Policy

​How to Reform How We Teach Math

Jul 25, 2014

“ANSWER-GETTING, NOT MATH”: Are the Common Core math standards just the latest example in “the frustrating descent from good intentions to tears?” Chalkbeat CEO, Elizabeth Green, thinks so, detailing a history of American math reform full of promising ideas and bad implementation. In her New York Times article, “Why Do Americans Stink at Math,” she proposes that past reforms haven’t taken hold largely because of lack of support for educators--particularly a lack of dialogue between math education professors and classroom teachers.

Policy

​How to Reform How We Teach Math

Jul 25, 2014

“ANSWER-GETTING, NOT MATH”: Are the Common Core math standards just the latest example in “the frustrating descent from good intentions to tears?” Chalkbeat CEO, Elizabeth Green, thinks so, detailing a history of American math reform full of promising ideas and bad implementation. In her New York Times article, “Why Do Americans Stink at Math,” she proposes that past reforms haven’t taken hold largely because of lack of support for educators--particularly a lack of dialogue between math education professors and classroom teachers.

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