Common Core State Standards Teaching Tip:
Vertical Alignment- Become intimately familiar with the standards for the grade before you and the grade after you..
You know what your kids should know when they get to you, but how did they get there? What might you have to do to “fill in” the gaps in learning.? And knowing the standards beyond your grade helps you with rigorous preparation for the next level. of learning.. Use these pages to refer to when you have a questions about the “big picture” of the math standards. Understanding the vertical alignment and the progression of the standards will make you a better teacher!