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Domenico Rosa

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Re: Solomon Garfunkel on Common Core Standards
Posted: May 6, 2013 10:57 AM
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> The Aug. 2012 NOTICES of the AMS contains Solomon
> Garfunkel's Opinion piece "What's a Math Educator to
> Do?"
> I did a double take when I read the second sentence:
> "I truly think that the Common Core Standards for
> Mathematics (CCSSM) are a disaster."
> As I read on, it turns out that he "was actually on
> the writing team for CCSSM," will retrain teachers,
> will "be involved with the implementation of CCSSM,"
> "will work with assessment consortia," "will sit on
> advisory boards for curriculum projects," etc.
> It turns out that the latest rubbish in mathematics
> education is being promoted by many of the same
> people (e.g. Steven Leinwand) who are responsible for
> the "standards" and "reform math" disaster.

The May 2013 issue of NOTICES contains a response to Garfunkel's opinion piece.

"Common Core Offers the Opportunity to Reorder Math Topics to Better Emphasize Their Connections and Applications"

By Susan Schwartz Wildstrom

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