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

There are eight Standards for Mathematical Practice:

  • Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them. (MP.1)
  • Reason abstractly and quantitatively. (MP.2)
  • Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others. (MP.3)
  • Model with mathematics. (MP.4)
  • Use appropriate tools strategically. (MP.5)
  • Attend to precision. (MP.6)
  • Look for and make use of structure. (MP.7)
  • Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning. (MP.8)

In the “Standards for Mathematical Practice” column, notice the links in bold blue text (for example “MP.2”). Clicking on these links will download a sample activity from the EMPower series that exemplifies the Mathematical Practice (MP) indicated.

  • To learn more about how these samples were chosen, click here
  • To download a PDF of the chart below (with commentary on the sample activities chosen), click here. This resource is also available in Spanish.

EMPower book titleCCRC Standards introducedCCRC Standards addressedStandards for
Mathematical Practice
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.NF.6  |  6.NS.1   
2.MD.4  |  3.MD.7.c

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.3  MP.6
MP.7  MP.8
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 Proportion

4.OA.2  |  5.NF.3
6.RP.3  |  7.RP.2
4.NF.1  |  6.RP.1  |  6.RP.2MP.4  MP.6
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.2MP.2  MP.4

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