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Common-Core Online Practice Tests Unveiled

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A group designing tests to go with the common-core online assessments has released practice tests for students, teachers, and parents.

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Common Core and Algebra in 8th Grade

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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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Ratings of Common Core Math Standards vs. Previous Standards Mapped by @fnoschese

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The Importance of Mathematical Practices

• Standards for Mathematical practice --processes and proficiencies • Habits of mind of the mathematically proficient student • Description of modeling; appl...

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Kenneth Davis's curator insight, December 11, 2012 10:36 AM

Great description of the "habits of mind" that are an inherit part of the Standards for Mathematical Practice.

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Math Resources from Common Core Conversation

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The Common Core Conversation

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Sue Thuma's curator insight, May 27, 2013 3:23 PM

An amazing list of mathematics resources...

Sonya Tokerud Hoelscher's curator insight, May 27, 2013 5:51 PM

Amazing resources!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cindy Riley Klages's curator insight, May 27, 2013 8:21 PM

Great list of math resources :-)

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Algebra, Rigor, 8th Grade, Math Acceleration | Jason Zimba

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"It is incorrect to say that algebra isn't covered until high school. There is a great deal of algebra in the 8th grade standards. For example, students in grade 8 are expected to solve two simultaneous equations with two unknowns. I don't see a lack of rigor there. The standards actually invest heavily in algebra because of the way they focus so strongly on the prerequisites for algebra in the elementary grades.

 

I actually think the questions about algebra are better formulated as questions about acceleration. How will kids who are ready for advanced work accelerate to reach courses like calculus during high school? But those are questions for policy, not for standards. The standards don't speak to this issue. Decisions about acceleration and ability grouping are still the purview of local districts, just as they've always been. For example, I've seen where the state of Massachusetts has provided some interesting guidance for districts showing several different models for acceleration, all of them ending at calculus in the senior year of high school."


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alexparrish's curator insight, January 16, 2014 7:15 PM

In this article that I scooped the main topic of this is how 8th graders are expected to do a little bit of algebra. Then it talks about how they are supposed to be able to solve a problem that has two unknowns. Then he talks about how it has to do with a lot of algebra because it somehow invests a lot to do with algebra. Then he starts talking about how algebra is better described with questions about acceleration. One way he says its better described in terms of acceleration is they start getting better and accelerating faster. The last part of the paragraph is a little bit confusing to me but I tried to put it in my best words.

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Algebra, Rigor, 8th Grade, Math Acceleration | Jason Zimba

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Jason Zimba in EdWeek


"It is incorrect to say that algebra isn't covered until high school. There is a great deal of algebra in the 8th grade standards. For example, students in grade 8 are expected to solve two simultaneous equations with two unknowns. I don't see a lack of rigor there. The standards actually invest heavily in algebra because of the way they focus so strongly on the prerequisites for algebra in the elementary grades.

 

I actually think the questions about algebra are better formulated as questions about acceleration. How will kids who are ready for advanced work accelerate to reach courses like calculus during high school? But those are questions for policy, not for standards. The standards don't speak to this issue. Decisions about acceleration and ability grouping are still the purview of local districts, just as they've always been. For example, I've seen where the state of Massachusetts has provided some interesting guidance for districts showing several different models for acceleration, all of them ending at calculus in the senior year of high school."


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alexparrish's curator insight, January 16, 2014 7:15 PM

In this article that I scooped the main topic of this is how 8th graders are expected to do a little bit of algebra. Then it talks about how they are supposed to be able to solve a problem that has two unknowns. Then he talks about how it has to do with a lot of algebra because it somehow invests a lot to do with algebra. Then he starts talking about how algebra is better described with questions about acceleration. One way he says its better described in terms of acceleration is they start getting better and accelerating faster. The last part of the paragraph is a little bit confusing to me but I tried to put it in my best words.

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Phil Daro at CMC-North Ignite

Phil Daro gives a talk about the Common Core Standards at Key Curriculum Press' Ignite event at the CMC-North Asilomar conference.

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