"The Common Core State Standards in Math needed to be deciphered! After reading this book, teachers will have acquired an abundance of realistic steps to achieve fantastic outcomes! Well done!"
"I loved this book. It is a must have for K-2 teachers. The breakdown and explanation of the math skills is excellent. As a teacher who has been teaching Common Core for a few years, I wish I had had something like this to help guide me from the beginning. I will definitely recommend it for my school. This book is a winner for classroom teachers."
"I love the user-friendly organization of this book. Teachers in K-2 can easily check the prior grade level standards to see how each standard builds off of another. Teachers who have multi-age primary classrooms will appreciate the easy-to-follow examples. All teachers will value the clear “I do, you do” format presented in the book as well as the common misconceptions sections which will help teachers plan accordingly."
"This book is worth its weight in gold, for states following the Common Core and for states who don’t. States not using the Common Core can use this book for a better perspective of what is meant by rigor and how students can master the standards, which are very similar to individual state standards . . . The importance of the book is immeasurable."
"This companion supports implementation of the Common Core Mathematics Standards with attention to the instructional shifts: focus, coherence, and rigor. The standard-by-standard examples provide teachers with an image of what the standards looks like in the classroom for both teachers and students. The attention to students’ conceptions helps teachers plan with student thinking in mind and contributes to the collaborative work of grade-level teams."
"This practical, exemplary resource provides teachers support in their understanding and learning of the Common Core Mathematics Standards. The book does an excellent job of unpacking what the Standards mean and makes explicit connections both to the Standards for Mathematical Practice and common student misconceptions. It is an ideal choice for a book study at either the grade or school level."
"This book is a must go-to for classroom teachers and coaches and leaders who support teachers in implementation of the Common Core Mathematics Standards. Connecting the Common Core Mathematics Standards (both content standards and practice standards) together with the effective teaching practices (Principles to Actions, NCTM, 2014), the authors provide the practical resources to support teachers in deepening their understanding of the mathematics in the Standards in ways that will enable them to bring these Standards alive for all students.
"At the end of the day, it's our students who matter most. Have we made them feel great about themselves as learners or not? It's that simple. So it's with a huge sigh of relief —and a round of applause—that I recommend The Common Core Math Companion, K-2. Linda Gojak and Ruth Harbin Miles bring to this book a deep understanding of the developmental needs of children in the primary grades. Let's face it, the CCSS are challenging, perhaps especially at K-2, and we have to be extra vigilant about how they influence instruction in the early grades.
“I appreciate the comprehensiveness of [The Common Core Mathematics Companion: The Standards Decoded, Grades K–2]. It compiles the standards, progressions, math practices, and more into one resource. . . . This is a reference resource to have read¬ily available for planning units and lessons, increasing content knowledge, and understand¬ing math. It will be a valuable companion on the path to increasing teacher efficacy and student learning. After I shared this resource with my colleagues, all of them requested copies for a book study.”