2016 Mathematics Instructional Resources

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The following resources are aligned to the 2016 Mathematics Standards of Learning. For resources that are aligned to the 2023 Mathematics Standards of Learning, please visit the 2023 Instructional Resources


Resources Aligned to the 2016 Mathematics Standards of Learning

In addition to the standards, curriculum frameworks, test blueprints and released tests, other instructional resources include:

  • Algebra Readiness Initiative - Information to prepare students for success in algebra
  • Bridging for Math Strength website - The Bridging for Math Strength resources, developed through a project partnership with George Mason University and the Virginia Department of Education, offers strength-based formative assessment and bridging activities to support instruction for K-8 students. The VDOE's Bridging for Math Strength webpage includes webinars to support the use of this valuable resource.
  • Correlation between VASOL (2016) and CCSS - This spreadsheet contains a draft of the correlations between the Kindergarten through Algebra II - 2016 Virginia Standards of Learning (VASOL) for Mathematics with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for Mathematics. This correlation has been created to support educators across the Commonwealth as they attempt to utilize materials that may only designate CCSS alignment. All VASOL and CCSS, as well as Virginia Process Goals and CCSS Mathematical Practices, are linked throughout the spreadsheet to allow for ease of cross-referencing.
  • Desmos Online Calculator and Related Resources – includes links to the Desmos Virginia Four Function Calculator, the Desmos Virginia Scientific Calculator, and the Desmos Virginia Graphing Calculator. Desmos has developed a bank of mathematics classroom activities, located at Desmos Classroom Activities, that support and enhance classroom instructional practices utilizing the Desmos calculators. During the past two years, a group of Virginia educators has created the Virginia Department of Education Desmos Activity Log which contains activities that have been aligned to the 2016 Mathematics Standards of Learning. This log, an Excel spreadsheet, contains a tab for each grade-level/mathematics course from Kindergarten through Algebra II. Each grade level sheet includes a list of SOL-aligned Desmos activities with a brief description and direct link to the activity on the Desmos website.
  • Instructional Videos for Teachers - videos provided as support for the implementation of the Virginia Mathematics Standards of Learning
  • Just in Time Mathematics Quick Checks – These formative assessments align to the 2016 Mathematics Standards of Learning (SOL). These resources, developed by Virginia teachers and mathematics leaders, are designed to help teachers identify students with unfinished learning and assist in planning instruction to fill potential gaps “just in time.” As new content is introduced throughout the school year, teachers can use these Quick Checks to identify and diagnose unfinished learning at grade level and/or to assess understanding of prerequisite knowledge that may be needed to access grade level content. Student gaps in mathematics understanding exist for a variety of reasons and these resources can be used to help get student mathematical learning back on track.
  • K-3 Mathematics Achievement Sample Records – Schools maintain a record of achievement in mathematics for each K-3 student to monitor progress and to promote achievement on third-grade SOL tests.
  • Mathematics Instructional Plans - formerly known as Enhanced Scope and Sequence Lessons, are now available for Grades K-8, Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, and Algebra, Functions and Data Analysis. These instructional plans include updated 2009 documents, as well as newly developed instructional plans aligned to the 2016 Mathematics Standards of Learning. The Mathematics Instructional Plans assist teachers in aligning instruction with the 2016 Mathematics Standards of Learning by providing examples of how the knowledge, skills and processes found in the SOL and Curriculum Framework can be presented to students in the classroom.
  • Mathematics Vertical Articulation Tool (MVAT) - This tool provides support in identifying concepts aligned to the 2016 Mathematics Standards of Learning (SOL) that articulate across mathematics grade levels or courses.
  • Mathematics Vocabulary Word Wall Cards (K-8, Algebra I, Geometry, AFDA, and Algebra II) - provide a display of mathematics content words and associated visual cues to assist in vocabulary development.
  • Rich Mathematical Tasks - (K-8, Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II) These resources are provided to support teachers in implementing the 2016 Mathematics Standards of Learning in their classrooms. Teachers are encouraged to not only use these tasks with their students, but also to endeavor to implement them with fidelity by utilizing the detailed information provided in the task implementation templates.
  • Virginia Kindergarten Readiness Program - a multi-dimensional kindergarten readiness assessment that complements the existing assessment of students’ literacy skills, using the Phonological Awareness Literacy Screening (PALS), with assessments of students’ early mathematics, self-regulation, and social skills.

    The purpose of the VKRP is for school divisions and the Commonwealth to have a more comprehensive understanding of students’ critical school readiness skills at kindergarten entry. Schools, divisions, and state leaders can use readiness data to prioritize individual student needs and target programs, resources, and professional development opportunities for teachers.

    In 2018, the Virginia General Assembly passed legislation that requires all kindergarten students be assessed using the VKRP by the end of the 2019-2020 school year and annually thereafter (HB5002, Item 128, H.)

Resources to Support Bridging to New Learning

Virginia Standards of Learning - Mathematics Tracking Logs 

Mathematics Standards of Learning Tracking Logs for grades Kindergarten through Algebra II have been developed to assist teachers in identifying which standards students have had sufficient exposure and experience during the 2020-2021 school year. They may support decisions regarding when and how experience with new standards might occur in the 2021-2022 school year.

Bridging Mathematics

Mathematics Bridging Standards documents can be used in conjunction with the Tracking Logs (above) as a support in the identification of content that can be connected when planning instruction and promoting deeper student understanding. Standards are considered a bridge when they:

  • Function as a bridge to which other content within the grade level/course is connected;
  • Serve as prerequisite knowledge for content to be addressed in future grade levels/courses; or
  • Possess endurance beyond a single unit of instruction within a grade level/course.

Bridging Standards by Grade Level (Just in Time Quick Checks Links within the documents will be forthcoming):

Virginia's College & Career Ready Mathematics Performance Expectations

Mathematics Performance Expectations define the level of achievement students must reach to be academically prepared for success in entry-level credit-bearing college courses. The expectations were developed through the College & Career Readiness Initiative - a process that involved faculty from Virginia's two- and four-year colleges and universities, members of the business community, and high school educators.

Special Education & Student Support

  • Co-teaching Mathematics Instructional Plans - These plans utilize the six common co-teaching approaches and contain suggestions as to how co-teachers can effectively utilize the expertise of each teacher to enhance lessons and activities in a co-taught classroom. These co-teaching plans were created and modified by a select group of Virginia teachers participating in the Excellence for Co-teaching Initiative. These plans align instruction with the expectations of the 2016 Mathematics Standards of Learning and were vetted by VDOE content and special education specialists.
  • Learning Disabilities in Mathematics - This page includes information and resources, as well as two new VDOE companion guides:

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