Questions tagged [common-core]

For questions about the Common Core State Standards in the United States of America

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Is the constant term a coefficient?

I'm a baby boomer who was taught that the constant term of a polynomial is a coefficient, being the constant factor for the x^0 term. That's not what's taught today. Current text books are vague on ...
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What do the Common Core Standards expect secondary students to learn about logarithms or the number $e$?

I've been looking through the Common Core State Standards (http://www.corestandards.org/Math/) and have been surprised to find very little reference to exponential functions and logarithms. ...
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Common Core Question: What is included and excluded in high school mathematics?

I took pre-calculus in high school, and I did not get to learn about matrices, and conic sections, vectors law of sines and cosines, and etc. I took geometry as well and found that matrices were also ...
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The role of “area” in a Common-Core aligned high school classroom

Some background: I recall becoming much more adept at the concepts of area and measurement during high school geometry. However, as I scour the Common Core standards, "area" only shows up in high ...
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Core-Plus Mathematics: Similar Resources for grades 7-9

I'm looking for rich educational resources similar to core-plus mathematics, for grades 7, 8, and 9. Is there any such material?
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Primary/Elementary Math Resources for Homeschool

I'm a homeschool mom, my daughter is 7. She will be in second grade next year. I appreciate the different ways of doing math, rather than just stacking the numbers and adding/subtracting. I'm not sure ...
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At what point is it a disservice to pass someone on to the next math class?

Background information I'm currently teaching common core geometry, which assumes that a student has algebraic knowledge coming in. Clearly, we shouldn't expect students to retain everything from ...
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Domain of an exponential function (US Common Core, High School Math)

I came across the question below on IXL.com. (I have reproduced it in its entirety. Given were 5 possible answers to choose from.) It strikes me that there is not one single correct answer for this ...
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Common Core Subtraction [closed]

I just read somewhere the question, "What was wrong with the old way?" That was followed by the statement that "Clearly the old way did not work". This was, I think, based on years of following what ...
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Common Core, threat or menace? Or maybe ok after all?

I have a background in math but no contact with secondary education or kids. I hear all sorts of stories ... horror stories mostly ... about the Common Core math curriculum in the USA. Then I hear ...
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Problems sets for instruction

What resources are available for any grade level K- 12 that are aligned with the Common Core Mathematics Standards and Mathematical Practices that have sets of problems or problem banks that can be ...
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According to Common Core standards, what math skills are beginning Kindergarteners supposed to have?

I remember looking once at what chikdren in Kindergarten were expected to know, and it was quite a bit. I have a young son, and would like to know: What is a Kindergartener expected to know about ...