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The needs of schools in rural communities are often ignored in the national education conversation, writes April Bo Wang.
Schools and teachers face complex challenges and competing demands as they work toward implementing the new math standards.
The common core's emphasis on fractions as points on a number line offers a window into the framework's divergence from past conventions.
The common standards for math put a heavy emphasis on coherent instruction, prompting many districts to find ways to familiarize teachers with standards for grade levels beyond their own.
A unique partnership of education schools is exploring ways to adapt secondary-math training programs to the new math standards.
Long a staple of the high school curriculum, the mathematics-course sequence of Algebra 1, geometry, and Algebra 2 is facing a budding challenge as schools transition to the Common Core State Standards.
The state consortia charged with developing common-core-aligned assessments take steps to address concerns about potential bias and difficulty level in the performance-based questions.
William G. McCallum, a lead writer of the common-core math standards, discusses the aims, effects, and criticism of the framework.
With their heightened emphasis on language and explication, the new math expectations pose unique challenges for students not fully proficient in English.