Our district has begun to teach Common Core Geometry. We will not be teaching Common Core Algebra 1 or 2 until 2014. I have found a few resources (including lessons and performance tasks) for the Geometry but am still looking for more. Has anyone used anything at the high school level for Common Core (any course, not just Geometry, Algebra 1, and Algebra 2) that you really like? If so, what is it? I'm looking for anything useful. Lessons, performance tasks, test generators, projects, etc.
Also, I'm attempting to flip my classroom because of the structure of my school so I will be creating video lessons for my students. I have seen LearnZillion's website and really like their video lessons but they don't have anything for high school yet. They are working on that this summer. I've also seen CK12's website and it looks pretty good, as well. Does anyone have any other good sites for Common Core video lessons for high school math that are downloadable? I don't want my students to have to rely on the internet to watch the lessons.
Thanks for your help!
Have you looked at NCTM's Reasoning and Sense Making http://www.nctm.org/rsmtasks/
Dan Meyer's Blog: http://blog.mrmeyer.com/
Mathematics Assessment Project: http://map.mathshell.org/materials/tasks.php
Georgia's CCSS frameworks and units: https://www.georgiastandards.org/Common-Core/Pages/Math-9-12.aspx
To add to that last comment, I agree that Mathematics Assessment Project has some good formative assessment lessons aligned to the Common Core. If you click on the Standards tab at the top of the page, you can search for lessons by standard (Content or Mathematical Practice). Lessons include features such as questions teachers can ask to provide scaffolding or enrichment, sample work intended to be critiqued by your students, and some extension tasks for additional challenge. Some of the problems are nicely ill-structured or open-ended so that you can encourage multiple approaches.
An easy Geometry task to try for your first time is called "Calculating Volumes of Compound Objects." Students start by working individually to calculate the volumes of glasses of different shapes. The lesson includes a nice problem about calculating the height of the water in a non-cylindrical glass when it's half full. One of my colleagues used this lesson recently, and this problem really helped to bring out a lot of student misconceptions. It's not as open-ended as some of the other problems, but it will take you a relatively short time to plan.
As for video lessons, there is plenty of good stuff on YouTube. You just have to help students separate the good from the bad. If you use an iPad, there are free apps that help you make your own videos in which you record your own audio while writing on the screen. Some of the better apps include Educreations and Knowmia. Both apps are associated with websites that store your videos for you.
Here's a complete high school geometry course aligned with the Common Core State Standards:
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