Content Standards and Model Curriculum Guide Documents

Mathematics Instructional Coordinator: Marisa Graybill | 406-444-0706
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To access a machine readable version of the official Montana Content Standards for Mathematics, please visit the IMS Global CASE Network site.  Create a free login, select Montana Office of Public Instruction, and view or download the standards.  The CASE version of the standards can be uploaded to student information systems, curriculum mapping programs, and a variety of other uses.

Fall 2020 Math Planning Resources

Ed Reports – Enhanced reports

  • EdReport's is a free Montana-based program through MTDA, ready to help schools with support for math programming in grades 5 to 12 identifying and addressing gaps and gains for fall, ACT Skill Prep, and providing supplemental class material for online/blended or face to face instruction. 

NCTM: Moving Forward: Mathematics Learning in the Era of COVID-19

  • This joint document from NCTM & NCSM focuses on three areas with serious implications for equitable access to high-quality mathematics teaching and learning: structures, teaching practices, and advocacy. The document presents considerations, questions, and potential solution processes to address challenges from the pandemic.

Student achievement partners - Priority Math standards (Grade 4 - Algebra I) 

  • This document names the instructional content priorities in mathematics (K–8) for the 2020–21 academic year. It provides guidance for the field about the content priorities by leveraging the structure and emphases of college- and career-ready mathematics standards.

Charles A Dana Center - Front mapping tool 

  • This google folder holds lost learning mapping outlines for grades 4- Algebra I math courses. This tool can be used to connect standards or concepts that may not have been taught to future grade level standards.

Collections of Digital Manipulatives and Virtual Manipulatives.

Coherence Mapping tool- grades K- Algebra II

  • This spreadsheet is designed to help math teachers and leaders better understand the potential consequences of leaving gaps in their mathematics curriculum. It is a model of how many lessons and hours are needed to teach sequences of standards as defined by the Coherence Map. Created by Raymond Johnson, Mathematics Specialist, Colorado Department of Education.

Cognitively Demanding (Rich) Math Tasks - Online or Face-to-Face

  • This free digital resources contain Cognitively Demanding (Rich) Math Tasks to assist with engaging students in learning mathematics with technology online or face-to-face. This document was created by Hawaii Department of Education. 

Diagnostic and Assessment tools with next step guidance

Ed Ready Montana

  • EdReady Montana is ready to help support math grades 5 to 12 including  ACT Skill Prep, ID gaps and gains for fall. 

New Classroom’s Diagnostics and Academic Road Map

SBAC Digital Library/Tools for Teachers and Allowed Use of Interim Assessment Tools

Upcoming Opportunities

Facilitated Math Courses: Check out our three-week, 10-15 renewal unit, facilitated math courses for all grade levels. Learn more about the 2020-2021 school year courses and sign up today on the Teacher Learning Hub! 

MEMC- Montana Elementary Math Community is back up and running for the 20-21 school year. Join our monthly meetings on the first Wednesday of the month from 4-5 pm. We will be discussing and sharing ideas on all things remote, blended and face to face teaching of elementary mathematics. Join our ongoing conversation via Slack

Check out our calendar of upcoming events- The Professional Learning Portal

Featured Math Hub Courses

Looking for free, online professional learning? Take a look at the Teacher Learning Hub for a variety of excellent mathematics courses.

But What About Fact Fluency?

"My kids just don't know their math facts!" If you have said this before and want to learn how to best help students improve fact fluency, this course will be valuable to you! 

Addition & Subtraction Strategies

Learn the various strategies for addition and subtraction based on place value, properties, and the inverse relationship. 

Multiplication Strategies 

"My kids just don't know their multiplication facts!" Have you ever found yourself say that statement? If so, this course is for you. The Montana Content Standards emphasize solving multiplication problems by using strategies based on place value and properties. This course will focus on how to build multiplication fact fluency with your students by building a conceptual understanding first to learn foundational and derived facts.


Parent Resources

Looking to learn more about grade level expectations? Check out our Just for Parents page.