Resources for Elementary Grades (K-5)

The North Carolina Collaborative for Mathematics Learning (NC2ML) brings together math educators to support each other with resources developed from significant research and practical experience for classroom success. Together, we create a network of support; give teachers, leaders, families, and students a voice in the future of math education; and, most important, develop enthusiastic math learners.

The VISIONS Project: Tools for a shared instructional approach that helps each and every student flourish

Specially designed resources for your Elementary School learners

Elementary School is a time when critical seeds get planted and foundational skills established. As math educators and leaders, we know it’s the perfect opportunity for all learners to develop an early interest in math and problem solving. Together, we can ensure that every student has the opportunity to see themselves as strong and capable mathematical thinkers — an important self-perception that can lead to other personal and academic successes down the road.

Our team works to ensure that each and every student has the opportunity to flourish in mathematics. We collaboratively design resources, learning experiences, and networks to support high-quality, equitable math instruction for NC learners. We’re excited to soon offer events and experiences that give teachers and leaders opportunities to engage in conversations about supporting the development of conceptual understanding and fluency for our elementary math learners. We will post information about upcoming opportunities for shared learning on our website and social media channels.

Flourishing in Mathematics Retreat 

We invite districts across North Carolina to send teams to a leadership retreat at NCCAT on March 4-7, 2024.  Teams will work collaboratively to learn more about high-quality equitable mathematics instruction, to develop and align a district-wide vision of mathematics instruction, and to plan for implementation. Reserve your spot now!

How to integrate NC’s revised mathematics standards

A library of resources, by teachers for teachers

What do you need to know about revisions to NC DPI’s Math Standards and how should you integrate them to achieve high-quality, equitable math instruction? These are the questions that the NC2ML team — educators, district leaders, and researchers — takes on to ensure that teachers have support. We continue to refine support materials based on teacher feedback. Within this website, you can access these resources to ensure adherence to North Carolina standards while achieving your instructional goals.


Kindergarten Instructional Framework
First Grade Instructional Framework
Second Grade Instructional Framework
Third Grade Instructional Framework
Fourth Grade Instructional Framework
Fifth Grade Instructional Framework

Additional K-5 Resources

Recommendations for using NC Check-ins 2.0

K-5 Instructional Briefs

SenseMaking Strategies
Key Words