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The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) supporting school leaders in helping all students become college and career-ready and to succeed in post-secondary education and training
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CA to align 8th grade math standards with #CCSS

CA to align 8th grade math standards with #CCSS | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

Gov. Jerry Brown evidently agrees that California’s math standards should align more closely with the national Common Core standards. On Thursday, he signed SB 1200, which will allow the State Board to weed out the dozens of California state Algebra standards that were inserted two years ago with the adoption of Common Core as part of an ongoing, unresolved debate over what students should learn in eighth grade.

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Math Performance Task via Illustrative Mathematics

Math Performance Task via Illustrative Mathematics | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

One of the tasks that we gave our students at the end of our unit on Rigid Motions came from Illustrative Mathematics: 

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Retired math teacher returns to students at request of school board

Retired math teacher returns to students at request of school board | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
When it comes to teaching, Benita Albert is a rock star. She has even returned for an encore. Last spring, after 44 years of teaching mathematics at Oak Ridge High School, Albert decided to retire.
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New goals in math tests outlined for Virginia students

New goals in math tests outlined for Virginia students | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

Superintendent of Public Instruction, Patricia I. Wright will present to the State Board of Education the restructured math objectives she is calling "aggressive," as Virginia attempts to close the achievement gap between high and low performing schools and students.


Virginia officials proposed the changes after criticism that expectations were too low in the wake of expected poor results on new, more difficult math tests. On those tests, overall pass rates fell from 87% in the 2010-2011 school year to 68% last year.

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Common Core and Algebra in 8th Grade

Common Core and Algebra in 8th Grade | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

Transform Education

By David Saba


Eighth Grade Algebra seems to be the elephant in the room with Common Core State Standards and there has not been a real clear way on how to handle this. I have spoken with district and state curriculum directors and they are still waiting to decide exactly how to ensure the option is there and that they meet common core standards and assessments.


The problem: 8th grade algebra has long been the standard for students going to college. It puts them on track to complete pre-calculus or AP calculus in their senior year maximizing their college transcript. Common Core State Standards does not have specific guidance on 8th grade algebra but introduces algebra concepts throughout middle school.

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Common Core State Standards: Math Instructional Shifts

Common Core State Standards: Math Instructional Shifts | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

Education Week

June 30, 2012


The fate of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for Mathematics will depend on how we teach more so than what we teach.

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Mathematical Reasoning and Sense Making in Middle Grades

Mathematical Reasoning and Sense Making in Middle Grades | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

NCTM’s Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, Focus Issue on Fostering Mathematical Reasoning, February 2012 is a direct connection to promoting inquiry, risk-taking, and metacognition where teachers and students alike make their thinking public that were discussed in past blogs. The articles in this focused issue gave examples of how to provide opportunities for mathematical reasoning for younger students so that their conceptual understandings can expand to the high school skill set and more importantly to bridge the concrete to the abstract.


From the article “The Value of Debts and Credits,” on page 335, five suggestions with examples for each are given for fostering mathematical reasoning and I quote, “Encourage students to:

  • give conceptual explanations.
  • provide efficient solutions.
  • make conjectures and prove them.
  • create different & sophisticated solutions.”
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Developing Effective Fractions Instruction for K-8 | SchoolsMovingUp -

Developing Effective Fractions Instruction for K-8 | SchoolsMovingUp - | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

Pictured: Kelly Stuart, Director of Dissemination, Doing What Works


Helping students understand fractions is of critical importance to their advancement in mathematics. In this webinar, two of the developers of the media and materials for the new Doing What Works fractions topic will give you a tour of site highlights.


SchoolsMovingUp provides quality resources and online professional development to help educators make sound decisions and take action in their school improvement efforts.

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Fractions Are Key To Math Success, New Study Shows - CBS Detroit

Fractions Are Key To Math Success, New Study Shows - CBS Detroit | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
What part of math success comes from knowing fractions? More than you might think, according to a new study that analyzed long-term data on more than 4,000 children from both the United States and the United Kingdom.
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Common Core Math Scope and Sequence

Common Core Math Scope and Sequence | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
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Jason Zimba’s “wiring diagram” is "not a diagram of curriculum!"

