Common Core State Standards for Mathematics Instructional Support Videos


A new SEDL video series is helping to demystify the Common Core State Standards for mathematics. More than 45 states and territories have adopted the Common Core State Standards, designed to prepare students for success in college and the workplace. State education agencies are working to implement the standards by 2015. The new video series is being developed by SEDL's Southeast Comprehensive Center in collaboration with the states in its region. The videos address CCSS math standards that the states have identified as needing support to help their districts, schools, and teachers understand and implement them. Each video, ranging from 5 to 20 minutes, focuses on one math standard, clarifying its meaning in plain English. Many of the videos also incorporate examples and illustrations to deepen understanding. Although not intended as guides on how to teach the standards, the examples and illustrations can be adapted for instructional use. The video series will cover all grade levels and would benefit any educator implementing the Common Core State Standards for math. Program associates in SEDL's Improving School Performance unit are spearheading the work. The Southeast Comprehensive Center is also considering a similar video series on the Common Core State Standards for English/language arts.

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quote I would recommend this to others so that they can see the standard being used. It is difficult to understand what some of the standards look like, but this broke the standard down for me."

Aja, Georgia teacher

This project is in the following states: Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, and South Carolina.

This project relates to the following ED Priorities:

  • Implementing college- and career-ready standards and aligned, high-quality assessments for all students
  • Using data-based decision-making to improve instructional practices, policies, and student outcomes

Related work:
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Improving Mathematics Instruction Research Alliance

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Previous Work Updates

2016

September

Video on standard 7.G.A.2 Part 1 was corrected and captions edited and approved. Transcripts for videos on standard 7.G.A.2 Part 1 and 7.G.A.2 Part 2 were created and forwarded for review and approval.

August

Videos on standards K.G.B.4, 1.G.A.1, 1.OA.D.7, 2.MD.B.6, 3.NF.A.1, 4.NF.B.4ab Part 1, 4.NF.B.4ab Part 2, 5.NF.B.3, 6.EE.C.9, 8.G.A.3 Part 1 and 8.G.A.3 Part 2 have been posted and are now live on the SECC website.

July

Final steps are being taken to make the videos on standards K.G.B.4, 1.G.A.1, 1.OA.D.7, 2.MD.B.6, and 3.NF.A.1 live on the SECC website. Videos and captions for videos on standards 5.NF.B.3, 6.EE.C.9, 7.G.A.2 Part 1, 7.G.A.2 Part 2, 8.G.A.3 Part 1, and 8.G.A.3 Part 2 were reviewed and approved by AIR staff. Captions for videos 5.NF.B.3, 6.EE.C.9, 7.G.A.2 Part 2, 8.G.A.3 Part 1 and 8.G.A.3 Part 2 were used to develop transcripts which were then submitted to communication staff for review and approval. Transcripts for videos on standards 4.NF.B.4ab Part 1, 4.NF.B.4ab Part 2, and 5.NF.B.3 were edited and approved, followed by the captions being edited to reflect any changes in final transcripts.

June

Transcripts for videos on standards K.G.B.4, 1.G.A.1, 1.OA.D.7 2.MD.B.6, and 3.NF.A.1 were reviewed and approved by communications staff. Suggested edits were then used to update captions on those videos, which are now ready to go live on SECC website.

May

SECC staff used captions for videos to develop transcripts that will be incorporated into the videos for standards K.G.B.4, 1.G.A.1, 1.OA.D.7, 2.MD.B.6, 3.NF.A.1, 4.NF.B.4ab Part 1, and 4.NF.B.4ab Part 2. These transcripts were submitted to communication staff for review and approval.

April

SECC staff completed captions for videos 8.G.A.3 Part 2 and submitted them for review and approval. Captions for videos K.G.B.4, 1.G.A.1, 1.OA.D.7, 2.MD.B.6, 3.NF.A.1, 4.NF.B.4ab Part 1, and 4.NF.B.4ab Part 2 were reviewed and approved.

March

The focus of current work continues to be on captioning of the math videos. Captions for videos 7.G.A.2 Part 2 and 8.G.A.3 Part 1 were completed and submitted for review and approval. Additional video edits for 7.G.A.2 Part 1 were completed.

