These resources deal with the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM).
March 21, 2016
This article from Scientific American dissects one of many homework assignments that have outraged parents recently, often with blame falling to the Common Core State Standards.
The over-politicization of math education is a major cause for United States students' ongoing struggles with math in school.
What is the quality of the instructional activities that students will be engaged with everyday? Diane Briars explores this question.
Diane Briars differentiates between the learning goals of a particular lesson and the Common Core State Standards associated with it.
A new study from the American Educational Research Association suggests that the math performance gap between poor and wealthy students is largely due to a discrepancy in the quality of the math content presented in these students' schools.
In this video from NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children), Executive Director Rhian Evans Allvin describes their new white paper about developmentally appropriate practice within Common Core State Standards.
Results from PISA suggest that the highest achievers are the students who view math as a set of large, connected concepts, while those who utilize rote memorization for math facts and procedures are the lowest-achieving.
Several schools offer Common Core math practice sessions for parents, to familiarize them with the strategies and philosophies of the Common Core.
For many students, fractions are the first major math hurdle to overcome. Fractions use familiar numbers in unfamiliar ways. Mastery of fractions is said to predict later math success, so effective instruction may prove to…
When teaching students math, we often do so in a way that doesn't help them make sense of the subject. We teach the steps to take to get an answer, rather helping them understand why those are the steps to take.