Common Core Standards Alignment to New York State Standards, Vilson Edition - The Jose Vilson

Common Core Standards Alignment to New York State Standards, Vilson Edition

by Jose Vilson on August 30, 2010

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To my New York State math teacher brethren,

By giving you these three PDFs, I’m also sharing where I work. Yes, I’m also going to say I made these documents, which is 85% true (the other 15% was done by others in my school’s math department, but I’ll give them absolute deference to within my school when asked “Who made these?”) Please note that these are just drafts and if there’s anything we need to add, let me know. Also note that NY hasn’t mapped out completely how they’re going to roll out the Common Core in this state.

Otherwise, enjoy and share alike. Just make sure that if you’re going to use it, leave a comment here and say hello.

8th Grade Common Core Appendix to NYS Math Curriculum

7th Grade Common Core Appendix to NYS Math Curriculum

6th Grade Common Core Appendix to NYS Math Curriculum

Aren’t they just pretty?

Jose, who loves sharing and sharing alike …

P.S. – As a bonus, check this out, too. We haven’t started the school year yet, so if I can have it, you can, too. (That list isn’t mine, I promise.)

{ 28 comments… read them below or add one }

Michael Doyle August 30, 2010 at 7:04 pm

Dear TheJLV,

I’ve no doubt that your awesome documents will be consumed eagerly by those who follow you for your pedagogical talents.

Now serve something up for your larger audience, the one that follows you for your genius. Summer’s fading away.


Jose August 30, 2010 at 10:42 pm

Hilarious, Mike. You’ll get your fill of that this week, I assure you.


Jonathan August 31, 2010 at 8:12 am

I am not sure I understand who will benefit from reading these documents.

Do teachers in your school routinely check which NYS standard they are teaching? And if so, do they write a lesson, then ask “which NYS standard(s) am I hitting?” (in which case they are, literally, an afterthought) or do they think “hmm, I need a bit more 7A.11″


Mr. Owens August 31, 2010 at 7:48 pm

Much much appreciated! Not really sure what the implications are for instruction at this point, but that probably just saved myself and some colleagues many hours.


Jose August 31, 2010 at 8:29 pm

Jonathan, at first, I didn’t care too much, but then I saw how so many people were eager to have a document like this, just to make the transition from NYS to Common Core standards. I think many teachers use the standards as the guidelines for their lesson plans.

Mr. Owens, you’re welcome. Feel free to e-mail me about the usefulness of the docs. I’d like to hear how they’re used in your school. This isn’t monumental stuff, but I just need to know for self :-).


Stephie September 4, 2010 at 8:07 am

Thanks Jose! I’m definitely going to be using these for my “How children learn math” course. I’m an undergrad education major and I have to prepare a math unit by the end of the semester. Some of the online resources are not updated or even easily accessible; you end up reading and printing so much junk! It will be useful to see what will be used in an actual class this year.


Jose September 5, 2010 at 12:42 pm

Stephie, you’re welcome to it. Just make sure I get a slice of your degree when you’re done (jokes).


William Gioia September 7, 2010 at 1:53 pm

Did your school do this for the other content areas as well? Can I get a look at them if they did?


Jose September 7, 2010 at 6:54 pm

William, not sure if they did, or that they’d even want them posted online. I’ll let you know if I can make that happen.


Jenni September 9, 2010 at 6:21 pm

Thanks so much. That’s very generous!


Joan September 10, 2010 at 12:39 pm

Wow….. This is golden! I went to 6 summer workshops in July and August regarding the Common Core State Standards. They offered a lot of theory and told us ( the teachers) to start incorporating the new standards into our lessons. So, this appendix to the math curriculum is a great start.

Thanks for the posting. Joan


Jacque September 21, 2010 at 11:11 am

As an elementary school person, I started looking at this work(crosswalk for NYS/CCSS) on the lower grade level. Our curriculum is an inch deep and a mile wide, so I find the CCSS to be a step in the right direction. Internationally, we lag behind in the instructional approaches that seem to develop mathematically competent students. Thanx for sharing your work.


@mcarls October 17, 2010 at 10:03 pm

Looking for HS Math crosswalk, but this is great, will share with the MS team. Thanks.


Jose October 17, 2010 at 10:45 pm

I wish I could facilitate that. If I ever find it, I’ll let you know.


