Category Archives: Math Standards

Repeal, Revise, Replace, Rebrand, Update, or Unique?

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Issues related to and surrounding the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are controversial and “toxic” (as Mike Huckabee put it) for many people both in and outside of education, including decision-makers.  Rather than truly replacing the CCSS, some states have … Continue reading

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Parents Try Common Core Math

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Sophia Abelita—Common Core Addition

I was sent a link today to a very brief article at PJ Media that included a video.  The article’s title caught my attention—Little Girl Destroys Common Core Math in Under 2 Minutes. Sophia Abelita—Common Core Addition In the video, … Continue reading

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Why I Quit My Teaching Job

David Xirau was a math teacher at Weymouth High School (MA) until late January of this year.  Below is the letter he wrote about why he quit his teaching job.  What he expresses in his letter could be expressed by … Continue reading

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Common Core State Standards for Mathematics: Does It Add Up or Down? Part 3

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Standards for Mathematical Practice The Common Core State Standards for Mathematics Table of Contents includes two types of standards. First listed are Standards for Mathematical Practice. Second listed are Standards for Mathematical Content. Before we explore the Standards for Mathematical … Continue reading

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Common Core State Standards for Mathematics: Does It Add Up or Down? Part 2

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Concerns About the Math Content Standards You are encouraged to actually look at the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics document.  Become familiar with the document and learn to use your pdf reader search function to find what you are … Continue reading

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