Classroom Challenges from the Mathematics Assessment Resource Service
These “Classroom Challenges” are ready-to-use math lessons that showcase Common Core State Standards in mathematics (CCSSM) aligned instructional planning at the lesson level and are designed to support classroom formative assessment in grades 6-10. The resource provides 20 lessons per grade, all available for download at no cost, and all designed to reveal student thinking, skills, and ability relative to the CCSSM. “Concept Development Lessons” first establish levels of prior knowledge and then build understanding of key ideas. “Problem Solving Lessons” first establish levels of prior knowledge and then allow students to apply their knowledge in non-routine, unstructured problems. Lessons address the rigor of the content standards, foreground the practice standards, focus on communication and collaboration, and emphasize multiple representations.