This article from Scientific American dissects one of many homework assignments that have outraged parents recently, often with blame falling on the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). It firstly and correctly points out that the Common Core is not a curriculum and so there are flaws in many debates that stem from a misunderstanding of CCSS itself. Then the article examines several logical and pedagogical rationales at play.
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Acknowledging the fact that math is an especially difficult subject for many students is important for teachers. This article provides More →
The National Library of Virtual Manipulatives is a collection of online math-related applications appropriate for Pre-K – 12 students.
This video deals with the “whys,” “whats,” and “hows” of including rich, developmentally appropriate mathematics experiences for young children in More →