February

The focus of current work continues to be captioning of the math videos. Captions for videos 5.NF.B.3 and 6.EE.C.9 were completed and submitted for review and approval.

January

The focus of current work continues to be captioning of the math videos. Captions for videos 1.G.A.1, 1.OA.D.7, 2.MD.B.6, 3.NF.A.1, 4.NF.B.4ab Part 1, and 4.NF.B.4ab Part 2 were completed and submitted for review and approval.

2015

November

Additional editing for video 7.RP.A.3 Part 2 was completed, reviewed, and approved. Captioning for videos 8.G.A.4 and 8.NS.A.1 were completed and submitted for review and approval. The focus of upcoming work continues to be the captions and transcripts for all recently completed videos.

October

Initial editing for the raw videos on standards 2.MD.B.6, 3.NF.A.1, 4.NF.B.4ab (Parts 1 and 2), 5.NF.B.3, 6.EE.C.9, 7.G.A.2 (Parts 1 and 2) and 8.G.A.3 (Parts 1 and 2) was completed. All those edited videos were reviewed and suggestions for any additional revisions were submitted. Revisions for all those cited videos as well as the video for 1.OA.D.7 were completed, reviewed, and approved. The focus of upcoming work will be the captions and transcripts for all recently completed videos.

September

Initial editing for the raw videos on standards 7.RP.A.2d, 7.RP.A.3 (Parts 1 and 2) 8.G.A.4, 8.NS.A.1, K.G.B.4, 1.G.A.1, and 1.OA.D.7 was completed. All of those edited videos were reviewed and suggestions for any additional revisions were submitted. Revisions for all the above videos except 1.OA.D.7 were completed, reviewed, and approved. Captioning for videos 7.RP.A.2d and 7.RP.A.3 (Part 1) has been completed.

August

Final steps were completed for several standards. Videos for standards HSG.CO.B.8, 6.EE.B.5 (Part 1 and Part 2), and 6.EE.B.8 (Part 1 and Part 2) captions were reviewed and approved, followed by the creation of transcripts based on the approved captions. The aforementioned standards as well as 5.NBT.B.7 (Part 1 and Part 2) had the transcripts reviewed, edited, and approved. Videos for those standards are now live on the SEDL/SECC website.

July

Storyboards for standards 5.NF.B.3, 6.EE.C.9, 7.G.A.2 (Part 1 and Part 2), and 8.G.A.3 (Part 1 and Part 2) were video recorded. These six raw videos were then forwarded to AIR staff for editing. Captioning was reviewed and approved for standard 5.NBT.B.7 (two parts). Transcripts for those two videos were completed and submitted for review and final approval.

June

Review and final approval are in progress for video captioning for standards 5.NBT.B.7 (two parts), 6.EE.B.5 (two parts), and 6.EE.B.8 (two parts). Several raw videos are awaiting the editing necessary for progressing to the next phase.

May

Video revisions for standard 6.EE.B.8 (Part 2) were reviewed and approved. This video was subsequently loaded into the database. Video captioning for standards 5.NBT.B.7 (two parts), 6.EE.B.5 (two parts), and 6.EE.B.8 (two parts) were completed and submitted for review and approval.

April

All uploading, captioning, and transcript work was completed and approved for the video for standard 5.NF.B.4b, which was subsequently posted and made live on the SECC website. Recent work focused on the review, editing, revision, and approval of previously recorded raw videos. This was accomplished for standards 5.NBT.B.7 (Parts 1 and 2), HSG-CO.B.8, 6.EE.B.5 (Parts 1 and 2), and 6.EE.B.8 (Parts 1 and 2). In addition, the video for standard HSG-CO.B.8 had captions created and edited and now in the caption approval phase. Storyboards for five standards (1.G.A.1, 1.OA.D.7, 2.MD.B.6, 3.NF.A.1, 4.NF.B.4ab) were video recorded and are ready for editing.

