Okay…so I was thrown into the Common Core Standards this year with little direction from our district. They had a committee that put together curriculum and they did a great job, but it was a little difficult to follow and just so much at one time…I think we were all seeing stars. At the start of the year, we were looking for any resources we could find.
During one of our Institute Days, while searching for some resources I came across the Kansas Association of Teachers of Mathematics Common Core resources page. And while it may not look like a lot at the start, if you scroll down to the middle of the page, you see a link for these AMAZING flipbooks. They are for the Math Standards and broken down by grade level. The teachers I work with and I were thrilled!!! We gathered card stock paper to print them on and went to town. My keen eye for organization allowed me to color code my book so each standard is a different color. (For those that follow this blog or my Twitter feed, this is not surprising.) Check them out!
In an earlier post, I reference making the Geometry one. I opened up the High School Flipbook, but only printed the pages that I needed specifically for Geometry, since I will be teaching it next year.
How to make your own awesome flipbook:
1. Download and save the PDF for the flipbook you need
2. Open the file and go through the book counting how many pages for each standard strand. This will allow you to color code it as you print it.
3. It says you can print back to back, but I haven’t been successful ANY TIME I have tried to do that.
4. When you print you want to select 2 pages per sheet, so you get a handy small flipbook and not a large giant one.
5. Use the paper cutter to cut the pages in half. No other trimming of the sides is needed.
6. Now is the “fun” part, you will need to sit down with a good pair of scissors and cut off on the dotted lines (provided in the PDF file) to create all of the awesome HELFPUL tabs.
7. Use your three hold punch to punch two holes in the pages.
8. Get two binder rings from someone in your building…they can be found. Or ask someone who scrapbooks.
9. Bind them together with the rings.
10. Put your name on them and show them off at every meeting you attending. Make all other math teachers jealous!
There you go. I use this awesome resource DAILY as I look for the standards I am teaching or will be teaching.
Thank you to Melissa Hancock for creating them and posting them on the KATM site!