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Making It Happen: Common Core Standards is a new publication from NCTM that connects the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM) with the NCTM’s 30-year track record in standards for school mathematics. The report shows that many of the aims and goals of the Common Core State Standards Initiative are consistent with those of [...]
Intriguing talk by Dan Meyer: “Today’s math curriculum is teaching students to expect — and excel at — paint-by-numbers classwork, robbing kids of a skill more important than solving problems: formulating them.”
Student performance at grades 4 and 8 on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), also know as “The Nation’s Report Card,” has shown steady gains since 1990, although fourth-grade performance leveled off in 2009. Click here to read the full report.
NCTM has put together a great collection of articles from NCTM journals aimed at families.
Here are some resources that might be useful for parents who want to help their children succeed in mathematics: