Spotlight on Math and the Common Core

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Math and the Common Core

The Education Week Spotlight on Math and the Common Core is a collection of articles hand-picked by our editors for their insights on:

  • Guidance from standards writers on focus, coherence, and rigor in math
  • Helping at-risk students make the shift to the math standards
  • Early results from common-core assessments in math
  • Using educator-produced e-textbooks aligned to the standards
  • Moving away from step-by-step instructional models

You get the seven articles below in a downloadable PDF.

A set of "publishers' criteria" for the common-core standards for high school and a revised set for elementary school are released.
April 17, 2013 – Education Week

Despite often lacking support and clear guidance, math educators are taking steps to refine their practice and adopt creative methods to help at-risk and struggling students make the shift to the new instructional paradigm.
March 13, 2013 – Teacher

Dissatisfied with what was available, Utah educators are producing high school math e-textbooks they aim to align with the standards.
September 26, 2012 – Education Week

Many teachers are broaching math topics at grades higher or lower than what the standards prescribe—and across more years than called for.
May 9, 2012 – Education Week

The common-core math standards offer an opportunity for teachers to move away from a step-by-step instructional model, writes Alison Crowley.
March 27, 2013 – Education Week

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