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Henri Picciotto

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[ncsm-members] recently-retired teacher analyzes CCSSM (high school)
Posted: Feb 4, 2014 7:43 PM
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I have written a longish analysis of the Common Core State Standards for high school math. The short version:
? I like the direction the CCSSM takes in high school in its stated goals, in the shifts in algebra and geometry content, and in the acknowledgment of a central role for technology.
? I don't like the unrealistic implementation timetables, the shrinkage of geometry, the fact that there are way, way too many standards, and the fact that many come too soon.
? I hate the tie-in with high-stakes tests.
But please, don't agree or disagree based on this summary. If this topic matters to you, please take the time to read the paper. Alas, it's long (21 pages.)
Initial response has been gratifying: I received supportive messages from three national leaders in math education ? three people I highly respect.
Read it for yourself online , or better, download the PDF . If you want to respond, you can post a public comment here , or just e-mail me. Of course, you should feel free to forward these links to whoever you think might be interested.

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<p style="margin: 0px; padding: 8px 0px 0px;">? I like the direction the CCSSM takes in high school in its stated goals, in the shifts in algebra and geometry content, and in the acknowledgment of a central role for technology.
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<p style="margin: 0px; padding: 8px 0px 0px;">? I don't like the unrealistic implementation timetables, the shrinkage of geometry, the fact that there are way, way too many standards, and the fact that many come too soon.
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<p style="margin: 0px; padding: 8px 0px 0px; font-family: serif; font-size: medium; ">But please, don't agree or disagree based on this summary. If this topic matters to you, please take the time to read the paper. Alas, it's long (21 pages.)
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<p style="margin: 0px; padding: 8px 0px 0px; font-family: serif; font-size: medium; ">Initial response has been gratifying: I received supportive messages from three national leaders in math education ? three people I highly respect.
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<p style="margin: 0px; padding: 8px 0px 0px; font-family: serif; font-size: medium; ">Read it for yourself&nbsp;<a href="http://t.ymlp291.net/uhsataumumsanaeuhaxaeumb/click.php" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: blue;">online</a>
, or better, download&nbsp;<a href="http://t.ymlp291.net/uhuapaumumsaxaeuhalaeumb/click.php" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: blue;">the PDF</a>
. If you want to respond, you can post a public comment&nbsp;<a href="http://t.ymlp291.net/uheataumumsataeuhafaeumb/click.php" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: blue;">here</a>
, or just e-mail me. Of course, you should feel free to forward these links to whoever you think might be interested.
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