Common Core for Mathematics has the potential to be a positive instructional change for students. In order for students to experience the change, however, it depends on the teacher and his or her view of math instruction.
For generations, strong teaching meant giving good lectures. Lectures that kept students interested – maybe prompting a question now and then – were a success. The gold-standard lecture gave children all the information needed for homework and test-taking.
The shift to Common Core is still rolling in at most high schools, with teens caught midstride in the traditional algebra-geometry path allowed to finish their journey, while incoming classes start the integrated math 1, 2, 3 progression.
Eye on Education has been made possible through an underwriting program with strategic partners in our community. We would like to thank and recognize the following partners for supporting this important initiative: