Math Problems: Knowing, Doing, and Explaining Your Answer by Barry Garelick and Katharine Beals At a middle school in California, the state testing in math was underway via the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) exam. A girl pointed to the problem on the...

“It’s important to note Common Core does not prohibit the teaching of the standard algorithms prior to the grade level in which they appear in the standards. This has been confirmed by the lead writers of the Common Core math standards, Jason Zimba and Bill...

Since the Common Core State Standards Initiative (CCSSI) has been fully implemented, I have received more complaints from constituents about the CCSSI than any other subject. Most of these complaints have been about math, with parents of elementary school students...

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