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The chart below summarizes the alignment between TERC's EMPower™ series, the College and Career Readiness (CCR) Content Standards, and the CCR Standards for Mathematical Practice.

For a PDF of the chart below, please click here.

For each book in the EMPower™ series, a link is provided to a sample activity.

  • To download the complete CCR Standards for Mathematics (content standards as well as standards for mathematical practice),  please click here. The Mathematics section begins on page 44 of the document.
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Bold blue text links to sample pages from the EMPower™ series that illustrate the Math Practice indicated.

EMPower Book Title

College and Career Readiness Content Standards

Standards for Mathematical Practice

 Standards introducedStandards addressed

EMPower Plus Everyday Number Sense: Mental Math and Visual Models*

1.NBT.2  2.NBT.1  2.NBT.4   4.0A.3 

1.G.2   5.NBT.5    3.MD.6   3.MD.7.c

3.MD.6   6NS.6a   6.NS.7b   7NS.1a



1.NBT.4  1.NBT.5  1.NBT.6   2.NBT.3 

2.NBT.6  2.NBT.7  2.NBT.8  2.NBT.9 

3.NBT.1  3.NBT.2  3.NBT.3  4.NBT.1 

4.NBT.2  4.NBT.3  4.NBT.5  5.NBT.2 

5.NBT.3a  5.NBT.4 5.NBT.6  1.OA.3

1.OA.4   1.OA.6   1.OA.7   1.OA.8   

2.OA.1   3.OA.3   3.OA.4   3.OA.5   

3.OA.6    3.OA.7  3.OA.9   5.OA.1   

6.EE.1   6.EE.2c   2.MD.6  3.MD.7a

MP.2  MP.5

MP.6  MP.7

EMPower Plus Using Benchmarks: Fractions and Operations*

4.NF.6   6.NS.1    2.MD.4   3.MD.7.c

3.NF1     3.NF.2   3.NF.2a   3.NF.2b   

3.NF.3    3.NF.3a  3.NF.3b   3.NF.3c  

3.NF.3d  2.G.3      3.G.2      3.MD.7c

4.NF.1    4.NF.2    4.NF.3a   4.NF.3b   

4.NF.3c   4.NF.3d   4.NF.4  4.NF.4a  

4.NF.4b    4.NF.4c    5.NF.1   5.NF.2

5.NF.3   5.NF.4     5.NF.5     5.NF.6    

5.NF.7   5.NF.7a    5.NF.7b    5.NF.7c


MP.3  MP.4

MP.5  MP.6

EMPower Plus Split It Up: More Fractions, Decimals and Percents*


4.NBT.1   5.NBT.1  5.NBT.2   5.NBT.3

5.NBT.3a  5.NBT.3b   5.NBT.4 

5.NBT.7    4.NF.6    4.MD.2

MP.2  MP.6


Over, Around, and Within

3.G.1   4.G.1   5.G.3   6.G.1   6.G.4 

2.MD.4     3.MD.4    4.MD.2    4.MD.3  4.MD.5    

4.MD.7    5.MD.3    5.MD.4  7.G.1        7.G.6

K.G.4     1.G.2     1.MD.2    2.G.1   

2.MD.2  3.MD.5   3.MD.6   3.MD.7   

3.MD.8   4.MD.6

MP.2  MP.4

MP.5  MP.6

Many Points Make a Point

2.MD.6    6.SP.4     6.SP.5     7.SP.1 


1.MD.4   2.MD.10   3.MD.3   6.SP.2   6.SP.3       MP.1
Keeping Things in Proportion4.OA.2   5.NF.3   6.RP.3   7.RP.24.NF.1   6.RP.1   6.RP.2



Seeking Patterns, Building Rules

5.G.1    6.RP.3    6.EE.3   6.EE.4

6.EE.5     6.EE.6    6.EE.7     6.EE.9  

7.RP.2     8.EE.5    8.EE.7     8.EE.8 

8.SP.1     8.F.1       8.F.3        8.F.4     8.F.5

3.OA.9   4.OA.5   5.OA.1   5.OA.2   6.EE.2

MP.2  MP.4


* denotes a new title for 2016. Note that the original EMPower book Operation Sense: Even More Fractions, Decimals, and Percents has now been incorporated into the new titles.