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Through parent math nights, letters home, and videos, schools are providing a quieter counterpoint to media critiques of the math standards.
December 3, 2014 – Education Week
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.
December 3, 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 12, 2014 – Education Week
Schools and teachers face complex challenges and competing demands as they work toward implementing the new math standards.
November 12, 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 12, 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 12, 2014 – Education Week
A unique partnership of education schools is exploring ways to adapt secondary-math training programs to the new math standards.
November 12, 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 12, 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 12, 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 12, 2014 – Education Week

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