tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3406760436853973285.post3301547492637551464..comments2024-05-11T11:10:35.514-07:00Comments on Classroom Magic: Problem Based Learning for Common Core Math FREEBIESelinahttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16856424808612889606noreply@blogger.comBlogger4125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3406760436853973285.post-58538506357411011492013-02-08T11:57:14.757-08:002013-02-08T11:57:14.757-08:00I enjoyed reading your article. However, based on ...I enjoyed reading your article. However, based on the assessment examples we've been given, students will not be prepared to take the test without a change in teaching methods. The examples we've been given require students to apply the math concepts, not merely puke out algorithms. Selinahttps://www.blogger.com/profile/16856424808612889606noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3406760436853973285.post-15871076011834204362013-02-08T11:32:26.273-08:002013-02-08T11:32:26.273-08:00There is nothing in COmmon Core math standards tha...There is nothing in COmmon Core math standards that requires that Problem Based Learning be the method used. In fact, on p. 5 in the introduction to the CC math standards, it states. "These Standards do not dictate curriculum or teaching methods. For example, just because topic A appears before topic B in the standards for a given grade, it does not necessarily mean that topic A must be taught before topic B. A teacher might prefer to teach topic B before topic A, or might choose to highlight connections by teaching topic A and topic B at the same time. Or, a teacher might prefer to teach a topic of his or her own choosing that leads, as a byproduct, to students reaching the<br />standards for topics A and B."<br /><br />The Standards for Mathematical Practice (SMP) also do not dictate a particular type of pedagogy. But PD vendors, school districts, administrators and publishers are interpeting CC math standards in this manner. I have written about this in an article in The Atlantic: http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2012/11/why-the-new-common-core-math-standards-dont-add-up/265444/Barry Garelickhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/01281266848110087415noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3406760436853973285.post-4112774801057164582013-01-03T11:53:29.049-08:002013-01-03T11:53:29.049-08:00My state will best testing old standards for two m...My state will best testing old standards for two more years, but they still want us to teach Common Core Standards. Crazy!Selinahttps://www.blogger.com/profile/16856424808612889606noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3406760436853973285.post-76467720643375943002013-01-03T11:42:29.376-08:002013-01-03T11:42:29.376-08:00Washington State is still testing their old standa...Washington State is still testing their old standards. We begin implementing Common Core next school year. I know my district has been looking at how our current curriculum matches Common Core, but that's all we've done.Mary Bauerhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/05615701194915209856noreply@blogger.com