Mathematics CTS Source Material

 The Curriculum Topic Study (CTS) approach uses a common collection of nationally available source materials, several that are considered essential "tools of the trade" in science and mathematics. Having access to these source materials for use with CTS is like having experts at your fingertips, 24/7!

Each of the six sections of a CTS guide provides a choice of two different resources- either to be used together or the user can select one to work with, depending on preference or availability. A key feature of CTS is its flexibility- you can use as many or as few of the resources as your purpose and access demands. All of the resources used in CTS are available through the NSTA or NCTM bookstores or major online book sellers like amazon.com or Barnes and Noble. Several of the resources are also available online.
 

Bibliography and URL's of Source Materials for Mathematics Curriculum Topic Study

CTS Section I Resources: Science for All Americans  and/or Beyond Numeracy

American Association for the Advancement of Science. (1990). Science for all Americans. NY, NY: Oxford University Press. Click here to view online version. Can be ordered directly through AAAS/Project 2061 at http://www.project2061.org or through online booksellers.

Paulos, J. (1992). Beyond numeracy. New York, NY: Vintage Books. Not available online. Available through online booksellers.

 

 

CTS Sections II and III Resources: Benchmarks for Science Literacy and Principles and Standards for School Mathematics (or substitute the Mathematics Common Core or the NCTM Focal Points)

American Association for the Advancement of Science. (1994). Benchmarks for science literacy. NY, NY: Oxford University Press. The 2009 updated online version of the Benchmarks is available on the Project 2061 web site. Can be ordered directly through AAAS/Project 2061 at http://www.project2061.org or through online booksellers.

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (2000). Principles and standards for school mathematics. Reston, VA: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Online version is available only for NCTM members. Book is available through the NCTM bookstore at: http://www.nctm.org/standards/ .

Section III readings can also be substituted with the Mathematics Common Core Standards or the NCTM Focal Points. Click here for a Crosswalk to the Mathematics Common Core or the NCTM K-8 Focal Points.

 

CTS Section IV Resources: Chapter 15 of the Benchmarks for Science Literacy and NCTM Research Companion

American Association for the Advancement of Science. (1994). Benchmarks for science literacy. NY, NY: Oxford University Press. The Click here for the online version of Chapter 15- Research Base . Can be ordered directly through AAAS/Project 2061 at http://www.project2061.org or through online booksellers.

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (2003). Research companion to principles and standards for school mathematics. Reston, VA: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Available through the NCTM bookstore at: http://my.nctm.org/store/ECat/product.asp?ID=12341 .

 

CTS Section V: Atlas of Science Literacy Volumes 1 and 2

American Association for the Advancement of Science. (2001). Atlas of science literacy- Volume 1. Washington DC: NSTA Press. Sample maps for Volume 1 are available on the Project 2061 web site.  Atlas Vol. 1 can be ordered directly through AAAS/Project 2061 or through online booksellers.

American Association for the Advancement of Science. (2007). Atlas of science literacy- Volume 2. Washington DC: NSTA Press.  [Note: The second volume of Atlas was not available at the time CTS was published and is not included in the CTS study guides. You can download the Mathematics Crosswalk to the Atlas of Science Literacy to obtain the vetted readings from both versions of the Atlas] Sample maps for Volume 2 are available on the Project 2061 web site.  Atlas Vol. 2 can be ordered directly through AAAS/Project 2061 or through online book sellers.

The NSDL Strand Map Service also provides online versions of the Atlas of Science Literacy Maps. Click here to access the NSDL strand maps.

 

CTS Section VI: State Standards and Local Curriculum

These are specific to each state and local district and  can be accesed through your State Department of Education web page or your district's web site.