Common Core Math Standards
The video above is a must watch for all parents of young children, who have been questioning what in the world is going on with their children’s math work. It is the articulate testimony given by the Chair of the Math Department, Mr. Layton Elliott, at Brebeuf Jesuit High School in Indianapolis, before […]
W. Stephen Wilson, professor of mathematics and education at Johns Hopkins University and Alice Crary, associate professor of philosophy at the New School for Social Research and Eugene Lang College published a piece defending traditional mathematics. It puts the argument into laymen terms and is a must read for all concerned with Common Core math […]
Why Indiana’s Own Standards are Better for Indiana Students Ze’ev Wurman, Palo Alto, Calif. Professional background: I am former Senior Adviser at the Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development in the U.S. Department of Education. Throughout the development of the Common Core standards in 2009-2010 I analyzed the mathematics drafts for the Pioneer Institute […]
By Shane Vander Hart Barry Garelick wrote at The Atlantic about the Common Core Math Standards. Basically he says that kids are required not to just learn how to make a calculations, but also how to explain why they are doing so. The standards actually elevate this above learning how to solve math problems. Garelick […]
What’s in the Common Core State Standards content? Several reviews have brought up areas of concern.