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ERIC Number: EJ1142872
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1062-9017
Are the K-2 Common Core State Standards for Mathematics Developmentally Appropriate?
Otálora, Yenny
The Mathematics Educator, v25 spec iss p3-28 2016
In this article, I (a) illustrate how the K-2 CCSSM reflect the major findings from research studies carried out over the last 30 years on early mathematical abilities that indicate these standards are developmentally appropriate for young children, and (b) offer insights into some types of instructional strategies (e.g., student-centered approaches, assessment methods) that teachers can use to implement the standards to foster young children's mathematical abilities and dispositions without detriment to children's natural development. I conclude that the K-2 CCSSM can be used as a tool to understand children's natural ways of thinking and encourage innovative learning and teaching in school settings. The K-2 CCSSM also provide a common referent for early mathematics educators to discuss how to improve early mathematics education.
Mathematics Education Student Association, University of Georgia. 105 Aderhold Hall, Athens, GA 30602. Tel: 706-542-4194; Fax: 706-542-4551; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Kindergarten; Primary Education; Early Childhood Education; Grade 1; Grade 2
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Language: English
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