Common-core math aims to have students do less memorizingbut it's being misinterpreted to have students do more, argues a math education professor.
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The school district is looking to departmentalize math instruction for 5th grade students as part of a push for stronger algebra preparation.
January 20, 2016
The change was prompted by data showing that students who passed the revised GED are doing better in college than recent high school graduates.
January 07, 2016
A recent piece is reigniting the common-core math homework discussion.
December 28, 2015
Each year, we take a look at Curriculum Matters' most-read blog posts, and in 2015 it seems two major themes got readers clicking: common-core testing and math instruction.
December 17, 2015
Under a new California law, districts must put into place "fair, objective, and transparent" placement policies for 9th grade math classes by the beginning of the next school year.
December 16, 2015
Congress released a budget deal that would give several literacy programs an increase in funding, and keep funding for STEM partnerships and Advanced Placement steady.
December 01, 2015
New York has redesigned its Regents algebra test, which students must pass to graduate, to align to the common core. And the scores have consequently plummeted.
November 12, 2015
A new benchmark to measure students' readiness for first-year college courses expected for majors in STEM fields shows that only 20 percent of high school students meet that mark.
October 28, 2015
A nonprofit that reviews curricula for common-core alignment, which came under fire after initially posting low ratings for nearly all the texts it analyzed, has tweaked its processand consequently upped the scores for several publishers.