# So, what does a Common Core lesson look like?

So you've sat through the PDs, read the standards, but you still don't know what a Common Core lesson looks like, right?

Here are some videos of Common Core Lessons so you can actually see it in practice.

While you're watching, look for evidence of the Eight Mathematical Practices. What do these teachers do that makes the lesson Common Core? What can you add to your existing lessons to make them more rigorous, more focused, and coherent with other grade levels?

These videos come from four sites:

Teaching Channel (these are great! On the bottom, right hand side they have lesson plans and materials linked! It's awesome)

Engage NY (New York's Common Core resource website)

and YouTube (I just typed "common core math lessons" in the search bar)

Anyway, watch videos from other grade levels, too, to get other ideas as well.

Kindergarten Videos

Learning Numbers in Multiple Ways (K.cc.4b)

Quick Images: Visualizing Number Combinations (k.OA.1, K.OA.3)

Counting Objects and Ordering Numbers (k.CC.3)

Counting and Cardinality (k.cc.2, K.cc.4a, K.CC.4b)

Double Ten Frame (K.CC.2, K.NBT.1)

Counting Sticks (K.CC.2, K.CC.4a, K.CC4b)

Kahn

2 videos and 2 exercises

Kahn

10 videos and 3 exercises

Sharing Strategies for Counting Collections (2.NBT.2)

Making Math Fun with Place Value Games (2.NBT.1a, 2.NBT.4, 2.NBT.5)

Model Math Lesson-money

Mathematical Practice 1

Mathematical Practice 8

Use Modeling and Tools to Solve Three Digit Subtraction Problems (2.NBT.7)

Kahn

10 videos 13 exercises

Sharing Strategies for Counting Collections (3.NBT.2)

Graphing With Colors (3.MD.10)

Reasoning About Multiplication and Division (3.OA.5)

Discover Number Patterns with Skip Counting (3.OA.9)

Persistence in Problem Solving (MP. 1)

Third Grade Mental Math Strategies (3.NBT.2)

Planning Full Days and Practicing Fast Facts (3.OA.7, MP.6)

Subtraction as a Confidence Builder (3.NBT.2)

Application (3.G.2)

Fraction (3.G.2, 3.NF.1)

Inches and Centimeters (3.MD.2)

Kahn

49 videos 32 exercises

Games for Decimals (4.NBT.7)

The Ididarod and Math (4.MD.2)

Fractions with Borrowing (4.NF.1)

Mathematical Practice 1

Mathematical Practice 7

Mathematical Practice 8

Kahn

66videos, 45 exercises

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Thank you to 4th Grade Loma Portal teacher, Amy Kinseth, for creating this page of Teacher Common Core Materials. Please email her with questions or comments at [email protected].