"The common-core standards envision a higher level of rigor based on the deeper understanding of a pared-down number of curricular aims. But effective implementation poses a particular challenge for teachers, who must not only be fluent in that content themselves but also attain the appropriate pedagogy and curricula to be able to convey it to their students."
As we begin to think about aligning our instruction with the Common Core Standards, we must first reflect on our loftier goals for students as learners, one of which is critical thinking. How well do the standards support this goal?
There are some things computers really can do better than humans. But what about writing?
"Mark Shermis (pictured) heads up the University of Akron College of Education. Earlier this year, he co-authored a study of nine different essay-grading computer programs. Shermis says that on shorter writing assignments the computer programs matched grades from real live humans up to 85 percent of the time. But on longer, more complicated responses, the technology didn’t do quite as well."
Developing Effective Fractions Instruction for K-8 The National Mathematics Advisory Panel and the Common Core State Standards emphasize the importance of rational numbers.
Watch this multimedia overview to learn why and to receive an introduction to the recommendations on effective fractions instruction in elementary and middle school, including the needed support and training for teachers. (6:31 min)
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“The students who are high-performing math students and may be entering career fields where they need a lot of math need to take Algebra I in eighth grade. That is the only way they will have time to get Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, Trigonometry, and Calculus in before college.”
Watch an introduction to the new Common Core State Standards for Math. This video is part of a Common Core Standards series that showcases the background on the design process, key features, and major differences.
Research shows us that district vision and leadership are essential to student success. The resources on this site provide administrators the means to correspond with each other and share a set of high quality tools that can help them shape the implementation of the NMCCSS in their schools.
In School Library Journal this month that librarians’ expertise in embedding “inquiry” into instruction fits “elegantly” with the Common Core’s focus on the “process” of learning rather than just the content that must be covered.
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