Why NCTM’s “Fuzzy” Math Standards are Wrong for Indiana

February 16, 2014 0 Comments

Most all will agree that one of the reasons we are having a debate about national standards in this country in the first place, is because of the belief that American students are entering college woefully underprepared.  There is a presumption that we must adopt standards that will ensure that students entering college are actually […]

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Pull your hair out video!

February 15, 2014 0 Comments

This video shows how frustrating the strategies of Common Core math  are for a child. The child is in third grade and is still required to use the place value technique required by the Common Core, not the standard algorithm. At one point in the video she says. “at home we stack the numbers, but […]

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Pioneer Institute video on Common Core

February 13, 2014 0 Comments

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Indiana Common Core Review: A Stacked Deck?

February 12, 2014 28 Comments
Indiana Common Core Review: A Stacked Deck?

If you were going to the trial of someone accused of murdering a loved one, would it concern you if almost 50% of the jury had signed statements that they believed the accused was innocent?  Would you consider such a jury to be “fair” and “neutral?”  Would you believe that the “process” of our judicial […]

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Math teachers, please watch this video.

February 1, 2014 2 Comments

Do you think the Common Core math standards will fail? They did the last time. Watch this video by Professor Emeritus of Mathematics at Stanford University,  James Milgram, who explains this is NOTHING NEW and the results will be no different.    

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