The old adage “If it walks like a duck…” comes to mind when you look at what the Springfield Public School Board is deciding to adopt for their “new’ math curriculum. They will tell you they aren’t using Common Core standards but… On February 5th the Board had on ...Read more Comments Off on Springfield School Board Looks To Adopt Math Curriculum Still Aligned to Common Core
Today’s post is reblogged from Traditional Math with the author, Barry Garelick’s, permission. Articles I didn’t finish reading, Dept. This article in Business North was titled “Teachers Learn to Make Math Fun, Engaging”, which alone would have caused me not to read any further, but I was curious as ...Read more Comments Off on Which comes first? Engagement or Success?
Key words for today: Working memory, long term memory, subroutines, chunking, structured programming, math When you mention common core, most people who are opposed to it immediately mention the “crazy math” instruction created by the standards. They roll their eyes and say, “I never had to learn math that ...Read more Comments Off on How computer science makes the case for less use of computers in school
The word is out. The National Assessment of Educational Progress, NAEP, is a standardized test given to a random sampling of students in 4th, 8th and 12th grades around the country. Known as the Nation’s Report Card, the tests are administered by the federal government and are the largest ...Read more Comments Off on National Test Scores Decline in Common Core Era
Missouri Education Watchdog by Anne Gassel By now most states have implemented Common Core or CC-like standards and are actively teaching them in their k-12 classrooms. Numerous stories have shown that the standards have failed to live up to their initial hype. They haven’t vaulted all American students ...Read more Comments Off on American parents not content to settle for “the floor” of math instruction
The word is out to the general public on one aspect of common core: fuzzy math. From a reader in Missouri and her experience in church today about Matthew 18:21-22 (I tried my hand on this new math and found it tiresome and pointless): Funny happenings in our ...Read more Comments Off on Common Core from the Pulpit. This Preacher Takes a Jab.
I’m not sure who the person is that puts these together– I’m not smart enough. The pictures were sent to me by Examiner, a regular contributor to Grumpy Opinions.. They came from a site called Liberal Logic 101 (Helping those of us with brains understand how Liberal Logic works) ...Read more Comments Off on Helping those brains understand how Liberal Logic works