Jason Zimba’s “wiring diagram” is "not a diagram of curriculum!" | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

By Bill McCallum


In the article by Jason Zimba that I posted... is the complete diagram showing connections between standards. 


Key Point: The "wiring diagram" is not in any sense a diagram of curriculum, although it could be useful to curriculum designers.

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Graduation, Equity, Access (Math and Science), and The Common Core

Graduation, Equity, Access (Math and Science), and The Common Core | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

By Timothy Kanold


National Center for Education Statistics. http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2012/2012045_1.pdf

Page 6 of the report provides some interesting High School data about these students. Here is some "access" data from the report:


"Only 30-35% of students nationally will have taken three years of science through Physics and three or four years of mathematics through Pre-Calculus - which describe and provide many of the high school Common Core "Plus" (+) standards."


There are about 14.9 million high school students 


Math Completors


88% will complete HS Geometry

76% Algebra II

35% Pre-Calculus/Analysis

16% Calculus


Science Completors


96% Biology

70% Chemistry

36% Physics

30% all three of Biology, Chemistry, and Physics.

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Idaho Mathematics Tool Box

Idaho Mathematics Tool Box | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

Idaho State Department of Education

Staff
Christine Avila
Mathematics Coordinator
(208) 332-6932
cavila@sde.idaho.gov


These standards aren't a move towards reforming mathematics education; these standards are a move towards transforming mathematics education. Significant changes will occur in instruction, curriculum, and assessment. Quality implementation is key.

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Studies Find Payoff in 'Personalizing' Algebra

Studies Find Payoff in 'Personalizing' Algebra | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
An ongoing series of studies shows students do better when word problems are tailored to their interests.

The studies, which were discussed at a recent meeting here at Carnegie Mellon University, highlight one way to boost learning in algebraic expression, a concept considered critical in the Common Core State Standards but which educators say is perennially challenging to students. The study found that personalized math problems not only made it easier for students to understand what was being asked, but also helped boost the confidence of students who may have been intimidated by the subject.
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Word problems can be so intimidating! I think tailoring them to student interests is definitely a good idea, but we need to be careful - I've heard from some of my classmates that, if done poorly, it's a little offensive.

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"n" Ways to Apply Algebra With The New York Times

"n" Ways to Apply Algebra With The New York Times | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

Is algebra necessary? An Op-Ed essay argues it isn't. We list algebraic opportunities you can find in the pages of The Times, and invite you to join the conversation.

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Quick Guide to the Common Core Math Standards

Quick Guide to the Common Core Math Standards | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

All of mathematics is built on a few basic ideas. The Common Core State Standards aim to have all students thoroughly understand these very few basics (such as how the base-10 system works and what it means to multiply). Students are then asked to use their understanding of these basics, along with important habits of mind such as perseverance and reasoning, to become proficient with the full set of math content standards.

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THE COMMON CORE IN MATHEMATICS: Overview

John B. King, Jr., New York State Commissioner of Education, introduces instructional strategies for successfully implementing the Common Core State Standards in Math.
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K-6 Geometry Progression via Bill McCallum

K-6 Geometry Progression via Bill McCallum | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
And, as recompense for the long wait, we have added a bonus grade level, Grade 6.
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Michigan: Online Math Resources for Educators - Browse Resources

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Effective Fractions Instruction for K-8

Effective Fractions Instruction for K-8 | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

Knowing Fractions is a key to later math achievement.
http://pss.sagepub.com/content/early/2012/06/13/0956797612440101.abstract

 

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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EOC Algebra I results ‘very, very misleading’

EOC Algebra I results ‘very, very misleading’ | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

BY PAM BRANNON
Gulf Breeze (FL) News news@gulfbreezenews.com


“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.”

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Common Core State Standards for Math

Common Core State Standards for Math | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
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.
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Grade 8 Mathematics for Common Core State Standards

Grade 8 Mathematics for Common Core State Standards | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
Download or subscribe to free content from Grade 8 Mathematics for Common Core State Standards by Arkansas on iTunes.
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