I’m not someone who hates standards. There are definitely those people out there, but I’m actually a true nerd and kind of enjoy that standards exist. I like that they guide my instruction and help me to know if I’m on track. That said, I sometimes find standards incredibly hard to understand. Sometimes the wording is very confusing and convoluted and I can’t seem to figure out what that standard would look like in a lesson or on a test. Then I found a series of wikispaces that were created by the Howard County Public School System. These sites are AWESOME. They take each standard and provide example problems, rubrics, scope and sequences that help to guide you in understanding what your Common Core Math Standard is really trying to say.