School Improvement in Maryland

State Curriculum Toolkit

View the tools for each Mathematics Standard:

State Curriculum Standard 1.0

Knowledge of Algebra, Patterns, and Functions
PK  K  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8

State Curriculum Standard 2.0

Knowledge of Geometry
PK  K  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8

State Curriculum Standard 3.0

Knowledge of Measurement
PK  K  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8

State Curriculum Standard 4.0

Knowledge of Statistics
PK  K  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8

State Curriculum Standard 5.0

Knowledge of Probability
PK  K  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8

State Curriculum Standard 6.0

Knowledge of Number Relationships and Computation/Arithmetic
PK  K  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8

State Curriculum Standard 7.0

Processes of Mathematics
PK  K  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8

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The State Curriculum Toolkit is a project developed and implemented by the Maryland Sate Department of Education (MSDE) in partnership with Local School System (LSS) personnel. The project has two goals. The first goals is to provide Maryland educators with additional resources that will assist them in the instruction of content and skills contained in the State Curriculum. The second goal is to enhance student learning in the classroom, as well as improve student success on all Maryland assessments.

Explanation of the Tools in the State Curriculum Toolkit

The tools for the Toolkit are embedded in the State Curriculum document at the objective level. Nine different types of tools are under development, although not all tools are currently available for every objective.

Clarifications: Each clarification provides an explanation of an indicator/objective to help teachers better understand the skills and/or concepts.

Lesson Plans: The lesson plans have been juried by Maryland educators and could be used when teaching this concept.

Lesson Seeds: The lesson seeds are ideas for the indicator/objective that can be used to build a lesson. Lesson seeds are not meant to be all-inclusive, nor are they substitutes for instruction.

Sample Assessments: Each sample assessment item gives an idea of how an assessment item on the Maryland School Assessment (MSA) might be presented. The items appropriately measure the content of the State Curriculum and may be formatted similarly to those appearing on the MSA; however, these are sample items only and have not appeared on any MSA form.

Prerequisite Skills: The prerequisite skills describe what concepts a student needs to understand before working on this concept.

Higher Order Thinking Skills: The higher order thinking skills shows examples of questions for this concept at various levels of cognitive demand.

Technology: This tool suggests ways technology may be used to enhance the teaching of this concept.

Resources: This tool shows resource links to websites that offer instructional resources.

Public Release Item: Public Release items have appeared on MSA forms and then are released for public viewing and use. Releasing items is one step to ensuring that schools, districts, and other stakeholders understand how the content standards are assessed on the MSA.