March

Captioning and transcripts for videos currently on the SECC website were finalized for the following: 1.MD.A.2, 3.OA.7 (Parts 1 and 2), 3.OA.9, 4.MD.5ab, 4.NF.2, 5.NF.7abc, 6.G.2 (Parts 1, 2, and 3), 7.SP.7a, 8.EE.4, 8.G.2, 8.SP.1, 9-12.F.BF.1a, and 9-12.G.SRT.2. Most or all of these actions were performed for those cited videos: captions were edited, reviewed, and approved; transcripts created, edited, approved, and posted to SECC website.
Work continues on new videos for standards requested by SECC state departments of education. With all captioning and transcript work completed and approved, three new videos (K.OA.A.3, 1.NBT.C.5, and 2.MD.A.2) were posted and made live on the SECC website. Storyboards for three standards (6.EE.C.9, 7.G.A.2, and 8.G.A.3) were approved and are ready for video recording. Two storyboards (K.G.B.4 and 8.NS.A.1) were video recorded.

February

Progress was made on video captioning and transcripts. Captioning was edited and transcripts created for two videos (1.MD.A.2 and 3.OA.7 Part 1). Review and approval for those two videos is in progress. Updated transcripts were posted to the website for five videos (6.NS.C.7d, 7.EE.B.4a, 7.NS.A.1b, 8.F.B.4, and 9-12.A.REI.11). As a final step, those five videos had the captions edited to match the final transcripts.

January

Three storyboards (7.RP.A.2d, 7.RP.A.3, 8.G.A.4) were video recorded, and raw videos are ready for editing. There was progress on video captioning and transcripts–five transcripts (6.NS.C.7d, 7.EE.B.4a, 7.NS.A.1b, 8.F.B.4, HAS-REI.D.11) were reviewed/approved and ready to be posted to the appropriate videos on the SECC website.

2014

December

Progress on video captioning and transcripts was the focus for December 2014. Corrections were made for one storyboard (8.G.A.3), and it is ready for final review and approval. Six videos had the captioning reviewed and approved (6.RP.A.2, 6.NS.C.7d, 7.EE.B.4a, 7.NS.A.1b, 8.F.B.4, HAS-REI.D.11). Transcripts for four videos were completed (6.RP.A.2, 6.NS.C.7d, 7.EE.B.4a, 7.NS.A.1b). The transcript for one video (6.RP.A.2) was approved and posted to the SEDL website.

November

Storyboards for standards 7.G.A.2 and 8.G.A.3 were completed and submitted for editing and review. Review of those same storyboards as well as for standard 6.EE.C.9 were completed, suggested edits were made, and edited storyboards submitted for final approval. The focus for the upcoming month will be captioning and transcript creation for videos already live on the SECC website as well as video recording of approved storyboards.

October

During October, one new video was added to the SECC website (standard 1.MD.C.4). One new video (standard 5.NF.B.4b) has been edited and ready for captioning. Captioning for three videos was edited and submitted for review and final approval (standards K.OA.A.3, 1.NBT.C.5, 2.MD.A.2). Storyboards for six standards (1.G.A.1, 1.OA.D.7, 2.MD.B.6, 3.NF.A.1, 4.NF.B.4ab, and 5.NF.B.3) were reviewed, approved, and are ready for recording. One new storyboard (standard 6.EE.C.9) was completed and submitted for review.

September

During September, three new videos were added to the SECC website (standards 5.NF.B.5b, 3.MD.B.4, and 4.MD.A.2). Four new videos have been edited and uploaded for captioning. Storyboards for six new standards (1.G.A.1, 1.OA.D.7, 2.MD.B.6, 3.NF.A.1, 4.NF.B.4ab, and 5.NF.B.3) were edited and are ready for final review and approval. Captioning for 16 current videos were edited and submitted for review and final approval.

August

During August 2014, work on storyboard drafts for Common Core State Standards 6.EE.C.9, 7.G.A.2, and 8.G.A.3 continued. Videos for standards K.OA.A.3, 1.MD.C.4, 1.NBT.C.5, and 2.MD.A.2 were edited, reviewed, and submitted for approval. Videos for standards 5.NF.B.5b, 3.MD.B.4, and 4.MD.A.2 were captioned. That captioning as well as the associated transcripts were submitted for review and approval.

