Monthly Archives: August 2012

Common Core Assessment Preview

I’ve been wondering what assessments based on the Common Core standards might look like, and now there are samples available.  Two groups of states, the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (includes Vermont) and the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for Colleges … Continue reading

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Elevator Speech/Community

If you’re looking for a quick way to describe the shifts involved in the transition to the Common Core Standards, consider the “Common Core Shifts” entry here.  There’s a wallet-sized version and a one-page version for each of math and … Continue reading

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Seizing the Moment for Mathematics

Today I’m off for a two-day planning session for Vermont Mathematics education.  In the meantime, here’s some food for thought:  Seizing the Moment for Mathematics.  My favorite quote: Unfortunately, when one hears that a state’s existing standards are better than … Continue reading

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And Something New

The Park City Mathematics Institute has recently posted the materials from its Secondary School Teachers Program for 2012.  Start here.  I always like their problem sets, and the resources farther down the page look quite interesting.   (I’m not so … Continue reading

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Something(s) old…

Even during my hiatus, I was keeping some notes for this blog.  A couple had to do with young children and mathematics. Is it surprising that “Mothers Talk Less to Young Daughters About Math”?  Easy for me to ask — … Continue reading

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