Sunday, September 29, 2013
A Math Teacher Assesses Common Core Standards
Some of her points that really hit home with me:
1) Standards of Mathematical Practice is just a fancy way to say "we're going to tell you how to teach mathematics", not just what to teach.
2) The Common Core math standards are not rigorous and will do harm to students interested in pursuing STEM higher education and/or careers.
3) (Unlike California's now-defunct standards,) Common Core math standards are not internationally benchmarked.