July

During July, the draft for Common Core State Standard 5.NF.B.3 storyboard was completed by SECC program associates and submitted for approval. Storyboard drafts for CCSS 6.EE.C.9, 7.G.A.2, and 8.G.A.3 are being prepared for future submission. Editing continues on videos for several standards, which will be added to the live site after completion of the quality control and review process.

June

During June, SECC program associates wrote and conducted quality control review for a storyboard for Common Core State Standard 3.NF.A.1. Editing continues on videos for several standards, which will soon be added to the live site at http://secc.sedl.org/common_core_videos/.

May

During May 2014, SECC program associates wrote storyboards and conducted quality reviews of storyboards for math Common Core State Standards (CCSS) 1.G.A.1, 1.OA.D.7, and 2.MD.B.6. The storyboard for CCSS K.G.B.4 was edited and received final approval and is ready to be videotaped.

April

During April, Southeast Comprehensive Center (SECC) program associates wrote storyboards, conducted quality reviews of storyboards, and had storyboards edited for math Common Core State Standards (CCSS) 8.NS.A.1, K.G.B.4, and 1.G.A.1. Storyboards received final approval and are ready to be video taped for math CCSS 7.RP.A.2d, 7.RP.A.3, and 8.G.A.4. All videos can be viewed at http://secc.sedl.org/common_core_videos/.

quote When the videos are viewed, participants have the option to complete a survey giving comments and feedback. Recently an adjunct professor from Mary Baldwin College in Virginia stated, “I would recommend this site because it is easy to navigate and the material is aligned to practice.”

March

During March, SECC program associates captioned, edited, approved and added to the live site a video for standard 4.MD.A.2. Storyboards were written and quality control conducted for standards 7.RP.A.2, 7.RP.A.3, and 8.G.4.A. These storyboards are currently being edited and considered for approval. Storyboard approval was given for standards 2.MD.A, 6.EE.B.5, and 6.EE.B.8, and they are now ready for recording. Recordings were done for standards K.OA.A.3, 1.NBT.C.5, and 1.MD.C.4, which when reviewed, approved, and captioned will be added to the live site. Forty-four videos can now be viewed at http://secc.sedl.org/common_core_videos/.

February

During February 2014, SECC program associates completed storyboards for mathematics videos for Common Core State Standards 6.EE.B.5 and 6.EE.B.8. Storyboards for K.OA.A.3 and 6.EE.B.5 also went through several quality control phases and received approval to be recorded. Additionally, a re-recording was done for standard 4.MD.A.2 to correct an error found during the video quality control phase. The video will soon be captioned and added to the website. Live videos can be viewed at http://secc.sedl.org/common_core_videos/.

January

During January 2014, SECC program associates captioned and approved the mathematics video for Common Core State Standard 3.G.A.2. The video has been added to the live site and can be viewed along with others at http://secc.sedl.org/common_core_videos/. Also during January, storyboards, which will eventually be videos, were created, reviewed for quality control, and edited for math standards K.OA.A.3, 1.NBT.C.5, 1.MD.C.4, and 2.MD.A.2.

quote Recently, a South Carolina Instructional Coach completed a survey following the viewing of some of the math videos. She gave the highest marks possible to the overall video, organization of the video, timeliness of the video, and presentation of the video. Among her comments she stated, “The presenter broke down the standard to help me understand the requirements of the standards. He also integrated other Domain standards that could be used when problem solving. I definitely recommend these videos.”

2013

December

During December 2013, SECC program associates recorded an instructional math video for Common Core State Standard 3.G.A.2. The video is being edited and will soon be added to the live site. A framework has been set up for the 2014.1 round of video production from the recent requested standards from a state in the SECC region.

November

During November 2013, SECC program associates completed the storyboard, which received approval for recording for Common Core State Standards (CCSS) math standard HSG-CO.B.8. The video was recorded and will soon be added to the live site, which contains over 50 math videos. Additionally, a list of over 70 new CCSS math standards was received from a state in the SECC region for future video interpretation. Live videos can be viewed at http://secc.sedl.org/common_core_videos/.

October

During October 2013, SECC program associates completed and reviewed via quality control a storyboard for Common Core State Standards math standard CCSS HSG-CO.B.8. The video recording was completed for CCSS 5.G.A.2, and it is currently being reviewed for final approval and captioning. With nearly 50 videos now on the live site and the original list of requested standards nearly exhausted, SECC contacted states in the region to provide additional standards that may be challenging for teachers for future video interpretation.

