
Activity 1 
Double Bubble Thinking Map Ice Breaker Matching Activity Elementary School Middle School High School
Participants will be given an envelope with 8 strips of paper with the 8 Standards for Mathematical Practice and 5 strips of paper that have typical mathematics problems. Participants will be asked to make matches between the Standards for Mathematical Practice and the mathematics problems. 
 To provide transition for the principals joining the group
 To allow teachers to discuss how problems that teachers are already using require students to display some of the behaviors described in the Standards for Mathematical Practice
 To allow teachers to discuss the fact that such problems may actually be connected to several practices
 To allow teachers to see that the Standards for Mathematical Practice can easily be woven into lessons with carefully selected problems


Activity 2 
Scavenger Hunt and Answer Key
Participants will be asked to bring a copy of the Common Core State Standards. They will read the document in search of the answers to 20 prepared questions. Table groups will compare answers and then in summary the master teacher will emphasize key points. 
 To require teachers to examine the KHS Common Core State Standards
 To have teachers read and discuss some of the introductory paragraphs in sections that they might normally skip
 To have teachers gain a sense of some of the differences between the structure of K8 and high school standards

2 
Activity 1 
Jeopardy and Answer Key Column headings include
 Standards for Mathematical Practice
 Codes
 Standards
 Standards for Mathematical Practice Too

 To provide transition for the principals joining the group
 To provide spiral review of the vocabulary and content covered to this point


Activity 2 
Maryland Common Core State Curriculum Framework Documents Exploration
PK and Answer Key
K and Answer Key
1 and Answer Key
2 and Answer Key
3 and Answer Key
4 and Answer Key
5 and Answer Key
6 and Answer Key
7 and Answer Key
8 and Answer Key
Algebra I and Answer Key
Algebra II and Answer Key
Geometry and Answer Key
A Jigsaw structure will be used to explore framework documents. Each expert group is assigned a framework to explore and then the expertise is shared with members of other groups. 
 To allow teachers to explore the framework documents created by Maryland educators
 To provide an opportunity to become familiar with the structure, color coding and language used by Maryland educators as they “unpacked” the standards at each level
 This activity goes deeper into understanding the language of the standards than the Scavenger Hunt

3 
Activity 1 
Gallery Walk
Chart paper, with a topic from the following list written at the top, will be posted around the room.
 Standards for Mathematical Practice
 Structure and Vocabulary of the Common Core State Standards
 Maryland Common Core State Curriculum Frameworks
Groups will circulate from paper to paper recording things that they know about each topic. Any misunderstanding recorded by the participants should be addressed by the facilitator.

 To provide transition for the principals joining the group
 To provide spiral review of the vocabulary and content covered to this point
 This can also serve as a formative assessment — the comments recorded will provide insight as to what information the participants have internalized to this point


Activity 2 
Pass the “Standard” Elementary School Middle School High School
Each group of 4 will be given an envelope containing 4 pieces of paper. Each sheet displays a code for a standard and 4 work spaces. Each participant records his/her thoughts as to how to approach the teaching of the standard along with a Standard for Mathematical Practice that may be fostered by the standard. After a designated time the participants “Pass the Standard” to next participant in the group. The process is repeated with the new problem. Groups will then pass their envelope to another group for review.

 To provide the opportunity to think about experiences that educators might provide students to help them become proficient with the standardTo interact with the codes for the standards
 To connect standards, to instruction and to the Standards for Mathematical Practice

4 
Activity 1 
Feedback on the Maryland Common Core Framework documents
Using the problems from the Pass the “Standard” activity, groups will locate the standards in the framework documents and then review the language of the “Essential Skills and Knowledge” statements. Using the thoughts from the Pass the “Standard” activity, groups will generate and record additional statements that could be added to the framework document. 
 To get feedback on the framework documents
 To use the ideas generated during the Pass the “Standard” activity to provide additional “Essential Skills and Knowledge” statements


Activity 2 
Making Connections Between Instructional Practices and Standards
Kindergarten
Grade 5
Grade 6
Grade 7
High School
Algebra
Participants will complete a rich open ended mathematics problem. After completing the problem, they will reflect on the Content and Practice Standards that this problem would support. 
 To look at and complete one of the rich open ended mathematics problems that educators around the state have created in support of the new curriculum
 To make connections between an instructional task and both Content and Practice Standards
