A Very Special (Math) Challenge for the Common Core | | EdTech Math | Scoop.it

Math teachers will have to modify many of their academic strategies as a result of the higher and broader expectations of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in mathematics. In order to accomplish the new emphasis on demonstrating the curriculum’s real-world math relevance, teachers will not only be required to be extremely well-versed in the topics specific to their classes, they will also have to possess a far ranging background in the overall discipline. These new expectations will have a particularly heavy impact on two groups who have struggled in math—elementary and special education. For those responsible for bringing math into grades K-5 the task will be challenging—stimulating young minds in a highly structured course. The mission of those in special education will be even more daunting—preparing special needs students to meet these more rigorous standards.