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 the common core, it usually means that those standards include more—and more advanced—topics at earlier grades. But this is exactly the problem the common math standards are designed to correct. It is a waste of time to expose children to content they are not prepared for, and it is counterproductive to skim over dozens of disconnected topics every year with no regard for student mastery.