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ERIC Number: EJ943718
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 11
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0148-432X
Phoenix Rising: Bringing the Common Core State Mathematics Standards to Life
Wu, Hung-Hsi
American Educator, v35 n3 p3-13 Fall 2011
Many sets of state and national mathematics standards have come and gone in the past two decades. The Common Core State Mathematics Standards (CCSMS), which were released in June of 2010, have been adopted by almost all states and will be phased in across the nation in 2014. The main difference between these standards and most of the others is that the CCSMS are mathematically very sound overall. They could serve--at long last--as the foundation for creating proper school mathematics textbooks and dramatically better teacher preparation. In this article, the author gives two examples of the kind of change the CCSMS (if properly implemented) will bring to the mathematics classroom. (Contains 7 footnotes and 10 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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