Month: March 2011

Focus on Fractions

The Common Core Standards for Mathematics, have focused on fractions, and for good reason.  In its comprehensive report on the state of math education in America, the National Math Panel said understanding fractions is “the most important foundational skill NOT

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Math: The Universal Language

Let’s face it; math is the same everywhere.  What other subject can say that? In a very simplistic example the reason for math’s universal nature is easily explained:  one thing is true of all people in all nations of the

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A Whole New Look

For teachers who are proficient at navigating their current state standards, the Common Core Standards may have a completely different look.  In the area of mathematics, the content of the document is divided into domains, clusters, and standards. Domains are

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