Common-Core Math in Practice

This special report—the latest in an ongoing series on high-priority issues in K-12 education—looks at how the Common Core State Standards are changing instruction in mathematics. It explores how schools and teachers are adjusting their practices and shows where there are gaps in support and understanding.



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Schools and teachers face complex challenges and competing demands as they work toward implementing the new math standards.
November 10, 2014 - Education Week

The common core's emphasis on fractions as points on a number line offers a window into the framework's divergence from past conventions.
November 10, 2014 - Education Week

Under the Common Core State Standards in mathematics, fractions instruction extends across grades 3 through 6. See the fraction standards, shown here by grade.
November 10, 2014 - Education Week

The common standards for math put a heavy emphasis on coherent instruction, prompting efforts to familiarize teachers with standards for grade levels beyond their own.
November 10, 2014 - Education Week

With their heightened emphasis on language and explication, the new math standards pose unique challenges for students who are not fully proficient in English.
November 10, 2014 - Education Week

A unique partnership of education schools is exploring ways to adapt secondary-math training programs to the new math standards.
November 10, 2014 - Education Week

Long a staple of the high school curriculum, the mathematics-course sequence of Algebra 1, geometry, and Algebra 2 is facing a budding challenge as schools transition to the Common Core State Standards.
November 10, 2014 - Education Week

The state consortia charged with developing common-core-aligned assessments take steps to address concerns about potential bias and difficulty level in the performance-based questions.
November 10, 2014 - Education Week

William G. McCallum, a lead writer of the common-core math standards, discusses the aims, effects, and criticism of the framework.
November 10, 2014 - Education Week

News in Brief: Common-Core Math

On-Demand Webinar


Teaching and Measuring the Common Core’s Mathematical Practices
The Standards for Mathematical Practice, a feature of the Common Core State Standards, describe the ways in which proficient students engage with mathematical concepts and skills. We’ll provide practical tools to assist teachers in monitoring, measuring, and nurturing these practices.

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'Integrated' Math: A Transitional Approach to the Common Core
In this chat, educators from an Illinois district will discuss their choice to transition their high school math curriculum to an integrated course sequence and share what they've learned.

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