The Heart of Math Education - What "Common Core Math" Really Means





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Published on Dec 10, 2014

This is a condensed and more polished video than the original (http://youtu.be/dmybO35F_EI), which was a response to NBC News coverage and other criticisms of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics that incorrectly claim Common Core does not allow the "standard" approach to solving math problems (actually, those are still required standards, they just come after some concept development) and instead requires a "new" approach (there is no new required approach, but instead multiple approaches as needed by the teacher and students).

Special thanks to Kate O'Donnell and America Achieves (http://www.americaachieves.org) for their work on this video.

The contents of this video reflect the personal opinions of Samuel Otten and should not be presumed to be endorsed by any institutions with which he is affiliated.

References for the ideas in the video:
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. (2014). Principles to actions: Ensuring mathematics success for all. Reston, VA: Author.

Kilpatrick, J., Martin, W. G., & Schifter, D. (Eds.). (2003). A research companion to Principles and Standards for School Mathematics. Reston, VA: NCTM.

Carpenter, T. P., Fennema, E., Peterson, P. L., Chiang, C.-P., & Loef, M. (1989). Using knowledge of children’s mathematics thinking in classroom teaching: An experimental study. American Educational Research Journal, 26, 499-531.

Franke, M. L., Kazemi, E., & Battey, D. (2007). Mathematics teaching and classroom practice. In F. K. Lester, Jr. (Ed.), Second handbook of research on mathematics teaching and learning (pp. 225-256). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

See also my video responding to specific misinformation spread by Sandra Stotsky and James Milgram about the Common Core State Standards:

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