September

During September, SECC program associates completed and reviewed, via quality control, a storyboard for Common Core State Standards math standard 5.G.A.2. The taping for this video will soon be completed. Edits were made to the storyboard for standards 5.NFT.B.7, and it received approval and was taped in two parts. A video for standard 5.NF.B.4b was also recorded. These videos are going through a review cycle, and when approved, will be captioned. Additionally during September, captioning was completed for standards K.CC.C6, 2.NBT.B5, and 3.MD.A.2. These videos will soon be added to the site at http://secc.sedl.org/common_core_videos/.

August

During August 2013, SECC program associates designed a storyboard fora future video for the Common Core State Standard in Mathematics (CCSSM) 5.G.A.2. An editorial review was completed for 5.NBT.B.7 and5.NF.B.4b. Quality control was completed for 3.G.A.2, 4.MD.A.2, and 5.NBT.B.7. New video recordings were done for 3.G.A.2 and 4.MD.A.2. CCSSM standard 3.MD.A.2 received final approval and will soon by uploaded to the website. Live videos can be viewed at http://secc.sedl.org/common_core_videos/.

July

During July 2013, SECC program associates began a new round of video production. Storyboards were written, discussed, edited, and approved to be recorded for Common Core State Standards K.CC.C.6, 2.NBT.B.5, 3.MD.A.2, 3.G.A.2, and 4.MD.A.2. Videos were recorded for K.CC.C.6, 2.NBT.B.5, and 3.MD.A.2. The newly recorded videos have been submitted for captioning and quality control and will be added to the live site soon. Viewers have the option of completing a survey following each video. SECC program associates respond to any questions raised in the surveys and use the valuable feedback from viewers to inform future videos.

June

During June 2013, SECC program associates reviewed and submitted for captioning the mathematics video for Common Core State Standards 4.NBT.B.5 and 5.NBT.B.6. Additionally, new storyboards were written and discussed, which will eventually become live videos for standards K.CC.C.6 and 2.NBT.B.5. Live videos can be viewed at http://secc.sedl.org/common_core_videos/.

May

During May, SECC program associates edited, reviewed, and submitted for captioning the mathematics video for CCSS 2.NBT.A.4.

quote Viewers have the opportunity to complete a survey following each video on the live site. A recent survey was received from a teacher in North Carolina who learned about the videos from her principal. She says, “I definitely recommend these to teachers as well as parents. They take the mystery out of the common core and reinforce the fact that the common core is not something that is too difficult for students to master. The videos provide instruction that allow everyone to understand and practice the concepts.”

North Carolina Teacher North Carolina School District

April

During April, SECC program associates approved the captioning for the mathematics videos for Common Core State Standards K.MD.B.3. Final approval for the video representing standard 6.G.2 received final approval and was placed on the live site. SECC received approval from the U. S. Department of Education to continue interpreting the standards the SECC states have identified as those that may be most problematic for teachers.

March

During March 2013, SECC program associates recorded mathematics videos for Common Core State Standards 2.NBT.A.4, 4.NBT.B.5 and 5.NBT.B.6. Editing, quality control, approval, and captioning were completed for the video for CCSS K.MD.B.3.

February

During February 2013, SECC program associates completed the storyboard review, editor review, and approval to record for standard 5.NBT.B.6. Additionally, standard 4.NBT.B.5 also received approval to be recorded. Two videos were added to the live site this month for standards 5.NF.B.5b and 6.G.A.2.

January

During January 2013, SECC program associates completed the storyboard design and edits for approval to be recorded for standards K.MD.B.3, 2.NBT.A.4, and 4.NBT.B.5. The storyboard was completed for standard 3.MD.B.4, which is awaiting approval for recording. The video for K.MD.B.3 was recorded, and it is undergoing edits and final approval to soon be added to the live site.

2012

November

Currently there are 30 videos on the live website. SECC program associates are working to complete round 5 videos. All videos have been recorded; however, the grade 6 video is being reworked to more clearly interpret the standard. Several videos are in the final approval and closed- captioning phases and should be added to the live site soon.

