No one can argue with the fact that our world is rapidly changing. A kindergarten student today will need job skills that we can’t even conceive, but we’re working on it.
What we teach and how we teach is evolving to keep pace with the expectations our future graduates will face.
The way we have been teaching math isn’t working, not just in the San Francisco Unified School District but across the nation, as is evidenced in international tests of math achievement.
But here’s the really big shift: When it comes to education, rigor actually means depth of understanding. In fact, this is how we are now looking at all aspects of how we teach students.
So now, as we move into the Common Core State Standards in math (CCSS-M) we’ll see dramatically increased rigor and alignment in K–12 mathematics.