Having a Ball with CCSS Math

Written by: Tamara Cumberland, Primary Coach (Math/ELA)

Teachers and principals attended the Third Grade Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Math Launch on July 22 and 23, 2013.  Christy Ryan and the committee of teachers who developed the CCSS resources welcomed participants with a beach theme while rockin’ to the Beach Boys. 

Christy motivated teachers across the district to DANCE about implementing this new curriculum after viewing a Pep Talk by Kid President. 


The excitement was contagious among the educators as they applied what they were learning about the Standards for Mathematical Practice.



During the Binder Breakdown, committee members explained all of the engaging resources that teachers will now have at their fingertips.



Here’s what some of the participants had to say on Twitter:

“Appreciate everyone’s hard work in making #dcs2core a success. We can’t wait to dive into our math binders!” –Lauren Grisham, SES

“Had a ball at the Math CC training.  Thanks S. Gilder for the location & DCS CC Math team for the training.” –Carol Laster, DCES

If you’re not already on twitter, join in the fun and use our district hashtag! #dcs2core

Special thanks to everyone who worked so hard to make the Third Grade CCSS Math Launch a success!

The Committee: Camellia Jones, Heather Smith, Necole Ratliff, Helen Wright, Jessica Motes-Davis, Sara Kimbrell, and Gwen Sanders

 The Coaches: Kathy Stogner, Melanie Conway, and Tamara Cumberland