Keri October 26, 2010 at 1:52 pm

This was very nice to see. It is making it much easier to see what can be pulled and what needs to be added to my lessons for the new common core standards.


Donna November 2, 2010 at 5:26 pm

Thank you, thank you, thank you! You have just saved me countless hours of aligning the state standards to the common core standards. Really, I can’t thank you enough.


cc November 2, 2010 at 8:08 pm

Thank you so much! Does anyone know if the standards that have been left out are going to be tested this year? I have been researching and have yet to find what standards are going to be addressed on this year’s exam. I would think this information would be VITALLY important to know, dont you think? For example according to these docs, calculating a missing angle when 2 lines are cut by a transversal is an eighth grade standard. Is this going to be tested on this year’s exam? I’m confused and our math “coach” has not provided with any info?


cc November 2, 2010 at 8:13 pm

In addition to my last post…sorry about the typos…the eighth grade standard I addressed (parallel lines cut by a transversal) is listed for 7th grade…will this be tested on the 7th grade exam? Any answers to such questions would be helpful to all of us and rid us of much wasted time planning for topics that will not be tested. I cant believe this information is not public…: )

Thank you again!


Jose November 2, 2010 at 8:28 pm

CC, the Common Core standards aren’t going to be completely implemented and tested under 2013. Therefore, we’re going to see the NYS standards still in effect now. I.E. the parallel lines cut by a transversal is still 8th grade. Hope that helps.

A Math Coach


cc November 2, 2010 at 8:36 pm

Hope you did not take offense to my math coach comment! The quotes were indicative of this coach’s lack of coaching (jokes)…This person has provided little support with regards to the standards and teachers are often left to find information out for themselves…

Ok, so they wont be tested till 2013? So how is your school using the documents you created? I guess your standards based lessons have not changed much? Or maybe they are just more aligned to CC standards?

Again…I apologize ; )


Jose November 2, 2010 at 8:56 pm

I’m not. Math coaches don’t necessarily stand in solidarity. It’s actually funny that your comment sounds more like what I find in my own blogs. I’m most definitely not offended.

And we’re not using the document as effectively yet, but slowly we’re building appropriate tasks for what we believe the assessment might look like by then. With the work we’re doing with the Institute for Learning and NYC DOE, we’re getting ready for a more collaborative and highly demanding type of assessment sure to ramp up what we do as teachers and what we get from our students.

Nothing yet, but we’re getting ready.


cc November 2, 2010 at 9:51 pm

Thank you again…just browsed through your other posts…you are quite talented and funny : )…Also any ideas on differentiating in mathematics? I have researched and read several books (open ended questions, tiered lessons), but have not found a doable daily routine that works consistently…just interested in what you may have done and what works for you…I have level 4s and 1s in the same class of 32…


PBB November 18, 2010 at 11:46 am

What are your thoughts on moving elementary teachers across grade levels “just to keep them fresh” … rather than having them staying in a grade to develop expertise in the curriculum and child development on the grade? … any thoughts or studies you can share?



Jose November 21, 2010 at 7:33 pm

As someone who’s moved up with my students, I think it’s great to do that but only after you ask the teacher who’s doing the moving. I feel like with most of my students, it was great to have that progression, but every so often, some students need a break from you and vice versa, or you may not be the best teacher for them. You sound like you’re against moving with the kids. Expound.


Yesenia June 22, 2011 at 11:31 pm

Thanks, saved us a bunch of time. Congratulations:-)


James July 12, 2011 at 9:48 am


Your alignment documents were extraordinarily helpful in allowing me to capture understanding of the relationship between Common Core and NY state standards. Are you aware of anyone who has done the same work for the grade levels outside of 6-8?




Pestherly August 29, 2011 at 4:37 pm

This was truly a godsend. Having to do curriculum development for the common core standards when NYS standards are still the norm, it saved me a LOT of work since I didn’t have to see which areas overlapped when planning. Thanks a million!


KLandry January 10, 2012 at 4:32 pm

This is an EXCELLENT framework for what we need to do with the change over to the common core. I look forward to seeing it updated (and would be happy to contribute) as needed.


p.s. Should we be adding a section about integers, and subsequently, rational numbers in The Number System. I’m thinking that all the work that has been done in the past with 7th graders and integer skills will be necessary for the unit on solving multi-step equations.


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