Designed to mirror the architecture of the KAS for Mathematics, the Breaking Down a Standard resource serves to guide educators through taking a deeper look at a specific standard in order to better understand the instructional implications and how those will impact student learning. If teachers/teacher teams/instructional leaders are struggling with understanding the depth of a standard this resource will help provide clarity around the standard.

Grade Level Sample Library

Developing clarity around the KAS for Mathematics is vital to ensuring all students have access to grade level content. The KDE has created annotated samples of the Breaking Down a Standard resource to provide a springboard for conversations at the local school/district level. As these samples are utilized, keep in mind the identified mathematical practices, coherence connections and clarifications are possible suggestions; however, they are not the only pathways.

Sway Tutorial: Breaking Down a Mathematics Standard

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