The Digging into Math ©2014 Program is a supplemental math curriculum series based on the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for Grades 3, 4 and 5. The program consists of 9 standards-based units. Each unit contains 7 to 14 lessons that specifically address targets related to clusters in the CCSS with a focus on the critical/major topics at each grade.



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About the Authors

Series Authors

Shannon McCaw has been a classroom teacher in the Newberg and Parkrose School Districts in Oregon. She has been trained in Professional Learning Communities, Differentiated Instruction and Critical Friends. Shannon currently works as the lead consultant at SMcCurriculum, working with math teachers from over 100 districts around the Northwest. Shannon’s areas of expertise include the Common Core State Standards, curriculum alignment, assessment best practices and instructional strategies. She has a degree in Mathematics from George Fox University and a Masters of Arts in Secondary Math Education from Colorado College. She is also the lead author of the Core Focus on Math series.

Sarah Schuhl has been a classroom teacher, secondary math instructional coach and district-wide K-12 math instructional specialist, most recently in the Centennial School District in Oregon. Sarah currently works as a Solution Tree associate and an educational consultant supporting and challenging teachers in the areas of math instruction and alignment to the Common Core State Standards, common assessments for all subjects and grade levels and professional learning communities. From 2010–2013, Sarah served as a member and chair of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics editorial panel for their Mathematics Teacher journal. Sarah earned a Masters of Science in Teaching Mathematics from Portland State University.

Contributing Authors

Beth Armstrong has been a classroom teacher in the Beaverton School District in Oregon. She has received training in Talented and Gifted Instruction. She has a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from Washington State University.