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Common Core Question: What is included and excluded in high school mathematics?

Your teacher decided it was not as important to learn as the topics they chose. Textbooks publishers put in everything the teacher might possibly want to use. If you never learn matrices until a ...
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Is the constant term a coefficient?

Your question is kind of two parts: one about a convention Is the constant term a "coefficient" and one about a philosophy, which I perhaps find to be a more important question to answer. Isn'...
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Will there ever be a revision of Common Core?

Not a completely satisfying answer, but there is this from the FAQ at corestandards.org, emphasizing that the onus is on the states: Who will manage the Common Core State Standards in the future? ...
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The role of "area" in a Common-Core aligned high school classroom

One of the drawbacks to the Common Core Standards is the implied assumption that students will not need revision on previous material. All classes need reteaching on certain topics at times, and ...
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why did common core remove so many topics from Algebra II?

The Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM) provides a list of standards that should be covered; the inference that a topic not mentioned in the algebra strand should, therefore, be ...
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What do the Common Core Standards expect secondary students to learn about logarithms or the number $e$?

The standards that you identify actually do cover the things you assume are not covered. The formal properties of logarithms, for example, are proved using exponents, thus: F-BF.5: Understand the ...
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Why is my 8th grade Algebra 1 tutoring student learning mean absolute deviation and standard deviation?

Short answer: Yes, the Common Core (correctly, IMO) believes that workers in the twenty-first century should have an elementary grounding in some topics of what you probably believe to be college-...
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Is the constant term a coefficient?

It sometimes happens that slightly different definitions of the same word each have advantages and disadvantages. In such cases, I wouldn't be surprised to see some people supporting one definition ...
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Is the constant term a coefficient?

I have to admit I was skeptical of the OP's claim that contemporary textbooks do not identify the constant term as a coefficient, so I checked the first book that I had handy -- and indeed it does ...
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Is the constant term a coefficient?

Let's keep in mind that "mathematics" and "mathematics education" are different subjects. This question brings forth this distinction. At one end of the "Piaget" spectrum of mathematical stages of ...
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why did common core remove so many topics from Algebra II?

With apologies to those who gave us the CCSS-M and who were well meaning, in my view the CCSS-M have been a "disaster" for mathematics, computer science, mathematics education, and most importantly ...
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Primary/Elementary Math Resources for Homeschool

This is coming from an educator that isn't fond of common core for various reasons. What I believe is at the heart of common core math tho, is that the "Why?" is important. Math isn't just a series of ...
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Primary/Elementary Math Resources for Homeschool

I rather like The Art of Problem Solving's Beast Academy series. It is a complete curriculum, but in a "graphic novel" format, with problem solving emphasis. This can lead into other resources from ...
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Common Core Question: What is included and excluded in high school mathematics?

The Common Core State Standards for Mathematics can be found here: http://www.corestandards.org/Math/ Besides the mathematical standards, see also about the standards, what parents should know, ...
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Primary/Elementary Math Resources for Homeschool

After three years of intensive work with the new math standards (as part of the writing team for a new, national common core-based mathematics curriculum), my partner and I began consulting for school ...
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Primary/Elementary Math Resources for Homeschool

There are so many mathematical directions you can go. I have found Living Math Forum (a yahoo group) to be incredibly eye-opening. There are about 5,000 members, and questions usually get a variety of ...
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Primary/Elementary Math Resources for Homeschool

Stacking the numbers, and carrying the tens, works and is understandable to generations of people. You can explain each step as being correct by itself. I recommend teaching your daughter how to ...
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