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Elementary teachers in Kent County, Md., examine progressions documents associated with the common core during a districtwide cross-grade training.
—Swikar Patel/Education Week

Under Common Core, Teachers Band Together to Build Math 'Coherence'

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)

Common-Core Math in Practice

Spotlight on Math Instruction

This Spotlight focuses on math instruction and how educators are adapting their teaching, integrating new technologies, and preparing for the common core.

Spotlight on Algebra

This Spotlight examines efforts to support algebra instruction and the accompanying policy challenges.

Spotlight on STEM in Schools

This Spotlight takes a closer look at innovative approaches to STEM teaching and learning in American schools.

Curriculum Matters Blog

11/26 11:00 am | PARCC Test: Students Find Math Tougher Than English/Language Arts | A new report from PARCC shows that students found the field test in math more difficult than the one in English/language arts.

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Math Practices and the Common Core
This Education Week webinar examined what the standards for mathematical practice mean, and how they can be effectively integrated into the classroom.

Implementing the Common Core Math Standards
In this webinar, math experts from two school districts, one urban and on suburban, shared their strategies and experiences in preparing for the standards.

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New research suggests that word problems might be easier to grasp and more beneficial at the beginning, rather than the end, of a math lesson.
November 19, 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