Series: About Early Math

Five 3s or Three 5s, the Common Core Questions Continue

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.