools across the country. It has been recognized by the Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL) as one of 23 effective social-emotional learning programs.

Northeast Foundation for Children offers Responsive Classroom on-site consulting services to schools and districts, workshops and institutes for educators in locations around the country, and numerous books, videos, and other resources for teachers and administrators.

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