September

During September, SECC program associates designed, edited, copyrighted, and recorded videos for standards 9-12.N.CN.8 and 6.G.2. The video for standard 8.SP.1 was also recorded during September. Previously recorded videos for standards 4.NF.2 and 4.MD.5ab were reviewed and submitted for final approval. Additionally, videos for standards K.CC.4abc and 1.NBT.4 were captioned and moved to the live site.

August

During August, SECC staff designed and reviewed storyboards for quality control and recorded videos for Common Core State Standards mathematics standard 3.OA.9. The grade 4 standard 4.MD.5abc was designed and had its storyboard reviewed for quality control and reviewed for recording. Storyboards were reviewed for standards 4.NF.2, 5.NF.5b, and 8.SP.1. Video quality control and final approval were completed for standard K.CC.4abc, and video quality control was conducted for standard 2.NBT.9. Finally, the video for standard 1.NBT.4 received its final approval, closed captioning, and was moved to the live site.

July

During July 2012, SECC program associates designed and reviewed storyboards for quality control and reviewed and recorded videos for Common Core State Standards mathematics standards K.CC.4abc, 1.NBT.4, and 2.NBT.9. The quality control review for the completed video was done for K.CC.4abc and 1.NBT.4. Final video review and approval for closed captioning was done for 1.NBT.4.

June

During June 2012, SECC program associates edited and reviewed for approval a video for mathematics standards 7.SP.7a. Captions were completed for videos for standards 3.NF.3abcd and 5.NF.4a. Videos for standards 5.NF.4a and 3.NF.2ab received final approval and were placed on the live SEDL link. Additionally, the video for standard 3.NF.2ab was moved to the SEDL server and a link for downloading it was created.

May

During May 2012, SECC program associates designed storyboards for Common Core State Standard (CCSS) mathematics standards 7.SP.7a and 8.EE.4. Standard 6.SP.5c received approval of the storyboard and was recorded, edited, reviewed, and received approval for closed captioning and approval to be placed on the live site hosting the videos. Standard 7.SP.7a received final storyboard approval and was recorded. Standard 8.EE.4 received final storyboard approval and is ready to be recorded. Also during May 2012, previously recorded videos for standards 4.NF.3abcd and 5.NF.4a were edited and received final approval for closed captioning and submission to the live site.

quote I would recommend these videos for anyone interested in seeing where education is headed with the CCSS and how they can be applied in the classroom."

Lisa
South Carolina curriculum coordinator

April

During April, SECC edited and reviewed for quality control the videos recorded in March and April. During the first 4 months of 2012, over 4,200 individuals from across the nation viewed the CCSS math videos. Viewers from the SECC states include over 1,800 from GA, nearly 600 from SC, and more than 125 from AL, MS, and LA respectively. Additionally, nearly 200 viewers have subscribed to be notified via e-mail when new videos are uploaded to the site.

March

During March 2012, SECC program associates edited and reviewed for quality control the videos recorded in January and February. The grade 6, 7, and 8 videos were recorded which had been designed in the previous month. The videos were also closed captioned to prepare to upload.

During the first three months of 2012, the CCSS math videos were seen by over 4,000 viewers from across the nation. Views from the SECC states included over 1,700 from Georgia, over 500 from South Carolina, and approximately 100 from Mississippi and Louisiana, respectively. Additionally, 173 viewers have subscribed to be notified via
e-mail when new videos are uploaded to the site. View the live site at: secc.sedl.org/common_core_videos/

February

During February 2012, SECC program associates edited and reviewed for quality control the K–3 videos recorded in January. Additionally, the design and review of storyboards for grades 4–8 were developed focusing on standards 4.NBT.6, 5.NF.7abc, 6.NS.7d, 7.NS.1b, and 8.G.2. The grade 4 and 5 videos were recorded at the end of February and immediately available to the states in the southeast region.

January

During January 2012, SECC program associates worked to design and review storyboards for kindergarten through Grade 3 videos. The standards addressed were K.NB.1, 1.OA.6, 2.NBT.7, and 3.OA.7. The videos were recorded by the end of January and immediately available to the states in the southeast region.