Math Teaching Often Doesn't Fit With New Standards
Topics broached at unprescribed grade levels
Many mathematics teachers are teaching topics at higher or lower grade levels—and for more years—than the Common Core State Standards recommend, according to preliminary results from new research.
That finding suggests that when the new standards are fully implemented, many math teachers could face significant shifts in what they will teach.
The information is part of a research effort led by William H. Schmidt, a Michigan State University professor who is widely known for an influential 1996 study that found the typical course of study in U.S. math was “a mile wide...
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